The Office Group, 133 Whitechapel High St,
London E1 7QA
Think this could be the best job in the world but don’t have the necessary experience or qualifications to attend Host Academy?
Quarterdeck requires 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.
Recommended competencies to look for:
We strongly recommend an in-person course. For those who are not in the position to attend a course we recommend the online course by Rouxbe called” The Cook's Roadmap: An Introduction”.To access the course
Complete the course in your own time and send us the course completion certificate you receive.
Fresh Tracks offer one-week residential courses in North Cornwall, designed to provide you with the necessary skills to become all-around great hosts and get the most out of your season. They teach you how to prepare and cook chalet-style meals whilst hosting large numbers of guests. The course is specifically aimed at winter seasons, but the skills and techniques are transferable to summer seasons and yacht hosting roles.
For more information please check out freshtrackschaletschool.com or give them a call on 07497368663.What's Included