Commis Chef Apprenticeship

Level: 2
Qualification: Commis Chef
Course Length: 16 Months

Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain recognised experience whilst earning a wage. Your training will take place at College in conjunction with your employer and they will be heavily involved in your progress and development.

A Commis Chef Apprenticeship will give you valuable experience of a variety of routine food preparation and cooking activities. You will be working in a kitchen environment where your duties could include preparing and cooking a variety of dishes and maintaining a clean safe and hygienic working environment.

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 supervision of a more senior chef.  The primary objective of the commis 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 positions.

To gain the full Apprenticeship the content will include:

  • Functional Skills Maths L1
  • Functional Skills English L1
  • Working towards Eng & Maths L2

Knowledge & Behaviours include:

  • Food safety & Hygiene
  • Due diligence processes
  • Allergen Awareness
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Kitchen Etiquette
  • Basic Costings & Yields of goods
  • Portion & Waste Control

Cookery Content:

  • Quality points & commodity groupings:
  • Fish & Shellfish
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Game & Offal
  • Vegetables & Vegetable Proteins
  • Stocks, Sauces & Soups
  • Egg & Farinaceous Dishes
  • Pastry & Dough products
  • Cakes, Sponges & Biscuits
  • Hot & Cold Desserts

Your Commis Chef apprenticeship will be delivered in partnership with The Richard Hughes Cookery School, you will train in his specialist kitchen within the prestigious Assembly House in Norwich.

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