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Newcastle College Hospitality 5

Adults 19+


Are you looking to hone your talents in the kitchen and turn them into a rewarding career? We offer courses in professional cookery and patisserie and confectionery to help get you on the path to culinary success.

Whether you are looking to turn a hobby into paid employment or you are already working in the industry and want that all important qualification, you have come to the right place. You will be passionate about food and giving customers a truly exceptional experience.

Studying in our Lifestyle Academy, a specialist training facility dedicated to developing professional chefs and front of house staff, you will have access to five training kitchens as well as our on-site restaurant, The Chef's Academy, and student bistro.

Our course tutors have many years experience working in the industry, giving you the tricks of the trade to really make your mark. 

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What can I study?

Food Production and Cooking - Level 2

Do you dream of being a chef? This part-time Food Production and Cooking course will have you 'cooking on gas' towards a career in the catering and hospitality sector.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with an Hospitality qualification?

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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