This course has been designed to introduce you to professional cooking in partnership with the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Topics covered can include:
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course suits them.
The course is assessed throughout with practical assignments and written tests.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances.
You will be expected to purchase the required uniform and equipment for the programme, which reflect both industry norms and safety requirements. These should specifically conform to Westminster Kingsway College standards and are approximately £350; further information will be provided at enrolment. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college - please click here for more information.
You can continue working as a cook/chef within the hospitality industry, with the potential to be promoted, and could progress onto a Level 2 course.
Francis Ayemou started his career working as a chef in a variety of European countries such as France and Italy. After working for many years, Francis decided to go back to university to gain a teaching qualification.
After completing his qualification in Teaching, Francis lectured in Eastbourne, Brighton City College, Guildford College and South Thames Merton College. He then joined Westminster Kingsway College (part of Capital City College Group) in 2016.
Subjects Francis teaches include:
In 2021, Francis was invited to join the Culinary team at the London 2012 Olympics village and prepared and cooked specific diets for the athletes.
Francis is a dedicated, passionate, and enthusiastic teacher who loves helping students meet their learning and career goals.
The teachers listed may change, these shown are an example of the teachers who teach on these programmes.