Commis Chef Apprenticeship at Mill End Hotel



Closes in 14 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 10 July 2024


Mill End Hotel is currently looking for someone who is looking to start a career in a fine dining kitchen. The role will include the basics of how a kitchen works and what is needed to become a chef in a high-quality environment. If you are looking to start a career in hospitality and catering then this is the role for you.

Annual wage
£18,000 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)
You would be working either 7.30am – 3pm or from 3pm until 11pm. It would be 5 days per week in a variety of shift patterns including weekends (shifts TBC).

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 3 August


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

  • All of your training will be completed within the workplace, you will be working towards the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards your Functional Skills in maths and English if you do not have the GCSEs or equivalent

Where you’ll work



TQ13 8JN


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:

    • Maths and English (grade 4/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
    • Organisation skills
    • Punctuality

    About this company

    A Dartmoor hotel on the banks of Devon’s majestic River Teign, The Mill End Hotel and Restaurant is your perfect Country House hideaway. We are idyllically located walking distance from a number of stunning forest paths and dog friendly activities. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • A natural progression route would be a Level 3 Apprenticeship, either Senior Production Chef or Hospitality Supervisor, depending on the chosen job path and if the current job role supports the learning

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Will Kingston

    07941 512078

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263817.

    Apply now

    Closes in 14 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

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