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    Culinary Academy



    Our Foundation in Professional Patisserie (6 weeks) and Diploma in Professional Patisserie (12 weeks) are perfect for those wishing to gain the qualifications, skills and techniques needed to work as a pastry chef.


    Whether you are following a lifelong passion, aspiring to a job as a chef either in the UK or abroad or simply wish to gain an invaluable life skill, this course will give you the skills and training that you need.


    The course equips students with a broad range of core skills, achieved through 90% dedicated hands-on experience enhanced with demonstrations by our professionally trained tutors.

    Students who have completed our Professional Patisserie courses often use their qualification as a ticket to travel the world.

    Who is the course suitable for?

    • Aspiring private chefs
    • Ski & yacht seasons, career changers
    • School leavers
    • Gap years
    • Personal development
    • Business owners

    Skills you will learn on our Foundation in Professional Patisserie;

    Elementary Health & Hygiene

    Basic and intermediate breads

    All savoury & sweet dough



    Raw puddings

    Set & frozen desserts

    Sauces & dressings

    Ice creams & sorbets

    Mousses & gateaux

    Creams, sauces & custards

    Supplier visits

    Food styling & plating

    Menu planning

    CV building workshop

    Further skills learned on our Diploma in Professional Patisserie;

    Advanced breads


    Advanced shaping

    Healthful snacking

    'Free From' cooking

    Cold and frozen desserts

    Afternoon Tea

    Petit Fours

    Modern techniques

    Classical puddings

    Mousses & gateaux

    Creams, sauces and egg based custards

    Plated and buffet desserts

    Guest chef demonstrations

    Supplier visits

    Food styling & plating

    Menu planning

    Work placement

    Why choose us?

    • Expert tuition by experienced chefs
    • Established and oldest cookery school in UK
    • Small class sizes
    • On the job training
    • Work placements
    • Excellent career prospects
    • Support in finding a job as a chef

    Certificates & Qualifications

    Edinburgh School of Food & Wine is fully accredited by ICAS and is continuously assessed and reviewed to ensure that we are reaching the standards that they set.

    Upon successful completion each student will receive:

    • Foundation/Diploma in Professional Patisserie
    • REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate


    Training:  Full-time | Monday to Friday
    Hours: 30 hours a week
    Time: 10am - 4pm
    Duration: 6/12 weeks



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