Duration of apprenticeship
A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal the most junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the
supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the commis chef 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 with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired. 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 this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.
Apprentices will be required to undertake initial assessments in maths and english and achieve a level 1 outcome on their initial assessment results.
All apprentices will need to undertake functional skills in maths & english at level 2 as a mandatory part of their Apprenticeship. Candidates who have achieved GCSE’s or A levels in
maths & english A-C will be exempt from having to complete their functional skills with valid proof of their exemption certificates.
Apprentices will complete a commis chef level 2 standard, as part of their on-programme training and assessment.
On successful completion, progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a chef de partie role or senior production chef role.
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.