Professional Cookery Diploma and Food and Beverage Service Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to become a member of a professional team in a leading establishment. You will have the opportunity to learn about the planning and organisation of a commercial business as well as hone your skills within your chosen area.

You will be working as part of a team within a busy kitchen and restaurant with the opportunity to explore work experience with the prestigious employers we have built successful relationships with. These include Michel Roux at Parliament Square, The Ritz and Browns Mayfair.

You will have the opportunity to work with professionals on our monthly guest chef nights as well as experience a variety of visits to expand your knowledge of the industry. You will have the opportunity to find out about numerous employers from our guest speakers sharing experience from a wide range of hospitality areas.

Assessment Methods

Your week will contain a combination of classroom and workshop lessons as well as sessions in our commercial operation where your practical skills will be assessed. You will complete written and practical exams as well as coursework throughout the year.

Progression Options

You may be able to progress to the full-time Level 3 Professional Cookery qualification after successful completion of the course and an in-depth interview process. Alternatively, you could study for the Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery or Hospitality Supervision. All of these courses are available at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

There are also many employment opportunities for qualified candidates within the catering and hospitality industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Professional Cookery Diploma and Food and Beverage Service Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need a Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery & Certificate in
Food and Beverage Service qualification. You also need to show a real passion
for the industry.

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We work in the Quantock Restaurant which offers a range of services from breakfast buffets to gourmet evenings. This means we’re able to practice our skills in a professional kitchen and front of house environment, and prepare ourselves for the industry.

Ruth Northcote-Brewer

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