Professional Cookery Technical

Certificate Hospitality & Catering

Course Details

Subject Area
Hospitality & Catering
Age Group
16 - 18

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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This course is for you if you are 16 or over and would like to work in the hospitality and catering sector as a chef and would like to develop the foundation and skills for a lifelong career.

Designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills, this course will provide you with the platform from which you can progress to our Level 3 Technical qualification in Professional Cookery.

Through this course you'll cover the following units:

• Safe working practices for the hospitality industry
• Introduction to professional cookery
• Tools and equipment used in professional cookery
• Boiling, poaching and steaming
• Stewing and braising
• Baking, roasting and grilling
• Deep frying and shallow frying
• Producing cold food products

As part of this study programme you will be required to complete 35-hour work placement while gaining an understanding of the skills required to complete this course.

The course will be delivered in our professional kitchens, using current industry trends and resources, and will give you the opportunity to work alongside industry experts who will contribute to your knowledge and skills and provide demonstrations on a weekly basis through our partnership with The Chefs' Forum.

As part of this partnership, you will become a member of The Chefs's Forum, you'll be provided with a Chefs Forum jacket and have the opportunity to support The Chef's Forum and the College with internal and external events.

In addition to this, you will also have a dedicated chef tutor who will support you through your learning journey and an employability specialist who will support you in preparing for a work placement, and support you in gaining a suitable placement.

Applicants must possess GCSE's at grade 4-9 (A-C) and a passion for hospitality and cookery as well as a Level 1 Professional Cookery qualification or previous experience working in the hospitality and catering sector.

You will be assessed by a range of methods including portfolio based work, practical synoptic assessments and externally set exams.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can go on to study our Level 3 Professional Cookery, Patisserie and Confectionary or Food and Beverage Service qualifications.
Alternatively, you can go on to work in the hospitality and catering industry in a wide range of settings including hotels, restaurants, gastro pubs and specialist bakeries, cafes and tea rooms.

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There is no cost for this course.
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