Certificate in Culinary Arts

Top Certificate Programs in Culinary Arts

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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Professional Cooking Courses

Good Tastes Of Tuscany
Campus Full time 15 - 30 days October 2019 Italy Florence

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. [+]

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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.... [-]


ALMA New Italian Culinary Program

ALMA - The International School of Italian Cuisine
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Italy Parma

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. [+]

The NEW Italian Culinary Program, organized in two educational units, 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.

The Italian Culinary Program is a long term/one-year course: starting from the basics, it moves up to the advanced level and offers a fully and professional italian food&cuisine study experience.

Designed to offer a «love-at-first-sight» experience of the Italian Cuisine, students will be able to attend training and demonstration lessons as well as travel across Italy accompanied by ALMA teachers and visit the most important Italian food excellences, food&wine producers and food markets.... [-]


Certificate in Culinary Management

Culinary Institute Kul IN
Campus 3 months March 2019 Croatia Sisak

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 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.... [-]


Certificate in Culinary Business Administration

Universidad Tecmilenio
Online Part time 3 months July 2019 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 + 21 more

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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Certificate in Culinary Arts

Saddleback College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Mission Viejo

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 * ... [-]

Course in Olive Oil

E-Learning University of Athens
Online 7 weeks June 2019 Greece 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 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 1 month February 2019 Australia Melbourne

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Cuisine de Base

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa
Campus Full time 11 weeks June 2019 Canada 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 ... [-]

Certificate in Culinary Arts

University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 months September 2019 USA Irvine USA Online + 3 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 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Kangan Institute
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Australia Melbourne

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. The course provides participants with skills, knowledge and experience in practical food production, hygiene, menu costing, occupational health and safety, teamwork and basic nutrition.

Cookery is a rewarding career path, one that will bring out your natural creativity and possibly take you all over the world! The Certificate IV consists of coursework and assessment. In a typical week, students are accountable for up to 30 hours of supervised training through coursework.

The teaching methods used include classroom-based teaching and supervised practicum within a workshop. The assessment methods include written assignments and examinations, oral assessments including individual presentations and practical demonstrations within a workshop environment.... [-]


Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Perth College of Business and Technology
Campus Full time 12 months Open Enrollment Australia Perth

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 SIT 30830. We are offering the latest training package so students can be assured they are one of the first in the industry with the new set of competency standards.

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgment and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

COURSE INFORMATION

NATIONAL CODE: SIT30830 CRICOS CODE: 082538J... [-]


Cooking Bundle Course - CPD Certified & IAO Approved

iStudy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

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 you have the passion for making tasty food with a touch of finesse in your plating then this course will provide a great deal of interest to you. [+]

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.... [-]


Certificate in Culinary Skills – Chef Training

Fanshawe College
Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2019 Canada London

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. [+]

Certificate in Culinary Skills – Chef Training

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 into taking your already impressive culinary skill set to the next level, the Culinary Skills program will get you on your way.

Cooking is an art, and providing the tools to thrive in the exciting world of the professional kitchen is what this program is all about. You'll develop knife skills, while fine-tuning your stock, soup, baking and braising skills. You'll also learn about the tourism and restaurant business, purchasing and menu planning, meat and baking theory.... [-]


Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

ICAE: International College of Advanced Education
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 Australia Darwin

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 III in Commercial Cookery

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.

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.... [-]


Ship's Cook Certificate

Tante Marie Culinary Academy
Campus Full time 4 days May 2019 United Kingdom Woking

This course is ideally suited to experienced chefs who are already working onboard a vessel and need to update their certification, or to chefs who have solid industry experience and are looking to begin a career at sea. [+]

Tante Marie Culinary Academy is pleased to announce that we are now providing the Assessment in Marine Cookery – the Ship’s Cook Assessment – a vital step in achieving the compulsory Ship’s Cook Certificate of Competency.

This course is ideally suited to experienced chefs who are already working onboard a vessel and need to update their certification, or to chefs who have solid industry experience and are looking to begin a career at sea.

The Tante Marie Culinary Academy is based in central Woking, just a 20-minute train ride from London, Waterloo. Our state-of-the-art facilities combined with our online ‘Virtual Learning Environment’ (VLE) means our Academy is the ideal place to gain the accreditation you and your crew need, as quickly and simply as possible, to ensure compliance with MLC 2006.... [-]