This professional cooking course provides the fullest possible culinary training, for knowledge that will last a lifetime. Participants leave us with a Level 3 Certificate from OCN London, a WSET Level 2 qualification in wine and the confidence to take steps towards a career in food, to become a professional chef or simply a brilliant home cook.
“Cookery School are extremely serious about teaching cooking, but manage to go about it in a very relaxed and personal way. The staff are all faultlessly enthusiastic and passionate about making you a better cook, and the days really flew by. I now feel confident making things I would never have dreamed of tackling before: puff pastry, macarons, praline-filled chocolates, breads of all kinds, pasta…”
– Student on Cook’s Certificate, June 2018. Click here for more reviews.
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in cooking who wants to develop their existing skills and repertoire or gain professional chef’s training. The intensive structure will equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and confidence to go into catering, yacht or chalet cooking or work in professional kitchens. In the past we have had people who simply want to improve their home cooking to those who want to start their own cafes or work in the catering industry as a professional chef.
The course aims
- To develop students into competent and confident cooks through six solid weeks of cooking, tasting, learning and having a great time
- To give students a solid understanding of the principles behind cooking so that they can use their knowledge beyond the recipes learnt in class and extend this to other recipes, cuisines and environments
- To allow students to feel relaxed about producing food that may currently seem overwhelmingly difficult. By the end of six weeks they will be able to approach major cooking tasks with confidence and be able to cook for sizeable groups
- To teach students to plan, budget and think ahead. The combination of these skills plus reliable recipes will ensure great cooking.
Why a Cook’s Certificate and not a chef training course?
Cookery School was founded on teaching people how to cook good food with confidence. We believe that to be a good cook, you need to master the fundamentals of cooking, which are what you will learn on the Cook’s Certificate course. Once you have mastered these, you will be ready to take your cooking to the next level, i.e. learn “cheffy” techniques, through further learning or work experience.
The course runs Monday – Friday (occasionally there may be a Saturday if the course runs over a bank holiday) from 8.45am – 4.30pm for six weeks with extended classes on certain days. At lunch time students will sit together around the Cookery School table to enjoy and talk about the food that has been made that day.
The class size is limited to 12 participants and we have a high teacher to pupil ratio. To allow as much time as possible for valuable cooking and learning we make sure that students never have to do any washing up. Every day is entirely devoted to cooking, tasting and learning!
The cost of the professional cooking course is £7,750 which includes the cost of OCN Level 3 certification, WSET (wine) Level 2 qualification, health & safety award, all necessary ingredients and equipment as well as a daily fresh apron. You will need to purchase your own chef’s jacket and trouser but aside from this, there are no hidden extras. This cost is inclusive of VAT.
We are happy to take payment in instalments, with an upfront 50% deposit and the final payment being made at least two weeks before the start of the course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for a professional development loan from the government. Find out more here.
This course does not qualify for any special offers or discounts.
If you would like to have a taster session, do enrol yourself on one of our classes and we will deduct this from the cost of the Cook’s Certificate when you sign up.
Fill in the enrolment form and email this back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then arrange a time for Rosalind, our Principal, to give you a call or to meet with you to discuss the course and ensure that you gain what you are hoping to from it. For further information, call us on 020 7631 4590 or email email@example.com
We can now offer a residential course with fabulous accommodation available at Vancouver studios in nearby Bayswater. We have preferential rates with them so contact us to find out more.
- At Cookery School London
near Oxford Circus