Chef De Partie - Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Level 3 Laurence Building up to 18 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Please note this Apprenticeship was formerly known as Professional Cookery.

A chef de partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. This type of chef usually manages a small team of workers, which they must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. In smaller kitchens a chef de partie may work independently as the only person in their section. Also known as a station or section chef, the chef de partie reports to the senior chef and has a very important role in any kitchen.

You will be assessed by your Training Officer and tutor in a variety of ways, including exams and practical assignments. 

What topics will I study?

• Support the development of and contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus and dishes in line with business requirements and influencing factors
• Use technology and equipment responsibly, following procedures and using training and supervision to ensure safe use of equipment
• Identify how to maximise yield and quality and minimise wastage of ingredients and other resources
• Work methodically handling many tasks at once and directing others as appropriate

• Demonstrate advanced skills and techniques in producing the following, to dish and/ or recipe specifications:
• Meat, poultry and game dishes
• Fish and shellfish dishes
• Vegetable and vegetarian dishes
• Dough and batter products
• Hot, cold and frozen desserts
• Biscuits, cakes and sponges
• Paste and patisserie products

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme. You must have completed the Level 2 commis chef programme.

What facilities are there?

The Laurence Building boasts new facilities throughout including modern kitchens, a skills academy and a stunning restaurant within the faculty; as well as being located in comfortable and pleasant surroundings.

What can the course lead on to?

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

  • Certification of Chef de Partie Apprenticeship standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)

This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent way to build your career and progress to further training and education.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to purchase a full set of kitchen knives and kitchen whites (uniform) and two reference books.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.

What do our students think?

My ambition now is to become an award winning head chef, which is a goal I feel I am well on the way to achieving.  My current employer is a fantastic place to work and I have the opportunity to broaden my horizons without continually changing my job". Lewis

You learn more being on an apprenticeship than you would working full-time. I used to be really shy - but not anymore! I am responsible for a kitchen section and I'm even training other students". Leanne, World Skills Medal Winner

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