Commis Chef

Sodexo @ Alderley Park in Cheshire have launched an exciting new Apprenticeship programme and are recruiting for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join the team and complete a level 2 Commis Chef standard programme with HIT Training.

Number of Positions Available


About Employer

Sodexo is a French food services and facilities management company headquartered in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux. Sodexo is one of the world's largest multinational corporations, with 420,000 employees that represent 130 nationalities and are present on 34,000 sites in 80 countries.

Detailed Job Description

We are looking for an Apprentice Chef to join our team and complete a level 2 professional Chef programme as well as gain skills, knowledge and learn cooking techniques. As well as cooking in the kitchen and providing an excellent service to staff and visitors in the vicinity, the new Apprentice will learn the operational side of working in a professional kitchen. This will include stock management, food safety, opening and close procedures and menu planning.
Our new apprentice will become part of the new Sodexo Culinary Academy - where they will gain a level 2 qualification and undertake specialist culinary training.
You will complete a masterclass with industry professionals at HIT Training around:
• Shellfish
• Bread and dough
• Patisserie
• Game
• Offal
• Vegetable Protein
You'll also get a chance to visit suppliers to see where your ingredients come from and learn about sourcing and sustainability.
Finally you'll have 121 on coaching and support from your own dedicated chef trainer who will guide and assist you through your course - to eventually achieve your Commis Chef Standard Apprenticeship.
Not only will you recieve great training - but you'll earn a great wage and have room for progression with hard work - with opportunities to move onto roles such as Chef De Partie, Senior Production Chef or a management position within the business.
Main duties will include but not be limited to:
• Being involved in preparation for sports teas, fine dining, and other school events
• Prepping and preparing ingredients for service
• Working in a clean and tidy manner
• Understanding various cooking methods and procedures
• Cleaning down work stations

Skills Required

• Be able to work in team and work to timelines.
• Enjoy working with food and coming up with new ideas.
• Basic knife skills and knowledge of a kitchen environment.
• Basic understanding of food safety and health and safety.
• Be able to adapt to changing client requirements and requests at short notice

Personal Qualities

• A patience to learn
• Gets on well in a team environment
• Able to work under own initiative
• Well presented as the individual will be customer facing.

Qualifications Required

None needed however any training/qualifications on the following would be beneficial:
Basic food hygiene, any food preparation or basic chef knowledge, Food safety, health and hygiene knowledge. Knife skills

Future Prospects

Opportunity to complete further training and career opportunities.

Other Information

This will be an ongoing programme, the intention being that after the Commis Chef programme and necessary training is completed on this site and the conjoined site in Silk Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire or remain at Alderley Park depending on operational needs.

Training to be Provided

Commis Chef Standard L2
Maths and English Functional Skills if needed

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

37.5p/w Mon-Fri

Things to consider

This position is hard work, it can be pressured at times and there is a high expectation around quality and presentation. Our apprentice will have to learn the basics before getting onto major cooking so we have a understanding of their knowledge