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What does a Commis Chef do?

Commis chefs are novice chefs who work under chef de parties in commercial kitchens to expand their culinary knowledge and skills. They perform various kitchen duties, such as assisting chef de parties in meal preparations, receiving deliveries, and rotating stock.

Commis Chef Role

We are recruiting an enthusiastic Commis Chef to work in our commercial kitchen under the guidance of the Chef De Parties. You will be responsible for various kitchen duties, such as accepting deliveries and moving supplies and ingredients into stock, reporting equipment breakages, ensuring the correct storage of food items, sweeping and mopping kitchen floors, and preparing meal ingredients.

Commis Chef Duties

  • Receiving ingredients and supplies and moving them into stock.
  • Washing, peeling, chopping, and preparing fruits, vegetables, fish, and meat.
  • Removing outdated and spoiled ingredients from freezers, refrigerators, and cold rooms.
  • Following the Chef De Parties' instructions and preparing seasonings, salads, and sauces when requested.
  • Reacting to spillages and breakages, sweeping and mopping floors.
  • Assisting with presenting and plating meals during busy periods.

Commis Chef Requirements

  • Food Hygiene Course completion.
  • Diploma in Catering, Professional Cookery, or Professional Culinary Arts (preferred).
  • Previous commercial kitchen or restaurant experience (preferred).
  • Physical fitness for long shifts of standing and walking.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and during weekends and Bank Holidays.

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Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company's culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

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Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.

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