Commis Chef Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

The Kingfisher (Employer)

Exeter College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £280.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, 40 Hours Per Week; Shifts TBC.
12 months (duration)
12 October 2020(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
2 October 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for a Trainee Chef who will start from the very basic skills and progress to full cooking of all meals during service. You will make full use of local fresh produce; especially fish, caught from our boats. Full training will be given.


As a Commis Chef Apprentice you will prepare all food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of our Head Chef.

The primary objective of your role is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. Therefore having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section.

Whilst the role is predominately hands-on with preparation, cooking and serving elements, you will also have to learn and understand the importance of the wider kitchen functions. With this in mind, you will study the following elements as part of your apprenticeship;

  • Culinary
  • Food Safety
  • People
  • Business

The apprenticeship role is full time permanent position of approximately 30-40 hours per week. This will include your college release day and will be a mixture of days, evenings and split-shifts.

Your wage will be in excess of the minimum wage and will NOT be the apprenticeship wage.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Food preparation and service
  • Cooking
  • Working alongside the Head Chef
  • Ordering produce

Future Prospects

Upon successful completion of the Commis Chef Apprenticeship, an opportunity to progress within the kitchen or a permanent position may become available.

Furthermore, you will also be able to progress onto the Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Previous experience not necessary as full training will be given.

Qualities Required

  • Hard working
  • Ability to work in a small team
  • Punctual
  • Tidy and clean appearance
  • Good personal hygiene

Qualifications Required

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent).

If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

Training Provided

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

  • IFA Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment

If required: Functional Skills (English, maths)

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