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Professional Cookery (Introduction) Level 1 at South Cheshire College

Course description

The Diploma in Professional Cookery takes into account the latest approach to food safety, health and safety legislation and current industry practices. The content of this qualification is underpinned by the belief that to work as a successful chef in the catering industry it is essential to have a good foundation in a wide range of high quality cooking skills and to be able to apply those skills across a range of catering contexts. Successful candidates will be able to understand the theory which underpins the cooking skills learnt sufficiently well to be able to adapt them in different working environments. Successful completion of the qualification would enable a candidate to enter employment at a commis chef level within a kitchen.

Course content

Topics include:

  • Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry
  • Food safety in catering
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • Food preparation methods, including boiling, poaching, steaming, stewing, braising, baking, grilling, deep and shallow frying
  • Introduction to personal workplace skills

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs D-G, including Maths and English. Students also need to show a keen interest in hospitality and catering. In addition candidates are subject to an initial interview to assess their suitability.

Further information

Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.