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Start your Hospitality Career with 1st Leap Training

A chef is a trained professional cook who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation, often focusing on a particular cuisine. There are different terms that use the word chef in their titles, and deal with specific areas of food preparation, such as the sous-chef, who acts as the second-in-command in a kitchen, or the chef de partie, who handles a specific area of production. The standard uniform for a chef includes a hat called a toque, necktie, double-breasted jacket, apron and shoes with steel or plastic toe-caps. 

We provide three pathways to begin your hospitality career here at 1st Leap Training

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery  (Post 16)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery  (Post 16)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie  (Post 16)

To learn more about these pathways, click on the links below​