Prue Leith Culinary Institute has recently launched a new “Meet Your Kitchen” Cooking course for beginners and intermediate cooks alike. Those who enrol will gain the self-assurance they need to pursue full-time study in the culinary arts. Those who are already confident in the kitchen also stand to gain from joining as they have the opportunity to refine their skills and learn from Prue Leith Restaurant chefs and instructors. Not only will students build a base for their chef careers, but also fine-tune their current skills.
It’s an excellent way to start a career in the food industry. What’s more, it’s the best new course for anyone passionate about cooking, but who is not ready for full-time rigorous training.
Along with the training, Prue Leith Culinary Institute offers proper attire, including an apron and chef’s hat. All recipes and notes will be shared with applicants to ensure they can always go over their work after they have completed their studies. Refreshments when on-site are also available to all course attendees studying towards launching their chef careers. Learners will be awarded a Prue Leith Certificate in Foundational Cooking at the end of the course if they have attended at minimum 80% of the classes.
The course is more practical than theory-based, giving students ample opportunity to practise what is taught. An extremely important expectation required of professionals working in the kitchen is knife skills. In this 12-week course, it’s one of the many skillsets that students will learn, along with vegetable preparations, meat fabrication and cooking, poultry fabrication and cooking and fish and seafood preparation and cooking.
Cooks will also be given the opportunity to learn basic bread baking, tarts and other pastries, and learn how to plate dishes in an appetizing and elegant manner. It’s a well-rounded course that can serve as the starting point to any chef career.
Eager students can start this journey as early as February and those wishing to save the course for later can join in July. It’s vital to wear comfortable shoes for the many hours of cooking lying ahead. Students are urged to leave jewellery at home and keep to simple or no make-up. Interested parties can get the contact information and application forms here.
Prue Leith Culinary Institute not only offers courses for novice cooks but also members working in the culinary industry aiming to perfect their chef careers by adding additional skills. For cooks wishing to commit to a three-year programme and learn more advanced techniques, see the Occupational Certificate: Chef course. Or have a look at any of the other full-time professional chef courses on offer.
The institute is located at 262 Rhino Street, Centurion, Gauteng. Food enthusiasts can visit the Prue Leith Culinary Institute during the upcoming onsite open days on 18 September, 30 October or 27 November 2021. Open days commence at 10:00 and end at 12:00. Prue Leith will also host an online open evening on 26 August 2021, from 18:00 to 19:00.
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