Certificate Programs in Professional Cooking

Students who obtain a certificate in a particular field or discipline are able to advance their skill sets and knowledge in a significant way. Certificate programs usually require completion of a set of courses designed specifically to further a student’s understanding of his or her chosen industry. What is a certificate in professional cooking? When individuals decide to pursue a certificat… Read more

Students who obtain a certificate in a particular field or discipline are able to advance their skill sets and knowledge in a significant way. Certificate programs usually require completion of a set of courses designed specifically to further a student’s understanding of his or her chosen industry.

What is a certificate in professional cooking? When individuals decide to pursue a certificate in professional cooking, they are often looking for a creative outlet within the culinary field. In a certificate program of this type, students can learn how to hone their passion into a career as a professional cook. Possible courses could be centered on menu planning and nutrition, food preparation, sanitation best practices and hands-on creative designing.

Certificate in professional cooking students can gain a skill set that is useful beyond the kitchen. In addition to technical skills involving actual culinary techniques, students can learn to strengthen key qualities they will need as professional cooks, such as time management, staff motivation and a keen attention to detail.

The cost for completion of a certificate program will vary according to the specific school. Typically, this type of certificate program lasts about one year. Since some programs take longer to complete or require additional fees, tuition costs will change as well.

The completion of a certificate in professional cooking can prepare graduates to work in culinary positions that provide entry into the world of professional cooking. Some examples of career paths chosen by professional cooking graduates include commercial cook, restaurant manager, caterer, assistant chef and head cook. Additionally, graduates can explore career options in a wide variety of settings, such as hotel restaurants, catering companies, theme parks or resorts.

Students interested in a certificate in professional cooking may choose from a variety of institutional settings. These vary from programs that are completed entirely online to courses at in-person facilities such as trade schools, technical schools, community colleges or universities. 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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Culinary Institute Kul IN
Sisak, Croatia

Culinary Institute Kul IN and partner school ALMA la Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana offer an international joint program for students interested in specializing prof ... +

Culinary Institute Kul IN and partner school ALMA la Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana offer an international joint program for students interested in specializing professionally in Italian cuisine. This 10-month program aims to produce fully trained professional cooks who are specialized in the art of Italian cuisine. Students begin with an intensive 2-month general culinary course at Kul IN, and then continue to specialize in Italian cuisine at ALMA. Students then intern at an elite Italian restaurant or hotel for 5 months. Interning abroad gives students the invaluable opportunity to network internationally and connect with some of the most successful chefs in Italy and the world. -
Certificate
Full-time
10 months
English, Italian
09 Jun 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

The cuisine has evolved more in the last 25 years than in the last 250 years. The cuisine is science, physics, and chemistry. As a result, on this course, you will have scient ... +

The cuisine has evolved more in the last 25 years than in the last 250 years. The cuisine is science, physics, and chemistry. As a result, on this course, you will have scientists, physicists, and chemists by your side, as well as the world's great chefs. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
3 months
Spanish, English
Campus
 
Ad Astra Institute
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. -
Certificate
Full-time
18 months
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Healthy cuisine is in vogue. Now more than ever. But apart from being healthy, people now want their cuisine to be gastronomic.

Healthy cuisine is in vogue. Now more than ever. But apart from being healthy, people now want their cuisine to be gastronomic. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
3 months
Spanish, English
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

This Postgraduate Executive Chef degree is a three-month course designed specifically for chefs who wish to go a step further in their academic training, giving it a focus on ... +

This Postgraduate Executive Chef degree is a three-month course designed specifically for chefs who wish to go a step further in their academic training, giving it a focus on the executive management of a professional kitchen. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
3 months
Spanish
Sep 2020
24 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Ceramics, sculpture, glass.... there are many artistic disciplines in which fire plays a crucial role. Cuisine is another.

Ceramics, sculpture, glass.... there are many artistic disciplines in which fire plays a crucial role. Cuisine is another. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
3 months
Spanish, English
Campus
 
Ad Astra Institute
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. Using discretion and judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus