Enthusiastic school pupils from London and the Home Counties, who have a passion for cooking, are spending their Saturdays here learning how to cook from a head chef who has worked at Michelin star and fine dining restaurants throughout is career.
What happens at The Young Chefs’ Academy, Saturday School ?
The programme lasts for 5 weeks from 9.00 am – 3pm. It sounds a long day but from what our students tell us it flies by because they are learning so much. For example, how to use their knives properly to cut julienne and brunoise of vegetables, filleting fish and classical cooking skills.
Don’t worry your pupils won’t be thrown in at the deep end because they will have a mentor to guide them. Our mentors are our full-time students – they know what it is like because they were at the Young Chefs’ Academy before joining our Professional Chef Diploma course.
Our past students have also told us that the Young Chefs’ Academy gave them a real sense of responsibility, achievement in doing a good job, independence and a career direction. They have fun and meet new friends with similar interests.
Saturday, is their teacher’s favourite day of the week because he is teaching enthusiastic young people how to cook. He will be encouraging your pupils to ask questions and talk about their ideas. Teamwork will be very important because on the last week they will be cooking for their parents at their graduation lunch.
What Next ?
This video link was is all about what the Young Chefs’ Academy means to them.
How Can Your Pupils Apply ?
It is very simple – this link https://www.westking.ac.uk/courses/about-our-courses/young-chefs-academy/ takes you to the enrolment page.
For any further information or guidance contact:
Programme Manager, Professional Chef Diploma