Level 2 Commis Chef Standard Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship.

What's Involved

Commis Chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and is, in principle, the most junior culinary role. A Commis Chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a senior chef. The primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. By doing this, they have the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired.

The learning programme is based on gaining the knowledge and demonstrating the skills needed to work across all aspects of a professional kitchen, from practical cookery to understanding the business and people skills.

The main emphasis will be on culinary skills and the preparation and cooking of a wide range of commodities including fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, game, offal, vegetables, stocks, sauces, soups, egg dishes, bread and dough, pastry, cakes and hot and cold desserts.

Course Assessment Method

A variety of end point assessment methods will be employed to include: multiple choice tests comprising of scenario based questions, practical observations, culinary challenge observations and professional discussions.

What's Next

You may progress from this apprenticeship and commence employment as a chef de partie or senior production chef.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Level: Level 2
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: August 2022

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