Commis Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Level 2 Laurence Building Up to 2 years

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

A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and the most junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. A commis chef will 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.

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?

Topics will include: 

• Identify correct ingredients and portion sizes for each dish in line with recipe specifications
• Identify the principles of basic food preparation and cooking; taste, allergens, diet and nutrition
• Recognise the impact of seasonality on the availability, quality and price of ingredients
• Complete preparation and cooking tasks to a high standard, delivered on time and presented as described within the recipe specification
• Follow safe working practices when storing, preparing and cooking ingredients to maintain their quality and safety
• Recognise how technology supports the development and production of dishes and menu items in the kitchen
• Identify traditional cuts of; and basic preparation methods for, meat, poultry, fish and vegetables
• Understand the basic costing and yield of dishes and the meaning of gross profit

What experiences will I get?

To be confirmed.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners ideally need to have Maths and English GCSE at grade C/4 or equivalent.

Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

What facilities are there?

The Laurence Building boasts new facilities throughout including an IT suite, 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?

On successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship you can progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery. This course provides an excellent way to build your career in the industry and afterwards you could then progress onto further management training.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to buy a basic clothing, safety shoes, knife set and textbook.

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. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.

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