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Professional Cookery Level 2 at Rotherham College

Course description

With a dash of determination, a pinch of perseverance and a sprinkle of skill, you’ll have the perfect recipe to start a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

Gaining experience in our student training restaurant – The Wharncliffe – you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a fast-paced restaurant open to the public. The training restaurant has seen a £1 million pound investment into both the facilities and its appearance; giving it a modern edge and reflecting the commercial eating industry.

Previous catering and hospitality students have worked at a series of prestigious events, from serving the Royal Family at the 2012 Olympics, to working with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

You’ll be provided with numerous exciting opportunities to gain experience that will make you stand out in one of the biggest industries in the UK. You’ll get hands on experience which will prepare you for a culinary career, whether you want to follow in the footsteps of your favourite celebrity chef, become a restaurant manager for an established brand, or travel the world – the possibilities are endless.

Course content

This advanced course is ideal for those looking for a supervisory role in the hospitality industry. Whether you want to become a restaurant or bar manager, work as a head receptionist or concierge, or start up your own business, this course will give you the leadership skills you will need in order to succeed.

What will I study?

•Target setting for the team and individuals

•How to establish and maintain effective working relationships with your team •Stock control systems

•Health and safety legislation and related policies •Improvements to customer service practices

•Maintaining a payment point, handling payments and processing payment methods

•Food service practices including full responsibility for the restaurant

•Licensing legislation and supervision of related beverage service skills

•Reception and reservation skills

•Barista skills including information about a range of coffees, teas, chocolates, smoothies and fresh juice drinks

•Grape varieties, countries of origin and style characteristics, food matching and how to present, open and serve wines

•Information regarding industry specific legislation and regulations •Additional technical skills required to deliver a great dining experience

•How to develop personal attributes such as assertiveness, confidence and time management

•Career management

What added value will I receive?

Gain experience working in The Wharncliffe modern restaurant, and use high specification equipment in order to prepare you for work within this exciting industry. The opportunity to attend master classes and workshops will be available and competition work will also be included. 

Entry requirements

•NVQ Level 1 in Food Preparation and Cooking or equivalent and/or work experience (to be discussed at interview)

•You must have a good standard of spoken and written English

•You must be able to multi-task

•You must be committed, have a good work ethic and be prepared to be flexible


You will be assessed through the observation of your practical skills in the realistic work environment of the Wharncliffe Restaurant. You will also answer oral and written questions, structure and write reports, deliver training sessions, briefings and presentations, and record professional discussions

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

On successful completion you can progress on to the Professional Cookery Level 3.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 December 2017
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