Basic Food Hygiene & Food Handling Practices - preparing for work in Hospitality

Ref: C3128943

Demonstrating your knowledge of safe food handling and kitchen hygiene at interview is key to success. Preparing for that all important job will give you confidence. This course will help students understand the rules and good practice required in a food operation in simple terms. Join Chef Kevin Ashton for a 4 session course which will cover: fridge and freezer storage, temperature requirements, use of cutting boards, safe food handling, personal hygiene, food preparation and storage and the safe storage of chemicals. Students completing this course will receive a WEA certificate of attendance which may be noted on your C.V.

Course aim

To develop your knowledge of food handling practices and kitchen hygiene, preparing you for employment in Hospitality.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain what cross contamination is and how it can occur.
  • Explain Food Safety temperatures and why you need to log them.
  • Explain the importance of Personal hygiene when working in the food business.
  • Explain what a COSHH cupboard is and what's kept in it.
  • Name 3 types of food that are particularly susceptible to contamination.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

It is important to bring a note pad and pen to class. You will be expected to take short quizzes based on course material.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Basic Food Hygiene & Food Handling Practices - preparing for work in Hospitality

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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