Professional Chef – Level 2

Engels - Do you have a knack for cooking and do you want to develop your love for this trade? During your education you realize your ambition to become a professional chef.

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This is an education is collaboration with our partner ‘Horeca Academie’


This education is given in English. During your education as a Professional Chef you study while you work in the hospitality industry. This course leads to a chefs diploma recognised by the Hospitality industry.

Who is this program for?

We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if:

  • You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (restaurant or hotel).
  • You do not have to be a native English speaker. If you can understand an write English to the amount that you can be educated in this language, that is enough to start the program.
  • You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn French culinary techniques and become a classically trained chef.
  • You are willing and capable to enter the apprentice program in a restaurant. You have found a restaurant where you can start as an apprentice chef.

What is expected of you?

You will have to work at a restaurant for at least 20 hours a week (apprenticeship). Study at home for half a day a week, to study the material, make portfolio-assignments and to prepare for tests. During your apprenticeship you will work on your skills and practice a lot at the restaurant. Your skills will be assesed by your apprentice chef


It’s an program of 10 months. Subjects are during this education are cooking-and basic skills, product knowledge, no-waste, HACCP (hazard analysis critical control point), planning and organization, preparations (mise-en-place), communication, kitchen interior and organisations, plating dishes, etc.


Throughout the 10 months tuition, you attend classes once a week. Always the same day in the week, so this does not affect your apprentice schedule.

The classes are threefold:

  1. Restaurant class: You cook for our guests in the Horeca Academie restaurant. This is a three-course meal based on the themes of the curriculum.
  2. Cooking-Lab class: Again you cook, this time not for guests, but to explore and to experiment with the products that fit the curriculum theme. You start this class with examining the product table. What is it? How do I keep it fresh? What can I do with it?
  3. Immerse knowledge class: any subject that needs a little bit more attention is handled in this class. Subjects like special allergies or hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) are being treated in the immerse knowledge class.


This course leads to a diploma recognised by the Hospitality industry. Horeca Academie diploma: Professional Chef level 2

€ 4050,- excl. 21% BTW

Horeca Academie, in Amsterdam of Den Haag

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