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'Chef Skills Academy' for students


Chef Skills Academy

Students will gain professional tutelage

The University of Bradford, in partnership with Baxterstorey, is offering you the opportunity to get the skills and qualifications to be bold and creative in your cooking. Sharpen your knife skills, bake bread from scratch and learn how to whip up some quick and tasty culinary delights in no time, with our new Chef Skills Academy.

Through the Chef Skills Academy you will be taken on a culinary journey. Starting with basic knife skills, soup preparation, soda bread, stir-frying, sauce making and finally chocolate work.

Our passionate chefs will share the way we source, cook, plate our dishes, and prepare our menus in our business. The programme will give you a fundamental understanding of cooking, nutrition, and the importance of sustainability. You will even receive health and safety Level 2 certification once you’ve passed the e-learning project.

Life skills

Training will take place on campus, with our chefs on Thursday afternoons, starting in January. Places are limited so get in touch now to enquire about a FREE place on this course please email:  

Allison Thickett, Hospitality and Retail Manager, said: “In line with the University Strategy, we have been working very hard behind the scenes to create added value to our student life on campus. In partnership with BaxterStorey, we are now delighted to confirm the launch of the ‘Chef Skills Academy’ Programme. With student experience at the forefront of our minds, we are excited that this initiative is now coming to fruition with the University of Bradford students gaining life skills which will support them in their daily lives.”

 Emma Young, Associate Director Student Success and Wellbeing, added: “The ‘Chef Skills Academy’ Programme delivered by BaxterStorey at the University of Bradford is a fantastic addition to our student support offer and broader development of student skills. This programme will add real value to the experiences of our students while providing them with knowledge and skills that will be fundamental to life beyond University too.”