Grand Escoffier Diploma

Our Grand Escoffier Diploma course has been carefully designed to provide you with some of the most sought-after and contemporary skills for industry. The programme is delivered by our expert chef lecturers at a ratio of 12:1 and runs twice in any one academic year, so you will have the choice of starting in either September or February.

Grand Escoffier Diploma

Studying with one of the most renowned hospitality and culinary arts training schools in the UK will change the way you perceive food and develop the way you think about the concepts of agriculture, your understanding and appreciation of ethical sourcing, sustainability, provenance and seasonality. 

Each course starts with the Royal Society of Public Health Level 2 Food Safety Certificate. This is then followed by intensive kitchen based modules which will equip you with the practical skills you need to work in a top kitchen. You will spend approximately 24 hours per week in the training kitchens and will also benefit from relevant talks from reputable industry figures as well as field trips, which include visits to iconic food markets, breeders and a foraging trip.

Upcoming Courses

Course Dates
13 September 2021 – 17 February 2022.*
*Westminster Kingsway College recognises this practical course requires students to be physically present in our training kitchens in order to progress. Therefore the course will not be offered in a blended learning model. We may need to postpone delivery where Government guidelines in relation to COVID-19 change, or where risks to our staff and students are assessed as having increased.  

Course Framework and Schedule

Students must choose and complete at least three of the below modules:


RSPH Level 2Introduction and Food Safety in Catering – Level 21 Week
Module 1Pasta, Rice & Seasonal Vegetables4 Weeks
Module 2Nose to Tail, Meat, Game & Poultry6 Weeks
Module 3Fish, Shellfish and Sustainability4 Weeks
Module 4Hot & Cold Traditional British Puddings, Desserts and Bakery Products4 Weeks

Course Fees

  • £9,500

Course textbooks are not included in the course fees. You should allow approximately £35.99 each for the two textbooks.

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