Level 3 Diploma in Chinese Culinary Arts (Lu Ban) and The Lu Ban English language program

CHINESE CULINARY ARTS & ENGLISH IN HOSPITALITY

This course has been designed for students who have limited command of the English language and who want to study a professional cookery qualification.

The content is tailored for those who want to study or work within the hospitably sector, it includes several trips and visits, guest speakers and work experience with a international brand

Students studying the X week course will be based in the Lu Ban restaurant and live X miles from the Baltic Triangle part of Liverpool. As well as developing culinary skills with the modules listed below you will develop writing skills, speaking skills and listening skills,  you will  also achieve:

Level 3 Diploma in Chinese Culinary Arts (Lu Ban)

Preparing and Making of Advanced Hot Chinese Dishes

In this unit, you will be introduced to a range of different advanced dishes and methods used in Chinese cooking. There is an emphasis on selecting quality produce and how to prepare advanced hot Chinese dishes, including the selection of the correct ingredients and using specific knife skills exemplified by characteristics of Tianjin cuisine. Alongside embedding an understanding of a large range of preparation, par-cooking and plating techniques.

Preparing and Decorating Cold Chinese Dishes

Learners will be introduced to a variety of cooking skills different types of mixing needed to decorate cold Chinese dishes professionally, how to prepare and decorate advanced cold Chinese dishes, including the selection of the correct ingredients and using specific knife skills

Advanced Chinese Noodle and Dumplings

Learners will be introduced to a range of different advanced dishes and methods used in Chinese cooking. This will include dumplings and Baozi, including the selection of the correct ingredients and using specific cutting, pulling, shaping and crimping

Understanding the Chinese Food Culture

The unit will further explore the regional customs of China

 Dough Modelling

Learners will be introduced to a range of different advanced techniques for producing dough models

Advanced Western influenced and Chinese desserts

How to prepare advanced Chinese desserts, including the selection of the correct ingredients and using specific filling, blending, finishing and decorating methods.

Food hygiene certificate

A qualification designed to introduce you to working hygienically in a professional, hotel, restaurant or bar

Level 1 working in the hospitality industry

Created exclusively for Lu Ban this qualification will help you with job seeking skills for working in the UK

Lu Ban certificate allergen awareness

A one-day course to enable you to identify ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction to guests dining in a restaurant, hotel, café, cruise ship or take away

Lu Ban certificate in serving alcoholic beverages (I can write)

Based within the Lu Ban restaurants own bar you will learn tips, hints and skills to serve alcoholic drinks, this include, glass selection, mixing, shaking and pouring along with UK law in the sales and service of drinks

Lu Ban certificate in guest etiquette (I can write)

It is very important to understand how guests expect to be treated when dining out or entering a restaurant, hotel or bar, this course will equip you with the skills to understand etiquette and service standard traditions

Lu Ban certificate in an introduction to western food preparation, cooking and serving (I can write)

This certificate is awarded for attendance at a series of masterclasses presented by UK chef, session will include practical demonstrations, tastings and question and answer sessions with renowned chefs

Lu Ban English graduation certificate and membership of the Craft Guild of Chefs

Only issued to students who complete the course, this is a certificate issued by Lu Ban and its partners to confirm you spent time in the UK studying and have ben accepted by the Craft Guild of chefs (£50 to join)

39 WEEKS CHINESE CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM IN LIVERPOOL ENGLAND

39 weeks Chinese Culinary Arts Program is designed for those who are looking to develop their career, skills and opportunities in the Hospitality and Catering industry. The course runs for 26 weeks with intake throughout the year.

Week 1

  • Welcome to the United Kingdom and Liverpool
  • Meet your fellow students
  • Day off to adjust jet lag
  • Settle into accommodation
  • Meet the team
  • Social events
  • Bar and city tour

Overview of the next weeks and months

Weeks 2 to 12

  • English language learning
  • Practical cookery and food and drinks service sessions linked to English earning
  • 2 days a week off to explore the city and region
  • Planned evening visits to restaurants and bars
  • Free time to visit museums and to socialise
  • Cookery demonstration
  • Dinner in award winning restaurant and meet the chef
  • Cookery school visit with western cookery demonstration and tasting
  • Networking event with placement providers and invited guests
  • Formal event, working in the UK, meet the employers
  • Speaking tasks
  • English writing tasks
  • Practical learning tasks
  • Work experience interview skills
  • Visits to potential work experience venues
  • English assessments
  • Shadow working with Lu Ban restaurant staff

Week 13

  • Meet students joining the cookery program
  • Meet the chefs, teaching team and academics
  • City tour to see international hotels and Liverpool’s museums and night life
  • Cookery program induction
  • Dinner in Lu Ban restaurant
  • Settle into Liverpool

Weeks 14 - 18

  • Practical skill development in the restaurant
  • Days off for social events
  • Western food technique cookery tasting and demonstration
  • Q&A with UK Michelin chef
  • Theory knowledge and assessment
  • Cookery qualification practical sessions
  • Visits to suppliers, hotels, bars, stadiums and local towns and cities
  • Civic visit to Liverpool’s government buildings
  • Homework and self-study time
  • Work placement planning and interview technique
  • Visit work placement venues

