Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship (AFCAH)

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC80
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This Apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge required to prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef.


A Commis Chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principle the most junior culinary role. The primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out basic functions in every section of the kitchen. This gives the opportunity to experience, consider and value every section with a view to choosing an area where you feel most inspired.

You will cover a wide range of food preparation and cooking including: fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, game, offal, vegetables, sauces, stock, soup, rice, pasta/noodles, vegetable protein, bread and dough, pastry, cakes, sponges, biscuits, scones, cold and hot desserts.

How will it be delivered?

E-portfolio and workplace observation. Guided learner hours are delivered during contracted working hours.

Entry requirements

You should:

  • Hold two GCSEs at grade C/4 including English and maths
  • Be employed within the catering industry or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice

You may have also achieved a Level 1 Culinary Skills qualification.

Applicants to this Apprenticeship will be from different age groups, with differing backgrounds and experience. As a guide, applicants may enter via a range of routes including from:

  • Work
  • Work experience
  • College
  • Training and/or experience which may include a portfolio showing what has been completed

Your next steps...

On completion of this pathway, you may progress onto further qualifications specific to their work context or into employment.