Foundation Certificate in Food and Wine
This one-term Autumn course takes committed amateurs and potential professionals through fundamental cookery techniques, ensuring a thorough grounding. It is also the first term of the three term Diploma. During this 10 week full time course students go back to basics, learning the science behind the techniques and building a solid understanding of fundamental culinary skills.
Sample recipes Chicken sauté Normande • Pork tenderloin with cherry tomato and pumpkin chutney • Prawn pilaf • Moules marinières • Coffee eclairs • Christmas cooking • Canapés • Soda bread • Lemon meringue pie • Kir Royale jellies • Coffee ice cream with pecan blondies
Sample techniques Rough puff pastry • Stocks • Batters • Rough puff • Jointing chickens • Preparing rack of lamb • Slow and quick meat cooking methods • Game cookery • Swiss Meringue • Filleting flat fish • Glazing • Cake decoration with royal icing • Bread
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With training in kitchen practice, understanding recipes, time planning, menu planning and cooking for large numbers, students can expect to become proficient and confident cooks. Students completing this course often find work catering for private dinner parties and catered accommodation in the UK and abroad.
Nutrition, healthy eating, carving, game cooking, canapés, as well as various ethnic cuisines such as Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, are also covered. In groups, students cost, plan, shop and cook a buffet for 35 people. They also put together a portfolio of menus to show future employers. A cooking certificate that is recognised in the food industry is awarded to students who pass the final exams and continual assessments.
Wine School During the term the students complete the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Wine, providing a straight forward introduction to wine tasting as well as matching food with wine.
The extras for each student on this course are knives (£130 or £270) and course literature (£60). Students are required to wear chef’s jackets, hats and checked trousers (£110), and additional kitchen equipment (£120). Order forms for these extras are sent out with the final invoice.
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30th Sep 2013
One term (10 Weeks)
30th Sep 2013 to 6th Dec 2013
"(I chose Leiths for)...It’s reputation for thorough, enthusiastic teaching, good contacts and friendliness."Laura Pope-Graduated July 2008