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TVET Council Barbados

Commercial Food Preparation (Cookery) Level 1 (CVQ)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for individuals working in the food and hospitality industry, who are interested in acquiring knowledge of basic cookery methods and developing their food preparation skills: for example:

  • Kitchen/Cafeteria staff
  • Catering staff
  • Cooking assistants/apprentices

This list is not exhaustive and only serves to illustrate the breadth of the qualification.

How it is structured?

To be awarded this  Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), candidates must successfully complete all  mandatory  units plus a minimum of one (1) Level One elective unit and two (2) Level Two elective units

What does it covers?

The mandatory units include:

  • Follow health, safety and security procedures
  • Organise and prepare food
  • Use basic methods of cookery
  • Prepare appetisers and salads
  • Prepare sandwiches
  • Prepare and cook poultry and gamePrepare breakfast items
  • Transfer and store food in a safe and hygienic manner

The optional units include:

  • Prepare hot and cold desserts
  • Prepare pastry, cakes and yeast goods
  • Prepare diet based and preserved foods
  • Prepare and produce pastries
  • Present desserts
  • Prepare and display petit fours
  • Craft a personal entrepreneurial strategy

Where is it available?

There are no assessment centres offering this qualification at this time. For further information email us at or call (246) 435-3096 or (246) 228-3383.
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