Restaurant Cook–Culinary Expert

Competence area: Food Services

Restaurant Cooks are trained to plan and carry out food preparation and customer service tasks in the catering sector.

As a restaurant cook you can work in a sales-minded, customer service oriented and quality conscious manner. You know how to work profitably, productively, and responsibly while operating in compliance with hygiene requirements and sustainable operating practices.  

A restaurant cook who has completed the qualification knows how to carry out cooking tasks in restaurants, public sector or in various positions in hospitality industry with different business ideas or missions. They learn how to prepare tasty, nutritious food comprehensively, taking special diets into account. A cook also knows how to serve food for individual customer or for a large group of customers.

Restaurant Cook in profession

A restaurant cook is a Culinary Expert who has completed the competence area of food services is qualified to work at various of tasks in the hospitality field like hotels and lounges, cruise ships, restaurants with different concepts, cafés and catering, tourism service companies or various institutions.

Who can apply?

Persons who live in Finland and lack vocational qualification, degree or a study place.

APPLY NOW – Continuous admission and interview

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 you application.

Qualification: Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services
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Starting days for full-time day studies

New study groups for day-time studies will start twice a year, in January and in August. This study program includes practical lessons both demonstration kitchens and classroom.  The studies include training periods in our Perho’s teaching restaurant and  various restaurants in metropolitan area and all over the world.

Next full-time day program to become a Culinary Expert, Cook will start on the 10th of August 2023. Please, note that you can apply for the studies any time of the year.

Work based studies for Restaurant Cook

For foreigners living in Finland Restaurant Cook studies are also available by apprenticeship or training agreement.

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Restaurant Cook – Further information

Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College
Töölö campus, Perhonkatu 11, 00100 Helsinki
from 9 am to 2 pm

Ms Jenni Heikkilä, Student Counselor
+358 (0) 040 774 7622
jenni.heikkila (at)