Weeks 19 - 21

  • 10 days work experience in pairs in international branded venues
  • 2 days off for site seeing and trips and visits

Week 22

  • London, to visit Royal landmarks
  • Work experience review
  • Practical skill development in the restaurant
  • Theory knowledge and assessment
  • Cookery qualification practical sessions
  • Homework and self-study time
  • Free time and days off

Weeks 23 - 27

  • Practical skill development in the restaurant
  • Theory knowledge and assessment
  • Cookery qualification practical sessions
  • Visits to suppliers, hotels, bars, stadiums and local towns and cities
  • 2 days off each week with some planned events
  • Civic visit to Liverpool’s government buildings
  • Homework and self-study time
  • Work placement planning and interview technique
  • Visit work placement venues

Weeks 28 - 32

  • 4 days practical skill development in the restaurant working with full time restaurant staff
  • Theory knowledge and assessment
  • European beer tasting and brewery visit
  • Gin distillery visit
  • Cookery qualification practical sessions
  • 2 days off each week
  • Homework and self-study time

Week 33

  • Scotland visit, Whisky distillery and landmarks
  • Practical skill development in the restaurant
  • Theory knowledge and assessment
  • Cookery qualification practical sessions
  • Homework and self-study time

Week 34

  • Day trip to North Wales
  • Practical skill development in the restaurant
  • Theory knowledge and assessment
  • Cookery qualification practical sessions
  • Homework and self-study time
  • Shopping visit to designer brand outlet
  • European wine tasting evening

Week 35

  • Michelin star restaurant visit with dinner and wines
  • Finalise theory knowledge
  • Mock practical skills test
  • Time to visit venues, Liverpool Football club, Beatles museum, Everton Football club, Manchester United

Weeks 36-38

  • Final assessments
  • Completion of paperwork for qualification
  • Western chef cookery demonstration and food tasting
  • Champagne tasting
  • 2 days off each week for own free time and social activity
  • Prepare graduation and final course presentation

Week 39

  • Presentation of course to hotel and restaurant managers, chef, parents, friends and invited VIPs
  • Graduation in Liverpool civic buildings

ESOL level ?

Level 1 food hygiene certificate

Level 1 working in the hospitality industry (I will write this with an awarding association, it can/may be called working in hospitality for speakers of other languages)

Lu Ban certificate allergen awareness

Lu Ban certificate in serving alcoholic beverages (I can write)

Level 3 cookery qual (needs correct name)

Lu Ban certificate in an introduction to western food preparation, cooking and serving (I can write)

Membership of the Craft Guild of Chefs

Lu Ban certificate in guest etiquette

Lu Ban graduation certificate*

The  IACCA  program is designed to give you the English language and related vocational and academic skills to reach your full potential within the workplace or to progress onto further study with a UK university.

The program comprises of the following modules of specialised Chinese culinary arts, these modules include theory and practical knowledge and skill tests

More information can be found in the program specification section of the website

  • The origin and development of Chinese food culture
  • How to prepare and cook Chinese cold dishes
  • How to prepare and cook Chinese hot dishes
  • History and skills for making Chinese pastries
  • History and skills required for Chinese dough modelling
  • English language skills, personal learning and critical thinking skills.

The program also includes work placements, many educational visits, guest speakers, chef demonstrations, dining experiences and food and beverage tastings. The work experience element of the program will help prepare you for working life in the UK or overseas and give you a sound introduction to Western culinary arts.

Your work experience will include opportunities to work with Hilton Hotels, IHG, Accor, Pullman and within Liverpool Football club and Everton football club.

Prior to work experience you will be expected to complete UK regulated qualifications in food safety.

On graduation you may be selected onto the Level 4 qualification and continue your studies. Alternatively, with the right credential you may decide to gain employment, we have many links with employers in Liverpool, the North West of England and the rest of the country.

Those wishing to apply to work in the UK will continue to be supported by IACCA for an agreed period of time, we can assist with continued accommodation, English classes and advice and support on life in the UK.

Those who want to continue studying can progress to level 4 and then level 5 diploma in Chinese Culinary Arts and Management.

Learners with a Level 5 qualification will have the opportunity to progress to the final year of UK bachelor’s degree at a partner university in the related subject areas such as hospitality and tourism management. You may also choose to continue your studies by progressing to appropriate Level 7 qualifications.

Level 7 qualifications represent 120 credits of a 180-credit master’s degree. On completion of this qualification students are able to progress on to the final 60 credits of study for a UK Master’s degree e.g. the dissertation for award of an MBA. In this case, there is no need to complete a bachelor’s degree in order to achieve the master’s degree.

This is a program aimed at those wishing to study in the UK, achieve regulated qualifications and experience Western cuisine  it is a residential course that will require 100% commitment to all aspects of the course, you will require the following to be considered

  • A good high school or vocational and technical school leaving certificate
  • IELTS 5.0 or higher in English or equivalent.
  • A willingness to learn overseas
  • An interest in food and drink
  • A desire to work in the hospitality sector, this includes as a chef, server, or manager
  • Aspirations to study in UK university
  • Note Minimum age may apply for the course.

£20,000 plus accommodation, own living costs, return travel

Limited Scholarships available

UK sponsorship information available up on request

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