International career

Choose your international career! Study at Perho Tourism, Culinary and Business College which continues a long tradition of providing a high-quality education for our students. 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

Intake of students

Student intake is 40
• 20 in full-time day program
• 20 in apprenticeship training

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 education
• a sufficient command of the English language

The tuition in the Restaurant Cook Programme is in English.
Duration of the studies is approximately a year and a half.

Admissions and tuition in apprenticeship training

The eligibility for the foreign applicants
• a sufficient command of the Finnish language
• placement for training

The tuition is in English and training is in Finnish.
Duration of the studies is approximately a year and a half.

Further information

Ms Johanna Mäesalu, Head of International Exchange
+358 50 380 5944
johanna.maesalu (at)

Eija Witikkala, Training Specialist
+358 50 3100635
eija.witikkala (at)

Sari Tuovinen, Teacher
+358 40 1478 544
sari.tuovinen (at)

Student Affairs Office
hakutoimisto (at)