Hospitality - Cooking with Confidence

What is special about this course?

This course is designed for beginners in the kitchen to brush up on the foundations of cooking, try out new recipes and learn tips and techniques to give you confidence in the kitchen. 

The course is ideal for young, mature and the more life experienced especially if you are living on your own for the first time or would just like to build confidence while enhancing your cooking skills. You will cover everything from soups, fish and vegetables to scones, cakes and breads.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn, cook and have fun with our award winning hospitality team.

You will leave this course with the confidence to carry on cooking at home with new tasty recipes.

Special features: 

  • Small class size means there is a close working relationship with the lecturer. 
  • You can enjoy sampling the tasty food prepared in class.
  • You will be taught in the college’s fantastic kitchen facilities.
  • You will leave this course with the confidence to carry on cooking.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements

Week 1

Introduction - an overview of working in a kitchen setting, knowledge of recipes, using scales and hospitality terminology.

Week 2

Soups: chunky and smooth - creating flavours in soup.

Week 3

One pot cooking - understanding the cookery of meat.

Week 4

Fish - grilling, poaching and baking fish.

Week 5

Vegetables - preparation and cookery of vegetables

Week 6

Class choice

Week 7

Scones, cakes and soda bread - understanding bakery products

Week 8

Class choice

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Leisure


How long will my course last?

8 Weeks


Day: Thursday

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

Various from September


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Depending on your previous experience you may be able to progress on to college further education courses within Hospitality and Tourism.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.