• Professional Cookery - Limited Availability

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time, one year

  • Start Date

    From 28 Aug 2017

  • Campus Availability

    Ayr, Kilmarnock

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If you’re aiming to be a chef, this course can help you on your way to a successful career.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A real interest in cooking
  • A desire to work in the fast paced and highly enjoyable hospitality industry
  • Core skills of Communication and Numeracy at Level 4
  • An interview with us

If you don’t have any formal qualifications, but have appropriate industry experience, knowledge and skills, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

What's Involved

This course will help you develop your existing skills in cookery and teach you more about working in an industrial kitchen.

You’ll increase your knowledge of food products, build on your food preparation skills and learn to cook a whole range of fairly complex dishes for starters, main courses and desserts.

You’ll practise professional food preparation and cooking, and presentation techniques, while learning to work faster so you reach real life, industry speed.

You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your service skills in one of our live restaurants - either Taste@Ayr at the Ayr Campus, or Salt and Barrel at Kilmarnock.

And like all our hospitality courses, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Participate in real functions such as business events or bespoke dinners.
  • Go on visits to restaurants, pubs, clubs or hotels.
  • Join in Masterclasses from local industry professionals.
  • Hear top tips on how to get ahead in hospitality from leading employers, successful venue owners and industry suppliers.
  • Take part in competitions such inter-campus competitions or the national Student Team Challenge.

Interested? Come in for an informal chat to find out more. Call Sally Kennedy on 01292 265184 extension 7613 or email sally.kennedy@ayrshire.ac.uk or Maggie Garrard on 01563 523501 extension 8662 or email maggie.garrard@ayrshire.ac.uk

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving on to a relevant course at the next level to advance your skills and knowledge e.g. Advanced Professional Cookery (Level 6) or Hospitality (Level 6)
  • Applying for jobs such as a Junior, Trainee or Commis Chef.

See our blog on why hospitality is a great career choice here

Start Date

28 Aug 2017

Campus

Ayr

Apply now

Start Date

28 Aug 2017

Campus

Kilmarnock

Apply now