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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Traineeship

Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Nitec

Do you enjoy creating delicacies in the kitchen? Are you thrilled when others enjoy your culinary creations? 

Join this course and you will be introduced to kitchen practices and be taught to whip up a wide range of stocks, sauces, soups, and accompaniments to side dishes, as well as mouth-watering main courses. You will be trained in a Western kitchen (non-halal) where a wide range of meats (such as poultry, pork, beef, game meat, fish and seafood) and alcoholic items will be used in the cooking lessons. 

Apply your knowledge and gain real-life (on-the-job) training at restaurants and hotels. 

For general queries on the course, please email Ho_siew_peng@ite.edu.sg or call 6590 2423.

What you'll learn

  • Prepare for operations
  • Check stores
  • Store ingredients
  • Prepare a range of Western stocks, sauces and soups
  • Cook a specified range of Western dishes using basic dry and moist heat cooking methods
  • Prepare a range of Western cold food, appetizers, pastry products and desserts
  • Handle guest enquiries on food-related concerns

Entry Requirements

SubjectGrade
GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects1 - 8
or 
GCE ‘N’ level passes in English Language and
2 other subjects
A - D or 1 - 5

Note: Applicants applying for this course must undergo pre-course interview and clear a pre-entry medical check-up.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Western Culinary Arts graduates are employed as Commis Cooks by establishments by restaurants and food and beverage outlets in hotels. Commis Cooks with work experience and good performance will have excellent opportunities for career advancement to Senior Cooks. This challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.