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Commis Chef Apprentice
Sheffield, S36 2AE 
Catering & Hospitality Level 2 
Required Skills
Communication Skills Numeracy Skills Listening Skills Team Building Skills Problem Solving Skills Organisational Skills Manual Work Skills

Commis Chef Apprentice

Assistant chefs are lead chefs in the making. They possess deep knowledge of food preparation activities and ingredients and use this knowledge to assist the chef in preparing exceptional meals. Assistant chefs ensure cleanliness, prep and clean work areas so that the chef can get right down to work. Another part of their work is to make sure that order plates are aesthetically arranged and that the portions are accurate.

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 4 GCSE or equivalent A-C grades including English and Maths

Full Description

Reporting to the Head Chef, duties will include:

Refer to list of needed ingredients on a day-to-day basis and check inventory
Acquire ingredients not available in storage prior to the start of the day
Inform kitchen staff of their schedules and delegate appropriate duties
Prepare ingredients by chopping vegetables and meats
Assist head chef in cooking dishes according to set recipes
Monitor food budgets and make sure that all supplies are bought within the set budget
Make arrangements to store food items in a safe and orderly manner
Maintain correct stock rotation
Maintain kitchen order by ensuring cleanliness of counters and work areas
Oversee cleanliness and maintenance of kitchen equipment and utensils
Operate kitchen equipment such as ovens and grills for cooking purpose
Make-certain that appropriate portions have been dished out

Working Week

30 hours, Mon - Sun between 8am-11:30pm



Application Deadline Date


Possible Start Date


Personal Qualities

Meticulous and able to work independently with minimum supervision.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to interact well with others in a cross functional environment.

Resourceful, result-oriented and strong sense of responsibility with initiative.

Skills Required

,Communication Skills,Numeracy Skills,Team Building Skills,Literacy Skills,Problem Solving Skills,Organisational Skills,Manual Work Skills

Future Prospects

Possibility of full time employment subject to successful completion of Apprenticeship.

Training to be Provided

Commis Chef Standard

Other Information

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Reality Check

Pontis Italian Kitchen is located at:
16 Harry Brearley House, 6 Fox Valley Way, Sheffield, S36 2AE

The Sheffield College is located at:
Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL