Diploma Programs in Culinary Arts

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
Plaisir , France + 1 More

The objective of this training is to quickly access the mastery of the techniques necessary to produce quality pastry. This unique program is for adults.

The objective of this training is to quickly access the mastery of the techniques necessary to produce quality pastry. This unique program is for adults. -
Diploma
Full-time
25 weeks
English, French
September 2020
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona , Spain

Obtaining the CHEF Diploma from CIB is getting much more than a professional cook's degree. The Diploma Chef of CIB guarantees that the student is able to innovate and create, ... +

Obtaining the CHEF Diploma from CIB is getting much more than a professional cook's degree. The Diploma Chef of CIB guarantees that the student is able to innovate and create, that is, to improve what already exists and to do things that nobody has done before. -
Diploma
Part-time
11 months
Spanish, English
01 Jan 2020
16 Dec 2019
Campus
 
B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School
Lucerne , Switzerland

The BHMS Diploma in Culinary Arts introduces students to the world of food production through basic operational techniques and hands-on core competency training. Highlights of ... +

The BHMS Diploma in Culinary Arts introduces students to the world of food production through basic operational techniques and hands-on core competency training. Highlights of this 1-year course include classic European cooking methods, cuts, stocks and sauces as a foundation stone. Patisserie skills are developed through two specialized courses and industry essentials of food safety and nutrition are taught in preparation for the students’ first industry training placement. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
February 2020
Campus
 
Durham College
Oshawa , Canada + 1 More

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
September 2020
Campus
 
Sault College
Sault Ste. Marie , Canada

This is a co-operative education program. Students are required to complete at least one co-op work placement (CWR100) in order to graduate.

This is a co-operative education program. Students are required to complete at least one co-op work placement (CWR100) in order to graduate. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Ducasse Education - Centre de Formation Alain Ducasse
Paris , France

Launch your culinary career with this intensive hands-on introductory skills program with a practical internship. This entry level program is designed for aspiring chefs. Smal ... +

Launch your culinary career with this intensive hands-on introductory skills program with a practical internship. This entry level program is designed for aspiring chefs. Small group settings limited to 10 participants provide personalized training. This training allows graduates to gain job-specific competencies expected at a commis chef level. -
Diploma
Full-time
8 months
English, French
September 2020
Campus
 
Ducasse Education - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie
Yssingeaux , France

Have you always loved making pastries and wondered if this is the career change you are looking for? Ducasse Education gives you the opportunity to take an intensive 7.5-month ... +

Have you always loved making pastries and wondered if this is the career change you are looking for? Ducasse Education gives you the opportunity to take an intensive 7.5-month program to learn all the fundamental and elaborated techniques of French Pastry Arts. -
Diploma
Full-time
7 months
English
09 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Gasma Gatronomy & Culinary Management Campus
Castellón de la Plana , Spain

The curriculum of this Diploma is based on an eminently gastronomic learning to take the culinary training of the student at the highest level. Through a global approach and a ... +

The curriculum of this Diploma is based on an eminently gastronomic learning to take the culinary training of the student at the highest level. Through a global approach and almost exclusively in cooking, the student will consolidate the established bases, work the creativity, the technical knowledge and the new trends that govern gastronomy today. -
Diploma
Full-time
6 months
Spanish
September 2020
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
January 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London , Canada + 3 More

The modern culinary arts industry is sophisticated, dynamic, and always evolving. It's an industry where food and culture, tastes and tradition go hand-in-hand. If you're exci ... +

The modern culinary arts industry is sophisticated, dynamic, and always evolving. It's an industry where food and culture, tastes and tradition go hand-in-hand. If you're excited to learn more about the culinary arts and to nurture your love of food and people, the Culinary Management program will allow your passions to shine. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
January 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver , Canada

Top professionals in the culinary arts do more than just cook. They manage restaurants, cater special events, offer personal chef services, and more. For many, however, the ul ... +

Top professionals in the culinary arts do more than just cook. They manage restaurants, cater special events, offer personal chef services, and more. For many, however, the ultimate goal is to own their own restaurant – to create a place that reflects their culinary passions and lets them share their style and personal panache with the world. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
October 2020
Campus
 
Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul
Istanbul , Turkey

Le Cordon Bleu’s highly-acclaimed Diplôme de Cuisine program is designed to help you master the necessary skills to create fine cuisine dishes through a combination of practica ... +

Le Cordon Bleu’s highly-acclaimed Diplôme de Cuisine program is designed to help you master the necessary skills to create fine cuisine dishes through a combination of practical sessions, demonstrations and theory lessons. Students will learn all of the professional techniques required to progress with a range of exciting career opportunities and will be taught by our team of classically trained teaching chefs, all of whom have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest kitchens and Michelin starred restaurants. -
Diploma
Full-time
33 weeks
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Tante Marie Culinary Academy
Woking , United Kingdom

This course is designed for those who have some previous cookery experience. This could be either professional experience or simply cooking at home. Either way, the course pro ... +

This course is designed for those who have some previous cookery experience. This could be either professional experience or simply cooking at home. Either way, the course progresses at a faster pace than the three-term course, and students are expected to be able to tolerate a slightly more pressured and intensive learning environment. -
Diploma
Full-time
6 months
English
April 2020
Campus
 
HRC Academy
Sofia , Bulgaria

HRC Culinary Academy offers an integrated 2-year culinary degree program in a modular design, created by top international chefs and the best educators complete with an intern ... +

HRC Culinary Academy offers an integrated 2-year culinary degree program in a modular design, created by top international chefs and the best educators complete with an internship in the USA. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
March 2020
Campus
 
SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk
Lenk im Simmental , Switzerland

Teachers at SHML - Swiss Hotel Management School Lenk will go out of their way to engage their students and inspire them to inquire and learn. This class gives our students a ... +

Teachers at SHML - Swiss Hotel Management School Lenk will go out of their way to engage their students and inspire them to inquire and learn. This class gives our students a chance to apply their unique skills and expand their horizons by learning something new. Hurry up - there are limited places available in this popular class! -
Diploma
English
January 2020
Campus