This course is designed to improve your cooking skills to help in your work OR help you get into work.
It is an exciting practical-based course where you will be preparing and cooking a wide variety of dishes in our modern kitchens with our experienced chef.
Chefs are in demand and there is a shortage of chefs in the industry so come along and pick up a wide variety of skills and knowledge to help you progress.
You need a basic cooking knowledge.
This is a 14-week course which entails one day a week (choose your day from Monday to Friday to fit in with your life). It runs from 9.00 to 2.30 pm in our real working kitchen and involves no cost.
You will cover a wide range of cooking methods and dishes so if you want to progress at work or just impress family and friends, this course is ideal.
Examples of dishes you will prepare are:
You will be assessed via practical observations.
We will provide aprons and hats - just bring closed-in sturdy shoes.
We offer a variety of other catering courses.
You can progress to jobs within the catering industry.
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."