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Year I and Year II

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Program Overview
Year I and Year II
Year III
Who is the program for?

Year I and Year II

The first part of the program is focused on studying the fundamentals of the culinary business environment, acquiring practical experience and understanding the culinary business fundamentals at introductory level. By the end of Year I, students will have developed their culinary skills, while understanding the principles and practices within the world of gastronomy and business. A significant amount of time will be spent in the culinary laboratories, balanced with time spent in the classroom to learn about food and food production and nutrition. The fundamentals of business principles, accounting and sales and marketing will add to the their understanding of the culinary business environment. The second part of the program is focused on advancing the students' culinary skills and introducing patisserie, while intensifying the focus on business management within the culinary world. Planning and designing menus extends your knowledge of the culinary aspect, while focusing on the role of the manager as a leader, both in business and of human resources. Both aspects are critical to being able to implement business acumen and culinary talent when being a manager /owner of a culinary business.
Year 1

Semester 1

Culinary techniques

Food safety and sanitation

Intro to Gastronomy

Business Principles


Academic Writing

Extra English

Semester 2

Culinary skills application


Sales and Marketing

Hospitality Calculations

F & B Management

Business English

Extra English

Year 2

Semester 1

Advanced culinary techniques

Recipe development

Human Resource Management

Research Methods

ESL High Intermediate

Semester 2


Menu design and engineering

Hospitality Management and Leadership

Quality Management

Financial Management

ESL Advanced

On successful completion of the above, and completing the examination for the Diploma: Chef, a student qualifies to enter the Degree top-up year, accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University.