Is this course right for me?
If you're looking for a fast-paced, varied career, Hospitality & Catering could be the route for you. Learning in our working restaurant, The Chilterns, under the guidance of industry-experienced tutors, you'll have the opportunity to work with top chefs and learn from the best how to succeed in this exciting industry.
The Hospitality and Catering industry in the UK is set to surpass £100b with over 2.3 million people working in the sector in 2018. This industry makes a significant contribution to the overall income of the UK and is a great place to start building your career.
This qualification will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a professional cooking environment. Specifically you will learn how to maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment and develop productive working relationships with colleagues. You will also learn how to maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.
All practical lessons will take place in our state of the art, industry standard kitchens and restaurant. You will also take part in front of house service as well as back of house cooking. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to compete in regional, national and international cookery competitions.
Areas of study include:
Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment
Prepare poultry for complex dishes
Cook and finish complex game dishes
Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces
Ensure food safety practices are followed in the preparation and serving of food and drink
Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts Prepare fish for complex dishes Prepare, cook and finish complex soups Contribute to the control of resources Prepare, finish and present canaps and cocktail products Contribute to the development of recipes and menus
Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.
Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed!
Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go!
You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations.
English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and we're here to support you in developing yours.
Work Experience is crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of employers to make sure you gain plenty of workplace experience. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.
What options are there after completing this course?
Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. You can progress onto a Level 4 qualification, Higher Level Apprenticeship and employment in the Hospitality & Catering industry. Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!
Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.
You will be required to purchase your uniform and additional ingredients if needed. We can discuss this with you fully at your interview. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.