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Cook's Certificate in Food and Wine Announce New Term Dates for 2020


Start 2020 with a new qualification in professional cookery with comprehensive culinary training and the confidence to take steps towards a career in food or to become a professional chef.

Cook's Certificate in Food and Wine Announce New Term Dates for 2020


"As one of London's leading chef schools, we have been educating hospitality professionals for over 8 years & have seen them go onto some of London's best restaurants & hospitality businesses"
Rosalind Rathouse



This six-week long professional cooking course provides the fullest possible culinary training for knowledge that will last a lifetime. Participants leave with a Level 3 certification from OCN London, a Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 qualification in wine, Level 2 Sustainable Kitchen accreditation and the confidence to take steps towards a career in food, become a professional chef or simply a brilliant home cook.

Students will spend six weeks blissing out on pasta, pancakes, poultry, puddings, puff pastry, pickles, preserves and more, graduating with both the confidence and competence to embrace the next step in their culinary journey.

This London-based cooking course is suitable for anyone with an interest in cooking who wants to develop their existing skills and repertoire or gain professional chef training. The intensive structure will equip students with the knowledge, skills, expertise and confidence to follow thier food dreams, whether this be in catering, yacht or chalet cooking or in professional kitchens.

Rosalind Rathouse founder of Cookery School at Little Portland Street  is a professional cook and tutor who’s been teaching cookery to people of all ages and abilities for over 50 years. Rosalind has always been committed to sustainability and this is evident throughout Cookery School, from the ingredients used – which are organic and locally-sourced where possible – to the renewable energy that powers the kitchen and the eco-friendly habits of all staff. She said:  "As one of London’s leading chef schools, we have been educating hospitality professionals for over eight years and have seen them go onto some of London’s best restaurants and hospitality businesses."

The six week course takes place three times a year – spring starting in 2nd March 2020, summer starting 1st June 2020 and autumn starting 7th September 2020. The course runs daily from 8.45am – 4.30pm with extended classes on certain days. Each day, students will take turns to make breakfast for the whole class.

During the final week, time will be dedicated for career advice. Cookery School are able to help place students in top London restaurants and caterers for work experience (some of which have resulted in offers of full time jobs!). Past participating food and hospitality businesses include: Moro, Polpo, Hakassan Group, Honey & Co, Quality Chop House, Cinnamon Collection and The Palomar Restaurant.

To have a taster session of Cook's Certificate, you can enroll in one of the following classes or courses and Cookery School will deduct this from the cost of the Cook’s Certificate when you sign up. Find out more about the full six week Cook's Certificate in Food and Wine course here.

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