Further education and skills – guidance

Apprenticeship standard: senior chef culinary arts

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the hospitality sector.



This document is relevant to:

  • those looking to apply for an apprenticeship
  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks, and will be clear and concise. From 2017 to 2018 as many apprenticeship starts as possible will be on the new standards.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the senior chef culinary arts standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the Trailblazer contacts: Kathryn.Porter@Hilton.co.uk or Annette.Allmark@people1st.co.uk.

The standard for a senior chef culinary arts was developed by:

  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Spirit Pub Company
  • Compass Group
  • Dorchester Collection
  • Brownsword Hotels
  • BaxterStorey
  • McDonald’s UK
  • Bartlett Mitchell Ltd
  • Whitbread
  • Sodexo UK
  • Tragus Group
  • SSP
  • PGL Travel
  • Mitchells and Butlers
  • Oxford and Cambridge Club
  • Royal Academy of Culinary Arts
  • British Institute of Innkeeping
  • Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
  • Barchester Healthcare
  • Brend Hotels