Bistro Forty6 Ltd

Apprentice Commis Chef


Bistro Forty6 Ltd

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £120.00
30.0 hours per week You will work any five out of seven days. This position requires some evening and weekend work. TBA
duration: 16 months
start: 25 October 2019
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Intermediate(level 2)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
15 October 2019 (application closing date)
This is an exciting opportunity with a well renowned company, for someone who sees their future career as a chef. Could it be you? Apply today!


This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a small chef team in a cosy neighbourhood bistro, working with fresh local produce. A great opportunity for someone passionate about working in a kitchen and also learning about butchery and where ingredients come from. The a la carte menu is based around hunted ingredients and it is a menu that often changes exposing you to varied dishes. You will work alongside the 2 chefs to learn all aspects of the kitchen production and menu.

Your day to day duties will include:

  • Cleaning of kitchen areas/equipment
  • Food preparation including meat, poultry, fish and game including the butchery aspect of preparation as items come fresh from being hunted
  • Learning to cook
  • Food safety
  • Assisting the chefs before and during service

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Commis Chef Qualification. Your qualification will be delivered by an Award Winning Training Provider who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Regional Trainer coming to visit you on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

Future Prospects

This vacancy is for a temporary position with the possibility of permanent employment within Bistro Forty Six upon the completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Reality Check

Your shifts will mainly be across evenings or weekends as this is when the restaurant is open and busy. Shifts to include food preparation will be during the day. Located next to metro and bus stop.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

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Skills Required

  • You must be able to work in a busy environment and take instruction
  • You must have a good basic knowledge of general hygiene and pay attention to the detail of a task
  • Experience with any knives or in a kitchen would benefit you but not essential

Qualities Required

  • You must have a general interest in food, cooking and where food comes from
  • The right candidate will be wanting to start a career as a chef and happy to take on hard work
  • Must be able to work with raw food produce

Qualifications Required

No specific qualifications required as full training is to be given.

Training Provided

Commis chef standard (Level 2)

Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standards has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in maths and English.

Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Babcock regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment.

The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role.

Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment.