The course will give you an introduction to working in the catering / bakery industry. During this short course, you will learn to make a variety of pastry based items, using traditional methods and techniques. Items prepared may include shortcrust pastry savouries, sweetpaste tartlets and flans, choux paste profiteroles and buns.
Added June 2021
You must have a keen interest to work in the catering / bakery industry. You may be working in the industry and feel the need to improve your skills.
There are no formal assessments. You will be observed throughout the sessions and receive verbal feedback at the end of each lesson. Recipes will be provided, which you are encouraged to retain in the form of a small portfolio.
You could progress onto a full time course. You may choose to complete another short course, as a natural progression.
You will be required to wear a white coat, hat and steel toe cap shoes (to be supplied by you). Long hair must be tied back and covered with a hairnet. No visible jewellery or piercings will be permitted. No nail varnish / gel nails. Minimal makeup will be permitted. All ingredients will be supplied. However you will need to make a contribution towards ingredients, approximately £7.50 per week.