Apprentice Commis Chef – Elizabeth Finn Homes – Harrogate


Elizabeth Finn Homes
Learning Provider:
FW Solutions Ltd

Vacancy Description

Hampden House are looking for a motivated Apprentice Commis Chef to assist in delivering a high quality and efficient catering service operating to the highest standards of food safety.

Duties will include:

  • Prepare, cook and serve food of high quality
  • Cooking nutritious and healthy meals
  • Ensure all food is made consistently, in correct quantities and on time
  • Ensuring all special dietary requirements are meet
  • Serving meals to residents
  • Ensure produce is stored properly
  • Tidying up the kitchen and dining room and carrying out cleaning and washing up duties
  • Comply with the company’s policies and procedures
  • Ensuring all Food Hygiene and health and safety requirements are meet
  • Complete other duties as required

Attend training sessions

Vacancy Title:
Apprentice Commis Chef
Elizabeth Finn Homes
Employer Description:
Operating a portfolio of nine high quality care homes located throughout England, Elizabeth Finn Homes provide the highest standards of care for the discerning individual. We pride ourselves in creating exceptional care in convivial surroundings and in the company of like-minded people. Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the charity Turn2us.


The company’s core value is to provide ‘exceptional care for the individual’. This is realised through a keen focus on the provision of industry-leading personalised care, employing the best people and a constant regard for the quality of the homes. Each of our Homes is situated in pleasant surroundings, equipped and furnished to the highest of standards and provide a high-quality dining experience.


Hampden House is a purpose-built care home located in the Duchy Estate of the elegant town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire and offers a home from home for discerning guests who appreciate the comfort, quality and exceptional care that we offer. We are proud of the award winning, restaurant style dining experience that we offer our residents.


Vacancy Location:

Hampden House, 1

20 Duchy Rd,



Working Week:
40hrs 5 days per week will include some weekends.
Weekly Wage:
Number of Vacancies:
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.


You will be working towards the Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard (Knowledge and Understanding, Skills and Behaviours).


Functional Skills are at level 1 or 2 in maths and English.

Learning Provider:
FW Solutions Ltd
Expected Duration:
12 months
Skills required:
Able to follow instructions, i.e. menus, recipes, guidelines, Codes of Practice and adhere to the required personal hygiene standards
Qualifications required:
No previous qualification are required for this role.
Personal qualities:
  • Polite, courteous, and friendly towards residents and colleagues.
  • Good organisational skills and high levels of self-motivation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Good attendance and punctuality
  • Willing to learn

 DBS required before commencing employment

Future Prospects:

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be competent to work as: Cook, School Cook or Chef, who could then progress into Catering Supervisor, Chef De Partie or Sous Chef roles. You can progress on to the Chef de Partie Apprenticeship Standard or the Apprenticeship Standard for Senior Chef Production Cooking.