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Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: All areas
Commis chef

Is it for me?

This Apprenticeships offers you a fantastic opportunity to take the first step on the ladder to become a fully qualified culinary chef.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
15 months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge and practical workshop sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable

Up to Level 2 Maths & English if required


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 programme is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. This Apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing the area in which you feel most inspired. The learning journey of any chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next; however it is necessary for you to understand and have experience in the basics that this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.
What will I learn during the programme?

During your Apprenticeship you will gain a wide range of knowledge and skills to enable you to be able to develop a range of craft preparation and cooking skills and techniques to prepare, produce and present dishes and menu items. Other areas you will learn about include food safety, how to maintain a hygienic kitchen environment, the costing of dishes, how to reduce wastage and work effectively with others to ensure high quality dishes are delivered on time.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout your Apprenticeship you will work closely with your HTP Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you successfully complete your Apprenticeship standard.  Once you have completed your formal training you will demonstrate what you have learnt through a multiple choice test, practical observation in the working environment and a professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

Once you have finished your programme, the next stage in your career will be to progress to the Chef de Partie Advanced Apprenticeship.
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926

Portsmouth Campus: 02392 374752