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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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24 Results in Culinary Arts

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
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
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
ICAE: International College of Advanced Education

Certificate IV 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 Plac ... [+]

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV 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 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.... [-]

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

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 Pla ... [+]

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.... [-]

Australia Darwin
July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Kangan Institute

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.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
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
Cookery School at Little Portland Street

This exciting fast track, six week intensive professional cooking course provides the fullest possible culinary knowledge. Participants can then go on to start work as a ... [+]

A cookery lesson for life!

This exciting fast track, six week intensive professional cooking course provides the fullest possible culinary knowledge. Participants can then go on to start work as a chef in a professional kitchen, do seasons on a yacht or in a ski chalet, cater for dinner parties or simply enhance their own cooking repertoires.

Design of our course The main thrust of the course is to build competence and confidence. This is achieved through intensive learning in small classes with a high ratio of teachers to students. Cookery School cooks leave us feeling proficient and well equipped with the ability to plan and execute menus to suit the occasion and to go on to fulfil the ambitions that brought them to the course in the first place. The course is based on the premise that everyone has holes in their culinary knowledge so nothing on the course is taken for granted. All relevant topics – theoretical and practical – are covered which adds to the confidence of our students, making them feel that they have a good grasp of the cooking skills that they will require in the future. We work within a clearly structured framework with recipes that have been honed and tested over ten years and that have been used by thousands of students. We believe that if one uses a good recipe, one produces a good dish. Our students are provided with essential cooking tools and build up requisite skills so that they feel... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
6 weeks
Campus
Ashburton Chefs Academy

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 stan ... [+]

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.

Over 4 weeks, this structured course will give you expert training from our experienced chef tutors in modern cookery techniques. This course incorporates a Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills QCF qualification accredited by the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality.

This course offers over 30 hours of practical cookery a week to teach you to the core skills required to cook to a professional standard, whether in a restaurant kitchen, a cafe, a ski chalet or as part of a catering business.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
November 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Online
Perth College of Business and Technology

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... [-]

Australia Perth
Open Enrollment
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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
Tante Marie Culinary Academy

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 ex ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Woking
May 2019
Full-time
4 days
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
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
John Academy

Are you someone who loves baking cakes and decoration? Do you aspire to become a professional cake decorator? Or are you currently a cake decorating business owner and yo ... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Culinary Arts 2019. Who is the course for? Professionals or Entrepreneurs 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 a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a 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 recognized 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: ... [-]
Full-time
Part-time
Online