Level 1 Introduction to Professional Cookery

Your Unique Experience

Provides the challenge of a professional kitchen environment gaining the skills of a Master Chef

Specialist front of house skills used in our very own fine dining restaurant experience

Fantastic opportunities to demonstrate outstanding skills to high profile guests which have included royalty and prestigious organisations

Students’ progress to prestigious employers such as Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, The White Hart, The French, Hotel Gotham

Taught by professional chefs who provide culinary expertise for top sports stars at Wimbledon and the Chester Race Course

Escoffier’s Cook and Service competition winners

Course Content

This course will provide you with an introduction to practical skills and knowledge required for the Catering and Hospitality industry including subjects as follows:

Introduction to Food Safety

Introduction to Health and Safety Awareness

Introduction to Healthier Foods and Diets

Introduction to preparation of foods in a variety of cookery methods based subjects.

Assessment methods include written assignments, practical assessments and underpinning knowledge questioning.

You will gain a range of skills and experience vital for your progression onto further study in this area and to employment.

More than just a Course

The catering industry is one of the world’s fastest growing, job creating professions. With over 1.8 million employees it offers one of the most diverse ranges of employment opportunities anywhere. Feeding growth in this sector is Professional Food Studies key objective and we really want you to be part of it.

High profile celebrity chefs and food service personnel accurately reflect exceptionally high standards of work and commitment. At Tameside College, we use exceptional facilities and industry professionals to mirror these standards and inspire learners to become the next celebrity chef.

You will develop high levels of culinary skills, communication and teamwork within outstanding fine dining and casual dining areas – all play a major role in developing young chefs of the future.

Course Format

Full time

Special Features

Introduction to realistic working environments

Opportunity to be introduced to culinary competitions

Preparation for progression to the next level of qualification

Local visits to cookery shows and artisan suppliers

Entry Qualifications

There are no formal entry qualifications for this course, although you should have a keen interest in the catering industry. The process for being accepted on the course will also involve an interview with a member of the catering team.


Once you have completed the first Level in Food Preparation and Cooking, you may then progress onto the second level of the programme which is also available within the School of Food.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional cookery


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.