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Basic Cooking Skills Course

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Joins 1000’s of trainee cooks around the world learning to cook from their home kitchen.

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All our lessons are easy to follow and will guide you on each dish with a variety of teaching methods including videos.

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Have fun whilst learning to cook, learning life skills and of course how to keep the kitchen clean and hygienic!

COURSE FEE US$39

Benefits of learning culinary skills:

  • Cooking is a basic life learning skill
  • Healthy eating and special diets
  • Basic mathematics
  • Food nutrition
  • Kitchen and personal hygiene
  • Consumer awareness
  • Creativity

Benefits of learning with
International Culinary Studio

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Flexibility:

Plan your lessons at a time that fits into your family calendar – Be sure to use the meals for your supper, tea or baking for a special occasion

 

Affordable:

The cost of online cooking classes together with purchasing your own ingredients is extremely cost effective.

 

Adaptable Learning:

  • Studying online develops self discipline, self motivation, and better communication skills
  • Access to your own Chef Instructor when needed
  • Review learning material or practice as many times as you need

The  junior chef culinary programme will teach a range of skills for the kitchen, you will learn:

  • How to work Safely and Hygienically in the kitchen
  • How to dress correctly for the kitchen
  • Safe Knife use.
  • Flavour Profile Wheel: Judge the flavour and taste of your dish and get feedback from your peers and teachers
  • How to prepare and cook from a recipe
  • How to work with a clean workspace during cooking and clean up afterwards
  • Learn how to plan a cooking production schedule or workflow (what to cook first and last)
  • How to write a shopping list for your recipe
  • How to cost a recipe
  • How to adapt a recipe for different special diets (e.g. Vegetarian)

The cooking skills and recipes you will learn:

– Food Hygiene

– Kitchen safety

– Knife skills

– Basic food preparation skills:

     – Pasta making

     – Meat preparation

     – Vegetable preparation

     – Bread making

     – Cake and biscuits

     – Desserts

    – Basic chocolate making

This course can be completed in 40 hours with a maximum of 3 months allowable.

Entry requirements:

You must be able to speak, read and understand English. Have access to a home or kitchen with basic kitchen equipment. Have access to a PC and Internet access.

Online Studies

You will complete your studies from your own home or workplace, via our Learner Management System. Once registered, your student experience will be accessible and your learning material available on any pc, portable or mobile smart device (technology programme requirements). Our Chef Instructors are available when needed to help guide you through your cooking course to successful completion.

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Where to download your Learner Management System?

Once payment has been received your course login will be sent to you.

 

 

The course consists of eight modules as follows:

Welcome

  • Welcome Video – Chef Andy
  • Programme Outcomes
  • Navigating your way – how to find your way around your course!
  • Lesson Plan
  • Recipe Book.
  • Weight, Volume, Temperature Allergen and Lifestyle Conversion Tables
  • How to complete your Practical Assignments and Mise en Place
  • Contact my Chef Instructor.

 

Before we get started:

  • Video – Dressing for the Kitchen
  • Quiz – 5 points
  • Handwashing Tips and Video 
  • Video – Safe Food Handling
  • Quiz – 5 points
  • Video Safe Knife Use
  • Quiz – 5 points

 

 

Module 1: Knife Skills and Prepare a Country Vegetable Soup

  • Introduction to Knife Skills
  • Videos on knife sharpening and how to use a knife safely
  • Precision vegetable cuts theory
  • Videos: Julienne, Brunoise, Jardine, Paysanne, Fast Chopping
  • Recipe and Video: Country Vegetable Soup using the chopped vegetables.
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

 

Module 2:  Home Made Pasta and Meat Sauce

  • Recipe and videos – Fresh Pasta Dough and Meat Sauce
  • Chefs Tips– 5 Common Pasta Pitfalls
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Self Check – Safe Food Handling
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

Module 3: Fun Working with Chocolate

  • Introduction to Chocolate Techniques
  • Recipe and Video How to make Chocolate filled Moulds.
  • Recipe and Video: How to make a Chocolate Shard.
  • Recipe and Video: Chocolate Piping Decorations
  • Practical: Create a Chocolate Shard or Chocolate filled Moulded Chocolates
  • Upload my photos
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

 

Module 4: Create your Bread Rolls

  • Learn to create a menu and complete a cooking production schedule
  • Recipe and Video Animal Shaped Bread Rolls
  • Practical: Create your Bread Rolls
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

Module 5: Filled Sandwiches

  • Learn about Recipe Costing
  • It’s all in the numbers – Recipe Costing
  • Recipe and Video; How to make a range of filled sandwiches.
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

Module 6: Biscuits and Swiss Roll

  • Introduction to Biscuit making tips and theory notes
  • Baking Equipment and Utensils
  • Preparing containers for Baking
  • Finishing Biscuits and Cakes
  • Recipe and Video: How to make Biscuits.
  • Recipe and step by step instruction: How to make a Swiss Roll
  • Practical: Choose and make one type of biscuit/Swiss roll
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

Module 7: Roast Chicken and Roasted Vegetables.

