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Top Diploma Programs in Professional Cooking

Community and technical colleges offer a diploma to indicate subject mastery for a variety of skills and topics. Diplomas are often globally recognized and can provide a competitive advantage in the job marketplace.
What is a diploma in professional cooking? Course instruction covers international cuisine, including French, Italian and Asian. Gastronomy, menu development, safety, hygiene, culinary decoration, baking, pastry cooking and the latest in cooking techniques are often taught. Some courses teach academic writing, financial management, kitchen management, staff development and business ethics. Most require students to pass an exam at the end of course instruction. Programs take six months to one year to complete, depending on full-time or part-time status and the institution.
Organization and management skills extend beyond the kitchen to positively impact other aspects of students’ lives. Business skills also transcend the kitchen, potentially helping individuals with personal finances, entrepreneurship and career growth.
Culinary arts programs are available around the world, so associated costs for attending vary depending on location, institution and duration. Further research is needed to ascertain all costs associated with a particular program.
A diploma in professional cooking prepares students to work in culinary arts positions. Potential jobs include restaurant manager, kitchen manager, executive chef, restaurant owner, pastry chef, sous chef and catering manager. Chefs work in a variety of industries and businesses including restaurants, cruise ships, hotels, medical facilities, nursing homes and industrial catering. Additional career opportunities exist as personal chefs, food service managers, food bloggers, food scientists, food stylists, bakers, chocolatiers, food safety directors, corporate chefs, food and beverage directors, line cooks, prep cooks and fast-food managers.
Full and part-time programs are available with on-campus or online instruction from a variety of institutions to fit your busy schedule. To start, 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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NSIA - The Professional Hospitality Academy

This programme expands on the Level 4 Certificate and provides students with increased capability in advanced culinary techniques. It is also ideal for those with existin ... [+]

This programme expands on the Level 4 Certificate and provides students with increased capability in advanced culinary techniques. It is also ideal for those with existing experience in cookery who have already gained the basic skills to go straight to Diploma level.

What will I learn?

Kitchen management:

An introduction to academic writing sets up students for completing assessments. Learn key skills in the fields of financial management, human resources, staff development, business ethics, workplace relationships and regulatory requirements within the hospitality industry. Kitchen production systems: Investigate historical culinary influences on food products, and compare artisan methods to mass production. The practical skills taught include the cooking and presentation of a range of advanced food items, using a variety of production methods.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
June 2020
Full-time
50 weeks
Campus
SWISSAM Hospitality Business & Culinary Arts School

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 i ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Russia Saint Petersburg
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Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Campus
Leiths School of Food and Wine

The Leiths Diploma is a renowned full-time cookery course designed for those wishing to launch a career in food. It offers comprehensive professional training that will e ... [+]

The Leiths Diploma is a renowned full time cookery course designed for those wishing to launch a career in food. It offers comprehensive professional training that will ensure a rounded knowledge of food and wine along with a clear sense of current industry trends and culinary styles, menu planning and budgeting.

Suitable for:

Anyone interested in a career in the food industry. This includes:

Working as a professional or private chef Opening a cafe, pub, bistro or restaurant Launching a catering business Developing food products Food styling Food writing Food media, marketing and PR

The Diploma can be achieved in two or three terms. The three term Diploma, starting in the Autumn, comprises of the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates. The Diploma can also be achieved in two terms, starting in January, if you have enough knowledge of cookery, previous culinary training, or sufficient practical experience to omit the Foundation Term.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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36 weeks
Campus
LaSalle College Montreal

The Professional Cooking program (DEP) is designed for creative, independent students with a strong interest in cooking and gastronomy. It’s an excellent way to acquire t ... [+]

Diploma in Professional Cooking

The Professional Cooking program (DEP) is designed for creative, independent students with a strong interest in cooking and gastronomy. It’s an excellent way to acquire the skills necessary for a stimulating career. A certified chef is a valuable, highly sought-after resource for the kitchens of large restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, financial institutions, care centers, and senior’s residences. In the food industry, a qualified head chef is considered to be a measure of a business growth and success. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, North America’s capital of gastronomy, LaSalle College is the ideal place to learn cooking.

This program is offered in French or English.... [-]

Canada Montreal
January 2020
Full-time
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
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Spanish
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Ecole Lenôtre

The Cooking Chef training has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Cooking. For those who want to learn from the basis to the high level of ... [+]

ECOLE LENÔTRE COOKING 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 "Cooking 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 CHEF TRAINING ... [-]
France Plaisir Paris
March 2020
Full-time
25 weeks
Campus