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Professional Cookery
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Overview

On completion of the Global Certificate in Professional Cookery and the associated industry hours, the holder can be awarded the Worldchef Certified Commis Chef badge. This means they are a professional cook who has experience of working in a food service operation. They are part of a kitchen brigade and responsible for performing a variety of basic cooking and baking tasks, under the supervision of a professional chef.

What our students say

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“On this program, you have the flexibility to study from anywhere, at any time and this is a huge bonus for people who have very active lifestyles but are still seeking to pursue their passions. I have found that the learning materials are well written and condensed in a way that made it easy for me to go through and retain the information.

I enjoy being able to do the practical assignments at my own rhythm, sometimes bashing 2 recipes at a time when I know I will not be able to dedicate any time during the week.”

MARINE VERMEULEN

Flexibility:

Do you have a full time job, family obligations or just study better on a flexible schedule?

Affordable:

No commuting expenses and online study is significantly more affordable

Adaptable Learning:

  • Studying online develops self discipline, self motivation, and better communication skills
  • Personalised one on one tuition
  • Review learning material or practice as many times as you need

This comprehensive programme includes:

Core Skills

Work effectively as a cook

Work effectively as part of a team

Demonstrate effective time management and organisational skills

Make decisions and solve problems in own section

Communicate effectively with colleagues and guests

Adhere to professional workplace standards

Provide Customer Service

Demonstrate a basic awareness of portion control, food costs and the importance of profitability.

Demonstrate a basic awareness of sustainable practices in the kitchen

Role Specific Skills

Food preparation

Demonstrate an understanding of own role and its relevance in the establishment

Ensure the kitchen is ready for service

Complete mise en place

Produce and present simple dishes to standards set by the establishment

Apply principles of Food Safety

Demonstrate a working knowledge and safe use of technology used in the kitchen appropriate to the role

Professional Development

Other skills

Have an understanding of career pathways within the culinary profession, including progression opportunities for current role

Undertake a range of training and learning activities to acquire new or update existing skills and knowledge

Apply knowledge/skills acquired from training or learning activities to improve working practice.

Career Opportunities

This accredited Certificate in Professional Cookery will give you the skills to be employed in a commercial kitchen, have the theory, practical skills and confidence to open your own culinary business or continue on to further education by studying the Diploma in Professional Cookery – Chef de Partie.

Duration

The Certificate in Professional Cookery is a 36 week course (allows for a 2 week holiday), which includes 120 industry hours. To obtain the Global Commis Chef badge you will be required to complete a minimum of 30 days working in a commercial kitchen as a Commis Chef or 3 months industry placement, if you are new to culinary, and must submit your workplace evidence diary and a reflection journal signed off by a chef mentor.

Certification / Fees

This Certificate in Professional Cookery programme meets global Commis Chef Standards and will be certified by a Digital Badge issued by City & Guilds, Worldchefs and International Culinary Studio. Your badge will be issued on sucessful completion of the course, required industry hours and full payment, including certification fee. A printed Certificate in Professional Cookery will also be issued by International Culinary Studio

When you study with us you:

  • Join a global community of student chefs also studying online
  • Will be mentored by a highly qualified Chef Instructor
  • Won’t need to take time off work to attend classes
  • Can work through your material to fit around your schedule and be flexible with your study times
  • Will have unlimited access to an Exclusive Culinary Library as well as 100’s of recipes & videos
  • Will graduate with real skills that will help you succeed in today’s competitive workplace
  • Have access to our Alumni Network of Chefs working all over the world
  • Have a completed e-portfolio (online CV) and digital badging – be ready to apply for the job you deserve!

Our online platform is exciting, interactive and user friendly – Quality education online from any kitchen. Our team is on hand and ready to get you started in achieving your culinary dreams! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

  • Be 18 years of age, or older
  • Have successfully completed 10 years of schooling
  • Be able to read and communicate in English . You may use Google translate to change your course material into 104 different languages, however your assignments and final exams will need to be submitted in English
  • Have access to the internet, e-mail (with a valid e-mail address), a scanner, a printer and a digital photographic device
  • Have access to a reasonably well equipped kitchen
  • Be computer literate with the ability to upload and download documents and photographs / video clips
  • The global certificate in professional cookery is a full-time online programme of study (36-week duration which includes a 2-week holiday) and includes 120 industry hours.
  • You can work through your material to fit around your schedule and be flexible with your study times
  • If you are new to culinary 3 months industry hours will be required before your digital badge is issued on completion of your course
  • If you are in industry, 30 days working in a commis chef position is required before your digital badge is issued on completion of your course
  • Course material is completed online via our Learner Management System, Canvas
  • Our study material can be accessed via laptop. A mobile or iPad may be used for certain aspects.
  • Our highly-experienced Chef Instructors will be on hand to guide you through to a successful course completion
  • All assignments are assessed by our Chef Instructors
  • Technical Requirements
  • Kitchen Equipment 
On completion of this course, you could gain employment in a commercial kitchen and/or be eligible to enrol in the Diploma in Professional Cookery

Course Content:

  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Introduction to the Hospitality & Catering Industry
  • Safety at Work
  • Introduction to Basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Prepare Food for Cold Presentation
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Stocks, Soups & Sauces
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Vegetables, Fruits & Pulses
  • Healthy Foods & Special Diets
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Rice, Grain, Farinaceous Products & Egg Dishes
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Hot and Cold Desserts & Puddings
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Fish & Shellfish
  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Bakery Products
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Meat, Poultry and Offal
  • Sustainability

Investment Options:

Payment Options
Full Payment
One off US$3200 US$999 Introductory Offer
Monthly Payment
Deposit: US$335
Then pay US$76 monthly for 5 months plus a final payment of US$284 for Digital Badge Certification.

