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Top 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 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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19 Results in Culinary Arts

ALMA - The International School of Italian Cuisine

A 1-week 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 ... [+]

A Taste Of Italy is the first short-course by ALMA:

A 1-week 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, following the “ALMA Method”, combines academic lessons, direct experience of products and raw materials, command of techniques and processes, knowledge and practice of Italian traditional recipes and includes a focus on pasta, wines and pastry as well as a lecture on History of Italian Cuisine and a tasting session. Therefore, it represents the best opportunity for those students who are travelling to Italy to discover the secrets of the Italian Cuisine and to have a first approach with the culinary arts education. ... [-]

Italy Parma
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Good Tastes Of Tuscany

The Courses offered by the Accademia Italiana di Cucina Pandolfini are a practical approach to learn Regional Italian Cuisine. The Master expands and deepens the knowledg ... [+]

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The Courses offered by the Accademia Italiana di Cucina Pandolfini are a practical approach to learn Regional Italian Cuisine. The Master expands and deepens the knowledge of Traditional Italian food and how it relates to regions and culture through a virtual Gastronomical Trip.

These courses are an intense culinary, geographical, historical and cultural virtual journey discovering through its food the magnificent regional diversities. Italian cuisine is distinctly Regional: Many of the differences can be attributed to geography, from the Mountains that stretch across the north, snaking down the length of the country, to being a peninsula almost entirely surrounded by the sea, or completely so, as in the case of the island regions of Sicily and Sardinia. Then add in the thousands of years of invaders or the adoption of returning explorers' culinary discoveries and you've got an exotic blend of culture, tradition, and cuisine.... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2019
Full-time
15 - 30 days
Campus
Culinary Institute Kul IN

This joint program between Culinary Institute Kul IN and ZSEM Business Academy offers students a balance between the creative culinary arts and the financial realism need ... [+]

Students who plan to work in the field of gastronomy as restaurant or pastry shop managers, or who want to open a restaurant business of their own, will gain a comprehensive understanding of the food industry through this well-rounded program. At Kul IN, students strengthen their cooking skills through intensive culinary practicums. At ZSEM Business Academy, they learn about modern business and management through classes in digital marketing, finance, the business environment, innovation, and other fields of economics that are important to understanding in the restaurant and food industries.

Passion isn't the only thing necessary to open a successful business, especially in the HoReCa industry. This joint program between Culinary Institute Kul IN and ZSEM Business Academy offers students a balance between the creative culinary arts and the financial realism needed to succeed. Culinary Management is designed for students who plan to work in the field of gastronomy as restaurant or pastry shop managers, or who want to open a restaurant business of their own. Students first strengthen their culinary skills at Kul IN for two months. Then, they learn about modern business and management through classes in digital marketing, finance, the business environment, innovation, and other fields of economics that are important to understanding in the restaurant and food industries.... [-]

Croatia Sisak
June 2019
3 months
Campus
Universidad Tecmilenio

Applies in a comprehensive manner the best practices of operation and administration in the restaurant industry, to maximize the profits of the culinary business. ... [+]

Applies in a comprehensive manner the best practices of operation and administration in the restaurant industry, to maximize the profits of the culinary business.

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Mexico Mexico Online Chihuahua San Luis Potosi Culiacán Mazatlan Guadalajara Cancún Heroica Veracruz Puebla City Mérida Hermosillo Ciudad Obregón Santiago de Querétaro Durango Cuernavaca Mexico City Buenavista Monterrey Torreón Ciudad Juarez Villahermosa Nuevo Laredo  + 19 More
July 2019
Part-time
3 months
Online
Saddleback College

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

The Basic Culinary Arts program prepares students for many contemporary employment opportunities. These include Chef, Cook, Specialty and Ethnic Restaurant Operations, Food and Beverage Service, Fast Foods Operations, and Food Service in schools and day-care centers for the young and elderly.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

Demonstrate preparation for employment in the food service industry. Demonstrate practical skills in a wide variety of applications related to the food service. Demonstrate proficient safety and sanitation production practices as related to the food service industry. Required Courses CWE 180 CO-OP-ED FOODS AND NUTRITION 2 Units † and FN 261 INTERNSHIP 1 Unit † FN 50 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION 3 Units or FN 205 NUTRITION FOR CULINARY PROFESSIONALS 3 Units FN 110 FOOD PREPARATION ESSENTIALS 3 Units * FN 120 CONTEMPORARY MEALS 3 Units * FN 171 SANITATION AND SAFETY 2 Units or FN 210 SERVSAFE IN FOOD PRODUCTION 1 Unit FN 240 CULINARY PRINCIPLES I 3 Units * FN 241 CULINARY PRINCIPLES II 3 Units * FN 244 BAKING FUNDAMENTALS I 3 Units * FN 246 PANTRY 3 Units * ... [-]
USA Mission Viejo
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
E-Learning University of Athens

Old as humans, sacred as ancient rites, so valuable that they were considered gods' gifts to humankind, the olive tree and olive oil appeared in the Mediterranean Basin a ... [+]

Old as humans, sacred as ancient rites, so valuable that they were considered gods' gifts to humankind, the olive tree and olive oil appeared in the Mediterranean Basin and became dominant and permanent fixtures of its landscape. This course delves into history and culture of the olive tree and olive oil, while it emphasizes their nutritional value.

