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Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionery) Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

This qualification is designed for students aged 16 and over who want to work as a chef in the pastry section of a professional kitchen.

This course will help you develop advanced skills and techniques to produce patisserie products, for example fine desserts and pastries.

The topics that will be undertaken develop advanced skills and techniques in producing:

  • dough and batter products
  • petits fours
  • pastry products
  • hot, cold and frozen desserts
  • cakes and sponges
  • display pieces and decorative items

To support the development of these skills, you will also undertake the following topics:

  • food safety supervision
  • supervision in the professional kitchen
  • sustainability
  • gastronomy

Entry requirements

You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant level 2/3 qualification in cookery.

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to help you enter employment with higher level of responsibility or at a more prestigious establishment.

You could enter employment as a first commis chef or a pastry chef within the pastry section of high end establishments, such as:

  • Fine dining restaurants
  • Michelin Star/Rosette restaurants
  • Luxury hotels
  • Cruise liners
  • Chocolatiers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.