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Professional Cookery - Level 1

Start Date: 6th September 2021

Newcastle College Hospitality 4
  • Length 1 year
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

Qualification Gained

Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

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More about the course

Would you describe yourself as a foodie? Do you love experimenting in the kitchen? This Professional Cookery course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to begin a career with food.

Explore the hospitality industry and learn the basics of food safety, working in a kitchen and how to plan a menu. Sharpen your skills using techniques like steaming, poaching, stewing and braising, roasting and grilling, deep and shallow frying.

Based in our Lifestyle Academy, you will cook in industry standard kitchens and learn from tutors with over 20 years' experience as chefs in renowned hotels and Michelin starred restaurants.

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What can I do with a qualification in Hospitality?

Daily tasks:

  • Makes cake decorations, spreads icing, fillings and toppings on products.
  • Bakes bread, pastry and cakes.
  • Fills and glazes pastry, mixes ingredients for cakes.
  • Rolls and cuts pastry, stretches, kneads and moulds dough to form bread, rolls and buns.
  • Mixes ingredients using hand or machine to obtain the required consistency.
  • Weighs ingredients according to recipe.

Median Salary

£19,658 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
  • Ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen.
  • Supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen.
  • Plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes.
  • Requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality.

Median Salary

£20,085 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
  • Cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter.
  • Plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs.
  • Requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality.

Median Salary

£18,523 View more

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