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Training for a Career in Cookery

Years ago, cookery used to mean baking cakes and perhaps diversifying to cook a few savoury dishes as well. You can now do so much more than that, learning about anything from being a chef in a busy pub kitchen to high-end patisserie. If cooking is your passion, why not make it into your career as well?

The easiest first step is to go to a catering or cooking college, where you will learn all the basics. This will be a good opportunity to learn about industry requirements, gaining a thorough knowledge of food safety and hygiene standards. You will also learn how to present your dishes effectively, and you might have the chance to learn about the front of house service as well. The other option is to get a job or internship in the food industry. This will give you excellent on the job training, but it may be harder to get into with no experience.