Hospitality & Food
If you love cooking and are looking to enter the exciting world of catering, our Level 1 introduction course is the perfect starting place. You’ll receive all-round training in food preparation, cooking and serving, giving you the basic skills and knowledge you need to progress. You’ll learn in our state-of-the-art training kitchens covering key areas including fish, baking, meats and confectionery. You’ll also be part of one of the best catering college’s in the UK with three Centre’s of Excellence and the only catering college to have two commercial restaurants both awarded AA college Rosettes, not to mention our very popular Academy Nathan Outlaw, where you have the opportunity to join his masterclasses and be taught from the two star Michelin chef himself. We also provide training and partner with many household names including; Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, The Eden Project, River Cottage and more, giving you industry connections to help boost your career.
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You are looking for all-round training in food preparation, cooking and serving.
three GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English and mathematics, or an equivalent qualification. Some work experience in the industry is helpful.
Vital skills required to start work in the industry. You will learn a range of cooking methods essential for work in a commercial kitchen.
To be assessed throughout your course through assignments, projects and practical examinations.
Learning key industry techniques such as filleting fish, baking bread, roasting meat, and how to create confectionery.
Further studies on our Professional Cookery City & Guilds Diploma Level 2, or an apprenticeship.
James Defreitas Professional Cookery
"Studying Professional Cookery at Cornwall College has been great, I have enjoyed meeting new friends and gaining experience in the catering industry. The facilities are really good and I have learnt to be much more confident in myself and what I am doing. Next year I plan to move onton a higher level course at the College and continue my learning."
Mark Devonshire Chef Lecturer
After having spent over a decade working for Rick Stein at the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Mark took on the role as senior tutor at the Padstow Seafood School, further developing his teaching and management skills. He took these to the next level when he set up a cookery school in Worcester on a working farm at Eckington Manor; however, after working away for a time, the pull of Cornwall became too much and Mark returned to join the chef lecturing team at Cornwall College.
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