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Taster sessions to take place before launch of new culinary programme

By bristol247, Wednesday Jul 11, 2018

Bristol24/7 is teaming up with Square Food Foundation to deliver two taster sessions in preparation for the new How to be a Chef programme launching in September.

The two-hour sessions take place on July 18 and 19 between 10 and 12.30 at Square Food’s headquarters in Knowle West, allowing young people to visit, ask questions, try some delicious food and familiarise themselves with the How to Be A Chef programme.

It will be a great opportunity to give potential participants the chance to see if the new programme is the right fit for them.

How to Be A Chef gives young people the opportunity to learn a new skill and gain a new qualification

How to Be A Chef is a free 12-week programme for young people to gain new skills and experiences in the catering industry.

The course will offer a BTEC in Food as well as work placements, alongside two days per week of training in the kitchen.

It will cover:

  • Butchery and meat cookery
  • Fish cookery
  • Vegetarian and vegan cookery
  • Bread making, pastries and desserts
  • Preserving, pickling and curing food
  • Work placements at top Bristol food businesses
  • Mentoring
  • Career pathways
  • A Food Hygiene certificate
  • Everything you need for a BTEC
  • Wider food issues and animal welfare

Young people aged 16 to 24 with few or no qualifications are the particular focus of the programme.

However, all young people are encouraged to attend and enhance their culinary skills.

For more information on the taster sessions, the How to Be A Chef programme and how to register your interest, visit Alternatively, call 0117 903 9780 or email

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