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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

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)

Application form: Restaurant Cook

Application period is from 1st January to 31st March 2017. Admission to Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College is through the entrance interview. About 120 applicants will be invited to entrance exam from 8 to 12 May 2017 in Helsinki. The documents of previous studies and working experience and photo ID-card are asked to bring along to the entrance interview.
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