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Level 2 Hospitality – Commis Chef Apprenticeship

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

Apprenticeship standards are employer-led, meaning that employers can specify exactly what’s required from an apprentice in each specific role. They outline the skills, knowledge and behaviors required to carry out your job role which are delivered and carried out both in the workplace, through teaching & learning and independent learning.

As a Commis Chef apprentice, you will be preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks in every section of a kitchen under the supervision of a senior chef. You will largely be supporting the kitchen in providing the culinary offer by preparing, cooking, and finishing a range of food items. You will receive, check, and correctly store deliveries as well as checking and reporting food items and stock levels.

As a Commis chef you will contribute to improving the culinary offer of the organization. Whilst completing this apprenticeship you will be responsible for maintaining high standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene in their section. As a Commis chef you will be supervised in your day-to-day work and will report to a Senior Chef, Head Chef or Chef Patron.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements
You will be expected to be practical and well organized, be a good communicator, be willing to work flexible hours/days as agre...

Course information

12 Months (This does not include EPA period)

1 day per week tutor delivery in college.

Work-based training with employer on site.

Assessment overview

Skills, knowledge and behaviors are assessed by competencies being displayed in the workplace, observations, employer feedback, assessor progress reviews, evidence collating and the employer enabling you to fulfil the requirements of your Apprenticeship.

On programme assessment will include various coaching and mentoring assessment methods. These assessments are deigned to review the behaviors, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria. In addition you, your employer and the college are required to maintain an off the job training log evidencing new skills and knowledge being learnt over the duration of the apprenticeship.

The final grading of the apprenticeship will be carried out through an End Point Assessment, by an independent assessor


The potential to secure employment working in the Catering and Hospitality industry as a Senior chef, Head Chef, Chef Patron or Chef de Partie.

Level 2