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Top 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 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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3 Results in Professional Cooking

Ad Astra Institute

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 a ... [+]

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.

Entry Requirements (International Students)

Applicants will need to show they meet one of the following entry criteria:

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5; 18 years or over; Satisfy the Australian Department of Immigration’s (DIBP) genuine temporary entrant (GTE) criteria for a student visa (subclass 500); Completion of Australian Year 11 (senior secondary) education or overseas equivalent; OR Demonstrate through an Admissions Interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and capability to succeed in the course. ... [-]
Australia Melbourne
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Ad Astra Institute

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.

Entry Requirements (International Students)

Applicants will need to show they meet one of the following entry criteria:

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5; 18 years or over; Satisfy the Australian Department of Immigration’s (DIBP) genuine temporary entrant (GTE) criteria for a student visa (subclass 500); Completion of Australian Year 11 (senior secondary) education or overseas equivalent; OR Demonstrated skills acquired through work experience; OR Employed in a relevant position with the opportunity to acquire skills; OR Demonstrate through an admissions interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and capability to succeed in the course. ... [-]
Australia Melbourne
January 2020
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Culinary Institute Kul IN

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

Culinary Institute Kul IN and partner school ALMA la Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana are offering a new 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. The unique curriculum gives students the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills, which they’ve gained through intensive courses at Kul IN and ALMA, by interning at elite Italian restaurants and hotels. Interning abroad gives students the invaluable opportunity to network internationally and connect with some of the most successful chefs in Italy and the world.PROGRAM DETAILS FOR PROFESSIONAL COOK OF ITALIAN CUISINE... [-]

Croatia Sisak
October 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus