Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services

At Omnia you can study to become a cook in English. You will learn basic skills quickly. In the beginning you will prepare food according to a recipe. Later your will learn to modify the recipes and create new dishes. A restaurant cook who has completed the qualification knows how to work in food preparation tasks in different restaurants, preparing tasty, nutritious and wholesome food taking into account special diets.

This qualification is especially well suited for you if your native language is other than Finnish. You will, however, need to understand and speak Finnish to be able to work in Finland. The curriculum includes theoretical and practical studies at Omnia as well as on-the-job learning at workplaces mainly in Finland

To work as a cook, you need to be a team player. It is important that you can work seamlessly with other restaurant staff. You will also need to be flexible in terms of working hours and work content. If you tolerate pressure and are motivated, self-motivated and service-minded, you will become an excellent cook!

Future job opportunities

A restaurant cook who has completed the competence area of food services works at restaurants or in the catering sector, staff canteens, cafés, catering companies, freight and passenger ships as well as institutional kitchens.

Omniassa voit opiskella ravintola- ja cateringalan perustutkinnon englannin kielellä! Koulutus sopii sinulle erityisen hyvin, jos äidinkielesi on muu kuin suomen kieli. Sinun on kuitenkin ymmärrettävä ja puhuttava suomea voidaksesi työskennellä Suomessa.

Kokit valmistavat maukkaita, ravitsevia ja terveellisiä ruokia, ja osaavat hyödyntää eri ruuanvalmistustekniikoita ja raaka-aineita monipuolisesti. He osaavat ottaa huomioon erilaiset erityisruokavaliot ja valmistaa ruokia suurellekin asiakasryhmälle.

Kokin työ vaatii tiimipelaajan henkeä, sillä työskentelet tiivissä yhteistyössä muun ravintolahenkilökunnan kanssa. Työaikojen suhteen tarvitaan joustavuutta. Jos siedät painetta ja olet motivoitunut sekä palveluhenkinen, sinusta tulee erinomainen kokki!

Minkälaisiin tehtäviin valmistun?

Kokit työskentelevät ravintoloissa, ruokaloissa, kahviloissa, catering-yrityksissä, rahti- ja matkustaja-aluksissa sekä laitosten keittiöissä.

Studying for a vocational qualification in English will improve your language skills and grants you eligibility for further studies in university or university of applied sciences.

Application period

Application period for 2019 has ended. The next application time will be published later. Please follow Omnia web pages. See important dates.

Student admission criteria

Please note that the information on the application form is used as a basis for student admission. Fill in your application carefully. The applicants will be invited to language tests (Finnish and English) by email.

Read additional information on student admission.

Duration of studies

The studies will start on August 2019. Personalisation for the studies is organized before the beginning of the studies.

Duration of studies depends on the student's basic education and the progress of the studies.

Language requirements
  • Finnish: A2.1.
  • English: B1.1.

Read additional information on exemption certificates.

Implementation of studies

The qualification includes full-time studying at Omnia as well as on-the-job learning periods.

Content of studies

The degree includes compulsory and optional parts.

Compulsory modules:

  • Working in food preparation services
  • Preparation of lunch dishes
  • Preparation of dishes

Optional modules:

  • À la carte food preparation
  • Preparation of catered and banquet dishes
  • Street and fast food services
  • Cafeteria services
  • Institutional kitchen food production
  • Service and distribution kitchen functions
Price

Studying is free of charge.

Further information

Satu Mähönen, Study Counsellor
Tel. +358 40 126 7446
satu.mahonen@omnia.fi

Other information

International students must have a valid health insurance and accommodation for the duration of their study in Finland. Omnia does not offer dormitories.