As a Commis Chef Apprentice you could be working in a restaurant, hotel, club or casino. You will undertake a variety of supervised tasks within your workplace. Your duties will vary depending on the setting, but may include preparing and cooking food to order, receiving, making food orders and food safety.
During your apprenticeship you will spend a minimum of 30 hours per week in a catering environment with your employer and one day per week in college. The day you are in college you will be developing your kitchen skills. You will be learning new technical skills in the state of the art college kitchens and practicing skills learnt in the workplace. Some of your technical skills will be observed in the College kitchens and restaurant. You will also complete your food safety qualification.
This sector often requires night and weekend work. You will be required to work shift work and some late nights depending on your work placement.
You are encouraged to look for your own placement. The college will help to find a suitable placement but the emphasis is on you to find a suitable employer.
The majority of the programme is delivered and assessed in the workplace. You will build a portfolio of evidence to support the tasks you complete at the workplace to demonstrate you can complete tasks safely and use knowledge learnt. On-line assessments will take place at the College or in the workplace.
4 GCSEs grades 3 or above or acceptable alternatives including English Language and Maths
You will also need to gain a suitable employer. You can do this through searching for vacancies on our website http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/apprenticeship/vacancies/ and applying directly to the employer. This will be followed by a competitive interview process.
Or by approaching employers yourself to ask if they will take on an apprentice. Once you find a suitable employer you should contact the college with their details.
You could go onto a career as a commis chef, sous chef, restaurant manager, head chef, food and beverages manager or conference co-ordinator.