culinary certificate program

If you’ve been working in a kitchen, or have taken an introductory culinary program before, and want to take your next steps to becoming a Professional Chef, then a Culinary Certificate is the right fit for you. This program is designed for the home chef, restaurant cooks, who work 40 hour weeks and/or previous culinary students use their existing knowledge and experience, while learning the fundamentals of running and leading a professional kitchen.

how it works

STEP ONE

RESEARCH IT – Each week will begin with your assigned chapters that you will read pertaining to the featured technique.

STEP TWO

SEE IT – You will gather in the kitchen as the instructor teaches you these skills in our commercial kitchen.

STEP THREE

COOK IT – Now's the time to show the instructor how to execute the technique by demonstrating what you've learned.

PROGRAM COST $2,799 P/P

What the program covers

Topics of study in the certificate program will concentrate on both theory and application of culinary arts in the following areas:

Culinary Essentials

This area covers basic techniques like terminology, seasoning, cooking methods, knife skills, mise en place, and food safety and sanitation.

Baking and Pastry

Build your baking skills upon the foundations taught in Culinary Essentials. Cover desserts, bread and pastries from bake shop staples.

World Cuisine

Explore global cuisines, learning the cultural history, key ingredients, cooking styles, characteristics, and recipes of everything from Asian to Latin American cuisine.

Cost Management

Learn how the menu is used as a financial and communication tool. How do we measure ingredients and portions, and calculate food cost.

Basic Sanitation and Food Safety

You will study the causes of food-borne diseases and kitchen injuries, and you will learn ways of preventing them, which is the most important thing to learn. 

Beverage Essentials

You will explore the history of Non alcoholic beverages (Coffee & Tea) as well as alcoholic beverages (Wine, Beer & Spirits).

Catering Essentials

Learn how to open and run your own catering company. Principles, techniques, and applications for both on-premises, off-premises

Nutrition and Wellness

More and more people are trying to lead healthier lifestyles and nutrition is a vital part of this. You will have an improved understanding of the basics of nutrition. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve been working in a kitchen, or have taken an introductory culinary program before, and want to take your next steps to becoming a Professional Chef, then a Culinary Certificate is the right fit for you. This program is designed to help cooks, who work 40 hour weeks and previous culinary students use their existing knowledge and experience, while learning the fundamentals of running and leading a professional kitchen.

If you want to earn your Certificate of Completion, you have 4 months to satisfactorily fulfill the course requirements. If you need more time to complete the course requirements, we provide a 15-day extension at no charge. 

Enrollment is offered year round. The program is self-paced, meaning there are no specific dates to begin, to submit assignments or attend class at any particular time. If you are interested in earning your Certificate of Completion, you have six months to satisfactorily fulfill the course requirements. 

A passing grade is 75%, something we are confident can be accomplished, as we will set you up for success in this program. Leave it to us to get you inspired and cooking. We support you the whole way through!

Upon the successful completion of this course you will be issued a Certificate of Completion. This program is being used as a training tool in professional kitchens, chefs and cooks looking to enhance their skills and knowledge. 

The equipment list will be email to you, outlines which items are needed throughout the program. While not all will be used right away it’s important to have them available when the lesson requires.

There are two types of assessments: quizzes and instructor-graded activities (Written/Lab assignments). All quizzes are formatted as true/false or multiple choice. You will also complete over 30 instructor-graded cooking assignments. With each of these activities, a member of our instructional team will review your work, respond with feedback and provide a grade.

The program covers approximately 220 hours of learning, which includes various learning activities, practical cooking exercises, written assignments and graded exams. You can do this at your own pace, but it takes regular work and discipline to complete the program. To earn your Certificate of Completion within six months, we estimate you 12-15 hours per week learning to complete the course requirements. Best of all, most of this time is spent cooking.

We do not claim that this certificate, or a certificate from any school for that matter, will guarantee employment or a particular position. This is because many factors go into an employer’s hiring decision. 

You can access the online portion of the program 24/7 on any device that is connected to the internet.

Books and online materials are included. Other than the course tuition, you will need to purchase food for practice at home – and any equipment you do not have on hand. 

You may cancel the course within 14 days of purchase and receive a full refund. After 14 days of your purchase there are no refunds, however, you still have lifetime access to the online course content.