Do you want to become a chef? But confused how to go about it or what to do.
Well help is here, we will guide you step by step, what to look out for and what to avoid.
Most cooking academies are privately funded so you need to consider affordability, the fees are in the thousands but due to number of academies you can find one to suit your budget.
Then you need to consider location, within UK or outside. If English is not your first language then you many need to consider a gastronomic course in a different language or region.
When choosing the course, consider what cuisine do you want to work with? Will the course, get you into the restaurant you want to work in? If you are planning to work in an Italian restaurant, then you should consider to do a course related to Italian food. Having said that, if you don’t have any skills whatsoever then you may need to consider do a course that will give you skills such as a Professional Chef Course. To do this course you can enquire at Chef Academy London.
Please check the content of the program because some classes are classroom based, practical or both combined. Classroom based classes have limitations as you could spend long periods listening or writing and, as a result occasionally repeating context. Practical class benefits all as the teacher is interacting with each student, you learn how to cook and one way to explore the raw material.
Please do not sign up on the course without booking an appointment with the academy team. In this meeting you can ask any questions, clarify the content of the course, and book a visit to the cooking academy.
Are you searching for the best cooking academy?
Why is it important to book a visit to the cooking academy?
- To make sure you have chosen the right academy.
- To make sure the cooking academy looks like what it has been described in the brochure or the website.
- See the kitchen layout.
- The content described in the course booklet is setup and available in the classroom.
- Some academies have a single cooking area which is reserved for the teacher and this in turn means you are a spectator student and the knowledge you receive is only demonstrative, is this the case? These kinds of classes are similar to those that are setup on a television program.
- The area allocated for each student; do you have sufficient space? If you are sharing, do you have space to move around without bumping into each other?
- Health and Safety.
Whilst researching, you may also consider to look up the academy online. The internet is inundated with all kinds of information about academies whether reviews, pictures, new offers etc on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. The information available is useful as these days the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ are available for all to read and then decide. But we would say, read but don’t make any judgements until you have seen it for yourselves as bad news travels fast.