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Apprentice Commis Chef

The Old Vicarage
This Apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity for those with a passion and talent for cookery to learn under our chef using fresh produce for our catered weddings and events.

The Old Vicarage - Employer

Country house and grounds specialising in weddings and specially catered events.

The Old Vicarage


18 month

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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Catering & Hospitality
The Old Vicarage

Detailed Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to work under our head chef. The ability to take initiative and importantly show commitment to work in a team and communicate at all levels is essential.

Learning prep and cooking will enable you to learn on the job and develop your skills to professional chef standard.

Varied duties will cover all aspects of kitchen operations to produce quality food and beverages: Food prep, knife skills for preparation of fish including presentation, using, cleaning and maintaining kitchen utensils and equipment, fridges and cookers, stock handling, cleaning and general chef support.

Communication skills will be needed to work within a high pressured service team, plus a sensible approach to hygiene, health and safety.

Commitment and respect to one`s self, customers and colleagues is paramount with a pleasant and approachable attitude.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English –desirable

Food Safety and Health and Safety qualifications –desirable

Alcohol Awareness Training-desirable

Skills required

Communications –verbal and written

Able to learn quickly and take instruction

Knife skills, prep skills with a wide range of fish, shellfish and fresh vegetables and fruits and patisserie.

Familiar with cleaning, maintaining and operating kitchen equipment

Health and Safety , Food Allergy Aware and Alcohol Aware

Personal Qualities

Passion for Cooking and all quality Foods

Presentation skills-eye for detail and artistry

Good communicator and fast learner

Team Worker

Hard Worker

Future prospects

Progression within this establishment to a permanent chef position

Additional Information

Training provided

The successful candidate will undertake an Intermediate Apprenticeship including both on and at least 20% of your time as off the job training.

Training will be carried out by Brockenhurst College at the employer premises

End Point Assessment will be at the Restaurant Kitchens at Brockenhurst College

An Intermediate Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard Level 2

RQF Certificate-Highfield

End Point Assessment cooking from fresh a range of dishes

Functional Skills in English Level 1,and Maths Level 1

Employment Rights and Responsibilities Award in the Hospitality Industry

Training will be part of the contracted hours agreed that makes up the working week. The Head Chef and Kitchen team will support the Apprentice with in house training and development.

"The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour .This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training."

Brockenhurst College - Learning Provider

Brockenhurst College offers a range of apprenticeships to help candidates discover exciting new career opportunities.
For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Brockenhurst College on 01590 625589 or email: (Ref ID:82239)
Brockenhurst College


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