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Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery
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Information about this Course
Hospitality & Catering
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including
English and Maths, or a full Level 2 Cookery qualification with a Merit profile
and grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths, or current industry experience.
If progressing from our level 2
programme, then embarking on this course will provide an opportunity to advance
your skills. You will need a good record of achievement, suitable references,
and evidence of your commitment to the profession. Good timekeeping, excellent
attendance, the ability to complete assignments and apply research skills to a
high level are needed to meet the requirements of this course.
This course will take your training to a
more demanding level; there is a significant emphasis on taking responsibility
for managing the various environments that make up the running of a professional
kitchen. You will be required to design menus, prepare food and cook for our AA
College Rosette Accredited Restaurant, Avenue 141. The skills you acquire at
Level 3 will provide a broader and deeper understanding of international and
modern cuisines and is ideal for those who have ambition for and are seeking a
career in fine dining establishments. You may also have the opportunity to
develop skills in the art of patisserie and confectionery.
During your time on the course, you will
cover a range of advanced topics, including but not limited to:
principles of food safety supervision for catering
Supervisory skills in the hospitality
Vegetable and vegetarian
poultry and game dishes
and shellfish dishes.
You will gain hands-on experience in our
state-of-the-art kitchens and commercial restaurant, Avenue 141. You will also
compete in national competitions and gain work experience opportunities in some
of the most prestigious establishments. Some of which could include 5* hotels
Pennyhill Park & Spa and Lainston House, Michelin star restaurant Galvin at
the Windows, and the award-winning restaurant at Chewton Glen. You will lead in
hotel and restaurant takeovers and be given the opportunity to work alongside
leading industry experts. All students are required to maintain a high
professional standard in appearance, behaviour, and attitude.
You can progress to employment in the
catering and hospitality industry as a chef or restaurant manager or to further
study in hospitality management.