Start your professional culinary journey with a blend of in-person and digital training.
The L2 Bronze 50/50- Award in Cooking Skills is a revolutionary culinary course, combining remote and in-person training. It is designed for everyone interested in learning to ‘Cook like a Pro’, but who needs to fit this goal around other life commitments.
"The Bronze 50/50 course offers commercially recognised skills
and techniques that every professional should have in their armoury."
Luke Stuart, Founder & Academy DirectorStart Today
Stocks, Sauces, and Soups
Chicken Butchery and Cookery
Fish Filleting & Cookery
Short, Laminated and Choux Pastry
& Ice Creams
Lamb Butchery & Cookery
Pasta: Tortellini & Gnocchi
Desserts & Puddings
More than 30 commercial recipes
Over 110 cinematic videos lessons
See below, just a few of the 'showstoppers' that you'll master on the online course.
Knife Skills | Cashew & Date Slaw | Soda Bred | Cheese Soufflé Tart | Relishes | Making Garnishes | Cake Preparation | Dorset Apple Cake | Chickpea, Sweet Potato & Spinach Curry | Indian Ginger Dumplings | Bhature Milk Breads | Crème Caramel |Tuiles Biscuits | Vegetable Bhajis | Various Chutneys | Gnocchi Dough | Pasta Sauces | Gnocchi Chorizo & Sage | Vanilla & Orange Rice Pudding | Spiced Oranges | Madeleines | Kale & Quinoa Soup | Flowerpot Breads | Tarte Tatin | Rough Puff Pastry | Crème Fraiche Ice Cream | White Chocolate Bavarois | Cornflour Shortbread | Passion Fruit Sauce | Thai Green Curry | Chicken Butchery | Coconut Rice | Japanese Ramen | Handmade Doughnuts | Jam Making | Understanding Yeast | Pizza Dough | Jalapenos Pesto | Making a Sourdough Pizza | Confit Duck with Red Rice | Curing Duck | Pan-fried Bass with Ginger Butter Sauce | Rosti Potatoes | Chocolate Fondant | Semi-Freddo Ice Cream | Hake & Pea Risotto | Black Olive Tapenade | Pancetta & Leak Chowder | White Stock | Choux Pastry | Blue Cheese Filling | Macarons
Individual Coaching & Mentoring
The Professional training course includes three individual coaching sessions with Academy Director Luke Stuart.
Luke’s career highlights include:
- UK Cookery School of the Year 2018 – Food & Travel Magazine
- Regional Education Award 2018 – BAPTA
- Britain’s Favourite Small Cookery School 2015 – by public vote
- Best Cookery Tutor 2015 – UK Cookery School Awards (2x Finalist)
- Further Education Teaching, Level 5/Stage 3
- Cordon Bleu Diploma, Level 4
Part 1 | Bronze Digital Module
Online access to 30 professional level recipes, filmed by Luke Stuart, a trained Cordon Bleu Chef and Founder of WhitePepper Chef Academy. Each video is similar to daily cooking demonstrations at WhitePepper HeadQuarters, including tips on sourcing ingredients, complicated techniques, plating up and much more.
Once viewed, students are required to recreate the recipes, provide photographic evidence of their dishes and self-evaluation of their performance. Students then have the opportunity to discuss progress with Luke Stuart personally, via the training platform. Past graduates report that the training is very vigorous, and feedback is constructive and timely.
The online format ensures that those geographically further away can still benefit from WhitePepper’s training opportunities. It can be incorporated into any schedule, around family life and work commitments. You control the pace and progress!
Part 2 | In-Person Module
The opportunity to visit WhitePepper Head Quarters for one week. Head Chefs demonstrate the most challenging recipes in the programme and students recreate culinary techniques and professional level recipes, with support and guidance from some of the best chef tutors in the UK today, see Meet the Team.
The time at WhitePepper Chef Academy is also designed to give student chefs more confidence and an insight into further chef training, without the need to interrupt work. Many students at WhitePepper move from other industries, based on their love of food and desire for a new challenge. If you are not sure and would like to test the water, the Bronze 50/50, is the ideal opportunity to do this. If you do decide to proceed, you are already achieved your first Professional Chef qualification!
Further training and qualification option
The Professional is commonly taken as an independent online training course and earns a digital certificate by WhitePepper Chef Academy. Additionally, blending this online course with 5 days of in-person classes and teaching at WhitePepper HQ would earn an international industry recognised culinary qualification at Level 2. This is known as Bronze 50/50.