Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley

Commis Chef Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley (Employer)

South Thames Colleges Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £264.00
40.0 hours per week Tuesday to Saturday 40 hours. Shifts between 8am -11.30pm
12 months (duration)
7 November 2021(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
31 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is a wonderful opportunity for a Commis Chef to join a professional and passionate team. You will have a love for producing great food and a hunger to learn.


Your duties will include; 

  • Assisting the Chef de Partie and Demi-Chef de Partie in the running of a busy section
  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes within a speciality
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen to the highest level, as part of the team
  • Working to the highest standard of food hygiene and health and safety
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins

Future Prospects

Successful candidates will be offered a full-time role within our business. We actively encourage and personal and professional growth within our business.

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What we offer:

  • Competitive salary package
  • Amazing career development opportunities
  • Regular days off
  • Free staff meals while on duty 24/7
  • GP access for you and your family
  • Retail discounts on hundreds of famous brands
  • Confidential helpline access for financial, legal advice
  • Employee discount for restaurant bookings
  • Recommend a friend cash reward

Skills Required

  • A great communicator – excellent at developing relationships with the team and others involved
  • Ideally some experience of working to specs
  • A good command of English and proof of eligibility to work in UK
  • Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous

Qualities Required

  • A strong passion for the kitchen, fresh produce and working in a team
  • A great attitude with a willingness to learn and the hunger to develop their skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Good attention to detail
  • A great personality – fun, passionate, charismatic, enthusiastic, people-focused and adaptable to all personalities

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE's A*-C/9-4 maths and English or equivalent

However for the right candidate, the College could consider applicants with grade D/3 (or equivalent) in these areas with the expectation that the successful candidate would have to complete functional skills level 2 within the first year of the apprenticeship. 

Training Provided

As a Commis Chef you will be preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks in every section of a kitchen under the supervision of a senior chef. You will be working as part of a team in a time-bound and often challenging kitchen environment. You will have a passion for food, cooking and working towards standardised recipes and menus.

You will:

  • Focus on developing basic techniques as a chef
  • Ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes
  • Adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements
  • Communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues

The learning journey of any chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next; however it is necessary to understand and have experience in the basics that the Commis Chef role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.

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