London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism

Junior Chefs' Academy

Junior Chefs in the kitchen

About the course

The Junior Chefs' Academy is sponsored by Harrison Catering and is supported by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the Craft Guild of Chefs. The course is aimed at Years 9, 10 and 11 students and provides a great start for those interested in a career in food and culinary arts.

There are two courses to choose from:

  • Junior Chefs' Academy
  • Junior Cake and Bake Academy

My sons attended the Saturday Chef's school which was just great - and their restaurant is so good. I think a lot of people do not know about this and how excellent it is. We should support those hard working students and staff because it is top notch. Parent of Junior Chefs

Each course lasts for 8 weeks, and is delivered on Saturday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm (Thursday 5-8pm for Cake and Bake). Each session costs £10.

Each course covers:

  • Basic culinary techniques and presentation of food
  • Specialist dishes on the Asian cuisine
  • Cake making and bakery skills on the Cake and Bake Academy
  • Hygiene
  • Basic nutrition
  • Teamwork and organisation

Skills for healthy eating – for life!


Course dates

Please check back for our next round of course dates.

All applications are processed in person on enrolment day. Enrolment takes place at 9:30am in Pillars restaurant.

For further information see the Junior Chefs' Academy leaflet (pdf, 872kb).

My daughter dreams of becoming a chef someday and this programme has helped her visualise and have a feel of what it is like working in the chefs environment... And to top it all, she gained and learned a new skill, has new friends and had a new experience. Parent of a Junior Chef

Junior Chefs at the graduation celebration.