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FOUNDATION PROGRAMME IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

This course consists of the City & Guilds Certificate in Food Preperation and Cooking. It will give you a solid foundation of all things culinary; and provides training in the essentials of commercial cookery – carefully structured to prepare students for a first career role in various kitchen environments.

You’ll learn about nutrition, food safety and kitchen hygiene, and you’ll master the fundamental knife skills and cooking methods that any budding chef needs for a thriving career in the culinary world. Not only will you learn to bake bread and produce some timeless classics, but we’ll also teach you to prepare meals with a flair.

CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE IN FOOD PREPARATION & CULINARY ARTS
freshly baked bread

DURATION

PART-TIME: 6 months

ACCREDITATION

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HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Part-time programmes do not require the student to complete a set time in the industry, however, CTIA will assist with an industry placement for students who which to obtain this experience on request.

THIS COURSE IS IDEAL FOR

Anyone who wants to kick-start their career in the culinary industry; or for foodies looking to master the basics of being a good chef. Once you have completed this course, you will have the skills to become an entry-level chef.

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COURSE INFORMATION

YOU MAY WISH TO ADD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO THE PROGRAMME

01

Professional Culinary Arts Programme

02

Professional Pastry Programme

01

CTIA Certificate of Achievement – Foundation Programme in Professional Cookery

02

City & Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts

PLEASE NOTE: All students will need access to a computer or laptop with Microsoft Office Suite and stable internet/data.” To the following: “All students will need access to a computer or laptop with Microsoft Office Suite and stable internet/data. From Semester 2, students must be able to bring a laptop or notebook to class.

One full set of uniform, one pair of safety shoes, Wusthof chef’s knife set and roll, basic pastry kit (Patisserie semester only). Course material, CTIA Recipe book, integrated first aid and fire training, orientation, tuition, all practical ingredients, use of all equipment, free Wi-Fi, safe parking on campus, City & Guilds registration fees, City & Guilds assessment fees, City & Guilds first examination fees, City & Guilds certification, graduation fees (for the student only).

SEMESTER BREAKDOWN

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THEORY & PRACTICAL MODULES

  • Introduction to hospitality
  • Food and kitchen hygiene and safety
  • Introduction to basic kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Stocks, soups and sauces
  • Moist heat methods of cooking: boiling, poaching, steaming, braising and stewing
  • Dry heat methods of cooking: baking, roasting, grilling, frying
  • Introduction to nutrition
  • Cold presentation
  • Introduction to patisserie
  • Introduction to costing
  • Basic ingredients