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REGISTER INTEREST Culinary Skills Certificate FEB 2020

Food Teachers Centre (Founder Louise Davies)

Monday, 17 February 2020 at 08:30 - Thursday, 20 February 2020 at 18:00 (GMT)

REGISTER INTEREST Culinary Skills Certificate FEB 2020

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Named food teacher-technician pre registration
This is a registration of interest only. THIS TICKET DOES NOT GET A PLACE ON THE COURSE. You must apply for a place by completing an application and submitting it to the college by 31st Jan. Places are limited TO 15.
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FREE 4 day Culinary Skills Intensive





Introduction to Culinary Skills Certificate


COMPLETED Applications close 31st Jan 2020 - or when places are full

We are delighted to be working with the prestigious Westminster Kingsway College, London to bring teachers, support staff and technicians who do not have any food qualifications a chance for training and recognition.
This course is ideal for non specialist teachers, OR those who have NO or LITTLE FOOD TRAINING and those who would like to improve their practical skills to a higher standard to teach KS3 and exam classes. 
This course is NOT intended for those with degree level food qualifications and advanced practical skills or work experience in the catering industry.  

This is a FREE intensive FOUR day course 'Introduction to Culinary Skills'. It is from 9.00am - 6pm for four days, and attendance is required for ALL four days to be considered during the application process. You must attend at 8.30 on Day 1 to register for the course.

Course Description:  The Westminster Introduction to Culinary Skills Certificate is an intensive hands-on certificate programme in professional cookery education that offers expert tuition, fit for purpose equipment and facilities, top-quality ingredients and tuition in classic and contemporary European recipes. In eighteen hours total, you will experience a comprehensive foundation in the art of preparation and cookery in modular formats.

1.Basic Food Preparation and Cooking
In this course module, chefs learn the fundamentals of the science of preparation and cookery ranging from vegetables, fish, meat, poultry and farinaceous items.Cookery principles are addressed and an explanation of wet and dry methods developed. Extensive use of commodities to create professional dishes within the timeframe.
1.Basic Food Preparation and Cooking
In this course module, you will learn the fundamentals of the science of preparation and cookery ranging from vegetables, fish, meat, poultry and farinaceous items.Cookery principles are addressed and an explanation of wet and dry methods developed. Extensive use of commodities to create professional dishes within the timeframe.

2.Introduction to Kitchen Equipment and Health and Safety
This module introduces you to the practice of working with professional equipment and the health and safety implications in the workplace. Developing knowledge and understanding of the types of kitchen equipment, utensils and knives appropriate.

3.Food Safety in Catering
This module will introduce you to the knowledge you will need to enable you to take personal responsibility for food safety as well as understand the basic principles of food safety necessary for working in the hospitality and catering industry preparing food. The unit identifies some of the necessary good practice including the legal requirements that must be applied to food, its storage and cooking, as well as the basic principles of good practice needed to keep and maintain food areas/kitchens clean and safe.

SPECIAL NOTES regarding this course!  The process for coming on this course is very different to our other courses – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

Certain criteria have to be met to release the funding. Please DO NOT REGISTER IINTEREST OR APPLY unless:


  1. You are over 19 years old, reside in ENGLAND and have a national insurance number.
  2. You are employed/salaried by a school or teaching agency.
  3. Your headteacher has agreed release and cover for ALL FOUR days BEFORE you apply.
  4. Your headteacher has agreed to pay your travel and accommodation BEFORE you apply
  5. You will attend the FULL 4-day course, attendance for part of the course is not permitted.

If you meet these criteria, please register your interest to receive an application formTO SUBMIT YOUR ENROLLMENT

  1. You must submit a completed and signed application form, and a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport, as this is used to gain the funding required to attend the course. Your PHOTO ID (Passport Photo Page) which must match your application NAME
  2. Returning a form does not automatically grant you a place – places are limited to 15. The first 15  people accepted will receive an offer of a place by the college. Others will be waitlisted or a second group may be created.



To gain a place, if you have registered interest you will be sent an application form to complete. You will need to complete and return this college application. Closing date is 31st January but it is likely that places will be full long before this date, they are allocated on a first come basis (first fully completed forms).

THERE ARE ONLY 15 places. A waitlist will operate. Do not apply unless you met the criteria above.

'I would like to say a huge thank you to you and Chef Francis for the magnificent level 1 course in culinary Skills that I was lucky to take part in. Chef Francis advanced us all in such a short space of time and he has inspired me to cook and to be more confident in the kitchen. He is an excellent teacher and he made sure that we aimed high and produced the best work possible.'(teacher feedback from Feb 2018 course) 
Do you have questions about REGISTER INTEREST Culinary Skills Certificate FEB 2020 ? Contact Food Teachers Centre (Founder Louise Davies)

When & Where

Westminster Kingsway College, Victoria Centre
76 Vincent Square
SW1P 2PD London
United Kingdom

Monday, 17 February 2020 at 08:30 - Thursday, 20 February 2020 at 18:00 (GMT)

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Food Teachers Centre (Founder Louise Davies)

FOOD TEACHERS CENTRE is a uk based self-help group founded by Louise T Davies in 2013 and supported by experienced associates. It provides a platform to exchange best practice, give advice and support to less experienced teachers, answering practical concerns and keeping them abreast of the latest curriculum changes. A one-stop shop for like-minded professionals who seek help and information. It is free to take part and is facilitated through a closed on-line group, safeguarding the conversations of the teaching staff.

The idea of a 'Teacher's Centre' is a response to the lack of local and national specialist support and diminishing Continuing Professional Development with the demise of local authority advisers ASTs, lead practitioners and supporting organisations.

The Centre utilises new technologies, not requiring a physical space in new times, but providing the same high quality service that our traditional teachers centres were recognised for.

 The Food Teachers Centre is a place of

  • creative, innovative ideas and action
  • practical solutions
  • learning and sharing

If you would like to join the closed facebook group (you have to be a secondary food teacher and answer the THREE entry questions full))

But you can also visit our website   and public facebook page



The centre is supported by a group of very experienced and high quality national and regional consultants/advisers, who offer training, advice and resource writing for food education in primary and secondary schools. Find out more about how Associates can help you.


Food Teacher's Centre Community is a community group set up to:

  • provide and promote unbiased and accurate information to support curriculum development and innovation.
  • support food teachers (including student teachers) to exchange best practice nationally and internationally.
  • support teachers and schools to develop and/or enhance a healthy living whole school community.

Food Teachers Centre Communityis a Community Association suported by donations.  Treasurer Mrs B Rathmill and Seceretary Mrs J Elms.   More information


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