English for Gastronomy

English for Gastronomy


About this course

These classes are designed for students who need English for working in food and beverage operations such as one of our partner restaurants.  It includes learning most frequently used language in catering contexts.  The course has been developed by our English language teachers in conjunction with our specialist Gastronomy expert and qualified chef. We deliver both classroom based learning as well as workshops and practical sessions in our partner restaurant and kitchen. The minimum study time for the course is a week, although we recommend a month to fully explore the language and practical elements of the course.


The course features the following topics, which can be adapted to suit the needs of individual learners or groups:

  • General Gastronomy Introduction
  • Cookery presentations (Describing how a dish is made/served)
  • Food and ingredient descriptions
  • A healthy diet and food types
  • Personal tastes
  • Serving guests in a restaurant
  • Health and Safety in the kitchen
  • Considerations in designing and promoting a restaurant business
  • The Catering and Hospitality Sector


At the end of the course, successful candidates will receive a certificate of attendance and course completion.

Entry Requirements

You must be 16 years-old or over at the time of registration. You must be A2 Level of the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) to start the course.  You may need a Student Visitor Visa depending on which country you come from.

English for Gastronomy Course

Course Length: 4-12 weeks

Enrolment: Join this course at any time of the year and start classes any day except for weekends and Bank Holidays when we are closed.

Bank Holidays

Christmas / Saturday 25-Dec-21 Good Friday 15-Apr-22
Boxing Day / Sunday 26-Dec-21 Easter Monday 18-Apr-22
Christmas (substitute) 27-Dec-21 Early May / Monday 02-May-22
Boxing Day (substitute) 28-Dec-21 Spring Bank / Monday 02-Jun-22
New Year’s Eve/Saturday 01-Jan-22 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 03-Jun-22
New Year’s Eve (subs.) 03-Jan-22 Summer Bank / Monday 29-Aug-22


Average class size: 7

Maximum class size: 15

Days per week: Mon – Fri

Lesson times: 13:00 – 16:15

Hours per week: 3 to 15

Course Cost

1 week 15 hours: £130 (rates are lower when you book for longer periods)


£50      Courses up to 4 weeks (students may pay more to buy the coursebook if they wish)

£75      Courses more than 4 weeks (includes the cost of the coursebook)


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