Yacht Chef Course

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About The Course

Course Fees

The full price for this course equates to £1,075. Student fees include course notes, training and exam submissions. Register today and we will contact you to help with further questions and/or begin the enrolment process.

 Payment OptionsCosts
Option 1: Cash deposit + balance 8 weeks before start date£250 + £825

Apply for Finance

Cook with Kandoo. Begin training now but pay overtime with a course finance option from 1 to 7 years. Start an application for an instant decision and with no impact to your credit score.

Student Accommodation

Study and stay with your fellow students in a spacious and contemporary cabin. Unwind after a day’s cookery by enjoying gorgeous woodland views in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

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Yacht Chef Course Dates

Try Before You Buy?


The instructors are very experienced and knowledgeable.  The course was a refinement and confidence building course for us that were self taught already working as chefs. We used quality ingredients from local producers.  Highly recommend.


I’ve been working in yachting for 5 years and I was toying with the idea of moving into the galley. A friend of mine recommended me to WhitePepper.  An epic learning experience.  The whole team at white pepper make it a fulfilling experience!


The course with WP exceeded all my expectations! Before the course I had no culinary skills whatsoever and I felt like I accomplished so much. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable, kind and patient and were there for me every step of the way. 



The Diploma is a level 4 qualification (gold, 16 weeks). The Certificate is a Level 3 qualification (silver, 8 weeks). The Award is a level 2 qualification (bronze, 3 weeks).

No prior experience is needed to begin this course, as the syllabus is progressive to include induction, foundation elements and 1-2-1 coaching.

Modules such as Foundation Skills, Intermediate Skills and Advanced Skills can be taken at anytime by anyone e.g. it may be that you have some experience already and therefore enrol on Intermediate Skills to improve techniques – you’re not seeking a qualification simply to gain inspirational skills.

Alternatively, your sights may be set on a culinary qualification such as level 4 Diploma, but can’t afford the time away from work or family. In this instance it may be possible to approach the in-person training in smaller blocks of training by spreading the training out. Please contact the office to discuss your requirements.

Yes absolutely! Our cohorts normally include a roughly equal distribution of enthusiasts, aspiring and also existing chefs who are all looking to develop their professional skills for very different reasons including; personal development/satisfaction, skills towards a long lasting professional career.

We have a wide range of ages and backgrounds on our courses. We generally have students in each decade (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s). This dynamic community makes for a creative and energetic learning environment.

Yes, it is. You can start an application with Kandoo to apply for course finance from 1 to 7 years. Decisions are instant and have no impact to your credit score. We are an Introducer Appointed Representative (‘IAR’) of Switcha Limited. Our FCA Firm Registration Number is 1003488.

Yes, we offer a handful of bursaries each year to UK nationals who can prove the inability to afford of tuition fees. Scholarships are forged with hospitality employers who can subsidise tuition fees in order to retain employment of students once graduated.

Our graduates are confident and ambitious whatever their chosen pathways. Regarding course outcomes and destinations, this is best described here. 

Job prospects are excellent having graduated. You’ll have an opportunity to engage with a carefully selected employer during Level 4 Diploma training via a work placement. Career and alumni support is available throughout our courses.

Uniform including chef whites and aprons are included in your course fees.  You’ll be allocated a kitchen station where you’ll find all the equipment needed. Enrolees are required to purchase a set of professionally recommended WhitePepper chef knives ahead of their first day.

Our training programmes have been a popular choice for international students for over a decade, resulting in a global intake of students and a diverse classroom of learners.  Please see our page, International Students, for more information.

Yes, we have student accommodation available at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat.  Please see our page, Accommodation, for more information.

If you are able to keep this to a minimum we would recommend that, as the training is busy and intensive and you maybe tired. However, many of our students do take on part-time work whilst at WhitePepper.

WhitePepper is a first-class training centre with an international reputation. It has an excellent success rate for graduating talented food professionals. More info, here. 

We always recommend appropriate footwear (good grips, light, padded). A good selection of tupperware too. 

You can secure your place with a non-refundable deposit.  Balances of fees are due 8 weeks before your course starts.  Student finance is available independently through Kandoo. For full details of our cancellation policy, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Talk to an Advisor

We understand that researching different culinary school options can be complex, that’s why we are always on hand to assist with queries big and small. We offer support and advice at each stage of research/onboarding.

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