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Top 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 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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27 Results in Culinary Arts

Ecole Lenôtre

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. ... [+]

ECOLE LENÔTRE PASTRY CHEF TRAINING

The Ecole Lenôtre provides its students and partners with cutting-edge training to facilitate, encourage, communicate and maintain high-performance standards and excellence. The "Pastry Chef Ecole Lenôtre" training is aimed at adults who are passionate about cooking whether or not they are on a conversion course, and for professionals seeking to increase their field of expertise.

Eligibility for this course has the following pre-requisites:

To be aged 18 years or older To have basic knowledge of the language in which the course is taught (level B1) To be able to read and write To know the basics of hygiene and safety in a food environment To have basic knowledge of basic reasoning (calculations and logic) STRUCTURE OF THE ECOLE LENÔTRE PASTRY CHEF TRAINING ... [-]
France Plaisir Paris
September 2019
Full-time
23 weeks
Campus
SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk

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 studen ... [+]

Fabrizio Magoni / Unsplash PROGRAM OFFERINGS

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection. In every class, our teachers emphasize the strategies and processes involved in learning and self-growth, creating a unique opportunity to prepare our students to live thoughtful, creative, and fulfilling lives in a rapidly changing society. Please see our current course offerings below.

DIPLOMA IN CULINARY MANAGEMENT

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!... [-]

Switzerland Lenk im Simmental
February 2020
Campus
Culinary Institute of Israel

This is a personal career development program which combines culinary career studies at one of Israel's exclusive gourmet cooking schools, backed by a leading vocational ... [+]

This is a personal career development program which combines culinary career studies at one of Israel's exclusive gourmet cooking schools, backed by a leading vocational college, Ort Dan Gourmet, with a practical internship at large hotels.

Tel Aviv is Israel's largest metropolitan city and is world-renowned for its cultural events, vibrant nightlife, sandy beaches, LGBT friendliness, and of course - amazing culinary scene. In 2018, the city was nicknamed the Vegan Nation for its variety and innovation with vegan-friendly foods.

Ort Dan Gourmet

Here's a unique opportunity for you to further study the culinary arts focusing on Israeli, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean kosher cuisines and practice your craft and skills as an intern at the large 5-star hotels in Tel Aviv. The program consists of weekly theoretical and practical culinary classes, more than 700 internship hours at hotels, station rotation (including events), and more.... [-]

Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo
July 2019
Full-time
6 - 12 months
Campus
Culinary Institute of Barcelona

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 ... [+]

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. This course is a journey through the art and science of gastronomy that, optionally, can be extended with a previous module of initiation for those who don't’ have any professional experience in cooking.

Once the Diploma is successfully completed, the student can choose any of the six culinary specialties available to become a Specialist Chef or opt for the course to obtain the Executive Chef Postgraduate Diploma.

It is an 8-month program of multicultural coexistence with students from all over the world within the framework of the city of Barcelona, where you will not only learn cooking techniques, but you will live a life experience that will serve you for the rest of your life.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
May 2019
Part-time
8 months
Campus
B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School

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

Diploma Culinary Arts

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.

BHMS Culinary Facilities

BHMS upgraded its culinary facilities and added a new, state-of-the-art training kitchen to the existing production kitchen. In this stress-free environment, culinary students in each year of the program have the chance to acquire and practice core culinary skills and competencies before applying them to a real food production kitchen environment.... [-]

Switzerland Lucerne
April 2019
1 - 3 years
Campus
Sault College

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

Culinary Management (2078) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma CO-OP Program Overview We Offer: Individual work stations for each student means no waiting to take turns. This is a co-operative education program. Students are required to complete at least one co-op work placement (CWR100) in order to graduate. Sault Colleges Culinary Management program teaches you everything you need to know to develop a career as a chef. Food demonstrations, lab work and lectures provide a dynamic learning environment. You will learn about contemporary and classical techniques, menu planning and food and beverage management. Opportunity for experiential learning takes place during the paid summer CO-OP placement, which enables you to hone your skills. Our two year Culinary Management diploma program offers the unique opportunity to register as an apprentice through the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. Upon successful completion of your studies you will have the necessary tools to work within fine dining establishments throughout the world. Program of Study Note: Common Year with Culinary Skills - Chef Training Semesters I and 2. Semester 1... [-]

Canada Sault Ste. Marie
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Durham College

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 yo ... [+]

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.

The Culinary Management program is offered at the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (CFF), which is guided by a field-to-fork philosophy in all activities. This incredible learning center provides access to a demonstration theatre; state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and meeting spaces; Bistro ’67, a full-service, green-certified teaching restaurant; and growing fields just steps from the labs.... [-]

Canada Whitby
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Ducasse Education - Centre de Formation Alain Ducasse

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. ... [+]

Launch your culinary career

Designed specifically for entry-level professionals in the food-related services, the Culinary Arts Diploma provides the highest standards expected at premium establishments. Learn core culinary & associated skills.

Intensive modules teach advanced aspects of culinary arts with an emphasis on skills-building.

