1 Year Professional Cookery & Food Preparation Qualification

Course Details:

One year, full time course
Minimum Requirements:  
Grade 10 or higher and 17 years of age or older
January & July Intake

Starting out? Testing the waters? Would you like to know if this career is for you? Want to become a highly skilled professional who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation? Get a foot in the door by starting with the Introduction: Professional Cookery & Food Preparation Qualification from which you can articulate into the Grande Qualification. A qualification in culinary arts is for anyone interested in working in food preparation, especially people aiming for a supervisory or managerial role. The Introduction: Professional Cookery & Food Preparation Qualificaiton is perfect if you are new to the catering industry and want to learn the basic chef fundamentals.


The Level 1 Qualification in Professional Cookery & Food Preparation is for candidates who want to begin a career within the hospitality industry, specializing in kitchen operations. They will wish to progress as a qualified chef and will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform practical skills and the necessary knowledge in order to complete the assessments.

Program Outline:
  • Safety at Work
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Prepare food for Cold Presentation
  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by frying
  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by braising and stewing
  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Prepare cook and finish foods by baking, roasting and grilling
  • Introduction to the Hospitality and catering industry
  • Introduction to Basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Food safety in Catering
  • Healthier foods and special diets
  • Food Costing & Budgets
  • 16 Weeks Industry Practicals at various Hospitality Establishments
The Following is included in Tuition Fees:
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (City & Guilds Code 8065-01);
  • All learning material and ingredients for cooking
  • Registration fee and exam fees

The Following is excluded in Tuition Fees:

  • Uniforms and Knife Set
  • Files and Stationary 

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