Apprentice Commis Chef – Carriages Wine Bar – Knaresborough


Carriages Wine Bar
Learning Provider:
FW Solutions Ltd.

Vacancy Description

As Apprentice Chef at Carriages Wine Bar and Bistro, you will be trained in all areas of the kitchen at one of North Yorkshire’s top-rated restaurants, whilst working towards the Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard. This opportunity is the first rung on the ladder to be a great chef!

The experienced kitchen team at the newly refurbished Carriages Bistro in Knaresborough are looking for a motivated and passionate Commis Chef to learn from their experience and be a valued member of the team.

You will support and assist other members of the team. Your role will involve:

  • Preparation and cooking of food in all sections of the kitchen
  • Complete kitchen documentation
  • Minimise all kitchen wastage and maintain stocks.
  • Establish and maintain effective employee relations.
  • Maintain cleanliness in all assigned areas, including refrigerators and freezers
  • Perform duties common to position (including pot washing) and other duties as may be assigned
  • Ensure freshness and suitability of products used by the section and that they are stored properly

Attend training sessions with your apprenticeship tutor

Vacancy Title:
Apprentice Commis Chef
Carriages Wine Bar
Employer Description:

Carriages Wine Bar and Restaurant is independently owned and sits within a quaint Grade II listed building, above a Victorian railway tunnel, in the picturesque North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough. Carriages is renowned locally for a superb standard of service in tasteful, relaxed surroundings. With fantastic food, friendly service and an unrivalled Beer Garden boasting a stunning view across the Knaresborough viaduct, Carriages offers a choice of high quality drinking and dining experiences to suit your mood.

Situated directly above the York-Harrogate train line, the rumble of trains arriving into Knaresborough station can be felt deep beneath the restaurant floor. A short walk up the hill, Carriages is the perfect drop off for a trip ‘out of town’.

The Management team at William and Victoria’s, who have been top of the Harrogate restaurant scene for over 40 years, have taken over the newly refurbished Carriages Bistro in Knaresborough, and are looking for a motivated and passionate Commis Chef to drive the Bistro and the exciting new menus forward.

Vacancy Location:

87-89 High Street



Working Week:
40 hours per week with varying shifts and weekend work Total hours per week: 40.00
Weekly Wage:
£160.00 - £200.00
Number of Vacancies:
Closing date for Applications:
Possible start date:
Training to be provided:

Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator (TLC) and will have access to our on- line study area where you will find all your study materials. Your TLC will provide you with personal tutorial support and on-programme assessment at pre-arranged times.

End point assessment by an independent assessment organisation comprises of four activities – on-demand test, practical observation, culinary challenge and professional discussion.

  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills are at level 1 or 2 in maths and English
Learning Provider:
FW Solutions Ltd.
Learning Provider Description:

FW Solutions Ltd is an independent provider of high quality education and training solutions, providing development for both learners and employers. We commit to offer superior training by ensuring we take into account each learner’s needs and learning styles. All training will be delivered by highly qualified, specialist tutors and we provide our learners with straightforward, web-based resources to make learning flexible and enjoyable.

Contact details:

Call Us
01423 536 672

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Windsor House, Cornwall Road, Harrogate, HG1 2PW

Vacancy type:
Expected Duration:
15 months
Skills required:
  • Teamworking Skills
  • Attention to detail
Qualifications required:

Maths and English GCSE graded C/4 or above (or equivalent) would be an advantage.

Personal qualities:
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • A genuine interest in cooking
Future Prospects:

On completion of this Apprenticeship, you will be competent to work as a Cook, School Cook or Chef and could progress on to the Chef de Partie Apprenticeship Standard.

Carriages are looking for a chef to grow with the team and progression opportunities are excellent.

Employer Name:
William & Victoria Wine Bar Ltd
Contact Name:
Rebecca Warden
Application Method:
Please apply via FW Solutions website.
Apprenticeship Sector:
Short Vacancy Description:

As Apprentice Chef at Carriages, you will be provided with the chance to “earn and learn” at one of North Yorkshire’s top-rated Bistros, whilst working towards the Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard.

Additional Application Form Q1:
What is your favourite dish to cook or eat?