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Professional Cookery Certificate, Level 3

11th September 2017 - 27th October 2017£5430 inc.

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Launch Your Culinary Career, with Confidence!

If you’re passionate about food and keen to get ahead in an industry with a growing shortage for qualified chefs, then our full time 7 week Certificate (Level 3 ) is an excellent vehicle to instal, hone and refine your culinary skills in preparation for a professional setting. Practicing the full spectrum of menu structure under the personal guidance of WhitePepper’s Michelin Star Chef Tutor so early in a career, is a distinct advantage. Coupled with WhitePepper The Agency’s 3 years career support, proactive graduates can feel excited about their prospects.

This course remains a popular choice for:

  • Existing Chefs (looking for inspiration and fresh skills)
  • Ambitious Aspiring Chefs (keen to make their mark in a professional kitchen)
  • Career Changers (to quickly professionalise skills)
  • Foodpreneurs (to create leverage for a business plan) – also see Food Business Start-up
  • Enthusiasts (as part of personal development & life skills)

For those who have already completed Culinary Skills Award, Level 2 (9 Ofqual credits), they may enter this Level 3 Certificate course at start of week 4 of 7 for the reduced price of £3,180.

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Accredited Qualifications Gained

  • Culinary Arts Certificate, Level 3 – by WhitePepper Chef Academy
  • Professional Cookery Certificate, Level 3 – by Confederation Tourism & Hospitality
  • Food Allergy Awareness Training – CPD Certified Service
  • Qualification Framework Credits, 25 – by Ofqual

Higher Qualifications Available

  • Professional Cookery Diploma, Level 3 (additional 9 weeks, totalling 75 Credits) – contact us
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Modern, Classical & International Cookery

Each attendee is provided with a substantial folder containing over 200 recipes, in both hardback and electronic formats. Students are encouraged to refine their cookery techniques and qualities as a chef in the following focus areas:

  • Advanced garnishing and decoration
  • Purchasing points for quality produce
  • Food ordering
  • Costing with Gross Profit Margin
  • Controlling portions
  • Menu planning
  • Time management
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Introductory Topics

  • Alternative/sustainable meats eg. goat, pigeon
  • Feathered and furred game
  • Cooking by sous-vide
  • Foams
  • Chocolate work
  • Elaborate desserts
  • Sugar work
  • Vegan and vegetarian
  • Using vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden
  • Field trips/Provenance tours
  • Supply chain and supplier relationships
  • Kitchen management
  • Team leadership
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What’s Included

The WhitePepper Team are incredibly experienced, approachable and able to get the most out of enthusiastic and passionate cooks.

  • Tuition by Michelin star chef
  • 35 days tuition (930am-430pm)
  • 250hrs guided learning (35hrs p. week)
  • 100% practical cookery (no dedicated theory lessons)
  • Exclusive access to WhitePepper’s Training Kitchen
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Course folder with over 200 recipes, pictures & handouts
  • 3 chef jackets, 2 chef trousers, 3 aprons
  • Refreshments, lunch and food to take home
  • Assessment and Exam fees
  • Certificates on completion
  • VIP access to alumni platforms
  • 3 years continued career support
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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 live-feed TV monitors
  • Herb and vegetable garden
  • Student common room with lockers
  • Outdoor seating and eating area
  • On-site butchery and café
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Chef academy student in bespoke kitchen

Extension Courses

Recommended by WhitePepper to enhance your industry knowledge:

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For those who have already completed Culinary Skills Award, Level 2 (9 Ofqual credits), they may enter this Level 3 Certificate course at start of week 4 of 7 for the reduced price of £3,180.

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Further Information

Please request a brochure for the following topics:

  • Recommended Accommodation & Packages
  • Funding and Payment Plans
  • WhitePepper Student Facilities
  • Alumni Career Support
  • International Students & Visas
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Read our frequently asked questions to find out more about the course.

How to Apply

This Level 3 course runs twice a 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. To apply contact us to speak with a student advisor.


11th September 2017
27th October 2017
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WhitePepper Chef Academy
+44 (0) 1202280050


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Bere Farm, Wareham Road
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