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Professional Cookery – Silverstone Academy

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Professional Cookery – Silverstone Academy

Whether you’ve got a passion for fine dining, or are geared towards the style of street food and experimenting with different flavours and textures, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of vast opportunities and creativity in the Professional Cookery profession. Want to learn on the job, experience life in a busy kitchen and understand what it takes to be successful in the business? This course is an excellent place to start.

Course Information

  • Levels available 1 / 2 / 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref COOKERY
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees £ FREE for 16-18
    19+ Please see below

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

You will split your time between college-based learning and Silverstone’s many catering venues. You can expect to participate in both practical and theory sessions, in which you will gain the knowledge, skills and experience to build a successful career in the catering industry. You can expect to be involved with a variety of events at Silverstone, including the British Grand Prix. At these events you will experience working in different roles, to widen your skillset and find out where your talents lie. You can expect to visit national food markets, food and beverage exhibitions, supplier visits, race days at Silverstone, and visits and demos from industry specialists.

You will cover:
• HACCAP procedures and Silverstone approved kitchen hygiene standards
• Advanced knife skills
• Understanding of pastry and bread
• Full barista training
• Introduction to sosa and sous vide work
• Volume cooking and regeneration cooking
• Modern equipment usage
On the job training at Silverstone will include the following
• Full practical skills as per college training. To include knife skills, volume cooking, sous vide cooking, bratt pan work, meat and fish butchery, pastry and bread making, chocolate work, retail batch cooking plus more
• Service styles and delivery to include buffet, plated, high volume retail service
• Buffet dress, set up, breakdown and remote cooking operations training
• Front of house set up and breakdown training
• Beverage stores management training
• Front of house supervisory and team leader training
• Kitchen Hygiene from pot wash to management training
• Regeneration cooking training
• Staff briefing training
• Event operation training

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What's next?

At the end of your course you will be equipped with all of the skills and experience needed to take your next steps. You will also be offered a zero hour contract with Silverstone, in preparation for the busy summer ahead and the reward for your successful completion. Previous MK College students have gone on to work at prestigious restaurants such as Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, The Savoy, The Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva and The Lanesborough Hotel. One of our students was also crowned Young Masterchef of the Year 2019. You could also kick off your career in the industry right away by using the contacts and connections you’ve made throughout your time on the course.

Is it for me?

Are you looking for a taste of the catering industry? If you want authentic experience and the opportunity to learn alongside professionals, this course will offer you the perfect chance to fine tune your skills at one of the UK’s most famous venues. You must have a professional attitude, be a real team player and be willing to take on new opportunities at every turn. You should have a passion for food, and be dedicated to turning your passion into a career. You must be a logical thinker, be reactive to situations and have a creative flair. You will have chances to enter national competitions, create your own dishes and menus, and gain the relevant skills and experience to help you stand out from the rest.

The Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry.
This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the hospitality and catering industry, food safety, and health and safety awareness. Furthermore, you will learn about kitchen equipment and workplace skills.
You will also learn how to prepare and cook food by boiling, stewing and braising, baking, roasting and grilling, and frying.

Level highlights

• Level 2 Food Safety in catering
• Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising, roasting, grilling and baking, shallow frying and deep-frying.
• Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
• Introduction to workplace skills
• The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College. AA College Restaurant of the Year 2019 and Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Restaurant of the Year 2018
• #NHTO2019 Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes East, Take Over

Fees
16-18: N/A
19+: £2000
Overseas: £4000
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.

The Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery is a preparation for work qualification.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of professional cooking. You will learn about health and safety in catering and hospitality, catering operations, costs and menu planning. You will also learn in the practical kitchen how to prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces, and how to prepare and cook fruit, vegetables, meat and fish dishes and produce biscuit, cake and sponge products.

Level highlights:

  • Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
  • Health food and special diets
  • Catering operations, costs and menu planning
  • Applying workplace skills
  • The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College. AA College Restaurant of the Year 2019 and Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Restaurant of the Year 2018
  • #NHTO2019 Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes East, Take Over
  • Hotelympia, ExCel London

Entry Requirements

You require GCSE Maths and English with one at least Grade 4/C, and other at least Grade D/3.

Fees
16-18: N/A
19+: £2000
Overseas: £4000
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.

The Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery Studies is a preparation for work qualification.

This qualification will develop your advanced skills and techniques in producing vegetable, meat, poultry and game as well as fish and shellfish dishes in the practical training kitchen. You will learn about the principles of food safety supervision for catering.

The optional units offer you the flexibility to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of subjects from preparation, cooking and finishing of dressings and cold sauces to producing petits-fours, biscuits, cakes and sponges.

Level highlights

• Advanced skills in preparing, cooking and finish fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and game, and vegetable dishes
• Prepare, cook and finish hot, cold and frozen desserts
• Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry
• The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College. AA College Restaurant of the Year 2019 and Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Restaurant of the Year 2018
• Paris House, Woburn, taster menu take over
• Seafood Training School, Billingsgate
• Hotelympia, ExCel London

Entry Requirements

You require four GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths.

Fees
16-18: N/A
19+: £3345
Advanced Learner Loan: £3345
Overseas: £3345
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.

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