Apprenticeship Standard Commis Chef Level 2

This occupation is found in the Hospitality industry across a range of sectors including hospitality, aviation and care. Commis chefs may work in different types of organisations and employers such as restaurants, hotels, care homes/hospitals, military establishments and cruise ships. The broad purpose of the occupation is to support the kitchen in providing the culinary offer by preparing, cooking and finishing a range of food items whilst rotating around each section of the kitchen. Commis chefs will work as part of a kitchen brigade to ensure the quality of the food items produced meet brand, organisational and legislative requirements including the completion of food safety management documentation. They receive, check and correctly store deliveries as well as checking and reporting food items and stock levels. Commis chefs contribute to improving the culinary offer of their organisation. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a team (brigade) of chefs, the wider team including front of house staff, suppliers and customers. Commis chefs may work unsociable hours, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for maintaining high standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene in their section. A commis chef is supervised in their work and reports to a senior chef. In a smaller establishment this may be the Head Chef or Chef Patron or may be a Chef de Partie in a larger organisation using the kitchen hierarchy system.
Apprentices have the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities and will complete personal development topics.

· Employers support the delivery of the apprenticeship standards and provide workshops for specific skills, knowledge and behaviours and current trends.

· Guest speakers attended workshops provide career advice and guidance.
Maths and English at Grade D/3, or above or Level 1 functional skills or above

You will be interviewed, screened and complete work trial. Your screening assessment for Maths and English you need to achieve Level 2 in both maths and English.
You will complete your EPA period is expected to last a maximum of 3 month beginning when the apprentice has passed the EPA gateway, you will be assessed by 3 methods. Online multiple-choice test, assessment in college and workplace with questioning and interview underpinned by portfolio of evidence.

· Your End point assessment is a graded you can achieve a Pass, pass or distinction
On successful completion of this qualification, you can progress onto:

· Commis Chef

· Progression to Chef de Partie apprenticeship level 3

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