Professional Culinary Course

The Professional Culinary Course is an in-depth programme where you learn the fundamental culinary techniques. This course is for everyone who loves to cook.  So if you want to pursue with the basic cooking techniques and skills, follow the full programme. This course is completely in English.


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Max 14 attendees
€1.720,- (€875,- single week)
2 weeks Winter School

Professional culinary course 

During this course you will learn all the essential techniques and cooking skills and how to apply them in multiple dishes. This is a two week course. Classes are five days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). You can follow the full program, or select just one week.

For whom? 

  • Anyone who loves to cook and wants to learn all the basic skills and techniques to make a variety of dishes.
  • For students who would like to start with the Professional Chefs level 2 program and want to gain more experience in the professional kitchen.
  • Anyone who is currently following the Professional Chef program and wants to improve their skills over the summer.
  • For students who are currently following the Professional European Chefs Program. This is stage 6 of the full program.

You do not need to have an apprenticeship to follow this Professional Culinary course.

You receive a certificate of attendance after finishing this course.  The certificate contains the subjects that you succesfully attended. For our students who are following the Professional European Chefs education online, this practical course is the final stage (6) of their complete Professional European Chefs education.

The Horeca Academie treats you to lunch. At the end of each class you taste your self-made-dishes. You will learn how to taste and to give and receive feedback.

Who are the teachers? 
The Horeca Academie teachers of our chefs courses will teach the classes of the Professional Culinary course. They will be assigned to the classes according to their expertise. So every week there will be a different teacher. Some of them are assigned to more than one week.

A class consist of the following:

10:00 uur Daily chat
10:15 uur: Products and tools
11:00 uur: Theory
12:00 uur: Practice techniques
13:00 uur: Lunch (you do not have to bring your own lunch, we will take care of your lunch)
13:45 uur: Making dishes (in pairs)
16:00 uur: Tasting and cleaning up
16:30 uur: Evaluate and looking forward to the next class

Programme Professional culinary course:

You can choose to follow just one week or two or three. For the best experience we advice you to follow the full two week program, so you learn all the techniques. You have a class on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Week 1: five days
Time 10:00 hrs – 16:30 hrs

Appetizers & Basic techniques
Bouillon, Soups, Menuleer, Dutch Cuisine
Explanation knives, materials
Pastry and deserts

Week 2: five days 
Time 10:00 hrs – 16:30 hrs

Main course & Basic techniques
Fish, meat, vegetarian
Summer vegetables, seeds, seaweed and more
Pastry and deserts

What techniques are being covered?

  • Cutting skills
  • Boning and deviding of meat
  • Making ice cream
  • Filleting fish
  • Boning poultry
  • Making bavarois

In the classes you will learn more than just the techniques. You will make complete dishes. This means that a lot of other skills come at hand. For instance sauces, soups, broths and different preparations of vegetables and potato.


When you follow the full two weeks Winter school program, the costs are €1.720,- (or €875,00 for a single week).

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Deze opleiding wordt gegeven op de volgende locatie(s):

  • Horeca Academie Amsterdam
  • Horeca Academie Den Haag
  • Professional Culinary Course


    Week 1: July 22- July 26 2024

    Week 2: July 29- Aug 2 2024

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    The Hague
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