Cooking is on the increase. Why not join our course and learn to cook a wide variety of dishes to impress your family and friends? You'll have fun learning and cooking - without the stress of an exam.
This is a 12-week course where you will cook a variety of dishes and increase your knowledge and skills in preparation and cooking, health and safety, knife skills, working as a team and a variety of other areas.
Dishes you have made can be purchased at a very reasonable cost.
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 and gain a stepping stone into employment.
Below are some of the areas you will cover:
Our experienced chef will be there to support you in making your dishes.
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 purchase the items you prepare at a very reasonable cost.
You could consider the Level 2 course which is a 12-week course.
You could progress to work in a pub or cafe.
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."