Diploma in Professional Cookery
One year – Full time
A full Level 2 Cookery qualification with a merit profile and grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths.
This course is for those who wish to advance their culinary skills following completion of a Level 2 Professional Cookery course. Good timekeeping, excellent attendance, the ability to complete assignments and apply research skills to a high level are needed to meet the requirements of this course.
Embarking on this course will take your training to a more demanding level; students will be required to design menus, prepare food and cook for our AA College Rosette Accredited Restaurant, Avenue 141. You will also have the opportunity to achieve an additional college certificate in patisserie and confectionery.
You will gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art kitchens and commercial restaurant, Avenue 141. You will also compete in national competitions and gain work experience opportunities in some of the most prestigious establishments which could include the 5* hotels Pennyhill Park & Spa and Lainston House, Michelin star restaurant Galvin at the Windows, and the award-winning restaurant at Chewton Glen. You will lead in hotel takeovers, which in the past have included The Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth and The Holiday Inn, Portsmouth.
There is a significant emphasis on students taking responsibility for managing the various environments that make up the running of a professional kitchen.
All students are required to maintain a high professional standard in appearance, behaviour and attitude.
You can progress to Higher Education, further training or employment. Careers could include chef de cuisine (head of the kitchen), sous chef and more.