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  Home School Culinary Programme

 We are excited to welcome you to our cutting-edge online Home School Culinary programme designed for students between 13 – 19 years of age.

City & Guilds (UK) is an Internationally recognized qualification which will enable you to work all over the world. Perfect for all budding Culinary professionals, our brand-new Home School programme gives students an opportunity to get globally recognized qualification from their kitchen at home. On completion of the Home School programme modules and along with your Industry Practical, you will then be eligible to apply to do the final International Exams (Theory & Practical) You will join the ranks of celebrity Chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, who also started out their culinary journeys armed with a City & Guilds qualification. In this programme you will learn the skills you need to start your career as a Chef. With this qualification, you will be able to:

  • Enter the Culinary world as a Commi Chef
  • Eligible to enroll at the next level – Culinary Arts or Baking & Patisserie
  • Have a Culinary passport to Work and Travel all over the world
  • Start your own business and be your own boss

When you study with us you:

  • Will have Advanced Supported Learning with a FREE Google Home Mini device
  • Join a Global community of Student Chefs also studying online
  • Will be mentored by a highly-experienced Executive Chef Assessor
  • Won’t need to travel to attend classes
  • Can take your time – Everything is done at your own pace
  • Will have unlimited access to an Exclusive Culinary Library as well as 100’s of recipes & Videos
  • Will have unlimited access to course material from multiple devices 24/7 – Never miss a lecture
  • Will graduate with real skills that will help you succeed in today’s competitive workplace
  • Have access to our Alumni Network of Chefs working all over the world
  • Have a completed e-portfolio (Online CV) and be ready to apply for the job you deserve

Our online platform is exciting, interactive and user friendly – We bring the classroom to your kitchen. Our team is on hand and ready to get you started in achieving your Culinary dreams! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to Contact Us our team is on hand to assist you with everything you may need. Congratulations in taking the first step to success with one of the World’s Top Culinary Qualifications from International Culinary Studio. We are proud to be part of your journey.

Our Home School Program allows you 10 months to complete every module. Depending on the time you have available to study, each module should take in the region of 100 hours each to complete. Which works out to 10 hours a month.

The Home School Program is set up into a series of 7 Modules. On completion of each module, you will then progress to the next module. Maximum time set out for each module is 6 months, but depending on the amount of time you have to allocate to your studies, you should be able to complete each module in 100 hours. Which equates to 12.5 full (8 hour days) or 25 half (4 hour days). If you have any questions about this course, please Contact Us and we will assist you with everything you need. MODULE 1 Apply fundamental cookery skills to prepare, cook, and present a range of basic dishes employing commodities commonly used in the industry.

  • Prepare food for cold presentation

Practical Cooking:

  • Salmon Canapes
  • Witlof Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Sandwiches selection
  • Coleslaw with Lemon Pepper Mayonnaise
  • Anti Pasta Plate with Guacamole
  • Prawn Cocktail With 1000 Island Sauce

MODULE 2 Module 2: Apply health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimize potential hazards for customers:

  • Safety at Work
  • Food Safety in Catering ( This can be examined for the City & Guilds Food Safety Certificate Cost $40)

Practical Cooking:

  • Basic Pasta and Sauce Napoletana
  • Swiss Roll
  • Parmesan Twists
  • Mystery Basket

MODULE 3 Communicate effectively and behave in a professional manner, introduction to the hospitality industry, follow standard operating procedures to deal with familiar problems in a commercial kitchen

  • Communicate effectively & behave in a professional manner with colleagues, managers, and customers
  • Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry
  • Introduction to basic kitchen procedures
  • Introduction to basic nutrition

Practical Cooking:

  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Basic Biscuits
  • Almond Tuille
  • Mystery Basket

MODULE 4 Apply fundamental cookery skills to prepare, cook, and present a range of basic dishes employing commodities commonly used in the industry.

  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by frying

Practical Cooking:

  • Crumbed Calamari with Stir Fried Vegetables
  • Pan Fried Sirloin Steak with Pomme Frites

MODULE 5 Apply fundamental cookery skills to prepare, cook, and present a range of basic dishes employing commodities commonly used in the industry.

  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by braising and stewing

Practical Cooking:

  • Ratatouille
  • Lamb Brochettes with Boulangere Potatoes
  • Chicken Saute Chasseur
  • Vegetable Curry

MODULE 6 Apply fundamental cookery skills to prepare, cook, and present a range of basic dishes employing commodities commonly used in the industry.

  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by boiling, poaching and steaming

Practical Cooking:

  • Minestrone Soup
  • Eggs en Cocotte
  • Steamed Pudding
  • Gnocci Parisienne
  • Fettuccini Carbonara
  • Poached Pears

MODULE 7 Apply fundamental cookery skills to prepare, cook, and present a range of basic dishes employing commodities commonly used in the industry.

  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by baking, roasting and grilling

Practical Cooking:

  • Phyllo Parcels with Ratatouille and Haloumi
  • Crocque Monsieur
  • Roast Chicken with Duchess Potatoes
  • Gnocci Romaine
  • Butternut Pumpkin and Persian Feta Tart
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Fruit Scone
International Culinary Studio International Culinary Studio – Once you have completed both your theoretical and practical components and assessments, you will be awarded with an International Culinary Studio Certificate of Achievement and a Digital Badge for each completed Module. Cost: Per module: $300 This can be paid over 10 months at $30 per month with a $30 deposit required to commence with the programme. The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos
  • Access to all our online events, including webinars and discussion boards
  • Feedback, mentoring and assessment on your practical cooking and theory tasks from your chef instructor.
  • Access to our Alumni network of chefs working all over the world
  • Online e-portfolio
  • Certification

Note that this programme is not NZQA-accredited but is accredited for inclusion within a CENZ Certificate. CITY & GUILDS City & Guilds Certification – Once you have completed both your theoretical and practical components and assessments, You will be assessed by a qualified assessor and if declared competent will be awarded a City & Guilds Skills Qualification. City & Guilds Qualification: Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking. On successful assessment and completion of all your modules, you have the option to continue the full programme until your final Examinations. In order to complete this, you will be required to complete industry practical experience, complete a number of revision exercises in preparation for the examinations.  as well as a final City & Guilds Theory and Practical Examinations.  

Minimum Enrolment Requirements

  • You must be a minimum of 13 years old and up to 19 years to eligible for this programme, with a minimum of 9 years schooling to start with the first module.

OPTIONAL  Text Book: Practical Cookery $ 100 Optional but recommended if you are considering the City & Guilds Certification as an additional resource. Full Chefs Uniform: $ 140 (At an average cost, for the cooking practical’s and to be purchased and sources by you) Ingredients: At an average of $35 for each of the cooking modules. NZ Student Card: Personalised student card (NZ students receive discounts by using their student card in NZ) $25 City & Guilds Costs: Registration, Assessments, Revision, Final Theory and Final Practical Examinations $2500