City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking Full-time

This City & Guilds IVQ Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking combines the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a chef. The course is perfect for aspiring chefs seeking a solid foundation from which to embark on a successful career as a chef.

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 and 18 years of age

Course Duration

  • 1st Semester: Mar – Jun (theory and practical)
  • 2nd Semester: Jun – Oct (industry placement)
  • 2nd Semester: Nov (City & Guilds examination)

Course Outline

  • Phase 1
    • Safety at work
    • Food safety in catering
    • Introduction to nutrition
    • Prepare food for cold presentation
    • Prepare, cook and finish foods by: frying, braising and stewing, boiling, poaching and steaming, baking, roasting and grilling, non-thermal cooking method
    • Introduction to basic kitchen procedures
    • Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry
    • Kitchen terminology

    Phase 2

    • Safety at work
    • Food safety in catering
    • Healthier foods & special diets
    • Prepare, cook and finish: stocks, soups and sauces, fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and offal, vegetables, fruit and pulses, rice, grain, farinaceous products and egg dishes, bakery products, hot and cold desserts & puddings, prepare food for cold presentation
    • Catering preparations, cost and menu planning
    • Kitchen terminology
    • Wine and food appreciation

Certification

  • In order to obtain the *City & Guilds IVQ Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking, both Phase 1 and Phase 2 need to be completed.
    • City & Guilds Award in Food Safety and Catering (if not obtained from previous studies)
    • City & Guilds IVQ Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking
    • Capsicum Certificate of Attendance