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Commis Chef Job Description

Updated: Jun 19

Job Summary-Commis Chef Job Description

To assist the Head Chef in the development, preparation and service of food, ensuring the highest standards are maintained in order for us to delight our customers.

Key Responsibilities-Commis Chef Job Description

1. Co-ordination of service and Food served

• Liaise with the Senior Chefs daily to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen section that you are responsible.

• Ensure all food production is carried out to standards and ensure complete customer satisfaction.

• Ensure accurate records are kept at all times relating to the food production and wastage, for all service periods.

-Ensure that all foods are labelled, stored and handled in accordance with Health and Safety requirements.

• Organise the food service area to ensure that the correct portions are served at all times.

• Make sure the wastage is kept to a minimum at all times.

• Prepare food to pre agreed allergen information and ensure precise allergen information is provided.

2. Client Relations

• Be visible particularly at service times within Cafeteria.

• Consistently present a positive and professional attitude at all time so the department objectives are met.

• Maintain excellent relations with the Catering team.

3. Hygiene, Health & Safety

• Ensure all hygiene, health and safety standards are adhered to and Health & Safety policy are complied with.

• Ensure all aspects of Allergen and Food safety procedures are maintained at all times.

• Demonstrate a consistently high standard of personal cleanliness and appearance

• Ensure that all faults are reported as necessary to the Senior Chefs.

4. Security

• Maintain all aspects of on site security and all relevant instructions are followed.

5. Other Responsibilities

• Behave in a professional and polite manner at all times when dealing with customers and staff.

• Display a problem solving and positive attitude towards supporting the Catering Department objectives and values.

• Attend all training, any staff meetings and any other reasonable duties as requested by the Catering Manager or Executive Chef.

Knowledge Skills Experience and Education-Commis Chef Job Description



• City & Guilds 706 1 & 2 or NVQ equivalent qualification


• CIEH/Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate

• CIEH Basic Health & Safety Certificate or equivalent

• Good knowledge of current food trends

• CIEH/Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

• Full clean driving license


• Experience working in a commercial kitchen

IT Skills

• Sound workable knowledge of Microsoft packages


• Able to work without supervision

• Accuracy and attention to detail

• Works well under pressure

• Ability to follow instruction

• Ability to maintain Health and Safety records including allergen information

Personal Qualities

• Good oral communication skills

• Organised and Focused

• Motivational skills and ability to lead by example

• Flexible working attitude

• Prepared to work additional hours when required.

Physical/Special Requirements

• Some heavy lifting of materials and equipment.

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