Chef De Partie – Advanced Apprenticeship

A Chef De Partie Apprentice will run a specific section of a professional kitchen.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Hospitality and Catering
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length up to 18 months

A Chef De Partie Apprentice will run a specific section of a professional kitchen. This could be sauces, pastries, fish, etc… You will manage a small team of workers, which you must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly.

Topics include:

  • Identify how industry and food trends influence dishes and menus
  • Understand the preparation, cooking and finishing of each food group
  • Know the food safety practices and procedures to ensure the safe preparation and cooking of food
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in handling complex ingredients and dishes such as shellfish
  • Understand the principles of food preparation
  • Determine how technology supports the development and production of dishes and menu items
  • Know how to brief, coach and motivate others positively to deliver high quality dishes and menu items
  • Understand business strategy

You will achieve:

  • IFA Chef De Partie Apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment working in a range of kitchens; as a generalist within a small team or furthering your skills in your chosen department amongst a larger kitchen team, working toward the position of Sous Chef.

Example job roles include: Station Chef/Section Chef/Chef De Partie.

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.


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.

Additional Costs

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

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