Commis Chef Level 2

Role Profile

A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of a commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out basic functions in every section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired.

Our Aim

About the Course

The apprenticeship provides a great training opportunity for junior team members working within the catering/ culinary sector. They will learn how to carry out basic functions in every section of the kitchen, providing the experience to consider and value each section. On completion of this standard, apprentices will demonstrate a range of preparation and cooking methods under supervision, using a wide variety of fresh produce across each section in the kitchen.

Typical Job Roles

Key responsibilities are likely to include working with other team members, knowledge of food safety, assisting in the preparation, cooking and finishing of a range of menu items. Attention to detail, understanding the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment. Assisting in the opening and close down of the kitchen under the direction of a more senior member of the team.

Entry Requirements

English and Maths GCSEs at grade 3/D or a Level 1 functional skills qualification in those areas.
Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship.


Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills

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Career Progression

Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a chef de partie role or senior production chef role.


12 months

Method of Delivery

Delivery will be in partnership with employers and adopt a blended approach of on and off the job training and professional development. Apprentices will receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at City College of London through classroom-based activities.

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