Apprentice Commis Chef

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This is a great opportunity to join the unique Kew Green Foundation Chef School at The Holiday Inn, Chester South.

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About Employer

At Holiday Inn, everyone is welcome. Whether you’re on a trip with family, off to a business meeting or on an adventure with friends, enjoy the joy of travel in a fun, affordable hotel.

Detailed Job Description

Holiday Inn Chester South have a fantastic opportunity for a keen apprentice to join their kitchen team and learn the trade alongside working towards gaining a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualifications.
As a Chef School Apprentice at Kew Green Hotels, you will develop your culinary skills by recreating menus and producing specials, learning sections of the kitchen as you progress and whilst doing so, learning about stock control and profitability. You’ll learn about developing new menus and food trends too – all things that will make you an outstanding future leader.
Day to day you can expect to undertake tasks such as:
• Preparing ingredients for busy shifts
• Making sauces, stocks etc
• Plating up and presentation of dishes
• Using a variety of different cooking methods to prepare dishes from the menu
• Working in a safe and hygienic manner
• Taking instruction from the senior chef team to ensure a fantastic service
• Cleaning and organising of your kitchen and station

Skills Required

Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to take instructions

Personal Qualities

The recipe for success:
A full cup of enthusiasm and cooking passion
100g of determination
A splash of creativity
2 tbsp. of Attention to detail
A pinch of flexibility and commitment
Seasoned with an interest in developing your career in the Hotel industry.

Qualifications Required

None however if you do not hold a C or above in GCSE (or equivalent) you will need to complete this as part of your programme.
Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process.

Future Prospects

Because you will have tons of ambition – you’ll have your sights set on becoming a Head Chef and beyond, which is why, after completion of your 12-month Apprenticeship, you have the opportunity to progress onto two further development programmes, designed to ensure you become a Head Chef within five years.

Other Information

Your success is our success, so we want to make sure you are rewarded for your commitment – so not only do we pay above and beyond the National Apprenticeship Wage - you’ll also benefit from a whole heap of additional benefits, including discounts across travel and hotels, retail, restaurants, events and days out (because we know life isn’t just about work) and full uniform upon joining us.

Training to be Provided

Commis Chef L2 Standard
Maths and English Functional Skills if required

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week


Things to consider

Life as a Chef can sometimes be unsociable hours and pressurised when it gets super-busy! What that means is, you’ll be the type to thrive on that pressure of a busy service, and you’ll love obsessing over making sure each dish is perfect even in those situations.