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David Kehoe

Chef

Failte Ireland

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  David Kehoe
If you're going to be a chef give it everything you have, because it will give you everything you have ever wanted in return. It's up to me to teach you all the skills.
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Commis Chef
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Commis Chef

Note: This is one of 25 new/proposed apprenticeship programmes due to be launched in 2016 / 17. 

Proposer / provider: IT Tralee / Fáilte Ireland

The Commis chef involves acquiring the knowledge, skills and competence to carry out the core cooking tasks/responsibilities within the kitchen section (e.g. starters, vegetables, sweets, meats, sauces, etc.) in order to work autonomously at this level.

At the end of the apprenticeship, the commis chef will be able to demonstrate competence, knowledge and skills in the following areas:
  • Culinary
  • Food safety
  • People and
  • Business skills.
This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


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The Commis Chef apprenticeship programme is a 24 month training programme leading to a qualification at Level 6.


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This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


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This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


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This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.

Being accepted on this proposed Apprenticeship will require a job seeker to first secure an “Apprenticeship Contract” with an approved organisation / employer.

As details of approved organisations become available, they will be included here.

Each approved organisation will determine the particular salary structure for the apprenticeship, which will be communicated at contract negotiation stage with the proposed candidate. 

There will be no difference in rate-of-pay between the time an apprentice spends on-the-job and time in training.


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This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


Getting an Apprenticeship header image

This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


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At the end of the apprenticeship, the commis chef will be able to demonstrate competence, knowledge and skills in the following areas: 

  • Culinary
  • Food safety
  • People and
  • Business skills.


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Chef

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