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Professional Cookery

Course Code(s):  5N1356 LC
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5N1356 LC
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Arts is for candidates who wish to work in the hospitality industry. The course also aims to combine practical Culinary related modules with modules relevant to the Hospitality and Catering sector. The course consists of practical training and demonstrations, workshops and field study visits. Guest speakers from the Catering/Tourism sector may visit the Institute and learners may attend business presentations and seminars.

What will you Study?

Prepare food for cold presentation
Prepare, cook and finish stocks, soups and sauces
Prepare, cook and finish fish and shellfish dishes
Prepare, cook and finish meat, poultry and offal
Prepare, cook and finish vegetables, fruit and pulses
Prepare, cook and finish rice, grain, farinaceous products and egg dishes
Prepare, cook and finish bakery products
Prepare, cook and finish hot and cold deserts and puddings
Catering operations, costs and menu planning
Culinary Arts Principles
Food safety in catering
Safety at work
Food safety and catering
Healthier foods and special diets
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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Hotel - General Manager   Hospitality Manager  
Travel Agency Manager   Conference & Banqueting/ Event Co-ordinator  
Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager   Spa Manager  
Sous Chef   Pastry Chef   
Restaurant / Catering Manager   Commis Chef  
Chef   Sommelier  
Tour Guide   Travel Courier/Resort Representative  
Leisure Centre Manager   Bar Manager / Publican  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Tourism & Hospitality
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