Diploma in Culinary Arts

Top Diploma Programs in Culinary Arts

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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ACF Culinary Arts. Chef Education

SWISSAM Hospitality Business & Culinary Arts School
Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters July 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg + 1 more

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). [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Culinary Arts 2019. Why ACF Culinary Arts? World-class educators & professional chefs with extensive experience all over the world

Classes are led by an international team of world-class chefs. Josef Fleissner (Austria) is the Head of the Culinary Arts Program.

International recognition Culinary Arts. Chef Education is the only culinary program in Russia and CIS, accredited by American Culinary Federation (ACF). ACF is a professional organization for chefs and cooks, founded in 1929 in New York City. It is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs. Globally recognized diploma ... [-]

Diploma in Culinary Management

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk
Campus February 2019 Switzerland Lenk im Simmental

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! [+]

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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!... [-]


Diploma in Haute Cuisine Chef

Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Campus Part time 8 months May 2019 Spain 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 improve what already exists and to do things that nobody has done before. [+]

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.... [-]


Culinary and Hospitality Internship

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

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, with a practical internship at large hotels. [+]

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.... [-]


Pastry Chef Diploma Ecole Lenôtre - 23 weeks

Ecole Lenôtre
Campus Full time 23 weeks March 2019 France Plaisir Paris + 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. [+]

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 A2) 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 ... [-]

Grand Diplôme - Cuisine and Pastry Diploma

Le Cordon Bleu Paris
Campus Full time 9 months September 2019 France Paris

The course combines instruction in both cuisine and pastry disciplines. No other culinary institution provides as many practical courses under chef supervision. [+]

Le Grand Diplôme - Cuisine and Pastry Qualification Le Grand Diplôme® is the most comprehensive program in French culinary education offered by Le Cordon Bleu. The course combines instruction in both cuisine and pastry disciplines. No other culinary institution provides as many practical courses under chef supervision.

Le Cordon Bleu is committed to providing students with an entire range of culinary techniques and to developing their own creativity and artistic expression. These courses provide an opportunity to master the French cuisine and pastry techniques that can then be applied to other cuisines of the world.

Classes are given in French and translated into English.

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Natural Chef

The College of Naturopathic Medicine
Campus Part time 9 - 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom London Ireland Dublin + 2 more

The CNM Natural Chef is a 3 part course covering everything you need to know to become a successful Natural ChefCNM Natural Chef, from how the digestive process works, to building a culinary career! CNM’s Natural Chef Training consists of 420 hours of life-changing education. You will then need to complete an internship of an additional 100 hours. [+]

CNM’s Natural Chef Training

The CNM Natural Chef is a 3 part course covering everything you need to know to become a successful CNM Natural Chef, from how the digestive process works, to building a culinary career! CNM’s Natural Chef Training consists of 420 hours of life-changing education. You will then need to complete an internship of an additional 100 hours.

CNM’s Natural Chef Training has been developed to meet the growing demands of a society increasingly interested in food that supports and promotes health.

CNM Natural Chef Students are taught to prepare delicious gourmet meals that focus on nutritional value. Whole, organic, fresh and minimally processed foods are procured in season. As no single dietary regimen is appropriate for everyone, we teach how individualised food can enhance health.... [-]


Diploma in Culinary Management (Co-op)

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

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... [-]


Diplôme Avancé Culinaire

Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand
Campus Full time 9 months April 2019 New Zealand Wellington

The focus of the programme is the preparation and service of French classical and contemporary cuisine dishes using advanced classical and contemporary French techniques and theoretical knowledge. [+]

Overview

The focus of the programme is the preparation and service of French classical and contemporary cuisine dishes using advanced classical and contemporary French techniques and theoretical knowledge. Diplôme Avancé Culinaire students will gain valuable live and real-time experience whilst preparing a dégustation menu during Brasserie week. Additional theoretical subjects are studied alongside practical classes in the first two terms and this knowledge is then applied during the Internship in the final term. Theory subjects outline the importance of planning and monitoring workflow and supplies in a commercial kitchen and the management of operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles. Also included is the theory of selecting and applying staffing strategies to meet performance targets and the management of staff relationships for operational roles.... [-]


Superior Culinary Arts Diploma

Ducasse Education - Centre de Formation Alain Ducasse
Campus Full time 6 months September 2019 France Paris

For professionals with 2/3 years experience minimum or students with a Culinary Diploma. Acquire the highest level of expertise in every specialty in the professional kitchen. Intensive modules teach advanced aspects of culinary arts with an emphasis on skills-building. Reinforce know-how in a real-world working environment through a monitored internship. Small group settings with a limited number of 10 participants provide intense and personalized training. [+]

For professionals with 2/3 years experience minimum or students with a Culinary Diploma.

Accelerate your culinary career! Dedicated to Culinary Arts graduates and practicing Chefs who want to complement their know-how, this intensive advanced skills program provides the highest standards expected at top international establishments. Acquire the highest level of expertise for every specialty in the professional kitchen, from cold kitchen preparations to advanced culinary techniques applied to different catering concepts. Reinforce skills know-how in a real-world working environment through a monitored internship. Small group settings provide personalized, interactive and efficient training. This training will award you the title of «Responsable en Cuisine Gastronomique» (1), NSF code 221T, level III (FR) and level 5 (EU) entered in the National register of professional Certifications by order of September 26th, 2016 and published on the Official Journal on October 4th, 2016. Duration: 6 months alternating skills-building classes and practical experience in an established part of Ducasse Education's network.... [-]


Diplome De Cuisine

Ozyegin University
Campus 11 - 33 weeks September 2019 Turkey Orman Sokak

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. [+]

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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.

Students who complete the Basic, Intermediate and Superior Cuisine levels, each of which lasts for 6 hours a day, 3 days a week, and 180 hours in total, are awarded "Diplôme de Cuisine".... [-]


Diploma in Culinary Arts

Sunway University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam

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.... [-]


Diploma in French Pastry

Ecole Ritz Escoffier
Campus Full time 12 weeks April 2019 France Paris

This training program includes 3 levels, dedicated to learning the basics of French pastry-making and is designed for beginners, whether they be enthusiasts or aspiring professionals. [+]

This training program includes 3 levels, dedicated to learning the basics of French pastry-making and is designed for beginners, whether they be enthusiasts or aspiring professionals.

Duration: 12 weeks Number of hours: 420 hours Rate: 21,900€ (VAT incl.) Entry Requirements

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and must have completed secondary school.

Course Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Lunch break is included.

At the end of each level, the trainee is awarded a Certificate in “French Pastry” following an ongoing assessment of their work and successful completion of the practical exam. After earning all three certificates, the trainee will be awarded the Ritz Escoffier Pastry Diploma.... [-]


French Pastry Arts Diploma

Ducasse Education - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie
Campus Full time 7 months March 2019 France Yssingeaux

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. [+]

Master the fundamentals of traditional French pastry arts with a 5.5-month intensive professional training. From the reception of produce to the production, conservation, and packaging of pastries and viennoiseries, you will learn and master professionals’ essential techniques. A 2-month mandatory internship in a French establishment will complete your training 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.

Class Type 80% hands-on 20% theory Modules Basic pastry doughs, tarts, and tartlets Choux pastry Puff pastry Leavened pastry doughs Sponges and biscuits Technical reinforcement Petits-fours and cakes Entremets Viennoiseries and bakery Plated desserts Theme and wedding cakes Chocolate Revision, final exam and buffet preparation The Program Includes ... [-]

Diploma in Culinary Management

Confederation College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Canada Thunder Bay

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. [+]

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.... [-]