This industry has recently been thrust into the spotlight thanks to the popularity of TV shows like The Great British Bake Off and MasterChef. Famous chefs are now seen as international celebrities, with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Mary Berry. Whether you’ve got a passion for French patisserie or are all about different types of bread, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities and creativity.
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Learners will develop knowledge of produce and ingredients as well as the skills and techniques used to prepare, cook and finish bakery and patisserie products. Learners will develop their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are highly valued by employers. Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety.
Units include: Food safety and hygiene, planning and preparing for service, desserts, finishing techniques, patisserie, biscuits, cake and sponges, artisan baking, bread and fermented dough, calculating costs and working with chocolate.
You require GCSE grades at C/4 or above in English and Maths.
This qualification has been developed together with People 1st and the Sector Skills Council to enable learners to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to produce patisserie and confectionery products to a high quality, service standard. Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive understanding of the following:
How to produce desserts, fermented dough and batter products, produce biscuits, cakes and sponges, paste products, petite fours, and display pieces and decorative items
Learners will also develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety and how to plan for the preparation, cooking and finishing of a variety of dishes.
Units include: Produce petite fours, produce hot, cold and frozen desserts, produce paste products, produce fermented dough and batter products, produce biscuits cake and sponges, produce display pieces and decorative items.
You require a Level 2 in Bakery and Patisserie
An additional 11,000 chefs are needed over the next five years to meet demand
The UK’s restaurant industry employs 709,700 people across 70,000 restaurants
Highly experienced chefs could earn between £30,000 to £50,000