Professional Chef – Level 3

You already work as a Professional Chef and you are ready for the next step. You are ambitious, you want to learn more culinary skills and acquire tools for developing your leadership skills.

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This course is a collaboration with our partner ‘Horeca Academie’.


This course is in English. During this Professional Chef course, you study while working in the hospitality industry. This course leads to a chef’s diploma recognised by the Hospitality industry.

Who is this program for?

You can enrol for the level 3 course when you have successfully completed the Professional Chef level 2 course.

What is expected of you?

You will have to work at a restaurant for at least 20 hours a week (apprenticeship). You are expected to study at home for half a day a week. This time will be dedicated to studying the material, making portfolio assignments and preparing for tests. During your apprenticeship you will work on your skills and practice a lot at your place of work. Your skills will be assessed by your chef tutor.


This course takes 10 months. You will acquire new skills and knowledge on the following topics: culinary techniques, product knowledge, zero-waste cooking, HACCP, innovation & creation, planning and organisation, financial management, purchasing management, leadership, basic molecular gastronomy, pastry and ice cream preparation, plating techniques, etc.

Throughout this 10 month programme, you attend classes once a week. This will always be on the same day, so your apprenticeship schedule can easily be fitted around it.


The classes are threefold:

  1. Restaurant class: you cook for our guests in the Horeca Academie restaurant. You prepare 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. Comprehensive knowledge class: any subject that requires a little bit more in-depth knowledge is highlighted in this class. Subjects like allergies and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) will be featured in the comprehensive knowledge class.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a ‘professional chef level 3’ diploma from the Horeca Academy. This diploma is recognised by the hospitality industry.

€ 4450,- excl. 21% BTW

Horeca Academie, in Den Haag

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