Commis Chef Apprentice

Leez Priory

An enthusiastic and ambitious Commis Chef is required to be part of an exceptional team at this stunning wedding venue. This is a practical position and involves preparation and presentation of exquisite menus using the finest local produce.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

40 hours per week shift work 4 out of 7 days

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

18 months

Possible start date

26 Jul 2017

Date posted

22 Mar 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

  • To produce food of an impeccable standard in line with Country House Weddings and Customer expectation to ensure our reputation as Britain’s Premier Wedding Venue is maintained
  • To liaise with Head Chef or Sous Chef for daily duties
  • To attend work in clean and appropriate work wear
  • To ensure that you are aware of the recipes of all the menus and that you adhere to these
  • To maintain food standards and quality procedures set out in the food manual.
  • To report to Head and Sous Chef as and when stock levels are low
  • To liaise with all in house departments to ensure good communication between departments
  • To work hours to include breakfast and buffet
  • To prepare food for Open Days and meetings as required in addition to weddings
  • To possess an up to date food hygiene certificate
  • To maintain health and hygiene standards and ensure all is documented, therefore achieving the highest standards of cleanliness
  • To work in a clean and tidy kitchen, cleaning as you go, using coded chopping boards and labelling foods
  • To take on washing up duties as required
  • To deep clean kitchen area twice a month, as instructed by Head or Sous Chef
  • To help any new employees where appropriate
  • To always be polite and helpful to work colleagues and customers
  • To ensure the smooth running of each wedding, event and the venue, maintaining high standards and acting as an ambassador for Country House Weddings Ltd at all times
  • You will ensure the safety of the building and the people in it with full awareness of health and safety procedures and you will operate at all times in accordance with your employer’s health and safety policies
  • Any other duties as and when required by the Venue Manager and Head Chef

Requirements and prospects

Qualifications required

None required.

Future prospects

Full time employment and career progression.

Things to consider

This will involve long days spent standing.

About the employer

Leez Priory is one of the UK’s premier Wedding venues.


Leez Priory


Leez Lane

Hartford End



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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking)
  • ERR workbook
  • Functional Skills at Level 1 for Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chelmsford College


Fiona Byford-Smith

Other information

From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2017