Commis Chef Apprentice

The Maltesers Arms

Wadebridge, PL27 6EU

Closes in 12 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 28 May 2024


The Maltesers Arms, are pleased to be offering an opportunity for a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to join their friendly team as a Commis Chef Apprentice. As an apprentice Commis Chef you will be working with local suppliers of produce including fresh fish, local meats and seasonal vegetables. Serving customers fresh homemade food.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Commis chef (level 2)
You will be working over 7 days a week on a rota basis. Shift times to range between 10.00am and 10.00pm (Exact working days and times to be confirmed).

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


1 Year 3 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard qualification.
  • The Employer will provide mandatory training in areas such as food hygiene and first aid.
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor.
  • You will be required to attend Cornwall College St Austell on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

Where you’ll work

The Maltesers Arms

Chapel Amble


PL27 6EU


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Commis chef (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus in line with business and customer requirements
  • Use technology for the development and production of dishes and menu items in line with business procedures and guidelines to achieve the best result
  • Check food stocks, report on shortages, prioritise food that is close to expiry and keep the storage areas in good order
  • Prioritise tasks, ensuring food items meet the required quality standard and in the required time frame
  • Measure dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Use a range of craft preparation and basic cooking skills and techniques to prepare, cook and finish dishes and menu items in line with business requirements
  • Use correct knives and knife skills when preparing food and use the correct equipment when preparing, cooking and finishing food
  • Correctly store and use food items and commodities when preparing, cooking and finishing dishes to deliver a quality product that is safe for the consumer
  • Apply correct preparation and selection methods when using fresh produce in dishes
  • Complete preparation and cooking tasks to a high standard, delivered on time and presented as described within the recipe specification
  • Maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen environment at all times, complete kitchen documentation as required
  • Work with others to ensure dishes produced are of high quality, delivered on time and to the standard required
  • Choose methods of communication that achieve effective team working
  • Develop own skills and knowledge through training and experiences
  • Deal with team challenges and problems constructively to drive a positive outcome
  • Effectively manage resources to meet specifications and control waste
  • Follow safe systems of work reporting risks in the appropriate manner
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 3/D)
    • maths (grade 3/D)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    The successful applicants will be able to get to the rural setting of Chapel Amble (for work) and St Austell (for college) via a reliable mode of transport. Parking is available.

    About this company

    The Maltesers Arms is a 16th century public house located in Chapel Amble. Our menu is based around Great Local Produce, we use Local suppliers, supporting smaller businesses. Our ethos is to bring you elevated traditional pub food embracing catch of the day, local meats seasonal vegetables to create daily specials aside from our running menu. We pride ourselves on serving you home-made, fresh offerings, with a warm friendly greeting.

    After this apprenticeship

    • There may be an opportunity for further development and permanent employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Henry Byrne


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000253651.

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    Closes in 12 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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