On completion, you will understand the fundamentals in Cooking Techniques and Presenting dishes, have the knowledge of menu planning & costings and handle a wide range of commodities and could gain employment as a Commis Chef or Chef De Partie.

Combination Food Preparation & Cooking / Culinary Arts

Your first step towards a rewarding career!

Begin your career within the hospitality industry, specialising in kitchen operations, and progress to becoming a Qualified Chef!  This qualification covers an introduction to the hospitality industry, elements of health, safety and nutrition and the preparation, cooking and finishing of dishes using a range of different cookery methods.

Duration

A maximum of 2 years is allowed to complete this programme, with an expected duration of 1000 hours for Home Study.  If you opt for the City & Guilds Qualification, a minimum of 500 hours for Industry Practical’s are also expected.

Online Studies

The studies you will complete from your own home, via our Learner Management System.  Our Key Benefits will ensure you stay motivated whilst studying with International Culinary Studio.  Once registered, your Student Experience will be accessible and your learning material available on any pc, portable or mobile smart device (Technology Programme Requirements).  Our Chef Instructors will be available and will guide you through your programme to successful course completion.  All assignments will be assessed by our qualified Assessors.

*Please ensure you have the correct kitchen equipment

On completion of this Food Preparation & Culinary Arts programme, you could gain employment as a Commis Chef.  You could then also further your studies with International Culinary Studio in either Baking/Patisserie or Food Preparation & Cookery Supervision

Course Outline

Certificate Phase

  • Safety at Work
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Introduction to Basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Prepare Food for Cold Presentation
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish foods by Frying
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish foods by Braising and Stewing
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish foods by Boiling, Poaching and Steaming
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish foods by Baking, Roasting and Grilling
  • Introduction to Hospitality in the Catering Industry
  • Food Safety in Catering

Diploma Phase

  • Safety at Work
  • Refresher in Food Safety in Catering
  • Refresher in Prepare Food for Cold Presentation
  • Healthier Foods & Special Diets
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Stocks, Soups & Sauces
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Fish & Shellfish
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Meat, Poultry & Offal
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Vegetables, Fruits & Pulses
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Rice, Grain, Farinaceous Products & Egg Dishes
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Bakery Products
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Hot & Cold Desserts and Puddings
  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu Planning

Outcome Options:

City & Guilds Accreditation – 8065-01

On completion of this course, you will be awarded with:

City & Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (8065-01)

INVESTMENT OPTIONS:  

  • Full Payment @ $ 8000, or
  • Monthly Payment @ $ 1000 Deposit followed by 10 Monthly Payments of $ 770 per month, or
  • Weekly Payment @ $ 1000 Deposit followed by 40 Weekly Payments of $ 193 per week.

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos.
  • Welcome starter pack including text book
  • Personalised student card (NZ students receive discounts by using their student card in NZ)
  • Access to all our online events, including webinars and discussion boards
  • Feedback, mentoring and assessment on your practical cooking and theory tasks from your chef instructor.
  • Access to our Alumni network of chefs working all over the world
  • Online e-portfolio
  • Final City & Guilds theory and practical exam, conducted in May and November each year at an approved centre nearest to you
  • Certification

**To complete the City & Guilds qualification, you must be able to comply with the City & Guilds requirements, whereby you will be able to work in Industry in the country you are completing your studies in, and attend the nearest approved City & Guilds exam centre at your own cost.

International Culinary Studio

On completion of this course, you will be awarded with:

International Culinary Studio Certificate of Achievement* and a Digital Badge.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS:  

  • Full Payment @ $ 6500, or
  • Monthly Payment @ $ 1000 Deposit followed by 10 Monthly Payments of $ 605 per month, or
  • Weekly Payment @ $ 1000 Deposit followed by 40 Weekly Payments of $ 151 per week.

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos.
  • Welcome starter pack including a text book
  • Personalised student card (NZ students receive discounts by using their student card in NZ)
  • Access to all our online events, including webinars and discussion boards
  • Feedback, mentoring and assessment on your practical cooking and theory tasks from your chef instructor.
  • Access to our Alumni network of chefs working all over the world
  • Online e-portfolio
  • Certification

*This is a non-accredited programme

Minimum Enrolment Requirements

  • You must be 16 years or older.
  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of your English Language skills. This is an IELTS result of a General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.  For more information please visit ielts.org

Other Additional Costs

You need to prepare for the following additional costs, depending on your programme:

  • Ingredients used for practicing all recipes at home or at the workplace.
  • Chef Uniform and Safety Shoes for practical’s.
  • Costs to purchase any technology and/or kitchen equipment that you may not have, but need to use in the programme. (see included lists of requirements)
  • Cost of your internet access.
  • Any printing you choose to do from the Study Guides.