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Chef Academy London - Introduction to Professional Chef

on-line course with interactive segments, study materials and final on-line diploma

Chef Academy London


£1,495 inc VAT
Or £124.58/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
3 months
Access to content
6 months
No formal qualification
Endorsed by Chef Academy
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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We recognise and understand in this ever changing world the importance of training and the ability to do so on-line. Whether you have little or no experience this course will teach you all you need to know to kick start your career.

With our courses you can train at your own speed, we will provide you with interactive segments where your skills will be assessed and most importantly we will be on hand to assist and guide you throughout the duration of your course.

This course consists of many modules and will cover everything from knife techniques, to fish, meat and poultry fabrication, stocks/sauces and pasta making.

All of our modules are supported with reference documentation which you will be able to access at any time during the duration of the course.


Endorsed by Chef Academy

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Our course gains you access to a comprehensive and extensive selection of on-line interactive modules that will guide you through all the techniques and skills needed to persue a career as a professional chef.

You will learn the following:

Cutting Techniques
In this module we will show you how to safely and perfectly cut a selection of vegetables to a high restaurant standard.

Meat, Poultry and Game
We have selected a variety of white and red meats which we will show you how to fabricate, identify different cuts and demonstrate how some cuts can be cooked.

Fish & Shellfish
You will be taught how to identify the freshness and quality of fish & shell fish. In addition we will show you how to properly scale, fillet and skin your fish – demonstrate a variety of cooking methods. We will also show you how to prepare and cook a selection of difference types of shell fish.

Stocks & Soups
Making tasty and flavourful stocks are the foundations of good cooking. In this module we will teach you the principles of making delicious stocks and soups which can be applied to all types of stocks and soups you will make in the future.

Eggs are an extremely versatile and indispensable ingredient in the kitchen. Despite their importance, many people don’t know how to cook eggs! In this module you will learn how choose the best eggs for the foods you make and also be able to serve up perfectly cooked boiled eggs and scrambled eggs every time.

Breads & Dough

We will take you through the basic bread making stages. Here you will learn how to make a variety of different breads that will form the basis of breads you make in the future.

Rice, Grains & Pasta
There are many types of rice, grains and pasta and it is fundamental to any kitchen that you can not only identify these but also know the best way of cooking them. In this module we have focused on making fresh pasta dough, ricotta cheese and gnocchi.

When cooking vegetables the main objectives are to preserver flavour and colour whilst achieving the desired texture. We will demonstrate the processes of steaming and roasting a selection of vegetables. Vegetables come in varying shapes and sizes and there are many different techniques you can follow depending on the type of vegetable you are using.

Oils & Vinaigrettes & Purees
Oils, vinegars and purees are essential in all kitchens. Varying oils, dressings or purees can not only add colour to your dishes but enhance the flavour and elevate your dish. In this module we will demonstrate a selection that will form the basis for future recipes.

It’s time to get creative
In this module we ask you to use your skills, creativity and know-how based upon the course you have completed. We ask you to come up with dishes of your own for you to showcase and tell us why you have chosen them and the ingredients and techniques you have used.

Who is this course for?

Our on-line Introduction to Professional Chef Course is designed for candidates who are interested in professional chef training. Whether you have little or no experience in a professional kitchen, you will learn about the correct tools, equipment, skills and techniques necessary for becoming a professional chef.


No previous experience required

Career path

This course is the perfect starting point for you to begin your career in the culinary industry. Learning from professional chefs in the comfort of your home or workplace. This course is also perfect for you if you wish to step up from a kitchen assistant to a professional chef level.

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Gelsomina asked:

Hi I work at Harrison cathering at a primary school as a kitchen assistant, what kind of course do you suggest for me to level up?


Hi Gelsomina Thank you for your enquiry. We would recommend our Introduction to Professional Chef course initially. This course covers all the fundamental techniques that you will need to up-skill and work as a professional chef. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.