Professional Cookery Intermediate
This industry has recently been thrust into the spotlight thanks to the popularity of TV shows like The Great British Bake Off and Masterchef. Famous chefs are now seen as international celebrities, with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Mary Berry. Whether you’ve got a passion for fine-dining, or are geared towards the style of street food and experimenting with different flavours and textures, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of vast opportunities and creativity.
Our professional cookery courses are now partnered with Silverstone!
What will I do?
You will be introduced to the hospitality and catering industry through a variety of work experience opportunities, both on and off campus. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of professional cooking, as well as health and safety in the kitchen, costs and menu planning, as well as practical skills. You will learn how to prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces, and how to prepare fruit, vegetables, meat and fish dishes. You will also learn how to produce biscuit, cake and sponge products. Learning and working across both The Brasserie and at Silverstone, you will experience life in a busy kitchen. You will receive support and guidance required to get your technical skills up to a high standard, giving you the confidence to push the boundaries and expand your learning.
You could progress to study Professional Cookery at an Advanced level, taking the next steps towards a successful career in the hospitality and catering industry. On this course you will have the opportunity to work alongside professional staff at race days and other prestigious events at Silverstone Circuits. You could also progress onto an Apprenticeship where you can further your training on the job, and earn a wage at the same time.
Is it for me?
Have you got a passion for food? Been creating dishes in the kitchen since you were young? Come and channel your love for cooking and make it into a career. You must be able to take direction and work as a team, as you will be working under pressure with potentially dangerous equipment. This course will support you with your personal study skills, preparing you for the next level. Our dedicated staff will share their technical knowledge with you, ensuring you become comfortable and confident in the kitchen.
Level 1 – You require GCSE Maths and English with one at least Grade 2/E to study Level 1 Professional Cookery.
Level 2 – You require GCSE Maths & English, one subject at Grade 4 (minimum) and the other to be at Grade 3 (minimum), to study Level 2 Professional Cookery.
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