Professional Cookery


Professional Cookery

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 N/A

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

What will I do?

The best way for you to learn how to prepare, cook and serve a range of dishes, is to do just that. You will kick off your career by working in The Brasserie, our award winning, on-site commercial restaurant which is open to the general public. You will learn how a restaurant and coffee shop is run properly and successfully, trying your hand at everything from serving customers to crafting bespoke menus. You will experience all different areas of the industry and receive first class support from our highly experienced tutors, who will share their contacts and industry links with you.

What's next?

Previous 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 patisserie students was also crowned The Young Pastry Chef of the Year 2017. You could kick off your career in the industry right away by using the contacts and connections you’ve made throughout your time on the course. You will have the opportunity to further your skillset by taking specialist classes with the Claire Clark Academy. You could also progress onto an apprenticeship so you can continue learning while earning a wage.

Is it for me?

Do you watch programmes like MasterChef and know that you could do it better? Are you famed for your brownies or blondies? If you’ve got a passion for food and the determination to get a taste of the culinary industry, learning in a live environment is a great place to start. You must be able to take direction and work as a team, often in heated (literally) environments where you have a tight deadline to work to. 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.


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