Commis Chef level 2 Culinary Academy Apprentice


Windermere, LA23 1LP

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 3 July 2024


Commis chefs will work as part of a kitchen brigade to ensure the quality of the food items meets brand, organisational and legislative requirements, including completing food safety documentation. You will receive, check, and correctly store deliveries and check and report food items and stock levels.

Annual wage
£12,480 to £22,308 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)
5 days per week, - 4 days in the workplace, and 1 day studying off site. 8 hours per day. Shifts TBC.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 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

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship 
  • One day each week the students will attend a specific training session, whether that is a supplier visit, culinary demonstrations, skills day at college, or theory-based learning.

Where you’ll work

English Lakes Hotels Offices

Low Wood

Ambleside Road


LA23 1LP


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 and Maths (grade Grade 4 or above preferred)

    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
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Candidate should be able to demonstrate their passion for Cooking.

    About this company

    Welcome to English Lakes Hotels, a family run hotel group with hotels in the Lake District & Lancashire. Lake District Hotels English Lakes offers two stunningly located hotels in the lake district, UNESCO world heritage site. Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa on the shores of Windermere, the longest of the lake district's lakes, The Wild Boar a traditional Lakeland coaching inn nestled in 72 acres of private woodland in the Gilpin Valley, near Windermere. Lancashire Hotel Lancaster House is perfect for exploring the coast & countryside of North Lancashire, the historic city of Lancaster and the fells and lakes of the southern Lake District. This is an opportunity to train whilst also being employed by English Lakes Hotels, Resorts & Venues. Successful applicants will work alongside our Head Chefs at one of our Lake District hotels or Lancashire hotels. This element of in situ training is an invaluable way of introducing the students to professional life in the kitchen of a 4* hotel. They will be part of a team delivering high end dishes in our restaurants and bars. One day each week the students will attend a specific training session, whether that is a supplier visit, culinary demonstrations, skills day at college, or theory-based learning. Each day you will work within the team at the hotel you work, you will be shadowing the skilled chefs in all areas of the kitchen, from preparing starters, cooking fresh foods for A la carte dishes and being involved in service periods. All aiding in your learning. You will be expected to · Arrive on time ready to work / study · Be in full uniform which is provided for you · Work as part of a team and support the department to achieve business KPIs · Be open to learning and have a hands-on approach

    After this apprenticeship

    Upon successful completion of the Qualification and meeting satisfactory employment terms and conditions apprentices can progress on to level 3 with the organisation as well as gain a permanent full-time contract.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Daniel Winstanley

    015394 39340

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262450.

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    Closes on Friday 30 August

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