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Hospitality and Catering - Commis Chef Standard Apprenticeship at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

Commis chef is the starting position in most kitchens. You will prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a senior chef.

Course content

You will learn and understand how to carry out basic functions in every section of the kitchen including:

• Preparing, cooking and finishing basic dishes including fish and shellfish, poultry, meat, game, stocks and sauces, bread and dough, rice and pasta, soups, vegetables and pulses, egg dishes, hot and cold desserts, cakes and biscuits

• Health, safety and security

• Food waste management

• Professional behaviours

• Working within budgets

• Supply chain

• Risk management

• Taste – seasoning, herbs and spices

• Correct techniques with knives, tools and equipment

• Allergens

• Teamwork

• Meeting targets Uniform and equipment will be discussed at interview

Entry requirements

A level 2 qualification and ideally English and maths grade 4/C or above. In exceptional circumstances, acceptance may be based on industry acquired skills and experience backed by references and skills testing.


• On-demand test

• Practical observation

• Culinary challenge

• Professional discussion

Future opportunities

Employment / Progression to Level 3.

Further information

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 18 - 24 months


  • More information
    • The Huddersfield Centre opened in September 2013 and is fitted with state of the art equipment.
      The new centre offers:
      Nine floors of classrooms and workshops, gym, training restaurants, hair and beauty salons, mock air cabin simulator, student services, ATM machines, free wi-fi and much more.