Catering Courses2017-12-19T16:27:17+00:00

Catering Courses

Catering courses at The Big Fig (our ethical catering company) offer unique opportunities for people who are not in work to develop their skills, aspirations and take their next steps while learning in our working kitchen.
We offer two courses to choose from to support you at the different stages of your journey.

Catering for you

Build confidence, motivation, interpersonal and work skills and plan your next steps

Catering experience

Gain new skills, qualifications and work experience to start your career in catering

“I’ve learnt so much more than I expected and a much wider range than I thought. I feel a lot more confident in my skills now and am excited to apply for opportunities with confidence.” -Diva Lydia Boothe

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Catering for you

With a focus on food and cooking, Catering for You is a course for people who are not in work to build confidence, motivation, interpersonal and work skills and plan the next steps. Join us on this 4 week part-time course which will give you the opportunity to:
  • Explore your goals and aspirations

  • Build your confidence

  • Develop your interpersonal and work skills

  • Learn to cook in a professional kitchen

  • Work as a team on food challenges

  • Get more active in your community

  • Learn about healthy eating to improve your wellbeing and health

  • Plan your next steps including an opportunity to progress onto Catering Experience

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WHO

For people who are not in work who want to develop their skills to move into further learning, volunteering, work experience and employment.

WHERE

Russell Place, Brighton

COSTS

The programme is fully funded and you can even apply for travel, childcare and carer costs to enable you to fully participate.

WHEN

4 week course with courses starting twice a year.

CONTACT

We want to hear about you and your learning goals. Download the application form, complete it and send it back to us. Get in touch for more information.

FIND OUT MORE

Catering for you is delivered by The Platform in partnership with Aspire Sussex as part of the Local Learning Perspectives Project. The project has received funding under the Building Better Opportunities Programme which is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

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Catering experience

Join us and discover how you can develop your skills and start your journey to becoming a professional chef. The six week Catering Experience which will give you the opportunity to:
  • Learn professional catering skills in a working kitchen

  • Improve your work skills

  • Plan menus

  • Develop your knife skills

  • Work in a brigade as a team

  • Gain catering and employability qualifications

  • Carry out a 2-week work training placement in France, Holland or Italy as a group

  • Prepare and deliver a pop-up catering evening in a local restaurant

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WHO

For people who are unemployed, 19 or over, on employment benefits, have a valid passport and want to start a career in catering.

WHERE

Brighton with 2 weeks in either France, Holland or Italy

COSTS

Fully funded including your travel, food and accommodation while you are abroad

WHEN

6 week course with courses starting throughout the year

CONTACT

We want to hear about you and your learning goals. Download the application form, complete it and send it back to us. Get in touch for more information.

FIND OUT MORE

The Catering Experience is delivered by The Platform in partnership with Northbrook Metropolitan College. The project has received funding through a contract with the Skills Funding Agency and Erasmsus +

GALLERY

ANNOUNCEMENT - 14th September 2018

We regret to announce that The Platform has now closed.

We thank all staff, partners and associates for all their involvement in the organisation in assisting us with our vision and we do hope that the work started will continue to change lives for the better.

If you have an urgent enquiry please email info@theplatform.org.uk (this is a limited service but we will try to respond where possible).

Thank you again for your support.

(Click agree to view the website to find out more about the impactful work The Platform carried out)