Learn new skills or improve your current cooking 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 cooking 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 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.
Commis chef and former Derby College student Carly Baxter plans to run her own fine dining establishment one day. And, thanks to taking a foundation degree in hospitality management at Derby College, she hopes to have all the ingredients she needs to make her restaurant venture a success. Carly, who initially took levels 2 and 3 in professional cookery with the College, progressed to the foundation degree in hospitality management so she could learn all aspects of the catering industry.Carly, who is currently employed as a commis chef at Breadsall Priory, is planning to go into business with a friend from College. To realise her aims she has been studying full-time at College while juggling work shifts, working virtually seven-day weeks at times.
She said: "It's my ambition to open my own fine dining restaurant but to do that I need to know everything that's involved, not just the cheffing side.
"I can't expect to be able to tell other people what to do if I've never done their job myself."