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Career Skills Programmes

Certificate in Professional Cookery




La Xenia Campus


6- Months includes:
Academic Study
10 weeks
10-12 weeks


Onsite or


100% in English
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities

Certificate in Professional Cookery

The Certificate in Professional Cookery programme introduces students to the core skills required by culinary professionals; food preparation, cooking and finishing techniques. Students will study five core courses covering essential cookery & food preparation skills for vegetables, sauces & soups; poultry, meat & game fish & shellfish; frozen, cold & hot desserts and baking & baked products.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum age of 16 at enrollment for European students and a minimum age of 17 at enrollment for International students.
  • All students without English as a first language must show competence in English at a level equal to IELTS 4.5 minimum.
  • La Xenia can provide a set of placement tests where necessary to assess a student’s English level.
  • Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement may choose to combine this programme with the Certificate in English for Tourism & Hospitality qualification in order to help raise their fluency to the required level.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate in Professional Cookery will enable students to apply for entry-level jobs in the culinary and hospitality industries; such as, restaurants, hotel kitchens, retail coffee shops, banquets and conference catering organisations and many more.

Students may progress on to further and higher education qualifications, after completing the Certificate in Professional Cookery.


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Fees in Swiss Francs (CHF)

Certificate in Professional Cookery

(10 weeks)

Standard Tuition Fee 


Application Fee


Meals Fee


Accommodation Fee*


Operation Expenses


Grand Total


* The accommodation fee may vary. Based on the room type. All room options are subject to availability.

For further details regarding fees, please visit Tuition & Fees.

Why Study the Certificate in Professional Cookery at La Xenia?

At La Xenia we provide our students with:

  • an introduction to the core skills required in a professional kitchen at certificate level
  • the opportunity to improve the skills of individuals and increase their chances of gaining employment
  • the opportunity to develop the students’ ability to integrate cooking skills in order to produce high quality dishes
  • theoretical and practical training throughout the programme
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Certificate in Professional Cookery

Programme Structure

Students must successfully complete:  6 core courses plus a full-time internship

Credits:  20 ECTS

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Core Courses

Techniques and Skills in Preparation, Cooking and Finishing Vegetables, Sauces & Soups

Techniques and Skills in Preparation, Cooking and Finishing Poultry, Meat & Game

Techniques and Skills in Preparation, Cooking and Finishing Fish & Shellfish

Techniques and Skills in Producing Frozen, Cold & Hot Desserts

Techniques & Skills in Baking & Baked Products

Professional Practical Training Basic

Practical Training Internship

Note:  The courses listed above for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up to date and meet industry needs as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the courses – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Certificate in Professional Cookery