Science and Hygiene behind Sous Vide

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NB: The dates for this course are TBC - please contact us for information.

Many people know how to cook with sous vide technology but are unaware of the science behind it.

This course will enable you to understand how bacteria work, to understand and develop control methods for sous vide, and to understand protein, muscle tissue, connective tissue and fat.

You will produce a comprehensive list of cooking times for main ingredients as well as calculating times. You will understand how density affects cooking and will be able to develop your own bespoke sous vide journal with chart and HACCP points, to better enable you to positively respond to hygiene and quality issues.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will be able to produce your own waterbath tracking system and:

- Understand how bacteria works
- Understand the control methods for sous vide
- Understand protein, muscle tissue, connective tissue and fat
- To be able to prepare products for sous vide
- Produce comprehensive lists of cooking times of main ingredients and calculating times
- Produce density tables
- Update hygiene awareness and identify issues associated with batch cookery and hygiene
- Practical handouts on the do’s and don’ts

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

There are no assessments.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This course will further your professional development.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need to discuss the course with the tutor prior to enrolment.

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on for details. More about Student Finance.

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