Professional Chef Level 2

City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Arts

City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Arts (Professional Chef Level 2)

This course is ideal for students who wish to expand their certificate knowledge into culinary arts. The course looks at the hospitality industry and your role as a chef, covering health, safety and food hygiene, cooking of a variety of foods and dishes as well as catering operations, costs and menu planning.

The 40 week course is divided between on and off campus time. Learners are placed in the industry to further advance their skills and to allow them to experience a real work environment.

Modules covered

  • The hospitality industry and your role as a chef
  • Health, safety and food hygiene in catering and hospitality
  • Cold food presentation, starters and salads
  • Prepare, cook and finish stock, sauces and soups
  • Prepare, cook and finish pulses, grains, pasta and rice
  • Prepare, cook and finish egg dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish fish and shellfish
  • Prepare, cook and finish meat, offal, poultry and game
  • Prepare, cook and finish vegetables, fruits and vegetable protein
  • Prepare, cook and finish bakery products: pastries, tarts, pies and bread/dough
  • Prepare, cook and finish hot and cold desserts/puddings
  • Cakes, biscuits and sponges
  • Healthy foods and special diets
  • Catering operations, costs and menu planning
  • Advance knife skills

All study material included

  • City and Guilds registration and examination
  • All ingredients
  • All study material: Professional Chef level 2

Experience and placement

Learners are placed in the industry to further advance their skills, and to allow them to experience a real work environment beforehand. ChefMLK School of Cooking will visit the learner during this time.

Learners will be given the option to work at a butchery, fishmonger or bakery for a week. ChefMLK School of Cooking will assist finding a suitable place for the learner.