Learn how to create authentic Asian cuisine from scratch to create the most amazing curries. Learning how to blend spices is a skill that not many hold. Our course will give you the basics of how to create dishes from a range of ingredients ? with an Asian flare to each that you serve. You will learn how to blend flavours and textures using meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.

There's been a decrease of curry chefs in the UK ? and with over 12,000 curry restaurants in the UK, you'll definitely be in high demand following completion of this course!

You will learn in our professional kitchens which are state of the art and as required in the hospitality industry. Delivered by our experienced team of chefs who have key contacts within the hospitality and catering industry.

Aims of the course

To deliver a 'Asian Food Academy' at the Lewisham Campus. The Asian Food Academy will focus on delivering Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Mughlai, Punjabi, Bangladeshi, Rajasthan and South Indian Cuisine.

Unit Breakdown

This course has been written in conjunction with our Asian restaurant stakeholders to develop a course that fits the needs of the Asian industry.

Unit 202 Food safety in catering

Unit 702 Developing skills for employment in the catering and hospitality industry

Unit 703 Health and safety in catering and hospitality

Unit 704 Healthier food and special diets

Unit 705 Catering operations, costs and menu planning

Unit 707 Prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces

Unit 708 Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables

Unit 709 Prepare and cook meat and offal

Unit 710 Prepare and cook poultry

Unit 711 Prepare and cook fish and shellfish

Unit 712 Prepare and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes

Unit 713 Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings

Unit 714 Produce paste products

Unit 715 Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products

Unit 716 Produce fermented dough products

Assessment Method

Continual assessment by completing time monitored tasks, short answer questions and assignments to ensure competence and that you will be able to gain employment or progress to Level 3.

Progression Opportunities

The College will have guaranteed interviews set up with Indian restaurants and successful candidates will have further training within their new work place.

Career Options

This course is designed to fill the crisis in the shortage of chefs catering in Indian restaurants. There will be guaranteed interviews with our Asian restaurants on completion of the course to work in the industry.

What can I earn as a chef?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified chef or catering professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:

Chefs start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3 years' experience

Restaurant managers start on around £15,000 year and can earn £22,000 with 3 years' experience

If you're thinking this sounds like you, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gone on to work at some of the most famous restaurants and hotels in the world including The Ritz Hotel ? and with the right training and experience, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow them.

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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)

Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above

Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above


First class college kitchens and also industry kitchens within 4* and 5* hotels or corporate dining / contract catering in the city or west end of London.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 22 weeks
Start Date 08/01/2018
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £1,287 p/ year
24+ £1,287 p/ year
International £7,040 p/ year


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