You will be introduced to a variety of basic cooking skills and techniques to meet the needs of a broad range of roles across the catering and hospitality sector. This is a hands-on, practical course closely linked to the world of work.
- The catering and hospitality industry
- Food safety
- Health and safety awareness
- Healthy eating and special diets
- Using kitchen equipment
- Workplace skills
- Practical food preparation techniques
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students who complete this course can progress on to the Level 2 course.
Work as a kitchen assistant in a café, restaurant, pub, hotel, bed and breakfast, delicatessen, school - and many more. You could then pursue more senior positions such as chef, kitchen manager and supervisor.
A passion for the subject and one satisfactory reference is needed.
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
Harry’s work experience placement at the College proved crucial in helping him determine the career he wants to follow in cookery.
He spent a week working alongside the hospitality staff in one of Bishop Burton’s canteens and says the experience brought home to him the
importance of teamwork – something he is keen to experience further in his working life.
“We’ve studied many different units based on all aspects of the catering industry,” said Harry.
“We’ve learned all the practical skills needed to prepare us for any sort of job in the kitchen. There are a lot of examples of students who have studied this course at Bishop Burton and gone on to have great jobs in the industry.
“I learned so much during my work placement at the College. It was an amazing experience. I learned it is a real team effort to make sure the food gets out there on time to the customers.
“I’d now like to work as a chef in the army because of that teamwork aspect.”