Please note that this programme is not a registered qualification, but is intended to teach students current and modern techniques and skills. This programme can only be done once the student has completed a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking Programme or equivalent. Students will spend an intensive 9-week practical hands-on training on campus and the remainder will be spent in industry.
This INNOVATIVE programme allows students to take the expertise and knowledge acquired in the foundational courses to unprecedented levels. Are you interested in all things artisanal? Are you passionate about avant-garde techniques, and global culinary trends and traditions?
If the cutting edge of the culinary world sounds like your happy place, then this is the programme for you.
From Asia, to France, to the Americas – this programme will put you through your paces as we globe-trot and time travel across history’s most significant culinary influencers.
You’ll make time-honoured artisanal products like preserves, charcuterie (chorizo and salami) and cheese (including ricotta, mozzarella, and haloumi). Expect to be spell-bound by the fascinating world of molecular gastronomy. We dip into the techniques that have blazed a trail through culinary convention: from sous-vide cooking to creating spheres, gels, and foams. You will also learn about recycling, growing your own herbs and cooking with a conscience.
This is a challenging program that gives students the chance to hone their skills and truly maximise their talent. The Innovation in Culinary Arts Programme includes an industry placement component. All your hard work and state-of-the-art skills come together in a practical exam. You’ll get a chance to showcase your newly gained expertise by conceptualising, creating and perfectly executing a real-life restaurant evening.
This program will give you a leg-up in the industry by streamlining your culinary education and experience. Think of it as a finishing school for chefs-to-be. The Innovation Programme is perfect for students who want a qualification to turbo-charge their culinary career with knowledge of what is relevant right now; or for those looking to launch their own culinary business.
Chefs Training & Innovation Academy Certificate of Achievement
Programme fees include the following
Course material, CTIA recipe book, tuition, all practical ingredients, use of all equipment, free Wi-Fi
PRATCTICAL AND THEORETICAL SUBJECTS
- Herbology: Establish and maintain a herb garden
- Food photography and styling
- Molecular Gastronomy: Science of modern day cooking
- Culinary Innovation: Modern food equipment and techniques
- Global cuisine studies: American, European and Asiatic cuisines
- Avantgarde: The future of food trends
- Food anatomy: Understanding product potential
- Charcuterie: Science of meat curing, salting, preservation and smoking
- Introduction to cheese making
- Fermentation: Introduction to craft beer making and other fermented products
- CTIA midterm exam, final theory exam, practical exam