Commis Chef Apprentice

Commis Chef Apprentice The Pear Tree Inn

Do you have a genuine passion for excellent food and service? If so, this fantastic opportunity could be the perfect apprenticeship for you. The Pear Tree at Woodhouse Eaves wants to expand its team of chefs and so looking for a Commis Chef Apprentice.

Closing date: 07 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage

£13,312 a year

Working week

Due to the nature of the business the kitchen operates Wednesday- Sunday. Sunday is a full day with the evening being off, as the restaurant doesn’t open on Sunday evenings. With a split shift Wednesday to Saturday.

Total hours per week: 40 hours a week

Expected duration

16 Months

Possible start date

13 May 2024

Date posted

16 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship level

Level 2 (GCSE)

Reference number



1 position available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work with the Chef and other team members to prepare and plate food
  • Provide food for special dietary requirements as required, taking into account customer’s preferences
  • Assist with stock control when required
  • Assist with the delivery of stock and waste management
  • Work to the company’s policies and procedures, health and safety policy and food hygiene regulations
  • Work using your own initiative
  • Work as part of a team

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will be a qualified Commis Chef.  Training will take place with the employer and one day a week at Leicester College at the Freemen’s Park Campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The natural career progression following the successful completion of this apprenticeship is demi chef de partie and chef de partie. With more years of experience and training, they can become future sous, head or executive chefs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Punctual
  • Dedicated
  • Polite, honest and reliable
  • Passionate about good food


  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D /3) essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D /3) essential

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the role the apprentice will need to work split shift patterns and please note the location of the employer.

About the employer

The Pear Tree Inn is a contemporary village inn serving modern British and European food and is a family-run business that understands what it means to offer honest hospitality, in a relaxed and welcoming environment.


The Pear Tree Inn


  • LE12 8RT


Nicky Jones


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef
Level 2 (GCSE)

Application process

Candidates will apply through the Find an apprenticeship service (opens in a new tab)

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