catering

Catering Courses

This part-time evening course for adults is based in our professional kitchens at the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre, Feltham. You will increase your professional skills and gain the techniques needed to work in the modern hospitality and catering industry. You will also gain qualifications in food hygiene and health and safety.

The course runs from Monday to Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm for 1 year.

  • About the Course

    This course is based in our professional kitchens at the Feltham Skills Centre. You will increase your professional skills and gain the techniques needed to work in the modern hospitality and catering industry.

    You will study:

    • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working
    • Contribute to effective teamwork
    • Maintain food safely when storing, preparing and cooking food
    • Maintain, handle and clean knives
    • Prepare fish, meat, poultry, game, offal and vegetables for basic dishes
    • Process dried ingredients prior to cooking
    • Prepare and mix spice and herb blends
    • Prepare, cook and finish basic dishes including shellfish, meat, poultry, game, offal and vegetable
    • Make basic stock
    • Prepare, cook and finish basic soups, hot sauces, rice dishes, grain dishes, pasta dishes, vegetable protein dishes and egg dishes
    • Prepare, cook and finish basic cakes, sponges, biscuits, scones, bread and dough products, pastry products, hot and cold desserts
    • Produce healthier dishes
    • Prepare and present food for cold presentation
    • Prepare, cook and finish basic dim sum and noodle dishes
    • Prepare and cook food using a tandoor
    • Cook-chill food
    • Cook-freeze food
    • Complete kitchen documentation
    • Set up and close kitchen
    • Order stock
    • Liaise with care team to ensure that individual nutritional needs are met
    • Prepare meals to meet the requirements set for school meals

    You will also gain qualifications in food hygiene and health and safety.

    • RSH Essential Food Hygiene covers pathogenic micro-organisms, food poisoning, personal hygiene, temperature control, kitchen design, kitchen pests and food legislation.
    • CIEH Basic Health and Safety provides you with health and safety understanding.

  • Entry Requirements
    You need to have already achieved the NVQ Level 1 Diploma or equivalent. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    Progress to the NVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery, employment in the catering industry and/or an advanced apprenticeship.

  • Assessment Method

    You will be assessed via practical assessments and written assignments.

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Part Time

Level 2

Location Feltham

Start Date 17/09/2018

NVQ Level 2 Diploma RSH Essential Food Hygiene CIEH Basic Health and Safety

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