Culinary Essential: From Planning, nutrition to the table Presentation

Nourish Your Caregiving and Hospitality Skills: Discover the Basics of Nutrition, Menu Planning and Cooking Presentation.

Starts: 25th January 2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Duration: 6 weeks

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Welcome to Menu Planning and Nutrition Course!

Course Description: 
Begin your journey in culinary arts and nutrition management with our "Fundamentals of Menu Planning and Nutrition" course. This course is tailored for those in home care, social care, and hospitality fields, including beginners who need a foundational understanding of balanced nutrition and simple cooking techniques.

 Who should attend? 
This course is designed for care professionals, hospitality workers, or anyone looking to learn the basics of providing healthy, diverse meals. Ideal for those new to the field or seeking to enhance their skill set in nutritional care and meal preparation.

Lakefield Hospitality College
Maresfield Gardens 
NW3 5RY 

Course Duration: 
Our course spans 6 weeks Classes will be held every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Materials for practical sessions will be provided. Start your transformational journey with us and bring a fresh perspective to your culinary practices. Let's elevate your menu planning and nutrition knowledge from the ground up!

What You'll Learn in Culinary Essential Course

Week 1: Introduction to Nutrition in Hospitality Basic Concepts of Nutrition Healthy Eating and Nutritional Balance Beginning with Menu Planning
Week 2: Advanced Menu Planning and Inclusivity Advanced Menu Planning Strategies Inclusive Menu Planning (Vegetarian, Vegan, Allergies, etc.) Nutritional Requirements Across Life Stages Nutrition Label Reading Workshop
Week 3: Crafting Visually Appealing Meals The Psychology of Color in Meals Texture and Appearance in Meal Presentation Crafting Appealing Plates Culinary Customer Experience
Week 4: Exploring Emotional and Sensory Aspects of Eating Food, Mood, and Emotional Eating Culinary Strategies for Mood Enhancement Sensory Perception in Food Tasting The Sensory Experience
Week 5: Flavor and Texture in Culinary Creations Exploring Flavors and Texture Essence of Aromas in Culinary Creations Dive into Soups Textures in Cuisine – A Tactile Exploration
Week 6: Culinary Harmony and Finalizing the Journey Herbs and Spices - Nature's Flavor Enhancers Culinary Symphony - Weaving It All Together Hospitality Etiquettes and Skills Course Recap, Feedback, and Next Steps


Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. 
If you have been in the UK for less than 3 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be uploaded. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled-status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). 
If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please bring evidence of this).


The Course will take place in Lakefield Hospitality College Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5RY London

Chef Lecturer

Meet Your Instructor

Almudena Prada stands out as a beacon of expertise and inspiration in the culinary world, embodying the synthesis of rich experience and a fervent passion for gastronomy. As a revered lecturer and chef at Lakefield Hospitality College, she has dedicated herself to sculpting the next generation of culinary artists, leveraging her profound knowledge and 8 years of hands-on experience in the industry. Her teaching transcends basic culinary skills, embedding crucial lessons on kitchen management, ingredient sourcing, and contemporary culinary innovation. 

Almudena doesn’t merely teach; she guides, mentors, and shapes aspiring chefs, enabling them to carve out their own niche in the competitive culinary landscape. 

 In addition to her commendable teaching career, Almudena is the proud owner of Prada Chef, her own catering company that has been making waves with its impeccable service and exquisite culinary creations.

Almudena Prada

Senior Instructor



What residency documents do I need to provide for enrollment?

 I've been in the UK for less than 3 years / I have a visa. What additional documentation is required?

 I'm an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen. What documents do I need to provide?

What documents do I need to provide for funding purposes?