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Learning how to be a chef in Knowle West

By bristol247, Friday Sep 14, 2018

A visit to a greenhouse, chicken coop and resident pig was all part of the first day for a new cohort of young chefs at the start of a new training programme.

How To Be A Chef is Square Food’s vocational programme in food and cooking, which has been created in partnership with Bristol24/7.

The programme at the Square Food headquarters in Knowle West provides young people aged 16 or over with skills for employability and opportunities for progression to further catering-related learning or employment.

This 12-week training programme includes hands-on cooking and work placements in a variety of food-related industries.

Learners will leave with a Level 2 BTec qualification and Level 2 Food and Hygiene certificate – both valued by potential employers in the industry.

Entry requirements focus on commitment, enthusiasm and motivation rather than previously-acquired qualification or academic success.

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