Apprentice Chef - Intermediate (Level 2)


The Derwent Water Arms

Training Provider:


Annual wage £14,000.00 to £16,000.00
40.0 hours per week 30 -40 hours a week. Mix of split and straight shifts. Generally start at 10am -2pm 6pm -10pm.
duration: 18 months
start: 18 May 2020
Hope Valley
Intermediate (Level 2)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
15 April 2020 (application closing date)
We are expanding our kitchen area to incorporate a bakery. Another commis required to strengthen our kitchen team. We would also consider a chef de partie level apprentice.


Our current kitchen team consists of head chef, sous chef and commis chef. We are advertising for another commis level of chef to strengthen team as we expand the kitchen, we would also consider a chef de partie level person. 

We are looking at a 30-40 hour week with flexibility for candidate to attend college when needed.

Shifts are a mix of straight and split shifts.  If travel to and from work is an issue we can tailor shifts to suit.

We use fresh, local and seasonal produce to make our flavoursome dishes.  Our head chef has previous training from Michelin star chefs.  He has trained 2 college chefs before who have now progressed to more senior chef roles.

Example duties:

  • Assist other chefs in the kitchen
  • Help with deliveries
  • Measure ingredients
  • Make soups and pates
  • Prepare vegetables and meat
  • Assist with stock rotation and cleaning tasks

We are a very proactive, positive and friendly kitchen team to work with.

Please see our web site and trip advisor reviews to get a better idea about what we do.

Future Prospects

We envisage that the apprentice will become a permanent team member.

Reality Check

  • We are in a rural location so transport will be needed
  • There will be evening and weekend work
  • We offer great weekly paid tips.  And a pay appraisal every year.  If a chef learns and progresses so will their pay

Skills Required

Great work ethics, a passion for food.  Excited about using fresh ingredients and making them into great dishes.  A positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Good at working in a team.

Qualities Required

  • Team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Pride in personal hygiene around food

Qualifications Required

You should have a good standard of maths & English, ideally GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

To study a chef de partie course you will have already completed, or will soon complete, a relevant cookery course. Or have extensive industry experience.

Training Provided

Apprenticeship Commis Chef  

There may be a possibility to study functional skills alongside the apprenticeship if applicable.

The employer would also like to hear from persons who would like to complete the Apprenticeship Chef De Partie course. 

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