Weekly study5 hours
A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Cooking Skills
Gain an important life skill by learning how to cook tasty yet simple recipes
Being able to cook is a fundamental skill that can turn meal preparation from a chore to a daily highlight.
On this five-week course that’s fun for the whole family, you’ll cover the basics of cooking, from hygiene and kitchen safety procedures, to creating shopping lists and costing menus.
Learn a variety of cooking methods and techniques with expert guidance from the International Culinary Studio
With leading educators in the culinary arts, you’ll discover how to confidently prepare different foods with ease.
You’ll be guided through the creative side of cooking, learning to combine tastes and flavours within dishes. The practical side of food preparation will also be explored, from creating shopping lists to costing a recipe.
Using these skills, you’ll be able to manage food budgets, source ingredients, and create menus from scratch.
Explore the fundamentals of food safety and hygiene
When cooking, it’s important to maintain high levels of safety and hygiene at all times.
You’ll examine how to dress appropriately for working in kitchens, hygiene basics, and the fundamentals of knife safety.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to prepare and serve food in a safe and hygienic environment and protect yourself from preventable accidents whilst cooking.
Showcase your culinary skills by preparing eight easy recipes
On this course, you’ll try your hand at a variety of sweet and savoury recipes that demonstrate a range of different techniques within an experienced cook’s repertoire.
By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills to confidently prepare tasty meals to enjoy time and again. You’ll also have a foundational knowledge of the safety and hygiene procedures required to ensure professional standards of food preparation with every dish.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Work safely and hygienically in the kitchen.
- Dress correctly for the kitchen.
- Use knives safely.
- Use the Favour Profile Wheel to judge the flavour and taste of a dish.
- Prepare a production schedule and cost a recipe.
- Prepare and cook a variety of dishes from a recipe.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who wants to hone their cooking skills and learn the basics of cooking.
It would be particularly useful for parents who want to encourage their children in the kitchen, as well as children aged 8 and over who want to learn some cooking skills.
What software or tools do you need?
You need a kitchen with basic preparation, cooking and refrigeration tools and equipment
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