The Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the Hospitality and Catering industry.
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.
As a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence in three disciplines, and AA Highly Commended College Rosette Restaurant winner, there really is nowhere better to study catering and hospitality.
You will start your catering studies on our Level 2 course depending on your GCSE results and skills test. From here you can then progress on to our Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3. Our specialist professional chef courses are available for those who would like to take their studies further and have the relevant Level 2 and 3 qualifications.
What You Will Learn
This qualification covers the knowledge and skills you will need to enter work as a professional chef.
You will learn many of the techniques used in professional cookery, including:
• boiling, poaching and steaming
• stewing and braising
• baking, roasting and grilling
• deep frying and shallow frying
• cold food preparation
As well as learning about:
• the structure of professional kitchens and the principles of working as a professional chef
• how knives, tools and equipment are used in professional kitchens
• how to work safely and hygienically
You will also receive personal tutorials which will provide opportunities to set your personal targets and to carryout self-evaluation and reflection.
This will be springtime and in the summer, followed by a Synoptic exam covering the things you have learnt.
The Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery, an Apprenticeship Level 3, or employment as a kitchen, catering, food or beverage assistant.
If you choose to enter employment at the end of this qualification, you are most likely to begin work as a Commis Chef. A Commis Chef is the most common starting position in a professional kitchen. A Commis Chef carries out a variety of preparation and cooking tasks, under the supervision of a more senior chef. You are likely to be able to find work as a Commis Chef with a variety of establishments, such as:
• Contract caterers
• Armed forces
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.