Apprentice Commis Chef

The Monkton Inn

Apprentice Commis Chef

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Commis Chef to join the team. This role is ideal for an Apprentice Commis Chef who is genuinely keen on a career producing excellent dishes using fresh produce.

The role will include you learning all aspects of the kitchen including:

  • Pot washing
  • Peeling potatoes
  • Cleaning
  • Keeping kitchen books updated
  • Learning how to do prep, starters and desserts
  • Moving up to learning how to cook our dishes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good knowledge of food hygiene and health & safety
  • Good knife skills
  • Good prep skills beneficial
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about the industry and keen to learn
  • Able to take instructions and carry out duties appropriately
  • Someone who can learn from mistakes and move forward
  • Punctual
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

The ideal candidate will have 5 GCSE in the range of 9-3 (A* to E), including English and maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for the applicant. Individuals who have not yet achieved English and maths at GCSE Grade D / Functional Skills Level 1 (or equivalent qualification) or above will need to do so in order to complete this Apprenticeship.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be qualified to work as a Commis chef. Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a chef de Partie role or senior production chef role.

Things to consider

Regarding transport, you must either have your own transport or have someone who can collect and drop you off, being aware that you will often be doing split shifts as we do close in the afternoon.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

The multi award winning Monkton Inn is situated in the lovely village of West Monkton a short drive from the centre of Taunton. Peter and Val Mustoe, the owners of The Monkton Inn, look forward to welcoming you and invite you to enjoy our wide selection of food and drink, including a Gin and Cocktail menu with an extensive wine list.

Peter and Val lived in South Africa for many years. Val is originally from Bridgwater, and Peter is from Hemel Hempstead. They have a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry in South Africa. This is reflected in the menus which consists of local and South African dishes.


The Monkton Inn


Blundells Lane




Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard No. 93 Commis Chef:

  • Level 2 Commis Chef – Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Functional skills at level 1 and/or 2 in English and maths as required (exemptions apply)

The successful candidate will also need to complete a diagnostic assessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef
Level 2 (GCSE)

Tagged as: Suitable for U18's

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £150 pw
  • Job Category
    Hospitality / Bar / Cafe
Job Location