Kickstart Catering: Pathways into the Food Industry course

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  Monday 24 May 2021 - Friday 28 May 2021

  11:00 am  - 1:00 pm

Find your feet in the food industry with this exciting new course.

chef at stoveInterested in exploring a future in the food industry? This exciting, new course offers you the opportunity to gain practical catering and hospitality skills, learning from experienced chefs and industry leaders, visiting workplaces, and gaining insider knowhow.

You will also receive individual follow-up support to help you find your place in this exciting and expanding sector, which offers a wider range of roles than many first realise – from cooking in restaurants, bakeries, schools and industrial food production to front-of-house, marketing and management jobs.

The first, skills-based phase of the course will take place on five mornings over a week. It will include:

  • An introduction to the terminology, tasks and techniques needed for success in the food industry.
  • Masterclasses in essential chef skills and patisserie skills.
  • A focus on front-of-house skills such as body language and presentation.
  • You will also have the opportunity to attend a day’s training to achieve your food hygiene certification.

The second phase includes a chosen industry site visit so you get a feel for life in a restaurant, bakery, factory, school or hotel.

The third phase offers one-to-one support and mentoring as you seek career openings, including introductions to key local employers.

Dates: (you must be able to attend all five practical sessions)

  • Monday 24th May, 11am-1pm
  • Tuesday 25th May, 11am-1pm
  • Wednesday 26th May, 11am-1pm
  • Thursday 27th May, 9am-4pm (food hygiene training)
  • Friday 28th May, 11am-1pm
  • Industry visits will take place during June/ July
  • Mentoring support meetings will be arranged individually

This course will run three more times this year, further details will be announced on our website and in our email newsletters.

This programme is funded by the European Social Fund via the London Learning Consortium.

Booking instructions

Who can attend?

  • People who are unemployed/ not currently working (including those returning after sick leave/ caring responsibilities etc)
  • Those aged 16+
  • Those who have not been a full-time student for the last six months.

To apply

Our funder has some further eligibility criteria which we can assess from the brief form below. For those who are eligible, we will arrange a time to meet and go through a few additional questions before booking your space on the course.

Please be sure to check your spam folder when looking out for a reply from us about your application.

See our COVID-19 update regarding Community Kitchen activities here.

For any questions contact:
Charlotte Fuller, Cookery Worker / 01273 234810


The Community Kitchen
Queens Road

Kickstart Catering: Pathways into the Food Industry course

The Community Kitchen, Queens Road, Brighton, UK

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