Commis Chef

Apprenticeship , Level 2
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What Our Students Say

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


“The tutors here, they are really interactive and they’re always there, even outside of lessons whenever you need something, we don’t go around calling everyone Sir or Miss, second names – we use first names for everything and there’s a more relaxed and friendly communication between the tutors and the students.”


“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”


Did you know!

  • The average salary for a commis chef within Yorkshire is £18,748.
  • 97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.
  • The demand for chefs rose by 11% between 2012 and 2016.

Course Information


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.


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.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

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
  • Course details

    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 71829-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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