At the end of the course you will have a 30 answer multiple choice examination which and receive a certificate from the CIEH if you answer 20 our of 30 correctly.
Why use a trainer and not an online certification process?
Many of the online certificated are not ofqual certificated, which the EHO’s are aware of and increasingly prefer staff to have been trained by a trainer. If your staff are trained in a class room situation they can ask questions, interact and through discussions other situations can be brought in as well as they can understand the topic in more detail.
Who needs a Food Safety Level 2 qualification?
Anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.
Typical environments may include:
pubs, hotels, restaurants;
supermarkets and retail environments;
food and drink manufacturers;
The training will include all or some of the following
Introduction to why food needs to be safe
Food safety Hazards including pathogenic bacteria and how food poisoning occurs
Chilling and heating
Storage and cleaning
Food premises and equipment
Food safety management HACCP
If you have employees who need training or you are starting a new business we offer regular training courses here at harmony House for individuals to book on to.
If you have over 6 employees who can be trained in one session we can offer a more economical alternative at your own venue. The daily rate depending upon the distance travelled and facilities is between £160 and £220 plus £15-£20 per candidate for exam fees and course booklets
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Harmony House Cookery School
YO19 6SH York
Harmony House & Cookery School
Welcome to Harmony house - simply cooking a small cookery school now in its 10th year. It started as a passion by Cordon Bleu trained Hilary Finney to help those with little confidence to cook simple eye catching meals, and adapt recipes use readily available ingredients.
We have tried to break the mould of the cookery school model, so when you attend a course you will find the large kitchen adapted so everyone can cook together, each producing something slightly different, so students cannot compare and feel disappointed. You will enjoy a selection of equipment that is found in a domestic kitchen and will feel more at home. You will be in a class of between 4 and 8 persons and if you have a small group of *4 or more who want to cook together you can choose your own date and menu.
Over the years hundreds of people have passed through this kitchen, (and lived to tell the tale), and some I know have gone on to produce some fabulous meals with added confidence and new ideas !!
If you are arranging a hen day or team build you will be able to bring up to 12 and choose from afternoon tea, canapes and nibbles, baking bonanza, meals in minutes. You can have an afternoon tea here in our conservatory with china cups and saucers or you can box up your goodies to take home. You will find more on our website
If you would like to stay at Harmony House it is an AA 4 star gold graded bed & breakfast just outside York, so you can cook or stay or stay and cook. You can combine your special day with a sightseeing or shopping trip to York
Hilary is a trained Cordon Bleu Cook and teaches most courses, but you can arrange to have a special day with other professionals to make a lifestyle day with flowers, or chocolate making or cake decorating. You can relax and enjoy your refreshments and meals in our conservatory overlooking the garden or take your food home with you
When you come to Harmony House you can make simple recipes but adapt them to suit all occasions with eye catching presentation. So whether you are a beginner or confident cooks who just doesn't have time to spend the day in the kitchen, there will be a course or workshop here for you. You will work in pairs, around one large island in our specially adapted country kitchen cooking a variety of dishes which eliminates comparison and gives an ideal social atmosphere
Hilary began her career as a chef at the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough before joining a contract catering company to cook directors lunches in the City of London and then managing many catering operations for them before starting a family and setting up her own business
Hilary has been honoured to manage and provide catering at many venues including York Art Gallery, Hovingham Hall, Burton Agnes Hall, Mulgrave Castle, York Minster, Selby Abbey, and many long term contracts as Yorkshire Gents Cricket Club, and York Medical Society and the Duke of Norfolks family entertaining at Carlton Towers and cooked David Frost, Clarissa Dixon Wright, Ben Fogel and many more famous personalities over the 15 years.
Hilary also tutored students through City & Guilds 706/1 at Selby College, and for many years taught adult education courses. She is also a certified trainer for the chartered insitiute of environmental health and has professional qualifications in Hotel and Catering management
* minimum weekday number is 4 minimum weekend number is 6