Cookery – One Day Caribbean Cookery Course

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 49 Conc £20 Full £72 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 1 MAC 09/11/2019 09/11/2019 FC1082

What will the course cover?

Caribbean food is influenced by Africa, India, Spain, Portugal, Arabs, China and the Indigenous peoples who are native to this part of the world. So the cuisine reflects the various influence as well as the population has created their own styles that are unique to the region. Discover the secrets of Caribbean cooking with these classes. The trick is to combine the main ingredients with special blends of Caribbean local ingredients to create delicious and unique cuisine. This short course will cover an understanding of Caribbean cookery; learners will explore and discover a very authentic and amazing recipes e.g. Jamaican Rice & peas, Escovitch fish, Jerk Chicken, Caribbean Banana fritters, Trinidad’s Dhalpuri, Bahamas’ Salt fish ball, Guyana’s Black bean soup and many more. A step by step guide will be provided to cook tasty and authentic Caribbean recipes. Now it’s time to put some music in your food and join the course on its culinary Caribbean adventure.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to everyone with a desire to cook and prepare genuine tasty Caribbean meals at home.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No particular skills are required over and above a reasonable understanding of cooking techniques, ability to follow a recipe and a willingness and enthusiasm to develop your own skills.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

By the end of the course you will be able to cook and present 3 Caribbean dishes with flair and confidence • Identify and select at least 5 ingredients for tempering the recipes. • Identify and prepare spices for cooking. • Able to gain detailed knowledge of spices with medicinal properties. • Identify at least 4 herbs and 2 spices mixture to garnish the cooked food. • Use 3 Caribbean cooking techniques safely and competently. • Apply Health and Safety procedures in a kitchen. • You will practice and develop your knife skills effectively by learning different cutting techniques for vegetables and ingredients. • Use hand tools safely and competently for preparing ingredients. • Evaluate the recipes of the menu completed.

How is the course organised?

Your lecturer will welcome you all and will talk you through the class menu and how the day will run. We will start by looking at the fundamentals of Caribbean cuisine and the cookery terms. This will be followed by a demonstration by the tutor then the learners practice the skills required. You will learn how to cook, how to prepare your ingredients and learn how to use a variety of cooking and cutting techniques. Classes are hands on and all participants will make their own authentic Caribbean dishes to take home with them along with step by step written recipes.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Further skills and broaden your cooking knowledge, experience and skills by joining another course within our curriculum, in order to develop your culinary skills.

How will my progress be assessed?

Produced recipes by students will be assessed by the tutor. Tutor observation and monitoring by going round while learners will be experimenting with the recipes and classroom discussion. Question and answer strategies will also be used in order to test learners cooking knowledge and skills. Your feedback and progress will be recorded in your Individual Learning Plan.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Further skills and broaden your cooking knowledge, experience and skills by joining another course within our curriculum, in order to develop your culinary skills.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A list of ingredients will be given out along with the course information sheets PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THIS. Basic seasonings ingredients: salt, pepper and sugar will be provided. Any queries about other ingredients, please contact your tutor via an e-mail provided on the Ingredients list sheet. Learners should provide their own apron and containers to take your completed dishes home in as well as used oil home. Learners need to leave all the utensils used by them, cleaned and in place. It is recommended that comfortable clothing is worn as well as sensible footwear due to the practical nature of the class.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the Guide or from teaching or Reception staff.