A thorough grounding in the 'basics' including all aspects of good kitchen practice will help further a career in any aspect of the food business or give a 'shine' to your cooking skills at home and increase your confidence in the kitchen from whatever level you start. This CTH Award is an internationally recognised qualification and is taught by highly experienced trainers and chefs.

"Peter's excellent at engaging with students and his knowledge of ingredients, their source and history are remarkable. We regularly have some of Peter's staff here at Lucknam Park and it is evident from their attitude and abilities that they are receiving training of the highest calibre."    Hywel Jones, Executive Chef Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa

Taught by Catering Professionals

Peter Vaughan, an award winning chef and member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, heads the team. He has worked in a variety of fine dining restaurants and has his own event catering business, as well as the cookery school. Peter is known for his infectiously enthusiastic teaching style that always leaves you inspired.

Professional Culinary Skills chef course at Vaughan's Cookery School

The course curriculum is set by the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH) and taught by experts from the Vaughan's Cookery School team, with the special Vaughan's Kitchen 'twists' thrown in that help develop culinary creativity, as well as competence.

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What will I learn?

The course will teach you how to prepare, cook and finish:

  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Vegetables
  • Soups
  • Cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads
  • Special dietary requirements
  • 'Naturally balanced' dishes that maximise nutrition without compromising on taste
  • Our CTH professional course also covers all aspects of food safety and good kitchen practices, and you will also complete the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.
  • Students are taught in small groups (maximum 10) and receive a practical, hands-on experience.

"The course opened up a whole new learning experience around food which was thoroughly enjoyabe, constructive and practical. It fired my imagination...Potentially life changing."  

What work can I expect to do with a CTH Culinary Skills Award?

Typical ways in which this qualification may be used...

  • Running your own catering business: cafe; restaurant; street food; office catering
  • Private chef
  • Junior chef in professional kitchen
  • For your own personal satisfaction and improvement
  • Chalet chef
  • Holiday villa chef
  • Yacht chef

If you require accommodation please get in touch.  Email school@vaughanskitchen.co.uk or phone 01380 530203

Vaughan's Cookery School is the only teaching centre in Wiltshire approved by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality and one of just seven delivering their culinary skills awards in the whole of the UK! It also offers best value.

Work Experience

Vaughan's Kitchen can offer a range of work experience in its highly acclaimed  Vaughan's Kitchen event catering team, either in the production kitchen or at an event (or both).

Download our Culinary Skills Level 2 Leaflet

Email school@vaughanskitchen.co.uk or phone 01380 5300203 for more information.

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