Academies

Junior Bakers Academy 2015/2016

The Junior Bakers Academy is supported and administered by University College Birmingham. It is run over an 8 week period (starting: September 2016 and January 2017).

Students are taught how to prepare and cook a range of bread products, morning goods and pastries. At the end of the course (the final Saturday), the students prepare a small buffet for parents and invited guests and also receive a certificate. Uniforms are provided, but we ask all students to wear suitable shoes – i.e. rubber soled shoes with a good grip – not trainers. 

A payment of £12 is required. This will be collected on the first day during enrolment. The payment covers the cost of ingredients that the students will bake and take home each week.

Please note: the course is aimed at students in years 10 and 11 only.

Young Chefs Academy 2015/2016

The Young Chefs Academy is sponsored by the Savoy Educational Trust and The British Culinary Federation and administered by University College Birmingham.

The course is run over an 8 week period (September 2016, January 2017 and May 2017). Students are taught how to prepare and cook a range of starters, main courses, sweets and puddings. At the end of the course (the eighth Saturday), the students prepare a presentation lunch for parents and invited guests and a guest chef will present certificates to the completing students.Uniforms and knives are provided, but all students must wear suitable shoes – i.e. rubber soled shoes with a good grip – not trainers. 

A payment of £12 is required. This will be collected on the first day during enrolment. This will cover the cost of ingredients that the students will cook and take home each week.

Please note: the course is aimed at students in years 10 and 11 only.

Young Waiters Academy 2016

UCB is running their first ever Young Waiters Academy, taking on students aged 14-15 to give them first-hand experience of what it’s like to work within the hospitality profession. 

This academy is the first of its kind in the country and is sponsored by the Savoy Educational Trust. It consists of a free 7 week course aimed at Year 10 and 11 pupils that is run for three hours on a Saturday, designed to boost young peoples’ confidence and introduce them to the range of rewarding careers in the food and drinks industry. 

The students are taught the art of service, which includes laying tables and preparing a restaurant for customers, serving a variety food and drink, preparing salads, carving meat and sampling a range of dishes in order to be able to describe them to customers. They also take a turn behind the bar to try their hand at creating mocktails and cooking flambé dishes. 

The next Young Waiters Academy will be run in January 2017 with another intake opening in May.

Contact

If you would like more information, please contact Syd Adkins Fouracre:

By telephone: 0121 232 4027

By email: r.adkins@ucb.ac.uk

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