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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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11 Results in Professional Cooking

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
TasTAFE

Tasmania is a beautiful island of Australia that is world famous for its gourmet food. As a leader in hospitality training, we have designed a specialised Commercial Cook ... [+]

2 Academic Year Course

Tasmania is a beautiful island of Australia that is world famous for its gourmet food. As a leader in hospitality training, we have designed a specialised Commercial Cookery course to prepare students for a rewarding and prosperous career in the hospitality industry.

TasTAFE is one of the largest vocational training institutes in Australia and is owned and operated by the Tasmanian State Government. TasTAFE provides high quality, nationally accredited training, delivered by greatly experienced teachers.

Course Structure

Our Cookery pathway offers a combination of theoretical and practical training, in a fully operational commercial kitchen. We teach diverse skills in Hospitality and Cookery Management. Advanced units include: finance, sustainability and managing human resources. Our course focuses on a simulated workplace experience including 290 hours of work placement.... [-]

Australia Hobart Launceston
July 2019
Full-time
2 years
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 ... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Professional Cooking 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 ... [-]
Russia Saint Petersburg
July 2019
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
September 2019
36 weeks
Campus
iStudy

Follow your passion and become a Professional Chef Are interested in cooking and want to be in charge of your own kitchen? Do you often find yourself in the kitchen tryin ... [+]

Course Highlights

Accredited Diploma in Professional Chef is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Accredited Diploma in Professional Chef into 92 modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 2 days, 20 hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
iStudy

Do you want to learn the skills to become a skillful professional chef? Want to learn about the top chef tips and their cooking method information? If this is what you’re ... [+]

Why You Should Choose Professional Chef and Healthy Cooking Course Lifetime access to the course No hidden fees or exam charges CPD Accredited certification on successful completion Full Tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday) Efficient exam system, assessment, and instant results Download Printable PDF certificate immediately after completion Obtain the original print copy of your certificate, dispatch the next working day for as little as £9. Improve your chance of gaining professional skills and better earning potential. Who is this Course for?

Professional Chef and Healthy Cooking Course is CPD certified and CiQ Gold accredited. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

The key to success is grit, no matter what happens one must never give up on something. If you want to be a professional chef you will definitely need grit, as the pressu ... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Professional Cooking 2019. Who is the course for? Any professional chef who wants to upgrade their cooking and management skills. People who have an interest in cooking and dreams to become a professional chef. 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 hard copy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the 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 recognized 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: ... [-]
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

To become a professional chef, one needs to have dedication, attention to detail and a love for food. These traits put together either makes or breaks up and coming chefs ... [+]

Who is the course for? New Chefs. Professionals looking to get a certified in order to pursue the restaurant business Anyone who is interested in cooking and kitchen management. Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification. 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. PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days. 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;... [-]
Full-time
Part-time
Online
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
September 2019
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
September 2019
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 ... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Professional Cooking 2019. 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
September 2019
Full-time
23 weeks
Campus