The Junior Chef Academy will help you to become a Chef

The sooner you get started, the sooner
we’ll have you in those chef whites!


Subject area:

Hospitality, Professional Cookery, Work-Based Learning.


Saturday mornings from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.


10-week​ course.


Lakefield Certificate of Completion for the course


You will learn about Culinary garnishing and presentation skills, nutrition and food hygiene, focusing on cooking tasty recipes showing cooking methods. During the cookery classes, you and your friends will have the opportunity to take home what you cook when you finish. You will get a cookery book full of innovative, scrumptious recipes that you can cook with your family at home!

All the classes are delivered for some of our more experts chefs from the college.

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Who Can

The Junior Chef Academy is for girls in year 9, 10, 11 & 12 interested in a career in Food and Culinary Arts.

For girls interested in Table settings, teamwork, 3-course meal, Healthy, hygiene, food safety.


On the final Saturday, you will cook a meal for invited guests (including your parents).

You will receive a book of recipes from the course and a certificate. Start your The Junior Chef Academy Course NOW!


The total cost of the The Junior Chef Academy course is £100. This price covers all the costs including the ingredients you will use.

You will be required to bring a box or basket to take your food home with you, to wear flat, comfortable non-slip shoes and trousers. You will be given a chef’s jacket and apron to wear for the class.

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    Progression route &
    Links with the industry

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