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Commis chef

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

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £8,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • principles of basic food preparation and cooking
  • food safety standards, practices and procedures, and personal hygiene standards
  • stock checks, stock control and waste management
  • setting up, preparing and cleaning their working environment
  • identifying commonly used knives and equipment and their specific uses
  • team working and developing working relationships

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
Professional Assessment Ltd 0800 160 1899 / 07940 035681
iCQ 0207 849 3370
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583 344
Assessu 0115 975 9550
Babcock Assessments Ltd 0800 077 8738
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
Allsup&Dale limited
BIIAB 01276 684449
Brockenhurst College 01590 625555
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.