Hospitality & Culinary Arts

Apprenticeship Standard - Commis Chef - H115

Off Site Part Time Level 2

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As a commis chef you will prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. As an apprentice commis chef you will contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus, check food stocks, use correct knives and knife skills and demonstrarte a range of craft preparation and cooking skills and techniques to produce and present dishes in line with business requirements. This apprenticeship will involve college attendance and other off the job related activities.

Course Details

The content of the course includes: • Identifying factors that influence menus • Recognising how technology supports the role of a commis chef • Recognising the importance of checking food stocks • Knowing how to undertake tasks whilst working in a challenging environment • Identifying ingredients and knowing how to apply portion control • Identifying the principles of basic food preparation and cooking (methods, tastes, allergens, diet, nutrition etc.) for meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and other commodities • Understanding the importance of effective teamwork and communication • Recognising the impact of seasonality when devising menus • Identifying personal hygiene standards, food safety practices and procedures • Recognising how to develop and maximise your own performance in the workplace • Understanding basic costing when developing menus

Entry Guidelines
Ideally you will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a suitable employer.
Equipment Required

We will provide you with a suitable uniform and equipment during your time at college.

Assessment Method

You will generate an electronic portfolio of evidence against the requirements of the relevant apprenticeship standards. At the end of your programme you will be assessed through an End Point Assessment comprising of a knowledge test, practical observations and a professional discussion. You will also be required to complete (or provide evidence of) English and maths Functional Skills at level 1.

Additional Information

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be presented with further opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours which may include attending Masterclass demonstrations and/or entering internal and external culinary arts competitions.

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Starting 1st August 2021 - Ending - 31st January 2023

REF H115N001

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