Course: Professional Cookery Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



Our Professional Cookery Level 3 course is a kitchen-based qualification where you will be preparing complex dishes for our popular East restaurant.

You will develop enhanced technical professional cookery skills and the knowledge to successfully work in the catering industry, locally, regionally or nationally.

Areas you will study will include:

  • Preparing classic dishes with modern twists including vegan dishes and fruit and vegetable based dishes
  • Preparing complex dishes using meats, fish and poultry, pasta – producing fresh complex pasta dishes and breads of the world
  • Complex finishing touches including sauces, glazes and garnishes, sweet treats – pastries, cakes and desserts and bite size delights – sweet and savoury
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Planning and organising your time, workload and kitchen section
  • Problem solving – sequencing of work and prioritising
  • Attention to detail – you eat with your eyes
  • Looking after yourself – work life balance
  • Sustainability in catering and responsible sourcing
  • Traceability and health

There will also be the opportunity to start to develop your skills for upscaling for functions and events and we will connect you with local employers for work experience.


This course is suitable for students who have achieved at least three subjects at GCSE at grade 4 or above including English and maths. You must have also completed Professional Cookery Level 2.


Your practical skills will be assessed by observation whilst working in our popular kitchens. Class-based lessons are designed to give you the knowledge to work successfully in the industry and are tested by short answer questions.


You could move into an apprenticeship, employment or higher education.




"At Adnams, we are passionately dedicated to supporting and developing future generations of hospitality professionals. Working closely with and supporting East Coast College we are pushing forwards together to give learners opportunities for work experience, onward learning and entry into meaningful paid employment."

Nick Attfield, Director of Properties, Events, Tours and Experiences


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