Apprentice Chef

Riddle and Finns

Brighton, BN1 1NA

Closes on Monday 2 September

Posted on 25 June 2024


We are a long established restaurant in Brighton renowned for serving fresh fish and shellfish. We have an exciting opportunity for a driven and ambitious chef to train alongside our experienced team.

Annual wage
£13,000 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)
Shifts to be agreed. Monday - Sunday and will include evenings and weekends.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 16 September


1 Year 2 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

  • Commis Chef Level 2 apprenticeship.
  • The apprenticeship training will be provided through a mix of face to face and online learning.
  • Training and development will take place in the workplace.
  • Where appropriate you will undertake Functional Skills maths and English at either Level 1 or 2 dependent upon on previous.

Where you’ll work

65 Kings Road




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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4 to 9 or A-C)

    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
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Physical fitness
    • Passionate
    • Enthusiastic
    • Resilient
    • Commercial kitchen experience

    About this company

    Riddle and Finns was established 14 years ago in the heart of Brighton. Nestled into the bustling Lanes of the city the restaurant began offering fresh seafood dishes and a sought after selection of crustacea, champagnes and daily specials. Within a short amount of time the fusion of oyster bar style dining and speciality dishes with honest and high quality ingredients and excellent service cemented us firmly on the food map. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Potential to become a trained Senior Commis Chef or Chef de Partie.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260474.

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    Closes on Monday 2 September

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