 

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos.
  • Access to all our online events, including webinars and discussion boards.
  • Feedback, mentoring and assessment on your practical cooking and theory tasks from your Chef Instructor.
  • Access to our Alumni network of chefs working all over the world.
  • Online ePortfolio.
  • Certification and digital badge.

Additional Costs 

You need to prepare for the following additional costs:

  • Ingredients used for practicing all recipes at home or at the workplace
  • Chef uniform and safety shoes for practicals
  • Costs to purchase any technology and/or kitchen equipment that you may not have, but need to use in the programme (See included lists of requirements)*
  • Cost of your internet access
  • Any printing you choose to do from the study guides 
  • Access to a well equipped home/ industry kitchen for practicals.
  • Travel expenses for work industry experience.

*Please ensure you have the correct technology requirements and kitchen equipment, details available on our website.

 

  • Be 18 years of age, or older
  • Have successfully completed 10 years of schooling
  • Be able to read and communicate in English . You may use Google translate to change your course material into 104 different languages, however your assignments and final exams will need to be submitted in English
  • Have access to the internet, e-mail (with a valid e-mail address), a scanner, a printer and a digital photographic device
  • Have access to a reasonably well equipped kitchen
  • Be computer literate with the ability to upload and download documents and photographs / video clips
  • The global certificate in professional cookery is a full-time online programme of study (36-week duration which includes a 2-week holiday) and includes 120 industry hours.
  • You can work through your material to fit around your schedule and be flexible with your study times
  • If you are new to culinary 3 months industry hours will be required before your digital badge is issued on completion of your course
  • If you are in industry, 30 days working in a commis chef position is required before your digital badge is issued on completion of your course
  • Course material is completed online via our Learner Management System, Canvas
  • Our study material can be accessed via laptop. A mobile or iPad may be used for certain aspects.
  • Our highly-experienced Chef Instructors will be on hand to guide you through to a successful course completion
  • All assignments are assessed by our Chef Instructors
  • Technical Requirements
  • Kitchen Equipment 
On completion of this course, you could gain employment in a commercial kitchen and/or be eligible to enrol in the Diploma in Professional Cookery

Course Content:

  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Introduction to the Hospitality & Catering Industry
  • Safety at Work
  • Introduction to Basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Prepare Food for Cold Presentation
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Stocks, Soups & Sauces
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Vegetables, Fruits & Pulses
  • Healthy Foods & Special Diets
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Rice, Grain, Farinaceous Products & Egg Dishes
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Hot and Cold Desserts & Puddings
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Fish & Shellfish
  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Bakery Products
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Meat, Poultry and Offal
  • Sustainability
Investment Options:

Payment Options
Full Payment
One off US$3200 US$999 Introductory Offer
Monthly Payment
Deposit: US$335
Then pay US$76 monthly for 5 months plus a final payment of US$284 for Digital Badge Certification.

 

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos.
  • Access to all our online events, including webinars and discussion boards.
  • Feedback, mentoring and assessment on your practical cooking and theory tasks from your Chef Instructor.
  • Access to our Alumni network of chefs working all over the world.
  • Online ePortfolio.
  • Certification and digital badge.

Additional Costs

You need to prepare for the following additional costs:

  • Ingredients used for practicing all recipes at home or at the workplace
  • Chef uniform and safety shoes for practicals
  • Costs to purchase any technology and/or kitchen equipment that you may not have, but need to use in the programme (See included lists of requirements)*
  • Cost of your internet access
  • Any printing you choose to do from the study guides
  • Access to a well equipped home/ industry kitchen for practicals.
  • Travel expenses for work industry experience.

*Please ensure you have the correct technology requirements and kitchen equipment, details available on our website.

 

Digital Badge

International Culinary Studio is able to offer digital badges to international students studying offshore, including those taking their Certificate in Professional Cookery (Commis Chef digital badge) and those taking the school’s Diploma in Professional Cookery (for a Chef de Partie digital badge). Certification is achieved through the issuing of digital badges, which provide a secure way to showcase achievements online, using social media. They can be used by employers to reward hard-working staff, retain talent, and even recruit better – as they are given an instant online view of the skills and experience of people applying for jobs. From the individual’s perspective, they can make their skills visible and accessible, opening up new opportunities for work and personal growth.

The digital badges from International Culinary Studio are stamped with the International Culinary Studio logo, along with the City & Guilds and Worldchefs logos. Each one states what the individual has achieved

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