Cookery - Professional Diploma in Culinary Skills

Entry Requirements:
A range of 3/2 or D-E grades at GCSE plus an interest in catering.

Why Should You Take This Course?
Do you have a passion for cooking? Are you interested in becoming the next big name in catering, the next Monica Galetti, James Martin or Gordon Ramsey? Would you like a career in the Hospitality and Catering industry, which is one of the biggest and most diverse employment sectors in the country? Our courses are designed to prepare you for entry into this dynamic sector. This enables you to develop the skills required for a successful career in this field. The practical aspects of the qualification will take place in our professional skills kitchen.

Course content
This qualification is structured to enable you to work with a wide range of commodities in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes in a professional kitchen.
You will complete a variety of units covering all aspects of catering which will include:
Stocks, soups and sauces
Fruit and vegetables
Meats and offal
Fish and shellfish
Rice, pasta, grains and eggs
Hot and cold desserts and puddings
Paste products
Fermented dough
Food safety in catering
Healthy foods and special diets
Catering operations

How will I be assessed?
The practical elements of this course are assessed by means of timed assessments, the preparation and cooking of individual and multiple dishes. Other types of assessment include research assignments, written question papers, small projects and presentations.

Are there any special expenses?
A catering uniform, safety shoes, knife roll which you will order through the department, a deposit for locker hire and print credit

What could I do next?
Enter industry as a commis chef or use this course as a stepping stone to a Level 3 catering qualification or advanced apprenticeship.

How to apply for this course

2019-2020 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
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