The Certificate in Professional Cookery is an accredited 4-week chef foundation program designed to teach amateur cooks the skills required to cook to a professional standard. At the end of the course you will have the skills to start your career as a junior chef in a professional kitchen, launch your own catering enterprise, or simply enjoy the life skills of an accomplished cook.

Over 4 weeks, this structured course will give you expert training from our experienced chef tutors in modern cookery techniques. This course incorporates a Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills QCF qualification accredited by the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality.

This course offers over 30 hours of practical cookery a week to teach you to the core skills required to cook to a professional standard, whether in a restaurant kitchen, a cafe, a ski chalet or as part of a catering business.


Typical ambitions of those that take this course include:

  • launching a career as a professional chef;
  • launching a catering business;
  • opening a cafe or bistro;
  • working as a cook/host in ski chalets or on boats.
  • life skills and personal development.

Certificates & Qualifications

  • Ashburton Chefs Academy Certificate in Professional Cookery
  • CTH Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills
  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Course Content

  • Food safety & hygiene
  • Professional kitchen practices
  • Knife skills
  • Mise-en-place
  • Vegetable preparation
  • Stocks, soups and sauces
  • Prepare meat, poultry & fish
  • Pastry, cakes, biscuits & breads
  • Farinaceous dishes
  • Desserts & Patisserie
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Canapes
  • Modern Cooking Techniques
  • Plating & Presentation Skills
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Online, Campus based
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4 weeks
2,950 GBP
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