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The Chef de Partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen and is the next step in the exciting career of a Professional Chef following 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 and live it) in relation to people with whom you work, food safety, culinary skills and also business elements in the journey of becoming a chef.

The apprenticeship includes Pass and Distinction grades with the final grade based on the apprentice’s combined performance in each assessment activity.

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.

Entry criteria

Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship. There is a requirement to have literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to GCSE at grade C/4 or Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths.

Apprentices must have achieved a Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship or have substantial industry experience to be considered at application.


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.


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