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Junior Chef Academy


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Junior Chef Academy Term 3

Level: 1
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Mondays, 5.00pm - 7.30pm  

Are you aged between 14 and 16 with a real interest in food and cooking?  City College Plymouth runs a Junior Chef Academy, one evening per week between 5.00pm and 7.30pm. This is a great opportunity for you if you love cooking and really want to develop skills in the kitchen and learn how to cook with confidence and style. For those who are thinking of a career in catering it will whet your appetite for joining us in the future to train professionally at City College Plymouth. Working with our professional chef lecturers in our state-of-the-art training kitchens, this six week course will give you a real flavour for working with food to create interesting and mouth-watering dishes that you can take home and then practice on your friends and family. We will take you through a programme that is both fun and enjoyable and enables you to explore your own creativity and budding passion for cooking as you follow the recipes. 

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Working in our professional kitchens using our equipment you will be made aware of health and safety standards, hygienic practices and how to handle knives properly, safely and confidently.
You will learn how to prepare, produce and present a range of interesting and unusual dishes over the nine week programme which will involve meat, fish, vegetables, dessert and bread products.
You will gain an understanding of the use of commodities, develop and practice skills, work within a team and enjoy working with food. We also stress a healthy eating dimension in the dishes you produce.

We will supply all the ingredients, a chef’s jacket, apron, hat and any equipment that you will need to fully participate in all activities. However, we do ask that you wear a long-sleeved top, full length trousers (not jeans), flat shoes with a non-slip bottom (not trainers).  Please bring with you a container to be able to take home the items you have made.

You will need to be aged 14 to 16 and have a genuine interest in developing your cooking skills.

There are no exams.

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023).

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Junior Chef Academy Term 3

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