Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (pre-trade program)
This eight week part time course is suitable for people wishing to start their culinary career. It is the basic level entry course for a culinary career and it is a good ‘pre-trade’ foundation course for those considering an apprenticeship in commercial cookery or working in a professional kitchen. It covers lots of information including: basic food preparation and knife skills, food hygiene and cleaning, workplace health and safety, working with others, storing food items correctly and basic methods of cookery. There are some other food subjects which are really interesting and the course also combines a great environmental sustainability class which sees ICE students plant, maintain and grow vegetables and herbs in both of ICE’s two market gardens. For theory classes, we try to take students out on several site visits to markets, farms and other interesting places so it’s not just sitting in theory rooms for hours! The practical classes are held within ICE’s two state of the art commercial kitchens on campus. Many of the students who successfully finish this program and show commitment to this industry, are offered positions within some of Brisbane’s best restaurants and hotels.