Think this could be the best job in the world but don’t have the necessary experience or qualifications to attend Host Academy?
For the 2021 season Quarterdeck will require all hosts to have previous experience working in a professional kitchen or to attend a week, or longer, culinary course, before attending Host Academy. If you do not have any formal training please consider taking a cooking course at a local culinary school, or attending our partner school listed below. We do not require a specific course, but have provided the skills we think are important to master. If you have questions or are unsure if a course is suitable please contact us.
The main objective of the course should be to provide students with as much hands on experience preparing different types of dishes, for various dietary needs. We hope that by the end of the course students are able to ensure that foods are stored, handled, prepared, and cooked in a safe and hygienic manner. We want the students to learn the basics of cooking and leave with the skills and confidence it takes to be in charge of every aspect of a meal. The course should teach everything from food handling and safety, meat cutting and cooking, to garnishing and plating techniques during the week.
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The Avenue Cookery School has been running hosting courses since 2004. They are a fun family run business and teach students of all levels to understand food. Teaching you to cook without merely following a recipe, you will leave having a knowledge of food that will sail you through your season. You will learn essential cooking techniques, tips and tricks that will not only make your hosting that level higher, but also make your time hosting easier and more natural! Mention Quarterdeck to receive 10% off your course.