FdA Professional Culinary Arts

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Why choose this course?

With its exciting focus on real-world learning in the workplace, our two-year FdA Culinary Arts is the ideal choice for aspiring professional chefs and restaurant managers who want a fast track route to success.

  •  Gain practical hands-on skills combined with all the theoretical knowledge you need on this dynamic course
  • Prepare for a career in celebrated kitchens, restaurants and hotels: our graduates have gone on to work with top names like Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Claridge’s and Gleneagles
  • Train in our industry-standard kitchens and fine dining restaurant at Buxton’s spectacular Devonshire Dome
  • Be part of a professional hospitality operation from day one, working on everything from intimate dinner parties to weddings and banquets
  • Enjoy work placements as an integral part of your course: it could be with a Michelin-starred restaurant or leading international hotel
  • Build a broad-based knowledge of your subject, from international cuisine to advanced bakery and pastry techniques, from food science to nutrition and wellbeing
  • Make your name in the industry by showcasing your culinary talents in high-profile competitions
  • Be inspired by our award-winning teaching team and benefit from the guidance of a personal tutor throughout
  • Convert your foundation degree to a full honours degree with one more year of study
  • Enhance your professional credibility on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
  • Become a member of hosco, the world’s leading hospitality careers network for students and graduates

Our hospitality, events and tourism courses have been ranked in the Top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2019.

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