Working In A Kitchen


The basic skills and knowledge for working effectively and efficiently in a kitchen.

This course is a perfect primer for anyone who is new to (or has never worked in) a kitchen or professional catering environment. Through market leading graphics and interactions, as well as up-to-the-minute content, you'll understand common working practises and "who does what", knife safety, important ingredients and kitchen safety.


By taking this course you will:

  • understand how a kitchen is structured, the different roles and responsibilities and the importance of working in a team.

  • learn about the different type of knifes and how to handle them safely

  • become familiar with the different cuts of meat, poultry, herbs and spices

  • understand the importance of following good safe working practises

The course will enable employers to demonstrate that appropriate training has been conducted, and will provide a valuable support for employment opportunities in this area of work.


This course covers the following topics:.

Section 1- Knowing Your Kitchen

  • Knowing your kitchen

  • Roles and responsibilities Working together

  • Team jigsaw

  • Kitchen sections

  • Large kitchen equipment

  • Small kitchen equipment

  • Safe use of equipment

  • Working safely

  • Keeping your kitchen clean

Section 2- Handling and Maintaining Knives

  • Handling and maintaining knives

  • 9 golden rules when handling knives

  • Different types of knives

  • Knife hygiene

  • Secure your chopping board

  • How to use a knife

  • Which knife?

Section 3- Food Knowledge

  • Food knowledge Meat

  • Different cuts of meat Poultry

  • Poultry video

  • Fish and shellfish

  • Types of fish

  • Herbs and spices

  • Food allergens

  • Preparing allergy free dishes your menu

  • Creating a recipe

Section 4-Personal Hygiene

  • Personal hygiene

  • Good personal hygiene

  • How to wash hands

This course has been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality [IOH], the Scottish Qualifications Authority [SQA] and Quality Marked by the Hospitality Guild.


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