Special Diets

Our Professional Special Diets Course has been designed to give you the tools to become an expert in adapting a recipe to a specific diet whether it is based on health reasons or religious beliefs. Any chef working in the health, childcare or aged care sector must know how to create meals that fulfil the dietary requirements of the clients of the institution and work with dietitians to ensure that the recommended dietary intake is achieved. 


In order to be able to prepare foods that fulfil nutritional and dietary requirements as well as specific cultural or religious needs, a thorough understanding of the underpinning information is necessary.

Some of topics covered include: 

  • Health and Legal consequences

  • Diets for Coeliac, Gluten Free, Restricting Sodium, Diabetics, Cholesterol, Weight Loss

  • Religion-based and Cultural diets – preparation and cooking for religion

  • Healthy diets and menus

Our Professional Special Diets Course has been designed to give you the tools to become an expert in adapting a recipe to a specific diet whether it is based on health reasons or religious beliefs. Any chef working in the health, childcare or aged care sector must know how to create meals that fulfil the dietary requirements of the clients of the institution and work with dietitians to ensure that the recommended dietary intake is achieved. 


In order to be able to prepare foods that fulfil nutritional and dietary requirements as well as specific cultural or religious needs, a thorough understanding of the underpinning information is necessary.

Some of topics covered include: 

  • Health and Legal consequences

  • Diets for Coeliac, Gluten Free, Restricting Sodium, Diabetics, Cholesterol, Weight Loss

  • Religion-based and Cultural diets – preparation and cooking for religion

  • Healthy diets and menus

Please note this course does not require any actual cooking but does require you to be able to create menu items using the knowledge you have learnt during the course.

When you study with us:

  • You join a global community of online students via our weekly discussion forums and webinars
  • Receive one on one feedback from your Chef Instructor and Assessor
  • Study at your own pace and fit it into your lifestyle
  • Download your e-portfolio of all your completed work and cakes
  • Receive a Certificate of Achievement and Digital Badge on successful completion

Our learning system is easy to navigate and user friendly. You can download the app on your smartphone and complete your studies from anywhere in the world. 

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  • This is a self-paced home study course that can be completed in a time frame that suits you, but the average hours is 40 hours.
  • You can work through the material as fast as you like, but a maximum of 3 months is allowed to complete this programme.
  • Course material is completed online via our Learner Management System, Canvas.
  • Our Learner Management System can be accessed via multiple devices : Desktop, Tablet & Mobile
  • 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 Assessors
  • Technical Requirements
  • Kitchen Equipment 

On completion of this Special Diets programme, you could progress into any of the other short courses.   As a good add-on, we recommend one or more of the following short courses:

Food Safety in Catering | The Art of Chocolate Confectionery | Cake Baking & Decorating  |  Baking & Patisserie

  • The impacts of nutrition and guidelines
  • Adjusting recipes
  • Healthy related diets
  • Understanding safe ingredients and cross contamination
  • Food sensitivity and allergies
  • Recommendations for healthy eating for Diabetics
  • Texture modification
  • Health and Legal consequences
  • Diets for Coeliac, Gluten Free, Restricting Sodium, Diabetics, Cholesterol, Weight Loss
  • Religion-based and Cultural diets – preparation and cooking for religion
  • Healthy diets and menus

INTERNATIONAL CULINARY STUDIO CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

On completion of this course, you will be awarded with:

International Culinary Studio Certificate of Achievement* and a Digital Badge.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS:  

Payment Options Once off Fee Deposit Payment Terms
Full Payment $249 Once Off
Monthly Payment $99 Deposit $75 for 2 Months
Weekly Payment $99 Deposit $40 for 4 Weeks

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos.
  • Online e-portfolio
  • Certification 

Additional Costs 

You need to prepare for the following additional costs, depending on your programme:

  • 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

*This is a non-accredited programme

What are the Minimum Enrolment Requirements? 

  • You must be 16 years or older
  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of your English Language skills. This is an IELTS result of a General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.  For more information please visit ielts.org

Where to download your Learner Management System App 

Download the Canvas Student App on the link below. Find International Culinary Studio as your school and login with your details.

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You will be able to complete the course from your own home, via our Learner Management System.  Our Key Benefits will ensure you stay motivated whilst studying with International Culinary Studio.  Once you have registered, your e-Portfolio will be accessible and your learning material available on any pc, portable or mobile smart device (see technology requirements).  Our Chef Instructors will be available and will guide you through your programme to successful course completion.

Please note this course does not require any actual cooking but does require you to be able to create menu items using the knowledge you have learnt during the course.

 On completion of this Special Diets course, you could progress into any of the other short courses, i.e. Food Safety in Catering or start a career in Culinary Arts following one of our Professional Programmes.

  • This is a self-paced home study course that can be completed in a time frame that suits you, but the average hours is 40 hours.
  • You can work through the material as fast as you like, but a maximum of 3 months is allowed to complete this programme.
  • Course material is completed online via our Learner Management System, Canvas.
  • Our Learner Management System can be accessed via multiple devices : Desktop, Tablet & Mobile
  • 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 Assessors
  • Technical Requirements
  • Kitchen Equipment 

On completion of this Special Diets programme, you could progress into any of the other short courses.   As a good add-on, we recommend one or more of the following short courses:

Food Safety in Catering | The Art of Chocolate Confectionery | Cake Baking & Decorating  |  Baking & Patisserie

  • The impacts of nutrition and guidelines
  • Adjusting recipes
  • Healthy related diets
  • Understanding safe ingredients and cross contamination
  • Food sensitivity and allergies
  • Recommendations for healthy eating for Diabetics
  • Texture modification
  • Health and Legal consequences
  • Diets for Coeliac, Gluten Free, Restricting Sodium, Diabetics, Cholesterol, Weight Loss
  • Religion based and Cultural diets – preparation and cooking fore religion
  • Healthy diets and menus

INTERNATIONAL CULINARY STUDIO CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

On completion of this course, you will be awarded with:

International Culinary Studio Certificate of Achievement* and a Digital Badge.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS:  Pa

Payment Options
Full Payment
$499 Once Off
Monthly Payment
$99 Deposit  and $200 for 2 Months
Weekly Payment
$99 Deposit and $100 for 4 Weeks

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos.
  • Online e-portfolio
  • Certification 

Additional Costs 

You need to prepare for the following additional costs, depending on your programme:

  • 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

*This is a non-accredited programme

What are the Minimum Enrolment Requirements? 

  • You must be 16 years or older
  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of your English Language skills. This is an IELTS result of a General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.  For more information please visit ielts.org

Where to download your Learner Management System App 

Download the Canvas Student App on the link below. Find International Culinary Studio as your school and login with your details.

Google Play

Apple