Catering is on the increase. Why not join our course and learn to create 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 free course where you will create 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.
Some of the areas you will cover include:
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.
Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.
I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.