Chef de partie level 3 apprenticeship standard

Duration of apprenticeship

15 Months

Apprenticeship overview

A chef de partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. This type of chef usually manages a small team of workers, which they must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly.

However, in smaller kitchens a chef de partie may work independently as the only person in their section. Also known as a station or section chef, the chef de partie reports to the senior chef and has a very important role in any kitchen.

Entry requirements

Apprentices will be required to undertake Initial assessments in maths and english and achieve a level 1 outcome on their initial assessment results.

Functional skills

All apprentices will need to undertake functional skills in maths and english at level 2 as a mandatory part of their apprenticeship. Candidates who have achieved GCSE’s or A levels in maths and english A-C will be exempt from having to complete their functional skills with valid proof of their exemption certificates.

Industry qualification

Apprentices will complete a chef de partie level 3 standard, as part of their on-programme training and assessment.

Progression opportunities

On successful completion, progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a senior culinary chef role.

Programme overview

Apprentices will learn new skills, knowledge and behaviours as part of their job role.

Apprentices will benefit from teaching and learning on the job putting their skills into practice. Additionally, apprentices will undertake off the job learning activities and other in work-based duties which will contribute to successful completion of their apprenticeship programme. Apprentices will receive regular visits from their training assessors and have access to learning resources to support their learning and development on and off the job.