What does a commis chef do in a commercial kitchen?

Cooking is such big news at the moment. With countless cookery programmes on TV and celebrity chefs with huge personalities, such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, it is no wonder so many people want a career in catering. You may have seen jobs advertised for commis chefs and wondered what this role involves.

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What is a commis chef?

You may have just completed your culinary training or still be at college and working at the same time. This is an ideal starting point for people who want to become chefs. One minute you could be chopping vegetables, the next you could be making sauces or plating up the food so that it looks as good as it tastes.

Qualifications required

Commis chefs can receive training on the job towards a BTEC or NVQ. You also need to successfully pass a food hygiene course to work in …