Cooking the Perfect Starter

Course Information

  • Course Code: CM188
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: £40.00
  • Days: THU
  • Times: 18:00-21:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

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This fun cookery course is aimed at the confident cook who wishes to further their own skills and impress your friends with some professional cookery techniques used in some of the best restaurants around the Country. A basic knowledge of cooking is not necessary, all you need is the confidence and desire to better your own culinary skills within a relaxed and welcoming environment.

What will I study?

Cooking a fancy Starter is often daunting, however here at Blackburn College a professional Chef will take you through the step by step process of preparing and cooking a starter dish to the highest possible standard. You will be shown the correct cooking methods used in professional kitchens and also be shown how to garnish the finished dish using classic French techniques such as pane.

Once you have been shown some of the trade secrets you will each cook your own perfect starter just how you would like it served in your favourite restaurants.

You will learn to cook Salmon & king prawn fishcakes, garden mint with pea, parsnip crisps and pea shoots.  The following will be covered on the course:

  • Preparing our fishcakes
  • Parsnip crisps
  • Pane our fishcakes
  • Pea and garden mint puree
  • Build our starters
  • Apple swans
  • Birds nest

You will obtain the skills and knowledge to replicate todays dishes created in the comforts of your own home or even the workplace. These new skills can be showed off during dinner parties and special occasions when you want to bring the gourmet restaurant to your own home.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

How will I be assessed?

How will the course be delivered?

This 3 hour course will be delivered in a professional demonstration kitchen on campus at Blackburn College. With a blend of resources, this fun session is aimed to be mostly practical with elements of theory behind particular skills and topics.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of catering and hospitality courses, click here for further information. 

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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