London currently has the highest unemployment rate of any UK region*. Yet demand for staff in the food industry remains extremely high and will increase even more after Brexit. Food Academy seeks to tackle these two issues by encouraging those without employment to explore a career in the hospitality industry.
Our ‘Get into Hospitality’ courses, run jointly with the School of Wok and the SW16 of Lambeth College, aim to give participants all the tools they need to start a career in the food industry – from practical cooking classes, to work experience in a professional kitchen, to assistance in finding employment or training opportunities.
The standard 6 week course includes:
– An overview of Food Hygiene and Safety
– 4 week of practical cooking classes covering the basics in professional cookery such as:
Vegetables, sauces & soups
Poultry & meat
Fish & shellfish
Cold & hot desserts
Menu planning and costings
- Final assessment based in each participant designing and cooking a three course restaurant-standard meal.
As well as gaining practical skills in catering, we hope that participants leave us with transferable skills such as time management, teamwork, budgeting and communication.
Get in touch if you or someone you know would be interested in booking onto one of these courses.