Learn new skills or improve your current catering skills - without the stress of an exam.
There is a nationwide shortage of chefs and a wide variety of jobs available, so this course can help you enhance your job prospects.
You will improve your current catering skills in our modern kitchens with the help of our experienced chefs - and impress your family, friends or employer with your abilities. The course could also be your stepping stone to securing a role in catering - a profession where jobs are on the increase.
It is a 12-week free course where you will cook a variety of dishes and further increase your knowledge and skills in preparation and cooking, health and safety, knife skills, working as a team and a variety of other areas.
If you are currently in work, you can choose your days to tie in with your work schedule.
You should be over 19 years of age.
This is a practical-based, hands-on course where you will cover a wide variety of topics to help you further your career or find employment within catering.
Below are some of the areas you will cover:
Our experienced chef will be there to support you.
The only cost will be chef's clothes. We can discuss with you where to purchase the clothing and the cost will be approximately £40.
You can also purchase the dishes you make at a very reasonable cost.
You could consider the Level 2 Food Production and Cooking or Professional Cookery one-year courses.
You could advance your career working within catering.
Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.
He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.
"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."