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Diploma programs offer students a chance to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities, and do it in a short amount of time. With a diploma, graduates can find exciting career opportunities in many different fields. Just what is a diploma in culinary arts? This diploma can be earned in about one to two years, depending on how much time a student is able to devote to their schooling. Learning… Read more

Diploma programs offer students a chance to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities, and do it in a short amount of time. With a diploma, graduates can find exciting career opportunities in many different fields.

Just what is a diploma in culinary arts? This diploma can be earned in about one to two years, depending on how much time a student is able to devote to their schooling. Learning to create great food is only one step in a culinary arts program. Students also learn to master kitchen techniques, the evolution of cuisine, the impact of culture on food, and to display leadership and confidence in the kitchen and beyond.

Diploma programs can be very beneficial for graduates. Individuals gain real-world career experience, they improve their necessary culinary skills, and they are able to increase their subject knowledge, which makes graduates with a diploma in culinary arts very desirable for companies.

The cost of earning a diploma in culinary arts can vary depending on how long it takes to earn, as well as each school’s specific tuition rates and fees. Interested students should plan on contacting any prospective schools in order to receive pertinent financial information. Financial aid may be also available to help offset the cost of earning a diploma.

Individuals with a diploma in culinary arts can work in any gastronomic industry, as a restaurant manager, a professional or executive chef, as a caterer or a catering director, the head cook of a café or bistro, or as a director for a food distributor. Graduates may also pursue a more entrepreneurial route and open their own restaurant.

Many schools offer in-person or online classes, giving you the chance to earn your diploma in culinary arts on your schedule. To get started on your education today, 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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Ecole Lenôtre
Rungis, France

The advanced training courses in Bakery at the École Lenôtre are designed for adults looking to train or to switch careers hobbyists and enthusiasts looking to switch careers, ... +

The advanced training courses in Bakery at the École Lenôtre are designed for adults looking to train or to switch careers hobbyists and enthusiasts looking to switch careers, young professionals, and professionals who left the trade for a while. -
Diploma
Full-time
13 weeks
English, French
28 Feb 2022
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

The Haute Cuisine Chef Diploma (PCAC) is the most complete cooking course at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona. With 8 months of classes plus 3 months of stage in a haute cu ... +

The Haute Cuisine Chef Diploma (PCAC) is the most complete cooking course at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona. With 8 months of classes plus 3 months of stage in a haute cuisine restaurant, he is focused on creativity and innovation. -
Diploma
Full-time
11 - 13 months
Spanish, English
Campus
 
Intercollege
Nicosia, Cyprus

The Culinary Arts Diploma at Intercollege is based on modern European vocational training & educational standards. Students receive high-quality academic, theoretical and ... +

The Culinary Arts Diploma at Intercollege is based on modern European vocational training & educational standards. Students receive high-quality academic, theoretical and practical training in the fields of cooking, pastry & bakery as well as service. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English, Greek
Campus
 

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Horeca Academy
The Hague, Netherlands +1 More

Do you love to cook and do you want to work in the international hospitality industry? As long as you are connected to the internet and have a place where you can practice coo ... +

Do you love to cook and do you want to work in the international hospitality industry? As long as you are connected to the internet and have a place where you can practice cooking, you can start this Professional Chef Program. Here is your chance, join our online program and become a Professional European Chef. You can study to become a Professional European Chef wherever you are in the world. -
Diploma
Part-time
226 hours
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Swiss Education Group (SEG)
Le Bouveret, Switzerland

Develop your love of culinary arts with an 11-week short course in the fundamental techniques. Continue your studies with two extra terms to earn a Swiss Grand Diploma. Our ex ... +

Develop your love of culinary arts with an 11-week short course in the fundamental techniques. Continue your studies with two extra terms to earn a Swiss Grand Diploma. Our experienced chef instructors will demonstrate techniques and provide you with guidance as you put your new skills into practice. While a kitchen is a disciplined environment, the teaching style remains approachable and lighthearted. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
English
10 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

In the Culinary Management program, you'll discover that whether creatively designing a restaurant menu or planning culinary events within large hotel operations, working with ... +

