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Catering & Hospitality

We all like to eat well but, with our busy lives, often just don't have time to spend hours in the kitchen following lengthy recipes. On this course, you'll learn how to cook a range of healthy meals that take just 20 minutes from start to finish!

The course is taught by top chefs who will show you how to create well-balanced meals ? including fish, meat and vegetarian options ? that will wow your friends and family on any day of the week. By the end of the six week course you will have acquired a variety of new skills which will enable you to make fast work of supper back in your home kitchen. You will be awarded a College certificate when you complete the course.

Entry Requirements

The desire to learn how to cook within 20 minutes a variety of different dishes. A good level of English and maths is required.

  • Unit breakdown, Progression & More...

    Assessment Method

    Continuous assessment over 6 weeks at the end of each session.

    Aims of the course

    Develop skills and practices to be able to produce meals within 20 minutes to a professional standard.

    Progression Opportunities

    To be able to progress to the level 2 part time course in culinary skills


    Professionally equipped kitchen with lessons delivered by professional chef lecturers with a background in 4 and 5* establishments.

    Career Options

    What can I earn as a chef? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified chef or catering professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Chefs start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3 years' experience Restaurant managers start on around £15,000 year and can earn £22,000 with 3 years' experience

    If you're thinking this sounds like you, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gone on to work at some of the most famous restaurants and hotels in the world including The Ritz Hotel ? and with the right training and experience, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow them.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 4 weeks
Start Date 05/05/2020
End Date 26/05/2020


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 50 p/year
24+ £50 p/year
International £180 p/year

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Toufik Bernaoui

Toufik Bernaoui

I’ve really enjoyed my apprenticeship, especially my sessions with my assessor who has given me great encouragement.

Zihni Ozturk

My experience as a young chef and apprentice has been very exciting. It has informed me on how things run in a kitchen and has definitely broadened my knowledge and skills.

Harrison Britton

Harrison Britton

I really enjoy being able to work within a team during busy service as well as learning new practical skills. It’s also great to meet with my assessor and track my progress with her. It means that I always know where I’m at in regards to my apprenticeship.

Mark Morris

Mark Morris

My time at Lewisham College was very important. It gave me the set of skills I needed to develop into the chef I am today. I’d like to say a big thanks to all of my college lecturers.

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