York and North Yorkshire has a strong tourism and leisure industry and qualified chefs are in demand. The Chef de Partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen and it is the next step in the exciting career of a Professional Chef following the achievement of the Commis Chef Apprenticeship. A Chef de Partie usually manages a small team of workers and will be able to work independently in preparing complex dishes. The Chef de Partie reports to the Senior Chef / Head Chef and has a very important role in any kitchen. The learning journey of any chef will require you to understand and have experience in the challenges that this role provides in order to progress to any future Senior Chef role. York College will work with employers and key players in the sector to prepare and equip you to be successful in your career.
Qualifications and End Point Assessment Information
You will develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours (know it, show it & live it) in relation to people with whom you work with, food safety, culinary skills and also business elements in the journey of becoming a chef.
Method(s) of delivery
Delivery will be in partnership with employers and adopt a blended approach of on and off the job training and professional development. Apprentices will receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at York College through classroom and kitchen based activities involving the award winning Ashfields Restaurant.
Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship. There is a requirement to have literacy & numeracy skills equivalent to GCSE at grade D (or level 3) or level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths.
Based on the entry requirements the minimum duration for this apprenticeship is 18 months.
Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a Sous-Chef or senior production chef role.
York College, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, is ideally placed to support both Apprentices and businesses to successfully engage with and benefit from Apprenticeships.