Cook’s Certificate

Read on for the latest on Cook’s Certificate in Food and Wine, our professional, six-week, fast-track cooking course! Hear from previous students, look behind the scenes, learn more about becoming a chef and much more.

 

COOK’S CERTIFICATE – WEEK ONE

Reflections on Week One of Cook’s Certificate by Will P.

Following the excitement of Day One (written about in the previous post) I knew there was much to look forward to in the ensuing days. We were told Tuesday would be soups and stews, Wednesday we would learn a variety of roasts and Thursday would be “cake day”. Friday was to be a theory day dedicated to a food hygiene course where we learnt essential and mandatory food hygiene practices.

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COOK’S CERTIFICATE – DAY ONE

Day One on the Cook’s Certificate Course by Will P.

I was extremely excited and a little bit nervous about starting this 6 week intensive cooking course; having looked at the syllabus of what will be covered I was amazed at how much I would learn in the coming weeks. I don’t have plans on becoming a professional chef, I just thought doing the course would be time very well spent as it would equip me with cooking skills I would have for the rest of my life.

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Cook’s Certificate: Cooking on a Budget

Our Cook’s Certificate is currently in session and yesterday was devoted to cooking on a budget. Congratulations to all of our students who kept within their £10 budget! Not an easy thing to do when planning and cooking a three course menu.

The food was tasty, well-presented and everyone had their own ideas, from Alex’s lamb and prune tagine with mushroom rice to Deborah’s American popovers with spring onions.

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Gap Year students: Now is a great time to take your cooking to the next level

This September begins our next session of our Cook’s Certificate in Food & Wine and we’re very excited to be welcoming gap year students into the programme. We’ve been talking to lots of students about what makes a gap year such a great opportunity for learning more advanced cookery. Here’s what we found and how it works… 

Why should young people consider cookery programmes on a gap-year?

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Our Cook’s Certificate in Food & Wine

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Our new, aptly named ‘Cook’s Certificate will launch in April this year.

The Cook’s Certificate is a very intensive six-week course based on the teaching practices we’ve honed over the past ten years. The course provides training in the necessary technical skills as well as knowledge and understanding of ingredients and how to combine them to produce food that tastes delicious.

Thousands of people have passed through Cookery School and we have observed the difficulties that people have in understanding food,

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