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Skills Bootcamp – Chef de Partie

Petroc is working in partnership with Train4Tomorrow to offer free*, high quality training to employed and unemployed adults. Skills Bootcamps are short and flexible courses giving people the opportunity to build sector-specific skills and fast-track to a job interview with a local employer or improve their prospects in their current role.

This course will be delivered in person in our purpose-built training kitchens at our North Devon Campus in Barnstaple. You will gain an introduction to the practical skills requires in a range of cooking techniques.

These will include:
– Meat dishes with relevant sauces
– Poultry dishes with relevant sauces
– Fish & shellfish dishes with relevant sauces
– Soups
– Hot, cold, and frozen desserts
– Patisserie
– Biscuits, cakes & sponges
– Dough products
– Breads
– Vegetarian / vegan dishes

You will have access to a wide range of support provided by the college. This includes wellbeing support, careers information, advice and guidance, and access to our health and fitness, library and other facilities.

The course runs one day a week – every Monday from 9.00am – 4.00pm.
It runs from Monday 8 January 2024 to Monday 18 March 2024, except for Monday 12 February. A full timetable is available by emailing jenn.fuller@petroc.ac.uk

*Subject to eligibility

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Jan 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB674J
Level : Level 3
Duration : 10 Weeks

Cost : Free

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There will be no formal initial assessment. Assessments throughout the sessions will be based on the finished plated pieces of food that you produce, with verbal feedback


Completion of this Skills Bootcamp is designed to lead into further training and employment in the hospitality and catering trade enter a professional kitchen as a trainee/commis chef.

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Starting Date : 08/01/2024
Course Code : PTB674J North Devon Campus Apply

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Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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