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Curries of the World

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Curry is a world wide favourite and on this inspiring four week, evening cookery course, you will learn to recreate a variety of global curries.

From classic spiced curries of India, the fragrant curries of the Caribbean, the creamy coconut curries of Thailand and fruity African curry. This class will equip you with the knowledge to create spice blends, curry pastes and create delicious curries from around the world.

You will develop culinary flair and will complete the course with a range of curry recipes following experimentation with a variety of spices and local produce after preparing and cooking a selection of mouth-watering dishes.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course is due to start on Tuesday 6th February 2024. You will attend college on Tuesday evening from 6.00pm - 9.00pm, for one week.

This course will take place at our Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

This cookery course will allow you to explore various ingredients, develop skills in curry cuisine and encourage you to develop your own creative culinary ideas, whilst using blended spices and quality ingredients.

Take a culinary journey around some of the world's finest curry hotspots as you learn to make dishes using authentic but easily available ingredients. You will learn how to select and use spices and make curry pastes, marinades and accompaniments.

The course will provide you with new skills in culinary techniques and present you with a range of recipes for Main courses, side dishes and Starters. Once attending the course, in collaboration with the chef, there is the opportunity for you to contribute dish ideas to be made throughout the course.

Some examples of dishes that you may make includes:

  • Goan lamb curry with spiced Pilau rice
  • Thai King prawn curry
  • Butter chicken and onion bhajis
  • Martinique coconut chicken curry The selection of ingredients used to produce these dishes will vary from those used daily to specialist products, including a wide range of spices, meat, fish, vegetables, sauces, fruit, nuts and pulses.

Participants will explore the tools and skills required for the selection of ingredients, the methods required in the preparation of food, the cooking and finishing of ingredients to form a range of curry dishes.

Course participants will be able to develop their awareness of Health and Safety relating to the preparation of food, food safety awareness, practical knife skills and stove control, whilst learning logical and coherent methods for producing interesting, unique Indian cuisine.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. The course is aimed to increase your own knowledge of the subject matter.

As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is too come along and enjoy!

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. All you will need is commitment and the enthusiasm.

What are the course fees?

You may be eligible for Community Learning funding if you have not recently participated in a similar Community Learning programme, or received any other recent government funded training.

There are a number of fee options for this course including:

  • If you are unemployed - FREE
  • If you are employed - £40

The course price is inclusive of all of the ingredients that you will need for each session.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You may wish to progress on to our other Colours Cookery School courses or alternatively you may wish to pursue an accredited qualification in this subject which will allow you to practice your skills in the trade.

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

Ref: Jen McGill



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