Restaurant and Catering Services – Work-Based Studies

Restaurant Cook and Restaurant Waiter / -ress

If you are a foreigner who lives in Finland, you can study for the qualification of Restaurant and Catering Services fully work-based in English and become a Restaurant Cook or a Restaurant Waiter / -ress.

Entry requirements

  • you are a foreigner who lives in Finland
  • you have a sufficient level of English language skills
  • you do not have any vocational qualification
  • you are working in a restaurant or you have previous work experience in restaurants at least one year
  • passed aptitude test

Continuous admission

You can send your application any time in the continuous admission. We will contact you by email to the email address that you have given on the application form within two weeks of receiving your application.

Work-based studies - how does it work?

In the work-based studies of Restaurant Waiter / -ress or Restaurant Cook you will study by apprenticeship contract or training agreement. You must have a working place in a restaurant and your employer is willing to sign an apprenticeship contract or training agreement with you and Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College.

During the studies students come to Perho for two to four days per month for theory and cooking or customer service Lessons according to their personal competence development plans. All the competence tests and evaluations for vocational competence will be done at the student’s working place.

Each student will have a personal competence development plan. Perho signs an agreement and your employer must give you guidance, feedback and evaluations during your practice.

Next starting days for Restaurant Cook

Next starting days: coming soon

Next starting days for Restaurant Waiter / -ress studies (Hospitality Expert)

SCHEDULE

MARCH
22.3. Tue
Welcome & Get together

28.3. Mon
My path as a Hospitality Expert

29.3. Tue
Super Service 1

APRIL
11.4. Mon
Super Service 1

12.4. Tue
Beers around the World

MAY
16.5. Mon
Cocktails & Dreams

17.5. Tue
Grapes & Wines 1

SEPTEMBER
5.9. Mon
Spirits & Tales

6.9. Tue
Grapes & Wines 2

19.9. Mon
Super Service 2

20.9. Tue
Fabulous Feast 2

OCTOBER
10.10. Mon
Cocktails & Mocktails

25.10. Tue
Beers & Bites

You can hop on  studies immediately if you have a working place in a restaurant and your employer is willing to sign an apprenticeship contract or training agreement with you and Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College. See the dates above.

Become what you want to be.

Qualification: Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services
Content of the qualification >>
eRequirements >>

Competence area: Customer Service / Food Services
Degree title: Waiter / -resss, (Restaurant) Cook
Structure of studies: Apprenticeship contract or training agreement >>
Teaching language: English
Duration on work-based studies:  1.5 years on average
Tuition:   There is no tuition fee
Campus: Töölö, Perhonkatu 11, 00100 Helsinki

Continuous Admission 24/7 for Restaurant Waiter/ -ress and Restaurant Cook Work-Based Studies


Selected applicants will be invited to the aptitude test based on their application and supporting documents, including educational certificates and motivation letter.

Aptitude test and scoring

Points are awarded and counted from

  • upper secondary qualification
  • sufficient level of English language skills
  • previous work experience in restaurants
  • work place and employer who is willing to sign an agreement
  • during the aptitude test we pay attention to the following questions
    • career plan and motivation to study restaurant and catering services
    • vision and image of working in restaurants
    • realistic preconditions to study
    • health and ability to work in the restaurant and catering business
    • prior studies in restaurant and catering services
  • points from the written test’s results
  • other previous education and courses

Restaurant and Catering, Work-Based Study Program – Further Information

Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College
Töölö campus, Perhonkatu 11, 00100 Helsinki

Admission and Student Services >>
from 9 am to 2 pm

Jenni Heikkilä, Student Counselor
+358 (0) 040 774 7622

hakutoimisto (at) perho.fi
Tel. switchboard: +358 (0) 9 350 9210