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BIIAB Level 1 Award in Essentials of Catering


This qualification is for you if you wish to work in a commercial kitchen

Qualification covers all the basic knowledge and information that is essential for working safely and effectively in a kitchen

It can be managed in-house

External assessment

1st in a suite of 3 BIIAB catering qualifications


Flexible Learning (30 guided learning hours)


The Award comprises of nine key subject areas:

  • Personal hygiene and work clothing
  • Basic knife skills
  • Storage methods and temperature recording of foods
  • Food preparation
  • Sandwich making
  • Food presentation
  • Waste disposal methods
  • The use and cleaning of machinery and equipment
  • Cleaning of workstations, walls and floors  

Assessment: 25 multiple choice question paper

Credits: 3

Recommended Training materials: BIIAB Level 1 Award in Catering Workbook

Qualification title: BIIAB Level 1 Award in Essentials of Catering

Level: 1

QN: 501/0434/2

Credit: 3

Part of an apprenticeship: No

Regulation purpose: B. Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and skills in a subject area

Regulation sub purpose: B1. Prepare for further learning or training. B2. Develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area.