What will the apprentice be doing?
Caprice Restaurants is a market leading prestigious restaurant group, with a rich history and long-standing reputation in the hospitality industry. As we continue to expand, we offer structured career paths & hospitality training at every level to ensure your development and confidence grows with the group.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Apprentice Commis Chef to join the team of one of our iconic Mayfair Restaurants – 34 Mayfair, Balthazar, S*xy Fish London, Scott’s, Daphne’s & J.Sheekey, part of Caprice Restaurants. We can provide you with the foundations that you need to reach for the Michelin Stars.
As an Apprentice Commis Chef, you will work with us and our partners at HIT Training to be an integral part of the kitchen team, learning how the kitchen runs, working in your section keeping it clean and tidy, and efficiently carrying out the orders and specifications set by the Chef de Partie or senior chef. You will help produce high quality dishes from scratch whilst maintaining the high standards and expectations of the restaurant. You will learn from highly experienced, passionate chefs, work with amazing product and be taken on apprentice ‘trips’ – to learn Butchery, to understand Cheese and the difference in Oysters!
Throughout your apprenticeship you will be working with the finest ingredients and will be mentored by your Chef to develop your skills and experience. This role could lead into a full time Commis Chef or Demi Chef de Partie position at one of Caprice’s Restaurants.
Daily duties to include
- Assisting in the food preparation process.
- Cooking and preparing elements of high quality dishes.
- Preparing vegetables, meats and fish.
- Assisting other Chefs.
- Helping with deliveries and restocking.
- Assisting with stock rotation
- Cleaning stations
We offer our Apprentice Commis Chef:
Work five shifts a week – Monday to Friday – 8am-4pm for the first 6 months
Accredited Apprenticeship training with HIT Training
A complete set of chef starter knives
Provision of chef whites and shoes
A highly competitive starting salary
Increased salary as you develop and progress in your role
Extensive career development and training opportunities
Meals on duty
Fitness First discount
Life assurance cover
Access to pension scheme
Access to our Cycle to Work scheme
Wage stream – a financial wellbeing benefit that provides you access to your pay as you earn it
Mon to Friday 8-4pm (for first 6 months) 5 shifts per week
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
L2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Training including Functional Skills in English and maths
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?If you have a real passion for food, are looking to develop your career, and want to gain exposure to different cuisines in a vibrant and dynamic environment, then we can offer this! We would love to hear from you..
Reality CheckNo formal qualifications required
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/c) Desired