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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Commis Chef

Overview

You will learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen.

You will prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. You will have the opportunity to experience, consider and value each area to help you choose which area inspires you the most.

Aims

A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens as you will learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. 

You will prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. You will have the opportunity to experience, consider and value each area to help you choose which area inspires you the most. 

Your learning journey as a chef will be unique and is vital as it you will need to understand and have experience in the basics that this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role. 

Modules

  • Identify the factors which influence the types of dishes and menus offered by the business.
  • Contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus in line with business and customer requirements.
  • Show enthusiasm for keeping up-to-date with business and industry trends.
  • Know how to undertake set-up, preparation and cleaning tasks to a high standard whilst working in a challenging, time-bound environment.
  • Work methodically to prioritise tasks, ensuring they are completed at the right moment and to the required standard.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify when tasks are not going to plan and have the confidence to request support when needed.
  • Recognise the impact of seasonality on the availability, quality and price of ingredients.
  • Complete preparation and cooking tasks to a high standard, delivered on time and presented as described within the recipe specification.
  • Have an appreciation of ingredients.

Delivery

You will work for a minimum of 30 hours per week, plus take part in training for approximately 1 day. The exact working and training hours will be dependent upon the needs of the employer.

Entry Criteria

Your employer will set the entry requirements to ensure the responsibilities of the role are fulfilled.

What next?

You could progress to a relevant Level 3 apprenticeship programme or course at New College Durham.

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Commis Chef

Durham, UK
Apprenticeships, Intermediate Apprenticeship

Published on 1 Jun 2020