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.
Work experience offered through Derby College's links with Bespoke Inns has led to the ideal job for former hospitality student Jack Bowler.
Jack, who got a distinction in his foundation degree course in International Hospitality Management, has been working at the Boot Inn in Repton, a Bespoke Inns' traditional pub and restaurant, since August. Although he already had catering qualifications from Derby College, Jack was keen to learn the front of house side of hotel and catering.
Encouraged by his lecturers, he enrolled on the foundation degree course and, through the Bespoke Inns Hospitality Management Academy, gained valuable work experience at The Dragon in Willington.
The Academy seeks to bridge the gap between education and the workplace for the College's hospitality students so that they can put into practice their customer service skills at top quality establishments.
In his new role at The Boot – a beautiful 17th Century coaching Inn – Jack gets to try his hand at everything including restaurant management, housekeeping and bar work.
He especially likes working behind the bar and telling customers about the range of beers brewed by The Boot's microbrewery next door.
My foundation degree was brilliant and the professional development offered through Bespoke Inns is unbelievable.
Derby College gave me the confidence to do what I'm doing now, and I owe my lecturers a lot. I'm happy to talk to students in hospitality so I can give something back. Bespoke Inns offers work experience to other Derby College students and it's good to see people getting the same great opportunity that I've had.