Commis Chef Apprentice

The Kings Arms, Egham

Surrey, TW20 9EA

Closes in 26 days (Thursday 15 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 8 July 2024


We are looking for an enthusiastic Commis Chef Apprentice, to join our team, who has a passion for great food. You will be a crucial part of the kitchen team, preparing fresh ingredients and assisting the Head Chef in developing their dishes. A great opportunity to hone your skills and grow your repertoire in the kitchen.

Annual wage
£22,880 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)
5 days per week. Will include shift work which could be over weekends and up to 9pm in the evenings. Shifts TBC.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year

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 attend Havant and South Downs College one day per week for your basic Commis Chef learning, as well as having tasks to do in the workplace set by our work based trainer.  After succesful completion of the course you would receive your Commis Chef Level 2 Qualification.

Where you’ll work

The Kings Arms

5-6 High Street



TW20 9EA


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/E or above)
    • Maths (grade 2/E or above)

    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
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Patience
    • Passionate
    • Honest
    • Dedicated
    • Adaptability

    About this company

    Grosvenor Pubs & Inns was born out of a 30-year culinary journey across the globe. Now we’re bringing these experiences into communities across the country with an award-winning collection of boutique country pubs and inns in the home counties and the Cotswolds. We pride ourselves on using best in season, high quality ingredients and supporting local producers, farmers and growers wherever possible. The result is exceptional food, sustainably sourced menus and an array of hand selected wines, beers and spirits perfectly poured by our expert bartenders. Our team understand hospitality and what creates a unique and memorable experience. Our pubs and inns pride themselves on the environments we create, the service we deliver, the food we serve, and the drinks we sell - all at affordable prices. Every Grosvenor pub and inn has a unique character that celebrates the history of the area it serves. Our goal is to bring memorable drinking and dining experiences to each and every community. We’re growing to become one of the most elite chains of premium pubs in the UK, leading the way for great British hospitality. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    There will be the opportunity to progress on to the Chef de Partie apprenticeship afterwards with a potential full time position.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Liz Langley


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263065.

    Apply now

    Closes in 26 days (Thursday 15 August at 11:59pm)

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