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Commis chefs are often chefs in training, working alongside the chef de partie and assisting in basic needs of the kitchen. Preparing ingredients, keeping inventory, taking charge in organizing and keeping a clean workspace, and properly presenting food items are all part of the commis chef’s responsibilities. 

Commis chefs may rotate to different workstations throughout the kitchen, and partake in multiple tasks. Depending on the specialty, commis chefs are able to learn while multitasking and working alongside professionals. 

 

Commis Chef Job Description 

We are seeking a hard-working, efficient, and skilled commis chef to prepare the meal ingredients needed while working alongside the chef de partie and in various kitchen responsibilities. 

Responsibilities of the commis chef include: preparing ingredients, seasoning meats, taking inventory, overseeing deliveries, and organizing and basic cleaning in the kitchen, communicating with the chef and supervisor, and ensuring proper presentation of food as directed by the chef de partie. 

Successful commis chefs demonstrate excellent organizational skills and are attentive to the kitchen’s needs. Working alongside the chef de partie gives the commis chef an opportunity to learn and grow as a chef.

Commis Chef Responsibilities:

  • Measuring meal ingredients accurately for the chef de partie
  • Preparing meals by washing, peeling, and chopping fruits and vegetables and seasoning different kinds of meat
  • Preparing basic salads and sauces for meals, as directed by the chef de partie
  • Receiving deliveries and verifying that all ordered items are received and are good quality
  • Taking inventory of restaurant supplies and notifying the supervisor when stock is low
  • Disposing of the expired and spoiled food items stored in stock rooms, refrigerators, and freezers
  • Cleaning and ensuring that all the work stations are organized and properly sanitized
  • Preparing all the meal items to be presentable as instructed by the chef de partie

Commis Chef Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Associate’s degree, diploma or certification in culinary arts is preferred
  • Food handler’s license
  • Relevant prior work history and experience in a commercial kitchen 
  • Knowledge of current food health and safety regulations
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively

 

Commis Chef FAQ:

 

What is a commis chef position?

The commis chef prepares food items and assists the chef de partie in preparing and cooking meals. The commis chef partakes in washing, peeling, and cutting the fruits and vegetables needed for meals. Seasoning, and preparing ingredients is also required. 

Commis chefs are in training, working alongside the chef de partie. The responsibilities will vary depending on the specialty of the food or service. Commis chefs may move and work at different workstations to assist multiple chefs in the kitchen. 

 

Is this commis chef description customizable?

Yes! When posting a description for the commis chef position, you should include important information about your company, the work required, and a description of your ideal candidate. You can use our template and customize it to fit your needs.

 

What should I include in my commis chef position description?

The commis chef position description should always reflect what the commis chef will be expected to perform when working with your company. You can use our template of job descriptions, duties, and responsibilities to create a description that best fits the needs of your company. 

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Commis Chef

What is the best way to find and hire a Commis Chef near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Commis Chef applicants. Employers posting their Commis Chef job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Commis Chef applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Commis Chef are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 22 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Commis Chef positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Commis Chef role?
SMS has 85% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Commis Chef job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Commis Chefs are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 133% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Commis Chef applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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