Commis Chef

Commis Chef responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation


Arguably, you don’t need any. You could, for instance, train on the job as a modern apprentice, or join a company with training programmes as a kitchen porter. Alternatively, you may have completed formal training. Check out what’s on offer at colleges around the country, but in the meantime, here are a few work related qualifications that will help:

  • The 14-19 Hospitality & Catering diploma
  • NVQs or SVQs
  • City & Guilds diplomas in professional cookery
  • BTEC HND in professional cookery
  • A foundation degree in culinary arts
  • Any health & safety and food hygiene courses