Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship - Northampton - Intermediate (Level 2)

Chiquito (Employer)

Hit Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,664.00
40.0 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
12 months (duration)
20 August 2022(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
15 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our Chef Apprenticeship positions are available to those with limited or no experience but who are keen to learn a new trade and build an exciting career.


What will the apprentice be doing?

All we ask from you is that you have love and enthusiasm for hospitality and in return, we will provide you with all the skills needed to excel in the industry. Within just a few years you could be fully equipped to manage your own kitchen or move front of house and run the restaurant in its entirety - the opportunities are endless. 

Our Chefs are the artists behind the dishes we serve our guests. Our Chefs are passionate about all things food and take great pride in only serving the tastiest plates. 

What makes a great Chef? 

  • MAKE IT MAGIC: You deliver great-looking food at pace, serving dishes that delight our guests and keep them coming back for more. 
  • KEEP IT FRESH: You are always looking for ways to make service and operations better, coming up with new ideas that help the business grow. 
  • BE SHARP: You are an expert on all things: policies, processes and specs, maintaining the kitchen that meets the highest levels of safety and hygiene standards. 
  • OWN IT: You understand the key performance indicators your restaurant is measured against and work hard to positively influence these whilst on shift. 

DO IT TOGETHER: You are fun to be around and easy to work with, always helping a colleague in need. 


  • Understanding how my role affects the guest experience 
  • Knowing how to prepare, cook and assemble food to spec 
  • Being able to produce dishes to suit guests individual needs 


  • Being aware of portion and waste control 
  • Knowing why and how technology is used 
  • Understanding the importance of protecting the environment 


  • Communicating with others effectively 
  • Showing how to work as a team and offering support 
  • Knowing how to use feedback to make improvements 


  • Setting goals and pushing yourself to achieve them 
  • Leading by example at all times 
  • Understanding different learning styles and identifying your own 


  • Using kitchen tools and equipment safety 
  • Understanding food safety laws and processes 
  • Knowing how to complete documentation correctly

What you will receive... 

  • Great training through our apprenticeship programme will set you up for success 
  • 28 days paid annual leave 
  • Team incentives 
  • 3% pension contribution 
  • Participation in our annual Share Save Scheme 
  • 30% discount across all of The Restaurant Group brands 
  • Membership to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Free meal on shift 
  • Plenty of career progression opportunities 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Commis Chef Apprenticeship - Level 2 You will have a dedicated industry expert to guide and coach you through components of your programme and you’ll experience a range of different learning opportunities:

  • Meetings with your dedicated trainer
  • E-learning
  • Interactive Online Workshops
  • Self-guided research
  • On-job instruction
  • Peer to peer mentoring
  • Personal development planning
  • Manager progress reviews

At the end of your 12 months with Chiquito you will achieve a L2 Commis Chef Qualification.   

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our programmes are designed to help our chefs evolve from
chef to Kitchen manager and beyond. You can complete as many of the
apprenticeship programmes in order as you like. It is also up to you to decide
on how quickly or slowly you would like this to happen. If you start with us as
a chef and then want to gain some Front of house experience this is also an
option - the pathway can be as flexible as you want.

Reality Check

Candidates must be able to work early mornings for deliveries and stock. Also able to work late evenings for close and cleaning.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
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