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Professional Cookery

CAREER PATHS: Craft Chef, Commis Chef, Wok Chef, Assistant Chef in Indian/Thai Cuisine, Sous / Senior Chef.

An Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Level 2 is for people who are employed in the food and hospitality industry and who have the ambition to become trained and skilled chefs. At Level 2 you will study general aspects of catering like Health and Hygiene, Safety, Security, Handling Knives and Working Relationships. Preparation and cooking units could include meat, fish, sauces and soups, vegetables, dough products, pasta, rice, egg dishes, cakes, sponges and desserts.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Level 3 covers the following mandatory areas:

  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.
  • Establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the workplace.


Meet our students

Rosemary Davis

Level 2

Professional Cookery Apprenticeship

"It’s great that I’m able to study as well as gain real-life work experience. The course is brilliant – even more than I’d hoped for."