Pasta Made Perfect

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details




Hospitality & Catering

Course Start Date

Wednesday 17th April 2024

Course Duration

Part-time, 1 Weeks

Course Time

18:00 - 20:30

Course Fee

£ 12.50
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

Welcome to the Trafford College hospitality team, this community course introduces you to the department and our Aspire restaurant. The hope is that these short courses inspire you to attend our longer cookery course.

Ever wondered why you cannot make the same soft, creamy pasta as they do in restaurants? If you have ever wanted to learn the tricks, then you will love diving into a pasta making class in Trafford college. Do not worry if you are a bit of a beginner in the kitchen, you will get plenty of step-by-step guidance in any Italian cooking class. A pasta masterclass is a productive thing to do in Manchester if you are looking to sharpen your skills and you will have fun learning too!

Course Requirements

To enrol in the course, prospective participants are required to meet the following criteria:

Beginner Level: The course is designed for beginners, and applicants should have no prior experience or qualifications in the subject.

Interest in Cooking and Dietary Improvement: While no prior experience or qualifications are necessary, a genuine interest in cooking and improving dietary habits for healthier and more cost-effective eating is encouraged.

Basic Knowledge of Knife Skills and Appliances: Applicants should have a foundational understanding of the safe and effective use of knives and kitchen appliances.

What you will Learn

Our aim is to develop your confidence and cooking skills within the kitchen.


There will be no formal assessment.


You can progress on to other cooking or baking courses at our fabulous commercial kitchens. We have a wide range of cooking and baking course if you want to try something completely different. Your tutor will give you advice and guidance on other courses within the college and can signpost you for more advice and training.

Career Options

A taster course in cooking pasta can provide you with basic culinary skills and knowledge related to pasta preparation. While it may not provide the same depth of expertise as a full culinary program, it can still open doors to various career options within the food and hospitality industry. Here are some potential career paths you can consider after completing a more advanced hospitality and catering course:

Line Cook: You can start as a line cook in a restaurant, where you’ll prepare pasta dishes and work alongside other chefs in the kitchen.

Pasta Chef: Specialize in pasta preparation and become a dedicated pasta chef in a restaurant or pasta-focused eatery.

Caterer: Start your own catering business, specializing in pasta dishes for events, parties, and special occasions.

Food Truck Owner: Open a food truck or pop-up restaurant that serves pasta dishes, offering a mobile dining experience.

Private Chef: Work as a personal chef for individuals or families, preparing pasta dishes in their homes.

Food Stylist: Work in the food and photography industry, styling pasta dishes for cookbooks, food magazines, and advertisements.

Food Blogger or YouTuber: Share your pasta cooking experiences and recipes through a blog or YouTube channel, potentially earning income through advertising and sponsorships.

Food Critic or Reviewer: Write reviews and critiques of pasta dishes at various restaurants and eateries for publications or websites.

Event Planner: Specialize in planning and catering pasta-themed events, such as pasta parties or Italian cuisine gatherings.

Culinary Tour Guide: Lead culinary tours or experiences focused on pasta and Italian cuisine in specific regions.

Food Product Development: Work with food companies to develop pasta-related products, such as sauces, pasta shapes, or meal kits.

Restaurant Manager: Use your culinary knowledge to manage a restaurant, including its pasta menu and kitchen operations.

Food Research and Development: Work in research and development for food companies, helping create new pasta products and flavors.

Keep in mind that the depth of your pasta cooking knowledge and skills will determine the suitability of some of these career options. Additionally, pursuing more advanced culinary training and gaining experience in professional kitchens can enhance your career prospects within the food and hospitality industry.

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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