  • Recipe and Video Roast Chicken and Roasted Vegetables.
  • Practical: Create your Roast Chicken and Vegetable.
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

Module 8: Mystery Basket

  • Slide Show: Ingredient List for a Mystery Basket Cooking Challenge.
  • Practical: Choose and make one or more dishes using the skills learnt and the ingredients in the challenge.
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

On completion of this course you will be awarded with an International Culinary Studio Basic Cooking Culinary Skills Certificate and digital badge.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS:

Payment Options Once Off
Full Payment US $39

 

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos
  • Certification

Additional Costs

You need to prepare for the following additional costs:

  • Cost of all ingredients
  • Cost to purchase any technology that you may not have but need to use in the programme.
  • Cost of your internet access
  • Any printing you choose to do from the study guides

 

The junior chef culinary programme will teach a range of skills for the kitchen, you will learn:

  • How to work Safely and Hygienically in the kitchen
  • How to dress correctly for the kitchen
  • Safe Knife use.
  • Flavour Profile Wheel: Judge the flavour and taste of your dish and get feedback from your peers and teachers
  • How to prepare and cook from a recipe
  • How to work with a clean workspace during cooking and clean up afterwards
  • Learn how to plan a cooking production schedule or workflow (what to cook first and last)
  • How to write a shopping list for your recipe
  • How to cost a recipe
  • How to adapt a recipe for different special diets (e.g. Vegetarian)

The cooking skills and recipes you will learn:

– Food Hygiene

– Kitchen safety

– Knife skills

– Basic food preparation skills:

– Pasta making

– Meat preparation

– Vegetable preparation

– Bread making

– Cake and biscuits

– Desserts

– Basic chocolate making

This course can be completed in 40 hours with a maximum of 3 months allowable.

Entry requirements:

You must be able to speak, read and understand English. Have access to a home or kitchen with basic kitchen equipment. Have access to a PC and Internet access.

Online Studies

You will complete your studies from your own home or workplace, via our Learner Management System. Once registered, your student experience will be accessible and your learning material available on any pc, portable or mobile smart device (technology programme requirements). Our Chef Instructors are available when needed to help guide you through your cooking course to successful completion.

.

Where to download your Learner Management System?

Once payment has been received your course login will be sent to you.

The course consists of eight modules as follows:

Welcome

  • Welcome Video – Chef Andy
  • Programme Outcomes
  • Navigating your way – how to find your way around your course!
  • Lesson Plan
  • Recipe Book.
  • Weight, Volume, Temperature Allergen and Lifestyle Conversion Tables
  • How to complete your Practical Assignments and Mise en Place
  • Contact my Chef Instructor.

 

Before we get started:

  • Video – Dressing for the Kitchen
  • Quiz – 5 points
  • Handwashing Tips and Video
  • Video – Safe Food Handling
  • Quiz – 5 points
  • Video Safe Knife Use
  • Quiz – 5 points

 

 

Module 1: Knife Skills and Prepare a Country Vegetable Soup

  • Introduction to Knife Skills
  • Videos on knife sharpening and how to use a knife safely
  • Precision vegetable cuts theory
  • Videos: Julienne, Brunoise, Jardine, Paysanne, Fast Chopping
  • Recipe and Video: Country Vegetable Soup using the chopped vegetables.
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

 

Module 2:  Home Made Pasta and Meat Sauce

  • Recipe and videos – Fresh Pasta Dough and Meat Sauce
  • Chefs Tips– 5 Common Pasta Pitfalls
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Self Check – Safe Food Handling
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

Module 3: Fun Working with Chocolate

  • Introduction to Chocolate Techniques
  • Recipe and Video How to make Chocolate filled Moulds.
  • Recipe and Video: How to make a Chocolate Shard.
  • Recipe and Video: Chocolate Piping Decorations
  • Practical: Create a Chocolate Shard or Chocolate filled Moulded Chocolates
  • Upload my photos
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

 

Module 4: Create your Bread Rolls

  • Learn to create a menu and complete a cooking production schedule
  • Recipe and Video Animal Shaped Bread Rolls
  • Practical: Create your Bread Rolls
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

Module 5: Filled Sandwiches

  • Learn about Recipe Costing
  • It’s all in the numbers – Recipe Costing
  • Recipe and Video; How to make a range of filled sandwiches.
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

Module 6: Biscuits and Swiss Roll

  • Introduction to Biscuit making tips and theory notes
  • Baking Equipment and Utensils
  • Preparing containers for Baking
  • Finishing Biscuits and Cakes
  • Recipe and Video: How to make Biscuits.
  • Recipe and step by step instruction: How to make a Swiss Roll
  • Practical: Choose and make one type of biscuit/Swiss roll
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

Module 7: Roast Chicken and Roasted Vegetables.

  • Recipe and Video Roast Chicken and Roasted Vegetables.
  • Practical: Create your Roast Chicken and Vegetable.
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

 

Module 8: Mystery Basket

  • Slide Show: Ingredient List for a Mystery Basket Cooking Challenge.
  • Practical: Choose and make one or more dishes using the skills learnt and the ingredients in the challenge.
  • Before I start in the kitchen Self – Check
  • Upload my photos
  • How did my dish taste?
  • Kitchen Clean up Self- Check

On completion of this course you will be awarded with an International Culinary Studio Junior Chef Culinary Skills Certificate and digital badge.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS:

Payment Options Once Off
Full Payment US $39

 

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos
  • Certification

Additional Costs

You need to prepare for the following additional costs:

  • Cost of all ingredients
  • Cost to purchase any technology that you may not have but need to use in the programme.
  • Cost of your internet access
  • Any printing you choose to do from the study guides