Apprentice Chef

The Glasshouse


Closes on Wednesday 28 August

Posted on 30 May 2024


Level 2 Commis Chef apprentice wanted to work in a friendly, independently owned relaxed and informal pub/restaurant offering fresh home cooked food. Excellent opportunity to train as a chef in a friendly supportive environment and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours over the course of apprenticeship and potentially progress to Level 3.

Annual wage
£9,984 to £17,846.40 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Commis chef (level 2)
Working week is Monday - Saturday, 8am - 4pm. No Sundays, no evenings. 30-minute break.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 10 September


1 Year 6 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

On completion, the successful candidate will gain a Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard, awarded by City and Guilds. 

Majority of the training will take place in the workplace (Holloways) with a one day per week release to Heart of Worcestershire College, Worcester campus.

Where you’ll work







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 2)
    • Maths (grade 2)

    Desirable qualifications

    Other in:

    • Driving License (grade Full)

    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
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    Please note that Holloways is situated in a beautiful but rural location, not accessible via public transport. A driving license or access to lifts is a necessary requirement.

    About this company

    The Glasshouse is an award-winning farm-to-form café serving locally-soured, seasonal dishes for brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. The café is based at Holloways, a nationally renowned living, dining and garden furniture retailer in Suckley, Worcestershire. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Section Chef or Chef de Partie: After commis chef, this is the usual next step.

    Sous Chef: Progression from section chef.

    Head Chef: The final position after gaining experience in the kitchen.

    Holloways are offering a full-time position after the apprenticeship, with a view to progressing to Level 3 - Chef de Partie.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sue Portsmouth


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000254276.

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    Closes on Wednesday 28 August

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