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Diploma in Professional Chef

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Master recipes from around the world and qualify for professional kitchen, restaurant and catering roles by studying this flexible, accessible and affordable online course. Through video tutorials, recommended reading and electronic assessments you will gain a robust and comprehensive set of cooking skills, an understanding of how to apply them to a successful career, and earn a CPD and IAO-accredited Diploma in Professional Chef.


The Diploma in Professional Chef is divided into three sections. To begin with, you will learn how to cater to different tastes through an education in international cuisines and cooking styles, as well as the specialist equipment necessary to produce them. From there you will gain an understanding of working and managing a professional kitchen, before moving onto the business and market research skills necessary to open your own restaurant. Along the way you will find out just how useful cooking TV shows are, competing in cooking tournaments, and the day-to-day operations of a professional chef.

Benefits of studying the Diploma in Professional Chef with Victoria Education include

  • Easy-to-understand course materials designed by industry experts, accessible through your smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet device
  • No hidden fees or costs — study a comprehensive course and earn a CPD and IAO-accredited e-certificate upon successful completion
  • Get instant feedback from automated assessments and mock exams to gauge your progress
  • No formal deadlines or teaching schedule, meaning you can learn at your own pace
  • 24/7 help and support from your online tutors, through email and via our live online chat
  • Qualify for an NUS Extra card and gain access to over 200 fantastic deals from high street brands and one free year of ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts

How is this qualification is delivered?

Our courses are taught entirely online, meaning you can access the materials wherever, whenever, at a pace that suits you, without formal deadlines or teaching schedules.

The courses are delivered through

  • Video lessons
  • PDF handouts
  • Mock exams
  • Online assessment

These can be accessed through any device with an internet connection. Our e-learning platform is optimised for use on mobile, tablet, laptops and desktop computers.

Mandatory units

The Diploma in Professional Chef consists of four mandatory modules

  • Becoming a Chef
  • Kitchen Management
  • Managing a Restaurant
  • Recipes


The assessment at the end of each course is a multiple-choice exam taken through our online platform. The system is fully automated so you will receive your results instantly upon completion.


Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification. You can order a PDF Certificate for £12.

Who is this course for?

The Diploma in Professional Chef is aimed at anyone wishing to start working in such roles, or existing professionals wishing to boost their skills and employability.

Our courses are open to learners of all levels with no formal experience or qualifications required to enrol. However, learners should be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English language, numeracy and IT.

Career path

Studying this would benefit a range of careers, but would specifically boost employability in roles such as

  • Chef
  • Caterer
  • Cook
  • Nutritionist
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Accommodation Officer
  • Businessmen
  • Concierge
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Food and Restaurant Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Receptionist

Course Curriculum

Preparing to Become a Chef
Basic cooking techniques 00:15:00
Adapting your cooking to all palettes 00:30:00
Essential chef skills 00:30:00
Becoming a saucier 00:30:00
Working as a professional chef 01:00:00
The tools you need to be a better cook 00:30:00
Enrolling on a cooking course 00:30:00
Giving and receiving effective feedback 00:30:00
The value of a culinary degree 01:00:00
Develop your knife skills 00:30:00
Healthy cooking 00:30:00
Presentation skills for home cooking 00:30:00
Identifying your speciality 00:30:00
Choosing a cooking class 00:30:00
Going professional with your cooking 00:30:00
Professional kitchen expertise 00:15:00
Where to find the best recipes 00:15:00
Equipment for home baking 01:00:00
Developing your career as a chef 00:15:00
Working in a professional kitchen environment 00:30:00
Matching spices 00:30:00
Key skills of the home cook 00:30:00
Are you ready to open your own restaurant? 00:15:00
The realities of being a professional chef 00:15:00
Management of a Restaurant
Creating a business plan 00:30:00
Conducting market research 00:30:00
Sniffing out the competition 00:30:00
Establishing your goals 00:30:00
Essential knowledge 00:30:00
Sourcing supplies 00:30:00
Promoting your restaurant 00:30:00
Conclusion 00:15:00
Managing a Kitchen
Purchasing kitchen equipment on a budget 01:00:00
What every kitchen needs 00:15:00
Taking stock 01:00:00
Avoiding novelty items 01:00:00
The difference between cheap and affordable 00:15:00
Do you need that? 01:00:00
Getting the best deal 01:00:00
Finding the best price 01:00:00
Cooking outdoors 01:00:00
Everyday recipes 00:15:00
Cooking for Mother’s Day 01:00:00
Cajun style cooking 00:30:00
The appeal of cooking holidays 01:00:00
Getting the most out of your Dutch Oven 01:00:00
Vegetarian Italian recipes 01:00:00
Learning recipes from the Home Cooking Network 00:30:00
Watching America’s Home Cooking with a chef’s eye 01:00:00
Using outdoor cooking burners 00:30:00
Preparing Sunday lunch 01:00:00
Different cooking oils 01:00:00
Introduction to cajun food 01:00:00
Paula Deen’s Cooking Show 00:30:00
Vegetarian health benefits 01:00:00
The right Italian restaurant for a romantic evening 00:30:00
A brief history of pasta 01:00:00
Comparing vegetarian cooking shows 00:30:00
How to cook bruschetta 01:00:00
Baking seasonal treats 01:00:00
Cooking for a President’s Day celebration 00:30:00
Frying bacon in the microwave 00:30:00
Eating out in Milan 01:00:00
Cooking with a wok 01:00:00
Essential cooking skills 01:00:00
Rustic recipes 00:30:00
Learning to cook in Italy 00:30:00
Cooking video games 00:30:00
Overview of Italin recipes 00:30:00
Booking a cooking holiday in France 00:30:00
Various Recipes
Brunch Recipes (I) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (II) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (III) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (IV) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (V) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (VI) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (VII) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (VIII) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (IX) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (X) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (XI) 00:30:00
Brunch Recipes (XII) 00:30:00
Brunch Recipes (XIII) 00:15:00
Brunch Recipes (XIV) 00:30:00
Brunch Recipes (XV) 00:30:00
Brunch Recipes (XVI) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (XVII) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (XVIII) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (XIX) 01:00:00
Brunch Recipes (XX) 01:00:00
Recommended Reading
Recommended Reading: Diploma in Professional Chef 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Diploma in Professional Chef 00:30:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Diploma in Professional Chef 00:30:00

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