Commis Chef Apprentice Café Pause

Café Pause has an exciting opportunity for an apprentice Commis Chef to join their team. As an apprentice Commis Chef, you will learn to make food from produce sourced from the best suppliers Cornwall has to offer, to create delicious food for our customers. You gain a Level 2 in Food & Hygiene and will be putting it into practise daily.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Potential staff discount and tips.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Open: Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 am till 3 pm and days will be on a rota to include every other weekend. Breaks to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily duties will include:

  • Preparing Food and applying all relevant F&H and labelling
  • Cooking Food – to high standards and ensuring the cooked probing method is used regularly
  • Plating food – to highest standards
  • Cleaning to the FSA requirements

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will be required to attend Cornwall College St Austell once a week during term times
  • Apprentices without English and Maths will need to pass this before end point assessment
  • Level 2 in Food & Hygiene and putting into practise daily

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Training for a chef position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

Transport as it’s a rural location and many employees have issues with general transport. Free car parking.

About the employer

• Village Café, we offer breakfasts, brunch & lunch with a wide variety of non-alcoholic drinks & sweets. We also offer catering for special occasions and Wakes in the Community Centre. • We have been known as; a cosy oasis tucked away in the middle of the clay village community – most people are very surprised when they walk in. • Our unique selling point must be all day breakfasts. • We cover a very wide range of surrounding villages, Nanpean, St Dennis, Foxhole, Roche, & Treviscoe, where there are many businesses and works personnel.


Café Pause


Fore Street

St Stephen

St Austell

PL26 7NS

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience




Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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