First we eat, then we do everything else. MFK Fisher

Young people can access the quality of our culinary training whilst still at school with our programme which is easily integrated into the curriculum, and at a 60% discount.

Food is one of the ‘arts of life’. Moreover, a good ‘food IQ’ will promote health and ultimately our decision making. Practical cookery is an empowering life skill that has many cross-curricular applications; you don’t just learn about food; you touch upon mathematics, economics, chemistry, biology and geography. Learning with us will connect you to the trends of today’s food scene, raise your ‘food IQ’, provide an additional platform for student independence, and an insight into the skills required in the hospitality industry which in turn can help with casual jobs and potentially contribute to a career path. Luke Stuart, Founder WhitePepper


  • Access contemporary culinary skills and school support
  • 75% practical cookery for all attendees
  • Gain internationally recognised culinary qualification (Level 2)
  • In collaboration with WhitePepper, Best in UK 2014 & 2018.


  • Recommended format is after school club across a single academic year
  • Commences each September
  • 30x 1 ½ hrs sessions
  • 75% practical cookery
  • Using applicant school’s facilities and staff
  • Full programme, manuals, teacher training and assessments provided
  • VIP access to enrichment workshops/demonstrations at WhitePepperHQ
  • Self study


  • Qualification accredited by the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality
  • 7 credits on the Ofqual framework
  • Food Safety & Hygiene, Level 2 by City & Guilds


  • Essential tools and equipment
  • Good kitchen practices
  • Knife skills and kitchen safety
  • Full spectrum of menu structure
  • Practical recipes that increase awareness of healthy eating
  • Concepts of a balance diet, how to combine ingredients
  • Cooking to maximise nutritional value
  • Cooking to minimise waste, washing up and expense
  • Presentation of food