Skip to main content

Chef de Partie Apprenticeship

A Chef de Partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen.

Typically you will manage and organise a small team of workers to ensure dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. In smaller kitchens, you may work on your own as a Chef de Partie as you are the only person in your section. In this important role, you would report to the senior chef.

As part of the Apprenticeship, you will have monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor, with 6 hours per week off the job training which will be tracked. You will build a portfolio showing your work-based evidence.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
18 Months
depending on Level
Level 3
Qualification Level
None - fully assessed in workplace
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 Commis Chef or equivalent qualification/experience
  • If you do not hold a qualification in English & maths at Level 2, you will be required to pass Functional Skills in these subjects prior to the completion of the apprenticeship
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Advanced Preparation, Cooking and Finishing Methods
  • How to maximise yield and quality, and minimise wastage of ingredients and other resources
  • Understand financial performance and business strategy
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish dishes and menu items using advanced preparation methods
  • Oversee and supervise Section Staff
  • Coach and Motivate Team Members
  • Manage Stock/Resources
  • Carry Out Risk Assessments
  • Be solutions focussed
  • Support colleagues, customers and the business
  • Be commercially aware in approach to all aspects of work
  • Promote efficient ways of working to the team

What's Next?


  • Sous Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Chef de Partie
  • Head Chef
  • Development Chef
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
Scroll Up