What is special about this course?
There are many sides to the hospitality industry which is vital to Scotland’s tourism trade. Hotels, bars, restaurants, canteens and cafes require skilled chefs to prepare food but as any good chef will tell you, it is also important to understand the whole customer experience which includes front of house/reception, layout and the visual impact of the dining area to the final serving of food.
This intermediate course will allow you to gain experience and further develop your skills in several areas of the hospitality industry by focusing on food preparation and cooking, food service and customer services.
This course is based in the busy college training kitchens in Fort William and Portree. Students will combine practical cooking days with classroom theory sessions each week.
Applicants must have a passion for cookery and hospitality and be willing to work hard and commit to the requirements of the course. It would be beneficial for candidates to have relevant Standard Grades at General level/Nat 4/5 or our Certificate in Professional Cookery and Hospitality SCQF level 4. Mature students will be considered on merit. All candidates will attend an interview.
Course will include:
- Pastry and Desserts
- Fish and Shellfish
- Meat and Poultry
- Stocks and Sauces
- Integrated Production Cookery
- Cookery Processes
- Food Preparation Techniques
- Meal Production and Design
- Cold Preparation
- Service of Food and Drink
- Food and Health
- Hospitality: Organisation of Practical Skills
- Local Hospitality Provision
- Customer Care
- Working Safely
- Food Hygiene
- Core Skills: Communication, ICT and Numeracy
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.
If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.
If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.
If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.
Students may qualify for bursary funding.
What can I do on completion of my course?
You could consider HNC Professional Cookery in Fort William or take your new skills straight in to employment.
Is there more information available online?
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