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Herbs Used in Cooking: A Sous Chef's Guide

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Imagine being able to create delicious and flavorful dishes with the perfect blend of herbs and spices. With this Sous Chef course, you'll learn everything you need to know about using herbs and spices in cooking, from the basics of kitchen hygiene to the origins of cooking. You'll also learn about the different types of herbs and spices, how to use them, and how to create your own unique flavour profiles. So what are you waiting for? Enrol today and start your journey to becoming a sous chef!

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Sous Chef course, you can expect to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the essential herbs and spices used in the culinary world.
  • Develop proficiency in identifying and selecting the perfect herbs to enhance the flavours of your dishes.
  • Acquire knowledge of traditional cooking techniques from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Learn best practices for maintaining kitchen hygiene and ensuring food safety.
  • Master the art of creating exquisite salads using a variety of fresh ingredients.
  • Explore a range of traditional recipes from Britain, France, and India, and their unique herb-infused flavours.
  • Understand the significance of salts and sugars in balancing flavours and adding depth to your dishes.
  • Cultivate your culinary expertise as a Sous Chef and excel in the vibrant world of gastronomy.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Join us on an enlightening culinary journey as we delve into the vibrant realm of herbs used in cooking. This comprehensive course offers a fascinating exploration of the intricate relationship between herbs, flavours, and cultural cuisines. This theoretical course takes you on an engaging adventure through the history, origins, and techniques of herb-infused culinary delights.

From the fundamentals of kitchen hygiene to mastering traditional cooking methods, you'll develop a solid foundation as a Sous Chef. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of global cuisine as you discover the tantalising herb combinations that have stood the test of time. Explore traditional recipes from Britain, France, and India, unravelling the secrets behind their distinctive flavours.

Whether you're an aspiring chef or a seasoned culinary enthusiast, this Sous Chef course is designed to broaden your understanding of herbs, spices, and their culinary applications. Ignite your passion for gastronomy, sharpen your palate, and elevate your skills as a Sous Chef. Enrol now and embark on a journey that to culinary excellence.


Upon completing the course, you can obtain a certificate titled Sous Chef. Certificate options include a PDF Certificate at £4.99, a hardcopy for UK- delivery at £9.99, or a hardcopy for international delivery at £14.99.

Who is this course for?

This Sous Chef course is ideal for:

  • Individuals passionate about culinary arts and exploring diverse flavours.
  • Aspiring chefs seeking to enhance their knowledge of herbs used in cooking.
  • Cooking enthusiasts interested in expanding their culinary repertoire.
  • Professionals in the food and hospitality industry looking to refine their skills.

Career path

Our Sous Chef course will prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Sous Chef: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Culinary Instructor: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Menu Development Specialist: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Food Writer/ Blogger: £15,000 - £25,000 per year
  • Recipe Developer: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Private Chef: £30,000 - £50,000+ per year

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Digital certificate

Digital certificate - £4.99

Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Hardcopy Certificate for International Students: £14.99

For students outside of the United Kingdom, this option ensures delivery of a high-quality, professionally printed certificate to your international address for only £14.99.


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