Crewe Hall Hotel

Apprentice Commis Chef


Crewe Hall Hotel

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £308.00
40.0 hours per week 40 hours a week, varied shift patterns
duration: 18 months
start: 6 December 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Commis chef Level 2 (GCSE) (apprenticeship standard)
1 December 2019 (application closing date)
Almarose are offering a fantastic opportunity to start your culinary career as an Apprentice Chef. You will get the opportunity to complete a Commis Chef qualification, alongside gaining valuable experience. Apply today!


Almarose are offering a fantastic opportunity to start your culinary career as an Apprentice Chef.


  • 14 months on the job training supported by your own dedicated trainer.
  • You will be enrolled onto the Commis Chef Apprenticeship to gain a Level 2 qualification delivered by our training partner Babcock.
  • You’ll be based at one of our hotels with onsite support from a mentor committed to helping you progress through the programme.
  • You’ll get the chance to travel the country to other hotels and suppliers for workshops and masterclasses with all travel and hotel expenses paid for.
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary which will be increased once you achieve your Level 2 qualification.
  • Apprentices can also receive a range of benefits with an NUS card.


  • Food preparation
  • Preparing ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of the chef
  • Making sure that food supplies are stored properly and used resourcefully
  • Arranging food items on serving plates
  • Making sure that the kitchen is clean and organised at all times
  • Ensure that best food practices and kitchen hygiene protocols are adhered to
  • Maintaining a 'clean as you go' work ethic

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

The wage for this position will vary depending on age.
18 to 24 - £7.70 per hour
25 and over - £8.21 per hour


Future Prospects

For the right candidate the Almarose chef academy will open many further opportunities for you. There is a clear succession route for you in our kitchen and your next step would be Commis Chef. There would then be further opportunity to move into a Chef de Partie role and who knows, you could be our future Head Chef!

Reality Check

This role requires long periods on your feet in a pressured environment.

Please be aware that you will be required to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

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

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Basic knowledge of food hygiene is desirable
  • The ability to learn and pick up new skills by watching and practising

Qualities Required

  • Passion for food
  • Friendly
  • Enthusiastic
  • Eager to learn
  • Desire to develop yourself and work hard to achieve something

Qualifications Required

None required as full training will be given but you must have a keen interest in food and a willingness to learn.

Training Provided

Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard 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 you have completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Babcocks Regional trainer confirm you have met all the requirements of the standard you will be put through to the 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 apprentices to ensure you are fully competent in your role.

As an Apprentice you 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 you to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare you for the End Point Assessment.

Apply now