Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

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This programme will allow students to train in the kitchen to become commis chefs. A commis chef learns how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will work as a commis chef which is the most common starting position in many kitchens and is the junior culinary role. You will prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a senior chef. This learning journey is necessary to gain experience in the basics to later to progress to a more senior chef role.


Entry Requirements

The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

Career Progression

Apprentice Commis Chef

As an apprentice commis chef you will learn about all aspects of food preparation. In addition you will cook a wide range of menu items including vegetables, meat and fish. You will also maintain a high level of food hygiene.

Kitchen Assistant

As a kitchen assistant you will support the team with the preparation of menu items. In addition, you will keep the kitchen and equipment clean. You will also communicate with the team to ensure the smooth running of the food preparation process.

Progression opportunities

Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Chef de Partie Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Advanced Baker Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3
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    Course Details

    Study Type

    Full time

    Course Code


    Course Facts


    The average salary for a commis chef within Yorkshire is £18,748.

    Extra Curriculum

    97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.

    Labour Market

    The demand for chefs rose by 11% between 2012 and 2016.

    Course FAQs

    Is a kitchen a stressful environment to work?

    Roles within the kitchen can tend to require constant concentration and can be highly demanding for their employees. However, you will receive full training on how to prioritise tasks and strategies to minimise stress levels. Employers will also be aware that you are a trainee and will not throw you in at the deep end.

    What do people enjoy most about being an apprentice?

    The most enjoyable aspect for most of our apprentices is the work experience they gain while on the programme. For those used to theory-based lessons, they find it refreshing that the majority of the apprenticeship is practical training. They also like the fact that they are being paid for learning new skills!

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    Leeds City College
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