Whites Chef Academy

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Whites Chef Academy
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Here at Macclesfield College, we serve one of the region’s fastest-growing industry sectors with a specialist, state-of-the-art academy dedicated to developing cutting-edge, professional skills for aspiring young chefs.

The perfect preparation for those looking to enter the professional cooking and catering sector, one of our region’s key industries. The Whites Chef Academy is an exclusive training programme for 16 to 18-year-olds, centred around learning in a real-time, professional kitchen environment.

courses available in Whites Chef Academy
Level 2 Whites Chef Academy
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Why study here?

Students will benefit from a professional working kitchen, with the most up-to-date industry equipment.

Students will also gain skills through the servicing events which are held throughout the year, supporting local chefs and inviting the public to taste your food.

New technological equipment, such as the thermomix machine, used by a multitude of professionals.

Students on Whites Chef Academy programmes benefit from:

Professional Working Kitchen

Servicing events

New Technological equipment


Commis Chef, Chef de partie, Pastry Chef, Sous Chef, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Research & Development Chef, Private Chef, Chef/Management, Culinary instructor, Food Consultant, Nutritionist, Event Catering

Skills Required for Hospitality & Catering
Knowledge of food safety and health & safety
Patience and the ability to remain calm and communicate effectively in stressful situations
Ability to use culinary equipment
Knowledge of English - Show attention to detail and follow /produce a recipe & Maths - Basic costing and GP calculation
Good attention to detail
Ability to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Behaviours Required for HOSPITALITY & CATERING
Positive and mature attitude
Effective communication
Adaptable & problem solver
Team worker
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