In this online course, you will learn how to classify olive oil according to its quality characteristics and how to produce high-quality olive oil. You will also learn how olive oil has been a source of inspiration and how several artists used it in order to create works of art from ancient times till today. The content of this course presents the varieties and characteristics of olives and the various types of olive oil that are destined to be consumed and used in recipes based on Mediterranean diet.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
7 weeks
Online
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa

From day one, be introduced to knife handling, classic cuts and basic stocks. As the term progresses, techniques are layered upon one another ... [+]

Cuisine de Base

From day one, be introduced to knife handling, classic cuts and basic stocks. As the term progresses, techniques are layered upon one another and become more complicated and more menu oriented, incorporating elements such as organization, preparation, balance and timing. You'll learn these basics, while increasing your confidence levels.

The Basic Module:

Safe knife handling and basic cuts

Learn knife handling techniques for cutting and sizing vegetables and meat

Food Safety, Hygiene and Organization

Learn food safety, hygiene and organization so that you will be prepared to work in a professional kitchen

Vegetable, grain, egg, poultry, seafood and meat preparation ... [-]
Canada Ottawa
June 2019
Full-time
11 weeks
Campus
Melbourne Polytechnic

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 t ... [+]

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.

The full package just for you

Melbourne Polytechnic is the only training facility in Victoria that provides access to a fully operational winery and meat processing plant, at the Epping Campus. We have the best, to make you the best.

An exciting career menu

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery will combine your technical cookery skills with hospitality management training. You’ll learn from industry-qualified professionals in modern, state-of-the-art facilities, including the popular St Georges restaurant on Preston campus.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
1 month
Campus
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

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 thrivi ... [+]

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES MANDATORY FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING IN A PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN LOCATED IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA, U.S.A Overview

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.

Students acquire intensive professional and practical experience with the daily culinary preparations and operation of a professional kitchen. Leveraging technology with world-class culinary expertise, this program delivers top-notch training in a far more affordable format than traditional cooking schools. By learning basic cooking theory and techniques through engaging online curriculum, students can put their skills into practice in each and every class meeting, which takes place in a professional kitchen alongside top chefs.... [-]

USA Irvine USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 months
Campus
Online
John Academy

A cake decorating expert is someone who is skilled in icing or frosting and cake designing. The experts usually take years in learning the skills in cake decoration, but ... [+]

Who is the course for? Business minded people who are into Cake Decorating business. People who have an interest in starting up a Cake Decorating business Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam, you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path: ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
iStudy

Reveal the chef within you with this Cooking Bundle Course We all love to eat delicious food, however, cooking them requires a great amount of skill and hard work. But if ... [+]

Course Highlights

Cooking Bundle Course is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Cooking Bundle Course into several modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Ad Astra Institute

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 patisse ... [+]

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.

Using discretion and judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)

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. ... [+]

Intensive Certificate Course 4 Weeks, Full-Time

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.

Who is the course for?

Our Intensive Certificate Course is open to students of all ages and abilities. The Intensive Certificate can be used as a valuable gateway into the private cooking world, such as ski-lodges and chalets. In addition, the course equips students with an incredibly rewarding life skill for either school-leavers or gap-year students.

Career Opportunities

Students that have completed our Intensive Certificate Course often use their qualification as a ticket to travel the world. Whether this is a ski season in Mirabelle or a Summer on board a yacht, the Intensive Certificate Course will give you the skills and the knowledge that agencies require. As a life skill, the course will give students tips and techniques that will remain with them throughout the years, whether this is university, cooking for family or entertaining.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
August 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Melbourne City Institute of Education

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 f ... [+]

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.

CERTIFICATE IV IN COMMERCIAL COOKERY DETAILS National Code: SIT40413 Units: 27 core & 6 elective units Fees: From $10* Location: Multiple Delivery Mode: Classroom, Traineeship, Workplace, Self-paced Duration: 2 days a week for 52 weeks Assessment: Methods for assessment include written, practical/observation & demonstration Prior experience: RPL & Credit Transfer is available CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ... [-]
Australia Melbourne
January 2020
Part-time
52 weeks
Campus
Tante Marie Culinary Academy

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.

We have been running this course since 1954, which has led to its global recognition as one of the leading foundation level culinary training programmes.

The Cordon Bleu Certificate course also incorporates the CTH Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills, a Level 2 Award in Food Safety and a 1 day Wine Course with Master of Wine, John Downes.

What you will learn

Your course will begin with an introduction to working in a professional kitchen environment, incorporating practical skill development such as knife skills, before moving on to the foundations of professional cookery.... [-]

United Kingdom Woking
September 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus