The Intensive Course is challenging, fun, informative and covers key areas including:

  • Knife skills
  • Soups, stocks and sauces
  • Bread, baking & pastry
  • Fish preparation and cooking
  • Meat preparation and cooking
  • Menu planning & costing
  • Cooking for larger numbers
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As part of the Intensive Certificate Course, we also offer an invaluable interview & CV building workshop. Mentored by experienced HR and business experts, this is an excellent opportunity to perfect your CV and hone your interview technique in preparation for either a change in career or to delve into the world of work.

[/tab] [tab title=”Wine Studies”] During the course, students are given a one-day introduction to food and wine matching, tutored by our expert sommelier.
This will give students a foundation of understanding regarding the makeup of wines and their ability to match with various flavour and food types.
This course will give students a good understanding of grape varieties and will enable informed wine and spirit selections.
This course provides an excellent foundation to pursue further studies in food and wine.

[/tab] [tab title=”Health & Safety”] Before working in any foodservice environment, it is a legal requirement that every employee have a REHIS food hygiene certificate. As a matter of course, all of our Foundation Diploma students spend a full day of training with our Health & Safety officer, at the end of which a short exam is taken to gain certification.

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Knives and whites are an essential part of any chef’s kit, given that it is virtually impossible to work without them. Therefore, we equip all students with a full set of knives and equipment, as well as two sets of chef’s whites.

This is included in the Intensive Certificate Course price.

[/tab] [tab title=”Careers Day at ESFW”] Although Intensive Certificate students do not take the Business Course, we host the ESFW Careers Day each year. This introduces students to various potential employers from across the hospitality spectrum. These days are always very positive and help students make valuable contacts within the industry, which they can choose to follow up either straight away or keep in their network for the future.

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