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Culinary Skills Certificate

12th September 2016 - 30th September 2016£2100 inc.
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Planning a Gap Year or Sabbatical?

Certificate in Culinary Skills (externally accredited) lasts 3 weeks and is a popular choice with international students and graduates from university seeking ‘life skills’ or as part of a gap year.

It can also be a vehicle to secure the best jobs in chalets and on yachts worldwide, having obtained this internationally recognised qualification. Uniquely, WhitePepper graduates automatically qualify for 3 years access to WhitePepper The Agency for industry and career advice and placement.

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Learn Classic & Modern Skills

Your personal folder contains over 65 recipes and pictures, each with transferrable skills. Additional topics covered include:

  • Sustainable cookery
  • Provenance of ingredients
  • Recipe costings
  • Menu planning
  • Cooking with budgets
  • Creating time-plans
  • Fine dining & banqueting
  • Dietary requirements
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Course Syllabus

Week 1

  • Induction
  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Introduction to the kitchen
  • Stocks
  • Knife skills and mise en place
  • Vegetables and soups
  • Shellfish
  • Breads and cakes
  • Eggs and pastry
  • Thai spices
  • Canapés
  • Dehydrating

Week 2

  • Vegetarian
  • Indian spices
  • Fresh and saltwater fish
  • Duck
  • Chicken
  • Fresh pasta
  • Fresh yeast

Week 3

  • Pastry (intermediate)
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Desserts
  • Baking (including gluten free)
  • Assessment
  • Graduation
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What’s Included

  • 15 days tuition/90 hours (930am-430pm)
  • 75% hands-on cookery
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Course folder with over 65 recipes, pictures and handouts
  • 2 chef jackets, 1 chef trousers, 2 aprons
  • Refreshments, lunch and food to take home
  • Assessment fees
  • Certificates on completion
  • WhitePepper Chef Academy arm badge
  • VIP access to food business events
  • 3 years continued career support
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Accredited Qualifications Gained

  • Certificate of Professional Cookery L1 – WhitePepper Chef Academy
  • Award in Culinary Skills L2 – Confederation Tourism & Hospitality
  • Food Safety & Hygiene L2 – City & Guilds
  • 9 Qualification Framework Credits – Ofqual
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Gap year student being presented with certificate

Student Stories

Watch the videos and read the stories from past students who have graduated from the course.

Train in a Bespoke Kitchen

Light and spacious training kitchen with individual wooden workstations, steel bakery benches, professional Rangemaster ovens and specialist culinary equipment. Training in purpose-built facilities gives the experience of working in a real-life commercial kitchen. 

  • Open plan training kitchen
  • Demonstration theatre with overhead mirror and TV monitors
  • Herb and vegetable garden
  • Student common room with lockers
  • Outdoor seating and eating area
  • On-site butchery and cafe
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Chef academy student in bespoke kitchen

Specialist Courses

Popular extension courses available include:

Further Information

Please request a brochure for further information on the following topics:

  • Alumni Career Support
  • International Students & Visas
  • WhitePepper Student Facilities
  • Local Accommodation Venues
  • Fees, Funding and Payment Plans
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FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions to find out more about the course.

How to Apply

The certificate course runs throughout the year but places are limited, so please be vigilant to secure your place well in advance of the course start date. Courses are advertised up to 18 months in advance.

Details

Start:
12th September 2016
End:
30th September 2016
Cost:
£2100
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Organiser

WhitePepper Chef Academy
Phone:
+44 (0) 1202280050
Email:
info@white-pepper.co.uk

Venue

WhitePepper Chef Academy
Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0) 1202 280 050