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Commis Chef CV Template (Text Format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Hard-working Commis Chef with 7+ years of professional experience assisting chefs with food preparation processes and various kitchen duties. Creative and committed to ensuring all culinary duties are completed promptly and according to food safety and hygiene regulations.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Commis Chef
Cactus Restaurant
Aug 2019–Present, Limerick

  • Collaborate with a team of 2 and a chef de partie to assemble cakes and prepare 15+ pastries daily, maintain a clean workplace, and assist with deliveries
  • Accurately measure ingredients and assist with the preparation of 4 continental side dishes daily
  • Facilitate stock rotation and ensure kitchen utensils are kept in place to reduce time waste by 20% and avoid kitchen accidents
  • Manage merchandise displays by highlighting new inventory to increase sales
  • Maintain 100% adherence to health and safety practices in compliance with regulations

Commis Chef
Aquifer Hotels
May 2017–Jul 2019, Limerick

  • Assisted the chef de partie in food preparation, delivery orders, stock rotation, and other duties as assigned in a fresh food kitchen
  • Reduced stock loss by 15% by efficiently organising inventory to avoid expiration and costly waste
  • Ensured proper disposal of garbage and cleanliness of a kitchen of 1,000 square feet
  • Implemented effective organisation of inventory restocks to track items and avoid waste

Commis Chef
Willow Tree Restaurants
January 2015–May 2017, Leeds

  • Successfully performed daily kitchen tasks such as menu planning, food preparation, and inventory management to improve workflow and productivity
  • Enhanced kitchen restocking of items such as vegetables, flour, and fruits to cut down on costs and ensure accurate order delivery, leading to a 23% increase in customer satisfaction
  • Achieved 5/5 rating on efficient order delivery as directed by the chefs de partie through timely and accurate responses to customer needs
  • Adhered strictly to restaurant rules and instructions from the line managers and other immediate superiors

EDUCATION

NVQ Level 3, Professional Cookery
John Cooke College
2012–2014, Limerick, Ireland

Leaving Certificate
Laurel Hill Secondary School
2009–2011, Limerick, Ireland

KEY SKILLS

  • Sous vide
  • Baking
  • Quality assurance
  • Menu planning
  • Customer service skills
  • Kitchen management
  • People skills
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Conflict resolution
  • Time management

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Socialising with friends and family
  • Watching TV (news and documentaries)
  • Playing football weekly
  • Reading non-fiction books
  • Solving puzzles
  • Fishing

Skills for your commis chef CV

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

A commis chef is an entry-level chef who works in a professional kitchen under the supervision of the chef de partie.

While there are no specific education requirements to become a commis chef, completion of a culinary program or a BTEC or NVQ qualification in food preparation and cooking can help you land your first kitchen job.

A commis chef’s duties vary depending on the kitchen where they’re employed but normally involve preparing ingredients, cleaning dishes and utensils, and assisting more experienced chefs. Other common responsibilities include stocking supplies and plating dishes.

Because commis chefs work as part of a team, you’ll need to demonstrate excellent soft skills (personality traits and abilities that can’t be taught in a classroom) when you make your CV. However, you must also show employers that you have the hard skills (abilities honed through training) necessary to safely operate kitchen equipment.

Here’s a list of skills to highlight to create a convincing commis chef CV:

 

  • Knowledge of food safety and hygiene regulations
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Knife skills
  • Stress management
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Knowledge of cooking techniques
  • Understanding of food science principles
  • Problem solving
  • Menu planning
  • Adaptability
  • Knowledge of food trends
  • Food presentation
  • Baking

 

Continue describing your commis chef skills when you make a cover letter for your application.


Ida Pettersson, a CV Genius careers expert and CV writing specialist.
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Ida Pettersson

After graduating from New College of Florida with a BA in Philosophy and Chinese Language and Culture, Ida moved to Hong Kong to begin her own career journey and finally settled in Taiwan. Her insights on CV writing, interview strategies, and career development have been featured on websites such as LawCareers.net, Digital Marketer, and SheCanCode.