This course leads you through all aspects of advanced kitchen, larder, production and patisserie work. It will allow you to develop a broad range of practical culinary skills that will equip you for the rigours of the modern kitchen environment. An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and is passionate about gastronomy.
You will learn advanced skills in the preparation, cooking and finishing of various dishes, ranging from fish and meat to desserts. There will an opportunity to develop advanced decorating techniques and a unit on fermented dough.
In the theory lessons you will learn about working effectively with others, health and safety and explore new ideas and flavours through the gastronomy unit. You will be able to participate in Masterclass demonstrations.
Key Areas of Study
What else will I gain?
You may have the opportunity to dine at a Michelin star restaurant. You are encouraged to enter national and international competitions and are mentored throughout the process by any one of our Master Chefs of Great Britain who teach in the department.
You are required to purchase some specialist equipment before the start of the course (such as uniforms), the approximate cost of which is £110. The College will give you more information on this before you start your course.
Those in financial hardship can apply for help from the college’s Learner Support Fund.