Certificate Programs in Culinary Arts

A professional certificate can be completed at most colleges or universities. Many students opt to earn a certificate in their field of choice to either boost their current career or help them gain future employment. While the length of study will vary depending on the program and institution, most can be completed within a year. What is a Certificate in Culinary Arts? This program is designed to… Read more

A professional certificate can be completed at most colleges or universities. Many students opt to earn a certificate in their field of choice to either boost their current career or help them gain future employment. While the length of study will vary depending on the program and institution, most can be completed within a year.

What is a Certificate in Culinary Arts? This program is designed to prepare and qualify individuals to cook in either a commercial kitchen environment or within a wide variety of culinary occupations. Students can learn the basics of cooking, including everything from how to properly use a knife to what seasonings best complement each other in a dish. Some of the courses offered might cover knife skills, plating, preparing meat, stocks and soups, pastries, vegetarian dishes, modern cooking techniques, food safety and hygiene, canapés, and how to prepare vegetables.

There are many benefits associated with earning a certificate. For most individuals, it serves as a stepping stone toward higher education. Though it can also benefit individuals in certain work environments that require professional certification. Some companies may also offer a higher wage for those who have been certified.

Tuition fees for the programs will vary depending on the institution, country it is located and field of study. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the institution directly to find out more information.

Jobs in the culinary arts are in high demand, and graduates of the program can find successful careers within the cooking industry at a variety of institutions, such as bistros, restaurants, hotels and catering services. This program can bring out the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified cook. Some possible ambitions graduates can pursue include sous chef, unit manager for catering operations, banquet or function manager, chef patissier, chef de cuisine, kitchen or gaming manager, and private chef.

These programs are offered from institutions around the globe, with online classes available for those who have limited access to the facility. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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ALMA - The International School of Italian Cuisine
Parma , Italy

A 1-week summer program addressed to international students looking for a first culinary art experience with a passion for Italian Food and wishing to enrich their trip to Ita ... +

A 1-week summer program addressed to international students looking for a first culinary art experience with a passion for Italian Food and wishing to enrich their trip to Italy, including a different way to explore the country and discovering the excellences of Italian Gastronomy in a brand new way. The course aims at being a first but complete gastronomical experience - therefore the school will also guide the students around Parma, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and Culture City 2020, through the local events and locations, as well as the restaurants and hotel structures that can enrich the “food and wine” experience. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
July 2020
Campus
 
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
Irvine , USA + 1 More

If you have a great passion for cooking and dedication to reach your goal as a chef, food entrepreneur, and more, there is no better time to start a career in this thriving la ... +

If you have a great passion for cooking and dedication to reach your goal as a chef, food entrepreneur, and more, there is no better time to start a career in this thriving landscape. This program provides strong culinary foundations training with a hands-on externship. THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES MANDATORY FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING IN A PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN LOCATED IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA, U.S.A. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
3 months
English
September 2020
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Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne , Australia

Do you want to be head chef? Or even own the restaurant? Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery has all the ingredients and techniques you’ll need to cre ... +

Do you want to be head chef? Or even own the restaurant? Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery has all the ingredients and techniques you’ll need to create your perfect career. -
Certificate
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February 2020
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Cookery School at Little Portland Street
London , United Kingdom

This London-based cooking course is suitable for anyone with an interest in cooking who wants to develop their existing skills and repertoire or gain professional chef trainin ... +

This London-based cooking course is suitable for anyone with an interest in cooking who wants to develop their existing skills and repertoire or gain professional chef training. The intensive structure will equip you with the knowledge, skills, expertise and confidence to follow your food dreams, whether this be in catering, yacht or chalet cooking or professional kitchens. -
Certificate
Full-time
6 weeks
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Campus
 
Tante Marie Culinary Academy
Woking , United Kingdom

The 1 term Cordon Bleu Certificate course is suited to those who are looking to develop a career in food and hospitality.

The 1 term Cordon Bleu Certificate course is suited to those who are looking to develop a career in food and hospitality. -
Certificate
Full-time
2 months
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Campus
 
Kangan Institute
Broadmeadows , Australia + 4 More

This course is designed for people who are seeking careers in cookery within a commercial environment.

This course is designed for people who are seeking careers in cookery within a commercial environment. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
January 2020
Campus
 
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Melbourne , Australia

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from o ... +

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway... -
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52 weeks
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Ad Astra Institute
Melbourne , Australia

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who use a wide range of well-developed patisserie skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to produce patisserie p ... +

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who use a wide range of well-developed patisserie skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to produce patisserie products. Using discretion and judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities. This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organizations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés and coffee shops. -
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Full-time
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Ashburton Chefs Academy
Exeter , United Kingdom

The Certificate in Professional Cookery is an accredited 4-week chef foundation program designed to teach amateur cooks the skills required to cook to a professional standard. ... +

The Certificate in Professional Cookery is an accredited 4-week chef foundation program designed to teach amateur cooks the skills required to cook to a professional standard. At the end of the course you will have the skills to start your career as a junior chef in a professional kitchen, launch your own catering enterprise, or simply enjoy the life skills of an accomplished cook. -
Certificate
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Saddleback College
Mission Viejo , USA

The Basic Culinary Arts program prepares students for many contemporary employment opportunities.

The Basic Culinary Arts program prepares students for many contemporary employment opportunities. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Perth College of Business and Technology
Perth , Australia

PCBT take pride in their high-quality delivery and assessment for students to attain competency as a cook with the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30830.

PCBT take pride in their high-quality delivery and assessment for students to attain competency as a cook with the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30830. -
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Full-time
12 months
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January 2020
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ICAE: International College of Advanced Education
Darwin , Australia

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is a one year course comprising one semester of on-campus study and practical tuition, followed by one semester of paid Industry Placemen ... +

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is a one year course comprising one semester of on-campus study and practical tuition, followed by one semester of paid Industry Placement (students can elect to do unpaid IP if desired). On campus, students learn in our purpose-built commercial kitchen, training under the guidance of our internationally experienced chefs. Whilst on IP, students can undertake up to 45 hours of paid work in a commercial kitchen. This is a very practical course, preparing students for a career as a cook or chef. -
Certificate
Full-time
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July 2020
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Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)
Edinburgh , United Kingdom

Our Intensive Certificate Course is one of our most popular courses, giving a solid introduction to the main areas of the kitchen, in addition to wine studies.

Our Intensive Certificate Course is one of our most popular courses, giving a solid introduction to the main areas of the kitchen, in addition to wine studies. -
Certificate
Full-time
4 weeks
English
August 2020
Campus
 
ALMA - The International School of Italian Cuisine
Parma , Italy

The program aims at teaching the fundamentals of Italian modern Pastry in its regional variations with theory, demonstrations and training classes. Discover the authentic trad ... +

The program aims at teaching the fundamentals of Italian modern Pastry in its regional variations with theory, demonstrations and training classes. Discover the authentic tradition of Italian Pastry and get your Professional Certificate of Italian Pastry Chef. -
Certificate
Full-time
5 months
English
October 2020
Campus
 
ALMA - The International School of Italian Cuisine
Parma , Italy

The Italian Culinary Program is a one-year course, organized in two educational units. It is the perfect course if you are looking for a real full immersion in the Italian foo ... +

The Italian Culinary Program is a one-year course, organized in two educational units. It is the perfect course if you are looking for a real full immersion in the Italian food and a complete study experience to become a professional chef of Italian Cuisine. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus