On successful completion of the Commis Chef apprenticeship the apprentice is awarded a Level 6 Advanced Certificate Culinary Arts.
The lead industry partner for this apprenticeship is the Irish Hotels Federation. The apprenticeship is a 2-year programme which involves 3 or 4 days per week on-the-job training, and 1 or 2 days per week off-the-job, depending on the time of year. The apprenticeship is coordinated by Kerry Education and Training Board and is delivered in a range of locations in Cavan & Monaghan ETB, City of Dublin ETB, Cork ETB, Galway & Roscommon ETB, Kerry ETB, and Limerick & Clare ETB. For More information see the below website http://www.apprenticeship.ie/en/apprentice/Pages/commis-chef.aspx
Pictured at the Launch of the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme
This National Programme was officially launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD at a reception in Dublin.
Speaking at the Programme launch in Dublin Owen O Donnell, Director of Further Education and Training for Kerry ETB stated;
“Kerry ETB is delighted to be leading the new National Apprenticeship for Commis Chefs. This Apprenticeship has been developed in partnership between Education & Training Boards and the hospitality and culinary industry to provide the sector with highly skilled people. This is the first of the New Apprenticeships launched by the further education and training sector and will provide a direct route to employment with excellent career and progression opportunities for the apprentice graduates”
The CEO of Kerry ETB, Colm McEvoy also stated
“I am delighted with the successful development and validation of the Commis Chef level Apprenticeship. As the coordinating ETB for this new apprenticeship I wish to thank our Director of Further Education and Training, Owen O’Donnell and all the local team member of their dedication and commitment to this initiative. In addition, I wish to thank all our partner ETBs that participated in this development and ETBI for all their support and assistance. I look forward to the successful roll out of this new apprenticeship”