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 Pastry Chef Training has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Pastry, from the basis to the highest technics of pastry.

The Pastry Chef Training has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Pastry, from the basis to the highest technics of pastry. -
Diploma
Full-time
25 weeks
English, French
02 Mar 2020
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
Campus
 
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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Obtaining CIB’s Chef Diploma is getting much more than a professional cook's degree. This diploma guarantees that the student is able to innovate and create, that is, to impro ... +

Obtaining CIB’s Chef Diploma is getting much more than a professional cook's degree. This diploma 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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Ecole Ducasse - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de pâtisserie
Yssingeaux, France

Programs of six months for culinary and pastry enthusiasts, career-changers, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in working within the gastronomic universe.

Programs of six months for culinary and pastry enthusiasts, career-changers, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in working within the gastronomic universe. -
Diploma
Full-time
8 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
Campus
 
CAST Alimenti
Brescia, Italy

The chef is certainly one of the most requested figures on the job market. It is a profession that requires passion, commitment, in-depth knowledge, and manual skills: charact ... +

The chef is certainly one of the most requested figures on the job market. It is a profession that requires passion, commitment, in-depth knowledge, and manual skills: characteristics and skills that, if cultivated and developed, can lead to great satisfaction in terms of creativity and personal affirmation. A student of CAST Alimenti, at the end of the Higher Education course, is ready to be a "modern chef" and immerse himself in a myriad of varied restaurant industry offerings. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
8 months
Italian
Feb 2020
31 Jan 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
Jan 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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada +1 More

We believe that every chef deserves a quality education that provides a diverse set of skills that will open the doors to endless career opportunities. At Fanshawe's culinary ... +

We believe that every chef deserves a quality education that provides a diverse set of skills that will open the doors to endless career opportunities. At Fanshawe's culinary school, we'll prepare you with everything you need to be successful in the industry – if your goal is to work in the finest restaurant kitchens, own a food truck or start a catering business, Fanshawe will deliver the training you need! -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
04 May 2020
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Ecole Ducasse - Paris Campus
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
9 months
English, French
17 Feb 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
Campus
 
SWISSAM Hospitality Business & Culinary Arts School
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Certified by American Culinary Federation (ACF) Hospitality Business and Culinary Arts school SWISSAM in the person of the Head of Culinary Arts program Josef Fleissner invite ... +

Certified by American Culinary Federation (ACF) Hospitality Business and Culinary Arts school SWISSAM in the person of the Head of Culinary Arts program Josef Fleissner invited world-class chefs to design genuinely professional culinary arts courses! International recognition Culinary Arts. Chef Education is the only culinary program in Russia and CIS, accredited by American Culinary Federation (ACF). -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
English, Russian
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
Campus