If you have a passion for cooking or want to ensure that customers receive the very best in front of house service then join the best catering college in the South West. As a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence in three disciplines, an AA Highly Commended College Rosette winner and industry partners including the Eden Project there really is nowhere better to study catering and hospitality.
This course is ideal for students who have completed their Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery and wish to further their knowledge and skills at an advanced level.
The course allows students to develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the catering and hospitality industry. You will develop and practice the skills required for successful employment and you will also gain valuable hands-on experience in managing a production kitchen.
If you want to work in a fast-paced, action-packed and creative industry then look no further than a career in catering. The opportunities for career progression in this industry are some of the best. From commis chef to sous chef, all the way up to head chef, if you are willing to put in the hard work you could be running your own kitchen in a few years’ time.
Please note: As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.
What You Will Learn
You will learn many of the techniques used in professional cookery, including:
Cook and finish complex fish and shellfish dishes
Cook and finish complex meat, poultry and game dishes
Cook and finish complex vegetable dishes
Prepare cook and finish complex hot sauces
Prepare cook and finishes complex soups
Prepare cook and finish fresh pasta dishes
Prepare cook and finish complex bread and dough products
Prepare cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones
Prepare cook and finish complex pastry products
Prepare, process and finish complex chocolate products
Prepare cook and finish complex hot and cold desserts
As well as learning about:
Producing healthier dishes
How to work safely and hygienically
You will learn a combination of practical and theoretical units which will be delivered in an excellent industry level environment. In addition to developing practical skills you will also study the nutritional values of foods and ingredients, management and supervisory skills, successful kitchen management, and how to store, prepare and cook food safely.
You will also receive personal tutorials which will provide opportunities to set your personal targets and to carryout self-evaluation and reflection.
Lewis, 18, is interested in specializing in pastry and is completing his industry placement in a professional kitchen.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my industry placement. My employers have been extremely supportive of my college course, industry placement and development outside of college as well. They have presented me with plenty of opportunities to advance in my career and I am greatly appreciative of them.
The industry placement helps to develop your skills alongside college and gives you the experience of working in the proper kitchen environment. I would highly recommend taking part in the placement to anyone interested.”
Alongside the theory you will produce a portfolio of your work which will be verified and should include assessment books, projects, and theoretical work
Higher Education – Degree in Hospitality Management
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