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Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Relevant Level 2 qualification, or 5 GCSE’s at Grade A – C

What will I learn?

Being a pastry chef is one of the most challenging jobs in the kitchen. A good Pâtissier must balance an expert knowledge of traditional, classic desserts with technical expertise, creative flair and a willingness to experiment.

If you want to aquire expert knowledge of traditional, classic desserts with technical expertise, and you have a creative flair and a willingness to experiment, then this is the course for you.

During the course you will explore and develop a range of skills and techniques in the following areas:

  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones
  • Prepare, process and finish complex chocolate products
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot desserts
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cold desserts
  • Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts
  • Contribute to the control of resources
  • Contribute to the development of recipes and menus
  • Understand the principles of supervising food and beverage services
  • Observe principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Promote food and beverage services and products
  • Supervise customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
  • Supervise food and beverage service
  • Understand legislation in food and beverage service

This one-year course will suit you if you want to take the next step in your career, or enter the industry at a more senior level. You will further develop your knowledge and skills, perhaps to become a specialist or move into a supervisory or management role.

80% practical, 10% coursework and 10% exams. You will spend time in our fine dining restaurant, coffee shops and other eateries to practise the skills you learn.

What could I progress on to?

On completion of this course you can progress onto further study in a related subject at degree level.

You may wish to start your career in the industry as a Brigade chef or join a Management training scheme

Uniform is required for this course and will cost approximately £220 and trips and visits will be approcimately £30.

Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Course code 14911
    Course name Level 3 Diploma in Patisserie & Confectionery
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 11/09/17
    Duration 36 week (s)

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