Commis Chef, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship offers you a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals, produce high-quality dishes, and gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced kitchen environment. Commis chefs work in many settings, including restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and cruise ships. Their role is to support the other chefs by preparing, cooking, and finishing food items while working as part of a team in the kitchen. You will assist with food preparation and master essential cooking techniques, and you will learn the importance of clear communication and teamwork when working in a busy and highly demanding environment. On completion of this apprenticeship, you will be equipped with the knowledge and expertise necessary to thrive as a commis chef.
An apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to acquire industry-specific qualifications and valuable hands-on experience while earning a salary. You’ll have the chance to work closely with experienced professionals in the hospitality industry, meaning you’ll gain practical skills that make you highly employable and give you a head start in your career.
When you study with us, you’ll become part of our Hospitality & Catering Career Excellence Hub, which means you’ll enjoy a host of career-boosting benefits and unrivalled access to potential employers. You will benefit from work experience opportunities, inspirational cooking experiences, masterclasses from renowned chefs and courses designed in collaboration with employers to meet industry demands. You'll gain invaluable industry insight and create numerous networking opportunities. By the time you complete your training, you'll be fully prepared for your future career, armed with the skills and knowledge that employers value.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
You will work towards developing your skills and knowledge to prepare for the final assessment. This could include cooking meat, fish and poultry dishes, and other culinary skills such as making soups and sauces, either in specialist, ethnic or fine dining restaurants. You will also need to ensure the hygiene of the kitchen and operate specialist equipment.
We’ll assess your practical skills and observe you at work. Your personal assessor will visit you at work to ensure you’re on target for your qualifications. There will also be an end-point theory and practical assessment.
After this apprenticeship, you will be qualified to take on several catering roles. Or you could enhance your skills and qualifications by progressing to Level 3.
You don’t need any formal qualifications, but you will be assessed to ensure you are proficient in English and maths at Level 1. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
This qualification is designed for learners wanting to progress into careers within a catering setting as a commis chef at a one rosette level. To be an apprentice, you will need to find a suitable employer. Click here for advice: How to Apply for an Apprenticeship | Weston College
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Category & Subject AreaApprenticeships Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds Courses for adults Courses for adults Hospitality and Catering Hospitality and Catering
iAn interview is required for this course.
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