Square Food Foundation: How to be Chef free course

Please see the email below, as well as the attached flyer, for our next How to be a Chef course starting on 14 September 2022. Pass along the information for this great, free, educational opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Kane at Lucy

Our How to be a Chef (or should be renamed – how to get into the food industry) course which improves year on year with more job opportunities and fab workshops and trips will start on 14 September 2022.

The course will run for 12 weeks and finishes on 8th December with a week’s break for half term (week of 24th October). It’s a hands-on course where we will equip you with the skills and experience to work in the hospitality sector, while cooking a wide range of dishes using huge variety of ingredients. We have a lot of fun, cook together and eat together and you will leave with a food education unlike any other. You will leave with a Level 2 BTec and a Food Hygiene Certificate, both of which are valued by employers in the food industry. The current students on our spring/summer course have been to coffee brewers, a spice factory, a farm and taken part in a Bristol food tour alongside the cooking with plenty of guest slots with outstanding Bristol chefs.

The group is very small, with only 8 places available. This means that you will get plenty of one-to-one attention from our tutors and a personalised experience; it also means that you’ll need to be quick to secure your place! Because of this we’d like you to send your response to us by the end of Friday 12 August.

Please note that you would need to commit to being at Square Food Foundation at The Park, Daventry Rd, BS4 1DQ for two days per week for the entire length of the course. Those days will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 4pm, and we need to ensure the places go to people who can commit to this and be on time every day so that we make the most of our cooking time. There are also some other commitments such as cooking and serving at events for which your time will be paid. You will meet with lots of employers, and we will support you to find a job in your area of interest in the food industry.

We will invite you to meet one of the tutors ahead of the course start, and have a chance to look at the kitchen where you would be working, Charlotte Fife, the course lead will be holding interviews on Wednesdays and Thursdays through July and August and a taster day – date to be announced . Alternatively, you are welcome to ring with any questions on 0117 462 2686

For more information and how to apply – click on the link


th?id=OVP.xnOvrt59EmDUt6ZTC4DP6gEsDI&pid=Api How To Be A Chef is a free, 12-week training and employability programme for young people. — Square Food Foundation

Take part in Square Food’s free cooks training programme for young people and gain new skills, meet prospective employers and become more confident. This free cookery course is for young people not at work or in education. Run by Bristol’s Charity Cookery School. Learn to cook, try new recipes, mee


  • How to be a Chef course
  • 12 weeks from 14th September – 8th December 2022
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 4pm
  • Let us know when you are free to come in and chat to the course lead
  • Apply by Friday 12th August

2022 How to be a chef leaflet .pdf