Lambeth College - Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship
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Is this the apprenticeship for you?

Looking for the first step to an exciting career in the kitchen? This Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship will give you an understanding of how to carry out the key functions in every section of the kitchen.

Working under a senior chef, you’ll develop your learning and skills on the job by experiencing working in each section of the kitchen. You’ll learn the basics in a practical setting, and put them to good use in a real-life kitchen.

The role will also teach you how to work quickly, accurately, under pressure, and in a team. With this grounding, you’ll then be able to consider and evaluate which area inspired you the most, to progress to a future chef role.

You can find out more about this apprenticeship at: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/commis-chef/

What knowledge and skills will you develop?

  • Principles of basic food preparation and cooking
  • Classic and contemporary preparation methods, including knife skills
  • Maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene
  • Ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes
  • Produce food to meet portion controls, and budgetary constraints
  • Adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious, and allergenic requirements
  • Use of specialist kitchen equipment
  • Communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues
  • Commit to personal development activities

What do you need to apply?

Your employer will set their own entry requirements.

How will I be assessed?

There will be a combination of multiple choice and written exams, portfolio work, interviews and practical assessments.

The End Point Assessment (EPA) takes an overview of the apprentices’ competence. This is undertaken once you have developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you have gained during your course.

Where can this apprenticeship take you?

After successfully completing this Level 2 Apprenticeship you will be qualified to build a long and rewarding career as a Commis Chef, progressing to a role as a Chef de Partie, Sous Chef or Head Chef if desired.

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If you are not ready to make a full application you can submit an enquiry instead. A member of our team will then get back to you to answer any questions that you may have before you make your final application.

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