The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Ship’s Cook Competency course is designed for all chefs and cooks on board commercial sea bound vessels and the certificate is legally required in accordance with the Marine Labour Convention (MLC 2006). Providing objective assessment of a chef’s skills in a controlled environment, the Entier course verifies chefs attending can cook correctly and safely across a range of techniques, using a variety of foods.
Aimed at chefs with proven experience in the industry with an appropriate food hygiene certificate but no formal cookery qualifications, the course will provide a formal qualification to work across sea bound vessels internationally.
Entier’s Training Academy in Westhill is the only Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved centre in the North of Scotland. Delivered in a bespoke training kitchen, attendees will benefit from accredited training in a modern, state of the art facility where they can showcase their skills and complete their qualification.
The course, delivered over 1.5 days, includes a practical assessment and theory exam assessed by Entier’s Executive Chef, Ali MacSween, an award winning chef in his own right, and will offer candidates an approved certificate and qualification to work on sea bound vessels internationally.
The assessment is thorough and covers food and knife health & safety, healthier diets, allergens & food intolerance and requires attendees to produce a 3 course meal in 3 hours followed by a nautical cook’s theory assessment.
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To find out more information or when our next courses are scheduled for the MLC Ship’s Cook Competency Course contact
Vicky Andrew, Training & Logistics Supervisor on
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