Vocational upper secondary qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services, competence area in Food Service, Cook

Choose your international career! Study at Perho Culinary, Toursim and Business College which continues a long tradition of providing a high-quality education for our students. The tuition in the Restaurant Cook Programme is in English.

In the working life a Restaurant Cook is able to work in the food production tasks in restaurants or cargo and passenger ships; in planning, cooking and presenting restaurant dishes and in storing foodstuffs.

Restaurant Cook’s skills

• works independently or in a team according to given instructions
• prepares healthy, tasty and varied food with regard to gastronomic requirements
• has the manual skills required in food production
• prepares food economically and profitably
• has an eye for aesthetics
• has good language skills
• masters the restaurant vocabulary

Main target groups are

foreigners who already live in Finland and lack vocational qualification, degree or a study place as well as Finns without vocational qualification, degree or a study place.

The admission criteria and tuition in full-time day program

Finnish applicants
• general upper secondary qualifications
• a sufficient command of the English language

Foreign applicants
• sufficient level of previous general upper secondary education
• a sufficient command of the English language

Duration of the studies is approximately a year and a half. No tuition fee. Students must have about 700-800 euros in the beginning of studies to buy kitchen uniform, safety shoes, knives etc.

On-the-job learning

•Finnish students have a possibility to accomplish on-the-job learning abroad
•International students have on-the-job learning in Finland

Restaurant Cook application period 2019

Entrance interview>>

Studies start in August 2019.

Further information

Pia Vainikka, Study Service Officer
pia.vainikka (at)
+358 40 1478 546

Student Affairs Office
hakutoimisto (at)