Cooking schools offer so many courses that a chef needs for personal development. In this article, we examine some of the courses a cooking school can offer.
Food Safety and Sanitation
In this course, students are taught how to keep a kitchen clean, organised and efficient. They learn basic practices for killing bacteria and other disease-causing agents. They practice basic kitchen safety as well as laws and policies regarding food handling and sanitation.
In this course, students are taught the basic techniques for baking foods. They learn specific techniques for creating bread and pastries, including the creaming and blending methods.
Hospitality Industry Studies
This course introduces students to common culinary work settings like restaurants, cruise ships, hotels and resorts and more. Students also learn the philosophies by which foods are paired with beverages, appetisers and desserts.
This course allows students to create basic and advanced meals of their own. They read recipes, gather ingredients and prepare the meals for their classmates and are graded on both taste and presentation.
Through this course, students develop advanced bread and pastry skills to create a wide variety of pastries, including cakes, tarts, pies and croissants. Also, chocolate, sugar sculpture, cake design and speciality baking are all areas where higher levels of mastery and art are possible.
Students learn how to create speciality cakes craft their dazzling designs, from contemporary fashion cakes to intricate hand-piped masterpieces.
With today’s bread going beyond the simple ingredients of flour, yeast, salt and water, the growing demand for artisanal bread means that bakers have to widen their skillset and learn how to prepare specialities from the crustiest baguette to delicate croissants.
Chefs desire to improve their culinary skills, so the need for this course. The course explores the ever-evolving menu of techniques and tools in the food industry. Students are taught some modernist techniques like sous vide and hydrocolloids and historic cooking methods like tandoor and hearth oven.
There are so many courses offered by different cooking schools that a chef can take advantage of and improve himself or herself to advance his or her culinary career.