Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship

Aspire Training Team are offering a unique and tailored Chef de Partie Apprenticeship specifically designed for the Early Years and Schools sector. This apprenticeship will focus on the nutritionally balanced diet children need and the recipes and menus that are attractive to them.

The Chef de Partie Apprenticeship provides your team members with the knowledge and skills required to work in a kitchen as a chef de partie providing good, quality food for children and young people. They will learn fundamental and advanced cookery skills which can be transferred into all sectors of the catering industry, creating seasonal, nutritionally balanced dishes from around the world.

A chef de partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen such as fish, grill, saute or vegetable. Also known as a station or section chef, the chef de partie reports to the senior chef and has a very important role in any kitchen.
In a large kitchen, this type of chef usually manages a small team of workers, which they must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. However, in smaller kitchens a chef de partie may work independently as the only person in their section.
Sustainability is a core theme of this apprenticeship including how meals are prepped and learning about the importance of local and ethical sourcing.

Course Content includes:

  • Industry and food trends, customer preferences and environmental factors that influence dishes and menus.
  • Food safety practices and procedures to ensure safe preparation and cooking of food.
  • How to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
  • Understand the principles of supply chain management
  • Brief, coach and motivate others to produce high-quality dishes and menu items which are delivered on time and to standard.
  • Advocate the importance of working safely and legally in the best interest of all people.

Knowledge & Behaviours:

  • Food safety,  Hygiene & Legislation
  • Due diligence processes
  • Allergen Awareness
  • Gastronomic Influences & Trends
  • Kitchen Organisation & delegation of duties
  • Costings of commodities & Dishes collectively
  • Portion, Yield & Waste Control

Advance Prep & Cookery Content:

  • Quality points & commodity groupings:
  • Vegetables & Vegetarian Dishes
  • Sauces, Soups & Consommes
  • Dough & Batter Products
  • Pastry & Confectionery products
  • Cakes, Sponges & Biscuits
  • Hot, Cold & Frozen Desserts
  • Fish & Shellfish Dishes
  • Meat, Poultry, Offal & Game

Your team members will gain hands-on experience in a professional kitchen across Early Years settings, nurseries and schools or smaller setups such as childminders.

This apprenticeship standard is set at level 3 and will allow your team to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills required for their job and future career in the kitchen. This apprenticeship includes completion of Functional Skills at Level 2 in both English & Maths. Progression from this apprenticeship can be into a senior culinary chef role.

Summary of the End Point Assessment Process: 

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Once you have decided to take on a new apprentice or upskill an existing member of your staff through an apprenticeship you will need to set up an Apprentice Digital Account to access the government funding that will pay for the apprenticeship and any incentive payments you may be eligible for. At Aspire Training Team we can help you set up your account. Find out more.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
Approved by Government (Department of Education)
Course duration:
15 - 24 months
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

This apprenticeship is ideal for those who have already completed their Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship and want to build their knowledge and skills to help them flourish in what is a key role in any kitchen.

Key facts:

  • Level 3 Chef De Partie Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Train your team at a minimal cost to you
  • Receive up to £1000 of incentive payments available depending on the learner
  • Get up to 100% of the cost of the course paid for by the Government
  • Government funding available (See employer info section)

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To apply or find out more information about the Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship ‘For your Team’ course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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