Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship at Sofitel St James London SW1Y Sofitel St James London

We are looking for a creative and curious apprentice willing to learn and discover about culinary arts in a lively property, located a few steps away from the ExCeL Conference Centre at the Novotel London Excel! The apprentice will master our menu and become the reason why our guests come back through our doors!

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Apprenticeship summary

Tasks will involve:

  • Prepare and present menu items showing variety and flair, within the cost margins specified by the hotel
  • Ensure strict stock rotation and minimum wastage. Have stock control procedures implemented and maintained
  • Prepare and ensure availability of mis en place as required
  • Keep all working areas clean and tidy. Ensure all equipment is maintained, serviced and cleaned. Report any problems to the Head Chef or relevant supervisors
  • To count, sort and prepare operating equipment as required
  • Ensure correct handling of chemicals and equipment as per manufacturer’s instructions
  • Ensure all operating equipment, crockery, cutlery & glassware is hygienically cleaned and safely stored
  • Follow the regular cleaning rosters and standard methods for deep cleaning of floors, walls, coolers, ovens & operating equipment
  • To contribute to cost control through energy conservation and the careful use of water, cleaning materials, and other appliances
  • Ensure garbage is collected and disposed of correctly from all kitchen areas each shift
  • Utilise safe and hygienic methods for the removal of dry and wet waste
  • Any other reasonable request as required by your Supervisor or Hotel Management

Joining our team, and thus being part of a great family, involves great benefits as well!:

  • Highwell! of monthly tips/service charge
  • Two complimentary Bonus Breaks - benefit from a free one-or two-day break in another Accor property in the UK each year
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor Hotels worldwide
  • Free meals on duty
  • Up to 33 days of annual leave per annum

... And much more!

  • Wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Date posted


  • Expected start date


  • Closing date


  • Standards

    Commis chef (level 2)

  • Apprenticeship level


  • Reference number


  • Training Provider


  • Location

    SW1Y 4AN

Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

Personal qualities

  • To be trustworthy, tolerant, and punctual
  • To be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Creative and flexible


Future prospects

Upon completion, successful apprentices could easily work as Demi Chef de Partie (Kitchen team member) and achieve a great career in culinary arts, eventually going up the ladder through Chef de Partie up to Head Chef.

Additionally, working as part of Accor, a worldwide company, could give the opportunity to the apprentice to join a worldwide network of employment opportunities.

About the Employer

Work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with passionate people, gaining an infinite amount of Knowledge under a very well-rounded and experienced Chef.


Sofitel St James London