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.


Apprenticeship standard for a senior chef culinary arts

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

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 over the course of this parliament.

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: or

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