Cookery and Food and Beverage Service Level 1

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Mon Sep 02 2024

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Cookery and Food and Beverage Service Level 1

Do you consider yourself a bit of a foodie? Do you love to cook for friends and family and have ambitions of working in the fast-paced food service industry? If so then this is the course for you.

The North East is an excellent base for anyone wishing to work in the food industry with its growing street-food scene, vibrant café culture and some amazing independent restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.

On this year-long, nationally recognised qualification, you'll gain the essential skills and knowledge of the industry, train as part of our professional team in our student-run restaurant Enfields Kitchen and work with our industry partners to gain experience and exposure, while building up a professional network.

You will work as a team, build confidence and develop a skillset both in the kitchen and front-of-house to support progression to a Level 2 course or to enable you to enter the workplace.

Past students have secured roles in some of the region’s top restaurants and hospitality venues or have gone on to start their own business.

You’ll train in our kitchens and learn practical skills with our industry-experienced teaching team while also gaining the knowledge to prepare you for a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

We’ll expand your skillset and talents by running guest workshops with some of the region’s most renowned chefs and business-owners.

On completion of this course you will gain an industry recognised qualification NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Professional Cookery and a NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service.

This study programme will give you the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career in catering and hospitality and support you to achieve for your career aspirations.

During your studies you will cover the following topics:

Professional Cookery

You will develop a core introductory skill base in the correct use of equipment and knives in order for you to cook and present a wide range of meat, fish and poultry dishes with an extensive variety of accompaniments such as vegetables, sauces and garnishes.

The course also covers some patisserie elements including cakes, sponges and hot and cold desserts.

Food and Beverage Service

Being confident and able in the kitchen is only part of the skillset you will develop on this course.

In order to be successful in the food service industry it’s important to also understand how to work front of house and deal with customers.

On this course you will have opportunities to practice your customer service skills in Enfields Kitchen, our student-run restaurant, working with customers first hand.

You’ll have initial barista training, work on table design and handle cash and card payments.

Food Hygiene

Working in a safe, hygienic and secure kitchen environment is key in this industry.

On this course you will learn how to follow all hygiene requirements, how to be safe at work and the key fundamentals of kitchen cleanliness.

Bon Appétit
To be a chef you need to know culinary terms that come with a broad repertoire of dishes.

On this programme you’ll gain an understanding of international culinary terms in French and Italian.

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