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Course details

Working in a kitchen takes a lot more than just learning how to cook and plate the perfect dish for your customers. It’s about mastering cooking techniques, practice, and communication. Learning the basics of working in a kitchen will set you up for a successful career in the hospitality industry.

In this online course, Group Executive Chef John McFadden takes you through the basics of what to expect when working in the kitchen. You will be introduced to kitchen safety practices, basic knife cuts, and cooking techniques as well as the common tools used in a kitchen, how to control your stock, and how you can optimize your professional development.

What you'll learn in the Introduction to the kitchen course

  • The importance of kitchen safety policies and procedures
  • How to identify common hazards and how workplace injuries can be reduced
  • How to establish expected personal hygiene practices and presentation standards to be in a kitchen
  • The common health challenges and how to maintain your wellbeing when working in a kitchen
  • Behaviors expected in a commercial kitchen
  • How you can contribute to a positive kitchen culture
  • The benefits of working well with others
  • How to establish and strengthen interdepartmental relationships beyond the kitchen
  • The roles and sections within a kitchen and how they report to each other
  • How to receive and check goods
  • The importance of stock rotation
  • How to hold and use each knife
  • The five dry heat cooking methods and what food it is best used for
  • Tips for when you communicate with others
  • The top five tips from an executive chef to drive your development

Who the Introduction to the kitchen course is for

This online course is ideal for any kitchen staff member, kitchen hands, entry-level cooks, and anybody interested in learning the fundamentals of working in a commercial kitchen. 

Meet your instructor

John McFadden

Renowned as one of the great all-rounders of hospitality, John McFadden is a highly-motivated chef whose attention to detail is well-known industry-wide.

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All Typsy courses are endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality

Typsy courses have been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality which demonstrates the courses:

  • Adhere to good practice standards in training and training delivery
  • Are relevant to the needs of the industry
  • Meet a wide range of essential criteria relating to quality standards and quality learning outcomes

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What our members are saying

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