Professional Cookery - Culinary Skills (Food and Beverage Service) (City and Guilds) Diploma Level 2

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This is an industry qualification that is recognised worldwide. This course will build on your existing skills and experience and is aimed at applicants who have either completed a Level 1 course (or equivalent) or who have experience of working in a professional kitchen.

Develop your food and beverage service and kitchen skills as you explore advanced cooking subjects and techniques; ensuring you are prepared for employment or further study.

You will study dynamic subjects such as; menu planning, costing, food and beverage service skills along with customer service within the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. You will attend visits to hotels and restaurants and other businesses operating within the catering and hospitality industry and have ample opportunities for work experience, giving you further insight into the sector.

Course includes:
Culinary skills; To prepare and cook; stocks, soups, sauces, meat, offal, poultry, fish, shellfish, rice, pasta, grains, eggs, vegetables and fruits; Food Safety; Food Hygiene (REHIS); A range food and beverage service skills taught in a realistic working environment; 2 hour bar licence training; Gueridon and Flambe service; Cocktail training.You will be invited into College for an information session and skills test with a mystery basket of ingredients

Entry Requirements

Introduction to Culinary Skills (Food and Beverage Service) (City and Guilds) Certificate Level 1, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Interview.

Progression Routes

HNC Hospitality or Level 3 Professional Cookery.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Professional Cookery and Hospitality

SCQF Level