The program trains aspiring cooks to work in all styles of kitchens; small family-style restaurants, large multinational hotels, or health care institutions. All cooking students are registered as cook apprentices with the Industry Training Authority and eligible students can write both the Professional Cook One and Professional Cook Two Certificate of Qualification exams.
Sample topics include:
- Safety and sanitation
- Knife-handling skills
- Use and care of equipment
- Cooking methods
- Banquet planning
- A la carte dining
- Basic service skills
- Menu planning and costing
Culinary arts professionals can work anywhere from cruise ships to exclusive resorts; from safari tours to movie sets; or from oil drilling platforms to five-star restaurants. If you land a job as a professional cook in the tourism industry you may both work and enjoy extended periods of leisure in some of the world's top travel destinations. Or you may find employment close to home in a family restaurant, a multinational hotel, or with a local caterer.
Professional Cook certificate entrance requirements
- Must be able to lift heavy objects and stand for long periods of time in one place
- A professional image, including wearing a kitchen uniform that is neat and clean.
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