University College Birmingham

Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JB, United Kingdom

Professional Cookery

- **Course snapshot** This practical foundation degree will develop and refine your culinary skills under the tuition and guidance of our expert chef lecturers. The course has been designed with industry partners to aid employability, career progression and culinary creativity. - **Who’s the course for?** The foundation degree, accredited by University College Birmingham, will appeal to chefs qualified to Level 3 and those with relevant industry experience. You will gain the practical skills and industry insights required to move into senior positions in high quality restaurants (of AA rosette and Michelin Guide standard) including kitchens in the pub dining, contract catering and hotel sectors. - **Why should I study the course?** You will be taught at the College of Food at University College Birmingham, widely regarded as the finest training establishment of its type in the UK for professional chefs. - **Great. Tell me some more** The knowledge and skills you develop will be linked to best practice with an emphasis on the use of seasonal produce and food sustainability. Transferable skills, allowing you to move from one kitchen style to another, is a key focus and will be linked consistently to developments in food science and technology. You will focus on classic techniques and learn how these approaches have been refined and complemented by contemporary practice. Teaching is supplemented with lectures, demonstrations, master classes and visits. - **So what modules will I study?** Year 1: Advanced Culinary Skills, Specialist Patisserie, The Gastronomist, The Science of Food. Year 2: Advanced Culinary Techniques, Innovative Patisserie, Kitchen Management Techniques, Profitable Menu Development. An optional one-year work placement will further boost career prospects. - **Do I need to buy any equipment?** There is an additional cost of about £205 for uniform and specialist equipment. - **What skills will I gain?** The College of Food has superb industry links that will enable you to gain valuable insights into the sector, and will allow you to bring about professional connections that may influence your career. - **What about the future?** The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in professional cookery. You will develop your professional attributes to become a highly skilled and employable chef capable of thriving in top kitchens and producing a high standard of cooking. In addition to professional cookery, you will also be suited to a range of careers, including: - Food innovation - Culinary development - Food and diet research

  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Arts/FdA
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-18
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £9,900
  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Arts/FdA
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £9,900