Professional Cookery

These course will cover all of the skills required in food preparation, production, cooking and serving.

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Level 1 Diploma:

The course will introduce you to the basic principles of cookery used in professional kitchens including fish filleting, roasting, baking, poaching, steaming, frying, stewing and braising, as well as areas of pastry work and essential knife skills. You will work one day per week in our busy restaurant, learning barista skills, customer service skills, serving and preparing hot and cold beverages, processing payments and bookings and in-depth menu knowledge. You will also be able to gain a qualification in Food and Beverage Service. In addition, you will be expected to undertake work placement alongside your course.

Level 2 Diploma:

You will develop knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety and how to plan for the preparation, cooking and finishing of a variety of dishes. You will develop knowledge of produce and ingredients as well as techniques used to prepare, cook and finish dishes. In parallel, you will develop communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. You will also be able to gain a qualification in Food and Beverage Service. In addition, you will be expected to attend a mandatory work placement alongside your course.

Level 3 Diploma:

You will develop knowledge of relevant health and safety and how to plan for the preparation, cooking and finishing of a variety of dishes. You will develop the advanced skills and techniques to prepare, cook and finish dishes, which include meat and offal, poultry and game, fish and shellfish and vegetables. In parallel, you will develop communication and customer service skills, and awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills. You are required to complete two optional units, which include producing petits fours and producing hot, cold and frozen desserts. You will also be able to gain a qualification in Food and Beverage Service. In addition, you will be expected to attend a mandatory work placement alongside of your course.

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of these courses puts you in a good position in the hospitality industry. Past students have gained employment with companies such as Nathan Outlaw’s, Rick Stein and the St Moritz Hotel.

Level 1 Diploma Professional Cookery
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Level 2 Diploma Professional Cookery
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Level 3 Diploma Professional Cookery
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