In the Culinary Management program, you'll discover that whether creatively designing a restaurant menu or planning culinary events within large hotel operations, working with food to provide world-class culinary experiences for guests is one of the most rewarding careers. With a focus on using local Ontario food products and learning about seasonal cooking, this college diploma program will teach you the necessary skills and knowledge to create exquisite menus and dishes inspired by global food trends and flavors. You'll also graduate with important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers, and CPR, making you job-ready. The art of cooking, blended with the skill of team leadership and business entrepreneurship, will ensure that when you graduate from this Culinary Management program, you'll find exciting career opportunities in the fast-paced, ever-changing industry. This field will take you anywhere you want to go. All you need is hard work, drive, and passion. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

If baking is your passion, or you are looking for a way to turn your creative hobby into an in-demand and rewarding career, this two-year diploma program in baking and pastry ... +

If baking is your passion, or you are looking for a way to turn your creative hobby into an in-demand and rewarding career, this two-year diploma program in baking and pastry arts will give you the skills to turn your dreams into reality. Baking courses give you extensive knowledge of baking bread, cakes, and pastries and learn all aspects of the culinary baking experience. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
International Culinary Institute
Hong Kong

Equips students with management knowledge and skills and practical applications in baking and pastry operations so as to prepare them for supervisory roles in the industry. Cu ... +

Equips students with management knowledge and skills and practical applications in baking and pastry operations so as to prepare them for supervisory roles in the industry. Cultivates students' notion for lifelong learning and develops students to be independent learners with a local, national and global vision for further study and professional development in the hospitality industry. Equips students with the necessary technical and professional knowledge and skills, initially at a paraprofessional level, via the blending of theoretical and practical application. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Durham College
Whitby, Canada

Master the art of food and flavor in our Culinary Management program. You will explore locally grown food, experiment with ethnic and contemporary cuisine, and develop your sk ... +

Master the art of food and flavor in our Culinary Management program. You will explore locally grown food, experiment with ethnic and contemporary cuisine, and develop your skills in the culinary arts while learning valuable management skills that will take your career to the next level. Significant focus is placed on lab/kitchen time, encouraging students to develop their techniques and products, much of which they are able to take home and enjoy. Graduates are sought after by a broad range of employers because of their unique skills, which include artisan meat cutting, cheese production, baking, canning, and preserving. -
Diploma
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
SAIT - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Calgary, Canada

Take exceptional instructors with backgrounds in traditional and contemporary baking and pastry arts from around the world, add state-of-the-art training facilities and a prog ... +

Take exceptional instructors with backgrounds in traditional and contemporary baking and pastry arts from around the world, add state-of-the-art training facilities and a progressive curriculum, and you get the top Baking and Pastry Arts program in Canada. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
10 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The Diploma in Culinary Arts provides you with a culinary training of the highest quality with state-of-the-art kitchen and classroom facilities.

The Diploma in Culinary Arts provides you with a culinary training of the highest quality with state-of-the-art kitchen and classroom facilities. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

The mission of the Culinary Arts diploma program is to provide an environment for students to become learners possessing the skills, knowledge, creativity, and ethical values ... +

The mission of the Culinary Arts diploma program is to provide an environment for students to become learners possessing the skills, knowledge, creativity, and ethical values necessary to survive and flourish in the rapidly-changing culinary, restaurant and catering professions. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Georgian College
Barrie, Canada

Touch, taste, feel the difference! Students develop job-ready skills integral to success as culinary professionals in multiple sectors of the food service industry. They acqui ... +

Touch, taste, feel the difference! Students develop job-ready skills integral to success as culinary professionals in multiple sectors of the food service industry. They acquire knowledge and proficiency to work in the world’s best kitchens, in a learning environment enriched through exposure to chefs and industry leaders. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
10 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Edinburgh School of Food & Wine (ESFW)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Whether you are a school-leaver, university-leaver, career changer or professional chef, this Diploma will give you a complete and comprehensive understanding of classic and m ... +

Whether you are a school-leaver, university-leaver, career changer or professional chef, this Diploma will give you a complete and comprehensive understanding of classic and modern cookery techniques including bread, pastry, meat, fish and vegetable preparation and cooking. -
Diploma
Full-time
38 weeks
English
Campus
 
Dubai College of Tourism
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Millions of expats of various nationalities make Dubai their home, their food and flavors merging and discovering new expressions. At the same time, the city welcomes millions ... +

Millions of expats of various nationalities make Dubai their home, their food and flavors merging and discovering new expressions. At the same time, the city welcomes millions of visitors each year from all over the world. As a melting pot of cultures and culinary identities, Dubai is an incredible place to practice a career in Culinary Arts. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus