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Commis Chef Apprenticeships in Devon & Cornwall

As a commis chef you will prepare food and develop your skills and passion for cooking under the supervision of a more senior chef. A commis chef apprenticeship is a junior culinary role, but it is the gateway to start a career in a professional kitchen.

As an apprentice you will learn how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. This will give you the opportunity to experience each section before choosing an area where you feel most inspired.


Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship


12 months minimum


Maximum 40 hours per week


Minimum basic salary of £188 pew week

Entry Requirements: 

  • Aged 16 years or over
  • A resident in England
  • Must not be taking part in full-time education
  • Have a have a desire to work in the hospitality industry
  • To complete the apprenticeship you must pass level 1 English and Maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) and work towards and attempt level 2 before undertaking their endpoint assessment.

Further Progression:

You could continue to work up through the Academy with the expectation to become a chef de partie or senior production chef. Beyond that, you could train to become a head chef, executive head chef or chef patron of your own restaurant. Discover what a Chef De Partie Apprenticeship looks like here.

Earning potential*:

Commis Chef/Kitchen Chef: £12,207

When can I start?

The Brend Training Academy takes applications all year round and will endeavour to find a position for you ASAP. Also, please see our current apprenticeship vacancies ready for immediate start.

How do I apply?

Visit our Careers page for a specific vacancy and search for apprenticeships by region. Alternatively, forward your application via this link. You will be taken through an online recruitment process. If you have any questions about the Chef Academy or any apprenticeship programmes, please email The Academy Principal, Andrew Mosedale:

*Earning potential figures are meant as a guide only. Source: