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These studies provide expertise in restaurant and catering services as well as the customer service and English language skills. The students specialize in cooking tasks. Cook is working in food preparation tasks at the restaurant and participates in customer service with the other restaurant staff. Cook knows the ingredients, plans and prepares tasty dishes, sets out portions and takes care of the cleanliness of the kitchen. He/she uses various tools and equipment according to his operating environment. Cook also knows how to take into account nutritional recommendations and special diets. Cook’s working places include professional and catering kitchens, cafes and lunch restaurants, food restaurants and bars, banquets, fine dining restaurants, hotels and catering companies.
The strengths of the cook’s profession are precise taste, craftsmanship, imagination and creativity. Jobs in the field also emphasize the ability to withstand pressure and hurry, as well as the ability to work with different kind of people.
Other important things in this field are:
• sales and service skills
• teamwork skills
• language skills
• economical skills
• entrepreneurial attitude
Our students also acquire alcohol and hygiene passports as part of their studies.
Cook who has completed the qualification knows how to:
• work in customer service tasks at restaurants with different business ideas or missions or in public sector units
• tidy customer facilities and display products to be sold
• present, sell, and serve food and beverage
Content of the degree
The scope of the Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services is 180 competence points. The qualification is composed of vocational units (145 competence points) and common units (35 competence points).
Check out the Requirements of Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services at the site of Finnish National Agency for Education (Opens in a new window)
The vocational qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services has two competence areas:
• competence area of customer service (waiter/waitress) and
• competence area of food services (cook).
The preliminary selection of the competence area will be done in the application document. Note! Spring 2023 application is only for competence area of food services (cook). In this program, you can learn more Finnish if needed, or focus on foreign languages. Tredu provides perfect facilities for training at the college’s own lunch restaurant Elmeri and cafeteria Eevi, before the on-the-job periods in Finland or abroad.
These studies provide expertise in restaurant and catering services as well as the customer service and English language skills. The students specialize in cooking tasks.
Do double examination
It is possible to prepare for the national matriculation examinations during the studies and combine the general upper secondary education with this in five subjects (Finnish, English, Swedish, Mathematics, Social studies or Health Education). The teaching language is Finnish.
Requirements for student selection
• Qualification equivalent to Finnish basic education of nine years
• Good command in English language
• The education is targeted at people living in Finland or in EU/Schengen countries.
• The priority will be given to applicants who have the right to work in Finland. https://migri.fi/en/right-to-work
• Priority will be given to applicants who already speak Finnish.
Motivation and language skills are tested in admission interview.
Duration of studies
Three years or according to the personal skills development plan. The studies are carried out during daytime and also in the evenings.
How to apply
The next application will start on Spring 2023 (20.2.-22.3.2023). Competence area of food services, cook. The application document will be opened HERE during application time. All eligible applicants will be interviewed. The studies begin at 3.8.2023.
TreduNavi Admission Services
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Saija Hellsten, Guidance Councellor