Small group settings provide personalized, interactive and efficient training. Adapted to people who want to master professional basic skills and integrate into a professional kitchen, this intensive program mixes theory, practice and real-world experience in the field with the goal of mastering all fundamental techniques.

Duration: 8 months: 5-month training + 3-month internship.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
8 months
Campus
Ducasse Education - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie

Upgrade your professional skills and acquire complex and modern pastry techniques through an intensive 2-month advanced training. Reinforce your know-how by mastering the ... [+]

Have you always loved making pastries and just started wondering if this is the career change you are looking for?

Upgrade your professional skills and acquire complex and modern pastry techniques through an intensive, 2-month advanced training. Reinforce your know-how by mastering the right combination of tastes, textures, and shapes to create high-quality pastries with elaborated techniques. Complete your training with a 1-month optional internship in a French establishment to apply your knowledge in a real-life environment. Benefit from world-recognized teaching methods of small group settings and high rate of practice to optimize teaching, achieve efficient learning and deliver a personalized follow-up.... [-]

France Yssingeaux
May 2019
Full-time
3 months
Campus
Sunway University

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.

Headed by an award-winning team of culinary experts, our aim is to produce quality graduates who are not only confident with their culinary skills but also able to communicate fluently, work independently and display leadership qualities that will enhance their credentials in the hospitality and foodservice industries here in Malaysia and globally.

Essential practical experience will be gained through a 20-week industry internship. This diploma is accredited by Le Cordon Bleu and upon the successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Le Cordon Bleu, a leading institution in culinary arts and hospitality.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Gasma Gatronomy & Culinary Management Campus

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 ... [+]

GASTRONOMY IN ALL ITS ESSENCE

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.

The program is 5 months long and is completed with optional external practices in the best restaurants of our Culinary Team.

DECIDE YOUR OWN FUTURE

Our Diplomas train versatile, dynamic and proactive professionals. People with a desire to learn, with a gastronomic vocation and a winning attitude. The CEU Cardenal Herrera and Gasma University help you through an innovative and practical-participatory methodology, workshops, Masterclasses, learning visits and much more.... [-]

Spain Castellón de la Plana
September 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Confederation College

Confederation College’s Culinary Management two-year diploma program is known worldwide for one simple reason: because our chefs travel worldwide. They work in some of th ... [+]

Culinary Management

Your Culinary Adventure Awaits

Want to turn your love of food and cooking into some serious culinary skills?

Confederation College’s Culinary Management two-year diploma program is known worldwide for one simple reason: because our chefs travel worldwide. They work in some of the best restaurants and hotels in Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, and just about every major city around the globe. Some become entrepreneurs themselves, opening their own restaurants in Thunder Bay and beyond.

You’ll learn the basics of food preparation, taking your natural talent for cooking and turning it into a useable skill in courses covering basic and advanced culinary skills, restaurant cooking, dining room service, butchery and garde manger, hospitality marketing and sales, wine and international cuisine and menu planning and design. This program also goes beyond the chopping board to cover other important aspects of the business including kitchen and restaurant management, cost control, finances and legal considerations to give you a rounded education in hospitality.... [-]

Canada Thunder Bay
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

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 va ... [+]

FOOD ISN'T JUST WHAT YOU EAT

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. Experienced industry professionals aim to impart their knowledge and up-to-date technical acumen to their students, and curriculum relies heavily on actual participation in projects that are practical and technical in scope.

For you, food isn’t just what you eat. It’s somewhere between how you express your creativity and who you are as a person. And at a time when culinary tastes are evolving and cultural barriers are disappearing, the industry needs people like you. In our Culinary Arts degree programs, you’ll be immersed in an environment that’s as close to the real world as it gets. Working in a modern, professional kitchen, you can hone your cooking skills as you focus on learning to deliver the popular international flavors and techniques today’s consumers—and employers—want and expect. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll take everything you’ve got. But it can lead to a career where you do what you love.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul

Respected across the culinary and hospitality industry as a mark of excellence, Le Cordon Bleu’s Grand Diplôme® is an influential qualification combining classical traini ... [+]

Respected across the culinary and hospitality industry as a mark of excellence, Le Cordon Bleu’s Grand Diplôme® is an influential qualification combining classical training in both cuisine and pâtisserie. Students are first taught fundamental culinary skills before applying this knowledge to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients.

This Diploma is awarded after the successful completion of both the Diplôme de Cuisine and the Diplôme de Pâtisserie, which can be studied concurrently over a period of 9 to 12 months.

Globally recognized as a mark of excellence, Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme is your key to the doors of the culinary world.

3 semesters >900 hours... [-]
Turkey Istanbul
Open Enrollment
Full-time
33 weeks
Campus
John Academy

Learning about cake decorating skills is very satisfactory. By decorating cakes, you could improve plain cakes more presentable and visually appealing to anyone. Since ba ... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Culinary Arts 2019. Who is the course for? Business minded people who are into Cake Baking and decorating. People who have an interest in starting up a Cake business. Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path: ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online