A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and is, in principle, the most junior culinary role.
A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef.?
The primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. Therefore having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired.
The learning journey of any chef will vary from one chef to the next but should always allow an apprentice to understand and have experience in the basics the role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.
State of the art facilities, expert staff and fantastic industry links are all utilised to offer an exciting and dynamic experience.
What You Will Learn
Other knowledge covered includes:
- how seasonality impacts availability, quality and price of ingredients
- basic costing and yield of dishes and the meaning of gross profit
- storing, preparing and cooking ingredients to maintain quality, in line with food safety legislation
- professional behaviours and organisational culture
- understanding the basic costing and yield of dishes and the meaning of gross profit
- how to support team members.
Core behaviours include: a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.
On-demand test A 90-minute, on demand, multiple choice test, comprised of scenario-based questions. Practical observation A three-hour observation of the apprentice in an operational kitchen environment, producing food to standard. The test will be split to cover preparation and service.
Culinary challenge observation A two-hour observation in a controlled environment. The apprentice must produce a main course from the organisation’s menu and a dessert that reflects customer demand and/or seasonality. Professional discussion A 40-minute discussion focusing on the log of recipes produced to demonstrate competence across the culinary range.
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