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