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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

You should be over 19 years of age.

Course Content

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:

  • Food Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Team Work
  • Knife Skills
  • Preparation and cooking of a wide variety of savoury and sweet dishes.

 

How will I be assessed?

Our experienced chef will be there to support you in making your dishes.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider the Level 2 course which is a 12-week course.

 

Careers

You could progress to work in a pub or cafe.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Carly Baxter

Carly Baxter

Carly’s hospitality foundation degree contains all the right ingredients

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."

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