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City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate: Culinary and Restaurant Skills at Loughborough College

Course description

Does the challenge of cooking the finest food in the fast-paced, kitchen environment of a top restaurant appeal to you?

The work of a chef is varied and you could find yourself doing anything and everything from preparing fish as a starter to preparing whole venison from the larder section or tempering chocolate for desserts.

There are so many options available but in a few years you could be managing that prestigious kitchen. So, if you like meeting new people, helping them out, working in a team, and seeing a satisfied customer eat your food, then this is the career for you.

Course content

Modules include introductions to investigating the hospitality and catering industries, food safety in catering, healthier foods and special diets, personal workplace skills, and an introduction to kitchen equipment.

You'll also be taught how to prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching, steaming, baking, roasting, deep frying, shallow frying, and braising, as well as preparing cold food.

Theoretical aspects will be assessed primarily through assignments and short-answer questions. Seven practical tests will take place throughout the programme, with the two main practical tests happening towards the end of the course.

Entry requirements

  • At least two GCSEs at grade G/1 or above (or equivalent).
  • You should also be able to demonstrate your numeracy and literacy skills through a short test.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, visit us at an Open Day, email or call 01509 618375.

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: 10 October 2017
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