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The hospitality and catering industry is a fast-paced, creative world with a wealth of opportunities on offer.
If you want to progress your career in this field in the specialist area of patisserie, this course is for you.
You will be trained by our experienced team of teachers in our professional standard kitchens which rival any you'll find in the industry.
You will also be preparing dishes for paying customers in our student-run restaurant, Enfields Kitchen.
This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge for a career as a pastry chef in the catering and hospitality industry.
You’ll develop skills in the complex methods in producing pastries, hot and cold desserts and developing your unique adaptation methods to dishes which include chocolate centre pieces, boiled sugar work and pastillage.
Running the dessert section of Enfields Kitchen, you’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test and gain confidence in a professional setting.
You will extend your abilities in key topics required in catering and hospitality such as professional cookery, food hygiene, menu development and costings.
As well as studying essential topics to give you the edge such as nutrition, allergies and culinary terms.
We'll assess your progress as you go through the programme, giving you feedback to help you to improve where needed.
Assessments will be carried out in our training restaurant and kitchens Enfields Kitchen, and you'll be marked against the standards of the awarding body.
Your team of teachers are all professionals with industry experience, which they'll share with you.
We're connected with some of the best restaurants and tourism businesses in the region to give you a real insight into the world of work and a valuable work placement.
Check out how we are embedding sustainability throughout our catering courses:
All practical sessions will take place in our industry standard training kitchens and restaurant, Enfields Kitchen.
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the
most out of your time at college.
have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our
specialist teams can help with:
After the course, you can step into employment or progress onto an apprenticeship.
If you'd like to do an apprenticeship but can't find a vacancy to suit you, don't worry.
You can start on this course and then fast-track to an apprenticeship part-way through once a vacancy becomes available and if you're making good progress on the course.
Level 2 Professional Cookery or equivalent skills/experience.
An informal interview with a member of our teaching team is essential.
This will take place at an enrolment event or at another time that we will arrange with you.
You'll need to buy a uniform and a knives kit for this course.
We'll let you know the cost during the application process and you can buy the items from our preferred supplier, ensuring you get the best rates.
Funding support is available for those who are eligible to help cover the costs of coming to college.
Ask us for more information at our enrolment events.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
For one to one advice, contact our friendly team who will assess your individual circumstances and give you the right information. You can contact them on 0191 490 2246, [email protected] or via Live Chat. Or pop along to one of our Enrolment Events.