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Catering and Hospitality

Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress on to Senior Chef or Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeships, or employment in a professional kitchen in job roles such as:

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Front- of-House Supervisor
  • Commis Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Chef de Partie

Who is it for?

Gain real-life experience in professional cookery with practical training in food production, kitchen services and professional cookery. The course is designed to further your skills and career as a chef by building upon your existing knowledge and developing advanced techniques in a range of kitchen and pastry skills, including supervising a team in a professional kitchen.

What is covered?

Some of the units you will study are as follows:

  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Produce healthier dishes
  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment
  • Contribute to the development of recipes and menus
  • Prepare fish for complex dishes
  • Prepare poultry for complex dishes
  • Cook and finish complex meat dishes
  • Cook and finish complex vegetable dishes
  • Prepare cook and finish complex hot desserts
  • Prepare cook and finish complex cold desserts

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You will require the Hospitality Services Diploma Level 2 or equivalent, and a Food Safety Certificate. Plus relevant industrial knowledge and skills associated with health and safety in the workplace.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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The course left me fully equipped and ready to start working at the Royal Automobile Club in London. I really appreciate all the help I’ve got from the staff at Peterborough College – they were always ready to answer any questions and I really enjoyed the course.

Taylor Watts

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