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Content / Overview
This course runs 9.30am to 12.30pm on Mondays.
This is a practical cookery course, for adults to learn new skills and enjoy cooking with the help of a professional chef. We will teach you how to get great results in just six weeks to show off to friends and family.
The course will show you how to prepare dishes and how to organise a dinner party or a general dinner with confidence and inspire you to create your own dishes.
You will be looking at preparing a wide range of recipes suitable for all occasions, whether for informal dinner party or entertaining friends. Recipes will include full preparation of meat and fish skills to create different dishes as well as desserts and baking.
Week 1: Prepare a whole fresh chicken, then prepare three different dishes and various sauces to complement the dishes as well as seasonal vegetables.
Week 2: Artisan style bread making and fresh Danish pastry
Week 3: Indian style curries, Lamb madras, chicken tikka served with fluffy pilaff rice and naan breads
Week 4: Thai green curry, beef pad-Thai noodles with steamed rice
Week 5: Fresh Italian pasta making, raviolis, tortellini’s, classic tomato sauce from fresh and three cheese sauce
Week 6: Beef bourguignon, dauphinoise potatoes and petit pois a la francais
Why Study Here
Guildford College has great faciltities to use as well as a public restaurant, you can sample the food being prepared by students to a professional level. We have a great team of chefs who have worked all round the world in fine dining kitchens or run their own bussiness. This fantastic experience allows us to bring the best out of our students at all levels.
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This course is suitable for all abilities, from beginners to those with more knowledge and experience of cooking. With the guidance of professional chefs you will be fully supported to achieve your goals on the course.
We will be looking at vegetarians’ dishes, we can expand on this if the group wish to and make suggest on alternative ingredients.
For you to take the food home you will need to bring in suitable containers. Please bear in mind that some food will be hot or liquid-based, e.g. stews, casseroles or soups, so the containers should be heat-proof and air-tight.
Bring a pen, and your reading glasses (if you use them), so that you can read and make notes about the recipes.
It is important to wear clothes and closed footwear no trainers or high heels suitable for a busy, hot kitchen.
There are no formal assessments.
We are running different courses throughout the year and we will discuss with you about other cookery courses offered at Guildford College. We are running a range of cookery and baking courses, all our courses are online for you to choose from.
Please ensure that full payment is made 2 weeks before the start of the course.
All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.
There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').