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Apprenticeship Commis Chef

Cambridge Regional College
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2 years
Part time
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Cambridge
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Apprenticeship Commis Chef

The Commis Chef Level 2 apprenticeship is for learners working in a wide range of Catering settings across the service and commercial sectors. A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal is a junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Level 2 qualification is for people who wish to start a career in Catering. To enrol, you MUST be employed over 30 hours per week in a suitable catering establishment to start an Apprenticeship, please contact us should you need help in finding suitable employment. Apprentices are paid a wage by the employer. Your employer is required to give you a contract of employment, which will include holiday entitlement and all other benefits. Your job role should provide you with the opportunities for the Commis Chef Standard.

Entry onto the L2 Apprenticeship Framework or standard requires 2 x D Grades / 2 x Grade 3 or above in Maths and English

We currently offer pre apprenticeship courses for applicants, in Maths and English, to support learners wishing improve their grades to the entry criteria. Learners should have secured employment.

All applicants will be interviewed- this includes maths and English skills scan, a trade test and a formal interview.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You will learn to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of:

  • Culinary - business influences on dishes and menus, technology for development of dishes, checking food stocks and storage, set-up, preparation and cleaning tasks, identify ingredients, portion sizes, principles of food preparation and cooking, knives and kitchen equipment, and seasonality.
  • Food safety - personal hygiene, practices, store, prep and cooking.
  • People - team performance, communication, training and development.
  • Business - basic costing, supply chain, waste management, identify risks.

You will learn to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Culinary - refresh menus, use technology, check food stocks, measure ingredients and portion sizes, craft preparation, basic cooking skills and knife skills.
  • Food Safety - maintain clean kitchen, complete kitchen documentation, store, prepare and cook food safely.
  • People - work effectively with others, good communication.
  • Business - follow instruction, meet targets, control resources.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Cambridge Regional College

Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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