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.

Course features

  • Join a global community of online culinary students just like you
  • Receive one-on-one tuition, mentoring and feedback with your Chef Instructor
  • Fit your study programme into your own schedule
  • Have access to all the course material required to complete the modules and assessments
  • Graduate with real skills that will help you succeed in today’s competitive workplace
  • Have a completed e-portfolio (online CV) and be ready to apply for the job you have always dreamed of
  • Personal login to our Learner Management System
  • No need to take time off work/school to attend classes
  • Access to our hi-contact teaching model designed to ensure successful course completion for all students

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. Our team is on hand to assist you with everything you may need.

Course Duration

This self-paced programme could be completed in an average of 40 hours. A maximum of 3 months is allowed to complete this course.

Online Studies

The studies you will complete from your own home or workplace, via our Learner Management System.  Our Key Benefits will ensure that you stay motivated whilst studying with International Culinary Studio.  Once registered, your student experience will be accessible and your learning material available on any pc, portable or mobile smart device (Technology Programme Requirements).  Our Chef Instructors will be available and will guide you through your programme to successful course completion.

About International Culinary Studio

Our team’s commitment to providing excellent technology driven culinary education has taken us to new levels of excitement about education in this modern learning environment. For the first time in chef education, we are truly bringing the classroom to your kitchen. Now that’s what we call an excellent way to study!

  • 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 an:

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

INVESTMENT OPTION:  Pa

Payment Options
Full Payment
$249 Once Off

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:

  • Costs to purchase any technology and/or kitchen equipment that you may not have, but need to use in the programme
  • 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
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.

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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