Commis Chef, Apprenticeship
Commis chefs work in many organisations, including restaurants, hotels, hospitals or 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.
If you work in a restaurant or catering outlets and cook from predominantly fresh and raw ingredients, this new Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship is for you. While gaining new knowledge and skills from professional chefs in the workplace, you will produce high quality dishes, alongside earning a wage. Working in a kitchen can be a highly demanding environment, so ensuring clear communication and teamwork is essential.
Studying this course means that you will also be part of our Hospitality and Catering Career Excellence Hub, which is endorsed by leading employers, who are actively involved throughout your whole training programme.
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.
What does the 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.
How will the course be assessed?
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.
Are there any additional costs?
You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform which will be available on the college shop.
What future study opportunities and careers are there?
After this apprenticeship, you will be qualified to take on a number of catering roles. Or you could enhance your skills and qualifications by progressing to Level 3.
What do I do next?
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This qualification is designed for learners wanting to progress into careers within a catering setting as a commis chef at a one rosette level.
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