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Professional Chefs (Level 2) - Full-time

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Course outline

Taking your cookery passion and skills that one step further, this course offers advanced training in the cookery profession.

Working in our award winning restaurant, Adams Restaurant, at least once a week will give you a good feel of the fast paced environment that professional cookery provides.

Often taking the lead on service, under the guidance and support of your tutors, you will be able to excel in the skills needed to run a kitchen.

Our Clarendon centre has state of the art kitchens where you will be able to hone your skills to perfection.

You will also be able to prepare your own menus and maybe even see them in action at the Adams Restaurant.

Careers available to you once finishing the course include; chef, kitchen assistant, restaurant manager and more. Before you know it you could be planning menus, preparing to oversee the preparation of food in hotels or managing your own kitchen.

You’ll learn about menu planning, kitchen organisation, health and safety, food theory, food and ingredient pricing plus a range of professional cookery skills for cooking meat and fish, pastry dishes, soups, salads and more. Regular visits from our friends like Marco Pierre White and Sat Bains may be on the cards too.

You can expect to learn in our fantastic training kitchens and work in our fully operational commercial restaurant in the heart of Nottingham city centre – the Adams Restaurant and Brasserie. You’ll get to invent and create your own menu plans and you’ll get plenty of practical cooking time too.

How to apply for this course

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Pelham Avenue


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  • Course code: C000227


Pelham Avenue


Start: 3rd September 2019

  • Course code: C000227

Professional Chefs Level 2 Diploma


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English Language and Maths - one of these must be grade 9-3 (A*-D) and the other must be grade 9-4 (A*-C), Or you can gain a place with a relevant Level 1 vocational qualification with English and maths (one must be at least level 2 and one at least level 1).

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed through practical tests and written assignments.


Choose to follow with our Advanced Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery or our Hospitality Supervision and Leadership programme, or move into an Apprenticeship with one of the many award-winning restaurants we work with here at Nottingham College.

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