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Catering Studies at Derwen College

Course description

In Catering Studies, you will learn catering skills including food hygiene, health & safety, food preparation and service in a fast moving, real work environment.

Course content

You will learn your basic skills including food hygiene, health & safety, and food preparation and service through your individual learning programme. You can also get qualifications in these areas ranging from the Certificate in Skills for Life in Catering at Entry 2 & 3, to City & Guilds Level 1 in Food Preparation and Cooking or Food Service.

Included in the curriculum are visits to catering suppliers, the BBC Good Food Show, Cake International and Hotelympia exhibitions.

Once you have honed your basic catering skills you will contribute to the preparation and service of the eight hundred student meals that are served every day at Derwen College. You will also provide ideas for, and cook the main ‘Meal of the Day’ at the Orangery training restaurant.

Over the time you are in Catering Studies, you will participate in internal work experience in the Garden Café and Tiffins. Both of these establishments welcome visitors every day and offer a range of beverages, cakes & meals. The new Bradbury Food Production Centre is another internal work experience venue where you will get the opportunity to make Derwen produce such as chutneys, jams, and breads which are then sold in Young’s Farm Shop.

Towards the end of your programme, you will have the opportunity to undertake external work experience at local venues including Gobowen Railway Station Café; Moreton Hall School & Hope House, as well as participating in special events such fundraising occasions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derwen College directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2015

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