Young Chefs Academy (Year 10-11 students)

Qualification: College Certificate
Entry Level

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About this course

The City College Young Chefs' Academy is designed to give students, from years 10 - 11, the first taste of working in a professional kitchen and within the hospitality and catering industry.

The aim of the course is to excite, develop and nurture young talent over a period of 6 weeks. 

If you're in your final years of school and have a passion for cooking or are considering a future career in the hospitality and catering industry, then sign up to our exciting Young Chefs' Academy!

*Good news... thanks to the support from some of our partner organisations, we have been able to reduce the price of this course from £150 to just £75.  All ingredients and a professional apron will be provided.

Limited places available - apply now!

Thank you to JS Fish, New Place Hotel, Skal International Southampton, Careys Manor Hotel, The Montagu Arms Hotel, and Essential Cuisine for their kind support.

What you will learn

Students will develop confidence and social skills, be empowered to cook and eat healthily and be provided with impartial career advice.

During the course, we will cover the following:

  • Week 1 – Induction, knife safety, food safety & kitchen hazards
  • Week 2 – Bread/dough
  • Week 3 – Vegetable and fresh pasta
  • Week 4 – Preparation of poultry
  • Week 5 – Desserts
  • Week 6 – Restaurant service/Graduation event
Learning style

All of the learning is completed through practical sessions in the college’s modern industry-standard kitchen facility. The classes are instructive while in a relaxed atmosphere.


Our modern commercial kitchens and commercial fine dining Aspire restaurant will provide you with the perfect place to learn and gain real hospitality and catering experience.

Entry requirements

The only entry requirements for this course a love of cooking and being in Year 10 or Year 11 at school. 

Places on this course are limited, so we advise applying early! 

Your place is not secured until you have paid and completed online enrolment.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
02/03/22 16:30 - 18:30 (Wed) 6 weeks Main campus £75*