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Practical Cookery

Practical Cookery

Practical Cookery has trained the very best professional chefs for over 50 years

Our trusted textbooks and supporting resources provide a complete service to your apprentices and NVQ/VRQ students throughout their training and beyond into their careers. Discover our new resources for Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentices and NVQs.
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New resources for Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentices and NVQs
Discover the 14th edition of Practical Cookery with new range of titles for Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentices and NVQs including:
Learner eToolkits
Innovative Learner eToolkits encourage self-directed learning with activities, videos, advice and quizzes integrated into a digital copy of the Student Book
Supporting the Best Chefs for 50 Years
The range and breadth of skills, techniques and recipes contained in these resources are unsurpassed.
In addition to covering classic dishes that every chef should know, the recipes address the latest techniques and methods used in a real, Michelin-starred kitchen.
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Teaching & Learning Resources

For Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentices and NVQs

Develop culinary knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours with these digital Teaching and Learning Resources for the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship and NVQs.

Teacher Review
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Sample Recipes

From the Practical Cookery Level 3, 6th Edition:

What are chefs saying?
Praise from celebrity chefs:
“[An] essential student textbook”
—Heston Blumenthal

“The ultimate ‘must-have’ buy for all young cooks and chefs” 
—Michel Roux OBE

“The one cookery book I used time and time again...”
—Marcus Wareing (about Practical Cookery, 12th Edition)
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