Cookery for Men [CFM] [RDF5799G]: Overview
Would you like to gain more confidence in the kitchen? Make your own delicious meals and impress your family and friends with your cuisine? Then this course is for you!
What will we cover?
The aim of this course is for you to learn a range of basic cooking skills, enabling you to produce simple but tasty and healthy dishes from scratch. The main goals are for you to develop confidence in a variety of cooking skills, to recognise ingredients that work together and to master the use of kitchen equipment, including knife handling. You will also learn how to carry out best hygienic practices and understand food safety hazards that may occur in a kitchen.
The course is largely student-led, with the dishes taught being chosen with the learners’ wishes and tastes in mind, with the goals moving towards areas that are decided upon democratically.
Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?
No skills or prior knowledge are required before starting the course. The course is suitable for the complete beginner or for those who wish to broaden their skills in the kitchen. Less experienced or less confident cooks may be encouraged to limit the number of dishes they prepare.
This course is suitable for vegetarians. Although some of the planned recipes may include meat, the tutor will always be able to suggest alternative ingredients.
As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.
What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?
The course fees do NOT include the cost of ingredients, and you are responsible for bringing your own ingredients to lessons.
You will need to bring all the ingredients set out in the Ingredients list, which will be sent out 1 week before the start of your course.
Bring suitable containers to take food home in. Note, this may be hot food, or liquid-based, eg stews and soups, so the containers should be heat-proof and air-tight.
Please bring an apron, and tea-towels.
Bring a pen, and your reading glasses (if you use them), so that you can read and make notes about the recipes.
It is important to wear clothes and footwear suitable for a busy, hot kitchen.
What can I do when I finish the course?
This course continues throughout the year, with skills and levels of skill improving during that time.
Following this course you could progress on to other cookery courses offered at the Centre, all enjoyable, informative and creative. We have a range of cookery and baking courses, so take a look at the brochure or online to see what else is available.
Please do let us know if you have any allergy or food intolerance when you enrol on any one of our cookery courses. This information is important and will ensure the tutor can plan alternative ingredients or recipes where necessary.
We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.
Additional entry requirements
Course reference: RDF5799G (use this when contacting provider)