Apprentice Commis Chef - Intermediate (Level 2)

The Smugglers Inn (Employer)

Lifetime Training Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00 to £246.00
40.0 hours per week Shift work, including weekends and evenings
12 months (duration)
15 December 2020(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
8 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To train as a commis chef under the supervision of our Head Chef. Learning to Level 2 with full training provided in a 12-15 month programme.


As an apprentice commis chef you’re on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. In our kitchen you’ll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of our Head Chef rotating through sections such as sauce, vegetables, fish and butchery roughly every three months. This is your big chance to learn all there is to know about your trade, but the standard and style of cooking you do will be determined by your commitment and our needs based on menu’s that you will help create.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef and for food services
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Plating up food to be served to customers
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation

Salary and benefits
We will pay the national apprentice rate for the first 6 months and receive a pay rise per hour after 6 months, and this will rise after again after 9 months and then again on completion of your 12 months training. You will be paid for holiday, be enrolled into the workplace pension, receive a share in any tips during your service, free drinks and staff discounted food.

Future Prospects

Candidates once trained will be offered a position in our kitchen.

Reality Check

We're open 6 days a week (currently closed Mondays until Summer) we work bank holidays, Christmas and our busy times are weekends and most of these will be worked by the apprentice.

The vacancy dates are to be used as a guide, the vacancy could be closed early should the right candidate be found. 

Skills Required

  • No cooking experience required
  • Must have a passion for cooking and learning with ability to work in our time and their own to achieve the qualification

Qualities Required

  • Must be trustworthy, reliable, conscientious with excellent attention to detail
  • Must be a can do person with ability to think outside the box if and when required
  • A team player
  • Ability to take instruction and a desire to learn everything about a kitchen from the bottom up
  • Passion for cooking and learning all the aspects required to become a qualified chef over a period of years
  • This is not a stop gap – it is a career!

Qualifications Required

No qualifications required.

Training Provided

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English
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