Commis Chef - Apprenticeship
Course Code: WF00047
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A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal the most junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more 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. 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 learn on the job, working on your own and/or as part of a team, with ongoing support from your own personal skills coach. The apprenticeship usually takes two years to complete. You will need to have a suitable role before you start but we can support you to find one if necessary.
These vary from employer to employer. The typical requirements are 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or higher including Maths and English.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Your apprenticeship is delivered entirely in the workplace, with teaching delivered through online resources and on a 1-2-1 basis by your skills coach and employer.
You will also have the opportunity to attend college for Super Learning Days where Practical cook off sessions and theory sessions are delivered on a Monday once per month.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of apprenticeships within the College are approved to train and support the students in the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.