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Entry Requirements

Completed the entry level qualification or equivalent

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Full time

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Duration

1 academic year

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Timetable

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Key features and Benefits

  • Serve your creation in Scholars our on campus restaurant
  • Learn from tutors who have worked in top restaurants – including Michelin starred establishments
  • Learn your profession in our professional training kitchen
  • Take part in exciting work placements with top industry names like Northcote, Yu Copster Green and Mytton Fold.

Catering and food profession is an exciting career path that's all about understanding food and ingredients.

Overview

Catering and food profession is an exciting career path that's all about understanding food and ingredients. In particular you'll learn how to prepare and cook food and how to serve your dishes.  You will gain experience of a wide range of study topics and work within a professional kitchen with your classmates  as a kitchen team.

In addition to working within our professional kitchen you will gain experience working in the College's restaurant, Scholars, helping prepare drinks and supporting the service.

You will develop and build your knowledge of a variety of cooking methods and how to use kitchen equipment.

You will be taught by highly experienced tutors who have a wealth of knowledge and skills  having worked in the most prestigious restaurants across the UK including St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall and Gleneagles, the world renown hotel group.

What will I study?

  • You will learn about:

    • Food service
    • Introduction to healthy eating
    • Food preparation
    • Learning a variety of cooking methods: steaming, boiling and stir-frying
    • Preparing and serving drinks
    • Food hygiene and safety
    • Front office operations
    • Using kitchen equipment
    • Guest services in the hospitality industry

    You will be assessed by observations, projects and written or verbal questioning. There are no end of year or end of term exams.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed the entry level qualification or equivalent.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by observations, projects and written or verbal questioning. There are no end of year or end of term exams.

What can I do next?

When you have completed this qualification you will be able to progress to the following courses:

  • Level 2 Professional Cookery

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As a mobile catering assistant or street food trader, you will serve customers hot and cold drinks, and food and snacks from a stall, cart or van.

If you are interested in working with food and you enjoy travelling and meeting people, then this job could be for you. You’ll need to be physically fit as you’ll be on your feet for most of your shift, and you’ll also need to work well under pressure.

Most mobile catering assistants come into the role with some previous catering or retail experience, although this is not essential. It may also help if you have a basic food hygiene qualification.

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