Gap Year Cookery
Gain valuable skills and have fun on our four week cookery course
Make the most of your gap year
Whatever your dreams, if you aspire to Gordon Ramsay’s, or Nigella Lawson’s, culinary skills, this is your head-start to making the most of those precious 12 months:
Where will your gap year course take you?
Our intensive course which is ideal for Gap Years is a professional four-week cookery course. Working hands-on with other motivated cookery students in our stunning purpose-built kitchen, you’ll learn all the skills you’ll need to work as a cook during your gap year.
And after you graduate? As many people’s gap year projects have an international element, how about imagining yourself catering for ski-groups in a French ski resort, preparing flying fish and cous cous on a yacht in the Caribbean, or delighting dinner guests on the terrace of a centuries-old Tuscan villa...
And that’s just for starters...
Make your gap year dreams come true
Above all, imagine seeing the world, getting paid while you do it and coming away with skills and experiences that your friends, family and colleagues will envy.
Now, let us help you turn your dreams into reality.
Our approach to your Cookery Training
The Gables School of Cookery has an excellent teacher/student ratio, with one to one help for students experiencing difficulty. We are a small personal school and get to know our students well. We help students on the cookery courses with development of their CV’s and discuss career options. We also provide follow up support once students have left our cookery school, offering advice and help with job seeking and circulating incoming vacancies.
Our students develop good practical cookery skills, which they can apply confidently in a range of environments. In addition to clear practical tuition we provide close support with the development of their cooking skills to the standard that you would expect to find in a good restaurant.
Our four week cookery courses are multi-disciplinary and typically have a mixture of yacht, ski chalet, gap year, people wanting to work in hotels/restaurants and those planning to run their own catering businesses. The beauty of this arrangement is that you will be exposed to a wide range of influences.
You may well come on a course intending to work in ski chalet cookery and end up going into yacht cookery.
In addition to teaching you to cook to a very high standard, the four week cookery course also offers an invaluable way to re-assess your career or business plans. We help students on our cookery courses with development of their CV’s and discuss career options, offering Myers Briggs assessments for those looking for help with planning or changing their careers. We are always happy to provide follow up support once students have left our cookery school, offering advice and help with job seeking and circulating incoming vacancies.