COMMIS CHEF

Overview of the role

Preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks in every section of a kitchen under the supervision of a senior chef.

Details of standard :

A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal the most junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. Therefore having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired. The learning journey of any chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next; however it is necessary to understand and have experience in the basics that this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.

​Entry :

Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship.

Progression :

Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a chef de partie role or senior production chef role.

Level :

This apprenticeship standard is set at level 2