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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

The course is aimed at international students who wish to become pastry chefs and focuses on building consistent knowledge of pastry making. The program is the gateway for all ... +

The course is aimed at international students who wish to become pastry chefs and focuses on building consistent knowledge of pastry making. The program is the gateway for all those who want to start a career in the world of pastry making but do not have previous experience in this field. -
Certificate
Full-time
4 weeks
English
05 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Ecole Lenôtre
Rungis, France

The Basics of French Pastry has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Pastry. For those who want to learn from the basics in 6 weeks.

The Basics of French Pastry has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Pastry. For those who want to learn from the basics in 6 weeks. -
Certificate
Full-time
6 weeks
English, French
05 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

The PEC M is a program designed for people with experience in cooking who want to specialize in molecular cuisine, knowing its techniques and main trends, studying the charact ... +

The PEC M is a program designed for people with experience in cooking who want to specialize in molecular cuisine, knowing its techniques and main trends, studying the characteristics, safety and scientific foundations of the different culinary applications. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
3 months
Spanish
Campus
 

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Fanshawe College
London, Canada

A career in the culinary arts is a rare opportunity to combine the creativity of cooking with the satisfaction that comes from making people happy. If you’re looking to turn y ... +

A career in the culinary arts is a rare opportunity to combine the creativity of cooking with the satisfaction that comes from making people happy. If you’re looking to turn your cooking hobby into a career or if you’re interested in taking your already impressive culinary skillset to the next level, our culinary school will get you on your way. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Georgian College
Barrie, Canada

Begin your career as a baker or pastry chef! Through hands-on training, students will study traditional and contemporary baking methods, the basics of pastry, cake decorating ... +

Begin your career as a baker or pastry chef! Through hands-on training, students will study traditional and contemporary baking methods, the basics of pastry, cake decorating and contemporary dessert plating. Through classroom lectures, students learn baking theory, nutrition, trade calculations, sanitation, food safety and business concepts to support skills used in the daily operation of a bakery. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
06 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Ferrières
Ferrières-en-Brie, France

The apprentice of the pastry course level can broaden his theoretical knowledge and practical skills in French pastry. He learns how to make classic pastry creations and decon ... +

The apprentice of the pastry course level can broaden his theoretical knowledge and practical skills in French pastry. He learns how to make classic pastry creations and deconstruct standard ones, playing around forms, colors, structures, and assembly methods. He learns how to surprise guests, pleasing their eyes and their taste buds. -
Certificate
Full-time
7 months
English, French
04 Oct 2022
04 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

Centennial College's Culinary Skills program is well-rounded and will take just one year to complete. This college certificate program will emphasize a culinary skills foundat ... +

Centennial College's Culinary Skills program is well-rounded and will take just one year to complete. This college certificate program will emphasize a culinary skills foundation while sourcing local Ontario food products and teaching the art of seasonal cooking. From industry-leading chef faculty members, you'll learn to prepare exquisite menus and dishes inspired by global food trends and flavors. These dedicated instructors will provide you with the training and learning experiences that will ensure you master culinary fundamentals, ingredients, food preparation, and all of the other skills required to enter this exciting industry. You'll also come to understand that a career in the culinary field is fueled by passion and rewarded through skill development. Upon successful program completion, you'll obtain important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers, and CPR, which will increase your employability. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Online
 
George Brown College
Toronto, Canada

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the center of Canada's Baking and Pastry industry. This one-year Baking – Pre-Employment certificate program ... +

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the center of Canada's Baking and Pastry industry. This one-year Baking – Pre-Employment certificate program will help you learn the basics of pastry, cakes, and decorating through hands-on training and classroom learning. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Northern Lights College
Dawson Creek, Canada

The Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts is a 35-week program designed to encompass ITA Levels 1 and 2 of Professional Cook training, with a 30-hour Capstone course at the en ... +

The Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts is a 35-week program designed to encompass ITA Levels 1 and 2 of Professional Cook training, with a 30-hour Capstone course at the end. Students will perform all phases of kitchen activities including the preparation and presentation of vegetables, soups, sauces, meat, fish, and poultry; cold kitchen items; desserts, baking, pastry; basic menu planning/costing as well as knowledge of safety, sanitation, and food storage. -
Advanced Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Australian Adelaide International College
Adelaide, Australia

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

This qualification reflects 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. -
Certificate
Campus
 
Australian Institute of Technical Training (AITT)
Melbourne, Australia

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and me ... +

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. -
Certificate
English
Campus
 
New York College - Australia
Moorooka, Australia

This qualification reflects commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen.

This qualification reflects commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. -
Certificate
English
Campus
 
JP International College
Mawson, Australia

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

This qualification reflects 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. -
Certificate
English
Campus
 
Australian Institute Of Accreditation
Burwood, Australia

Our Food Handling Certificate (Level 1) course is fully accredited and is an excellent entry-level course for those people starting in the food industry. Being an accredited c ... +

Our Food Handling Certificate (Level 1) course is fully accredited and is an excellent entry-level course for those people starting in the food industry. Being an accredited course means that your certificate (Statement of Attainment) is valid across Australia. -
Certificate
English
Online
 
Durban International College
Adelaide, Australia

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and me ... +

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. -
Certificate
English
Campus