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Introduction to Catering and Culinary Skills

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Unlock your inner MasterChef and build your confidence in the kitchen with this short introductory course!

This course will allow you to develop your culinary skills by exploring quick and versatile methods to cook dishes from around the world, using fresh, local produce.

You will gain an understanding of balance, texture and taste and learn how to prepare and cook food using a variety of techniques and ingredients.

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

This course will start on Monday 6th June 2022 and will take three weeks to complete. You will attend college on Monday from 1.00pm - 5.00pm.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

You will be encouraged to develop your own creative culinary ideas whilst working in our professional kitchen.

During the course you will be presented with a range of recipes and methods, some of the dishes may include:

  • Pan fried Sea bass with wok fried vegetables
  • Risotto
  • Passion fruit créme brûlée

You will also develop your awareness of health and safety in food preparation, food safety awareness, practical knife skills and stove control.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. You will be given feedback based on your progress with suggestions and guidance for areas for improvement.

As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come 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 enthusiasm.

You will need to wear strong, flat sensible shoes and bring along an apron, tea towel, and an oven glove.

Please bring along a container to take what you have made home with you.

What are the course fees?

The cost of this course is £50. However, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. More information is available upon enquiry.

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.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, 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.

Ref: Cavan Sheppard



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“At College, I’ve had some amazing opportunities working with top chefs in fast-paced kitchens, across a variety of locations in the UK.”

Kyle, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

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Why study Catering and Hospitality with us?


Students have gained employment with exclusive restaurants or have launched their own businesses.

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Colours Restaurant has a fantastic reputation and provides a commercial working environment.

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Industry Standard Facilities

Our contemporary training facilities are well resourced, reflecting industry standards.

Industry Contacts

Celebrity chefs and placements in top restaurants and hotels, add value to your training.

Experienced Tutors

Your tutors have worked in Michelin starred restaurants and luxury hotels around the world.