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Soho House Apprenticeship Programme - Commis Chef

United Kingdom

Department: Food & Beverage

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Soho House Apprenticeship Programme - Commis Chef

Department: Food & Beverage



Soho Apprenticeship provides on-the-job training to support people at the beginning of their careers or anyone who might be starting a new career with us.

Through this training programme you will gain exposure to different departments across the business, have the opportunity to work in different sites and rotate around sections in the kitchens. You'll earn a recognised qualification (Commis Chef Level 2), take part in professional development sessions with our leadership team and have a dedicated mentor

Your Journey

  • Working full time in our kitchens and training with our chefs in either Pen Yen, our Japanese restaurant, Cecconi’s, our Italian restaurant, or in one of the House Kitchens
  • Starting off with the basics, you will rotate around all sections in the kitchen with guidance from your mentor and other senior chefs in the kitchen
  • ‘Chef Academy’ days at an external cookery school, to develop your culinary skills in a learning environment and complete practical training
  • Dedicated time each month to work towards your apprenticeship qualification, with the support of your trainer and early careers team
  • Masterclasses with our senior chefs and supplier trips to elevate your culinary knowledge and skills
  • Our internal learning and development opportunities will give you all of the skills to excel with everything you do

Soho House is a global business with locations across Europe, North America and Asia. If living and working abroad is something that excites you, then we will support your future self to do this.

Additional information

Do I need any previous experience in hospitality in order to be considered?
No. This programme is designed specifically for those with minimal to no prior experience, with a passion for hospitality

What locations will the scheme be based in?
We will be placing apprentices across various sites in London. This includes West, Central, and East London

What's in it for me? 

  • Weekly Pay
  • Team meal whilst on shift prepared by our chefs
  • £20 Taxi Contribution for late shifts (post 1am – 5am / Uber) 
  • Soho Friends Membership
  • 50% Team discount on Food & Drink, 7 days a week
  • Team Room Rates; Any Bedroom, Any House, $100 a night
  • Financial Incentive based on House Performance (Quarterly)
  • Health Cash Plan (option to add children)
  • Dental Plan (option to add children)
  • Birthday Day Off
  • Discount on Cowshed products and Soho Home (up to 50%)
  • Free Counselling Sessions
  • Cookhouse & House Tonic: Our Cookhouse & Tonic Programmes offer unique food and drink training, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.
  • Continuous training to develop yourself personally and professionally
  • Exclusive access to our benefits platform with hundreds of discounts on shopping, gym memberships, holidays, insurance and much more

Application timeline

After you have applied, if you have met the criteria we are looking for, we will be in touch to discuss next steps:

  • Stage 1: Telephone interviews will take place will take place from week commencing 3rd June 2024
  • Stage 2: Discovery Days for you to come and meet us to find out more about us, Soho Apprenticeship and some group activities
    • Central London (Commis Chef) – 19th June 2024
  • Stage 3: Final interview at one of our sites with the General Manager or Head Chef

Start Date: Monday 1st July 2024

We wish you the best of luck in your application and hope to see you soon!