Foundation Courses in 2016 - Dates just announced:
12th - 17th June FULL COURSE; 26th June - 1st July FULL COURSE;
10th - 15th July; 24th - 29th July FULL COURSE;
21st - 26th August
Please contact us on 01620 822922 for more information
Our week long foundation course starts on Sunday afternoon and ends on Friday afternoon, here are a few things that you will be doing...
Cookery Methods – boiling, roasting, frying, poaching, deep frying, deep fat frying, sautéing and baking.
Knife skills – effective use of knives, preparation and care.
Essential Sauces - white, béchamel, mornay, gravy, mayonnaise, pan sauces, sugar syrups and crème anglaise.
Simple stocks - chicken, brown, beef, fish, and vegetable
Easy Veg. – how to cook ‘em right
Meat and Fish, preparation and cookery – How to choose a cut/fillet and cook it to perfection.
Basics of Baking and Bread-making
Introduction to Pastries - Shortcrust, rich shortcrust, choux, rough puff
Info and booking for our one week residential foundation cookery course
Our one week foundation course lays the groundwork for the essential kitchen skills required by any chef/cook agency. It also prepares you for life away from home (be it a gap year, uni or just moving off on your own)
Our foundation course has been designed to cover healthy basic cooking skills from Bread Making, Baking, Pastry, Preparation of Meat and Fish, including Filleting and Boning of Fish and Poultry. Cooking should be fun and by the end of the week, entertaining for your family and friends will no longer be a daunting event.
We will offer practical advice on budgeting and creating delicious food from cheap cuts to dinner party tips.
- All of our week courses are perfect for your Duke of Edinburgh residential component.
- If you want to work in a lodge or do a season in a chalet we have great links with agencies who will help you get to where you want to be.
The foundation course will teach you of all the basic meals you 'need to know.' After the week we would expect you to competently produce an impressive three course dinner party with canapés.
Accommodation is offered in our two beautiful country cottages and there are always members of staff on hand to help if needed. Young men and young ladies each have their own cottage and rooms are shared between two or three.
The course price includes all tuition, meals, accommodation and an official course certificate on succesful completion.
Week long foundation course - £695