Get Your Cooking Career Off To the Right Start

If you want to embark on a hospitality or cooking career there are two paths available. There are many establishments that are very happy for offer on job training in exchange for unskilled or semi-skilled low paid labour. Whilst this is an attractive option for those needing an income, the work itself is often unpleasant and involves long hours, which leaves the individual with little time or inclination to learn at the same time.

Often training at a culinary institute is a far better option if you are serious about embarking on a cooking career. This formal education will equip the student with all the necessary skills and knowledge he or she will need to make a success of a culinary or hospitality career. Cooking academies will have devised curriculums that will include all aspects of food preparation, presentation and management. Courses might include pastry making, braising, sauces, food hygiene, food management, wine studies and customer relations. The main advantage of learning at culinary academy is that the student will have access to various teaching experts who will have the time to discuss queries and questions. This is not always the case in a commercial kitchen.

The Prue Leith Chefs Academy is an internationally acclaimed culinary institution that is well-known for producing some of the finest culinary graduates in the country. Graduates of this institute have gone on to find work with some of the world’s finest chefs including Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. The culinary academy equips students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a very demanding environment. Our curriculum is based on the classic French method and our various diploma courses cover training in hot, cold and pastry kitchens. Modules include specialist courses on kitchen finance and management, wine studies and Pan African cuisine.

For more information on how to get the necessary training needed to achieve a successful cooking career contact Prue Leith Chefs Academy.