Commis Chef Apprenticeship (L2)

Colchester, Essex
£162 - £282 per week
02 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Employer: Perrywood Garden Centre and Nurseries Ltd.

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Apprenticeship duration: 12 months

Possible start date: 30th October 2017

Working week: 5 days a week including weekend work 8.00am - 4.30pm, 15 minute morning break and 30 minute lunch break. 40 hours per week.


  • Commis Chef reporting to the Head Chef and Senior Sous Chef
  • Learn basic skills with regards chopping and preparing meals, with more responsibility being placed on apprentice once these skills have been mastered.
  • Learn basic knife skills.
  • Assist and work under the guidance of other chefs preparing dishes for the day’s service, using fresh ingredients and learning seasonal product rotation.
  • Assist and work alongside different station Chefs, covering all areas of the kitchen, including pastry section.
  • Understand the importance of following procedure, for example with regards to food allergens and free from menus.
  • Follow exemplary examples of Food Hygiene and Health & Safety procedures, gaining level 2 qualifications in both.
  • Gain a competent knowledge of kitchen paper work in compliance with regulations.
  • Participate in daily and weekly cleaning rotas and maintain area of work to a high standard.
  • Understand stock rotation and assist with deliveries.

Desired skills:

  • A passion for food & cooking and the desire to learn the skills required to become an excellent chef.
  • You must be able to demonstrate you can retain information and follow instructions.

Personal qualities:

  • We are looking for a motivated and reliable addition to our existing team
  • You must have good inter-personal skills and be able to communicate effectively with your colleagues.
  • You will need to demonstrate a positive attitude to your work and have drive and enthusiasm.
  • Excellent time keeper.

Qualifications required:

  • Pass in English & Maths
  • A qualification in Food Technology or similar.