Food Preparation Certificate

Next starting dates

12 June 2024

Location

Sofia, Bulgaria

Duration

6 months

Tuition fees

From €3000

Food preparation certificate

Course details

The Food Preparation Certificate course takes 24 weeks of intense practice that comprises the two main 1st year modules from the Culinary Arts program:

  • Cold & Hot Kitchen
  • Pastry & Bakery

After successfully completing the course and passing all the module exams you will be awarded an internationally accredited Certificate for professional training in part of the profession “Cook”.

Please scroll below to see the program overview.

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Successfully obtained diploma for secondary education
  • Passion for cooking and commitment to regular attendance
  • Good command of the English language (B1 level)

Next starting dates

We have 4 intakes per year. The next starting dates are as follows:

Intake 2024:

  • June 12
  • September 11

Intake 2025:

  • January 6
  • March – date to be confirmed
  • June – date to be confirmed
  • September – date to be confirmed

Application deadlines

Applications are open all year round, however, depending on your citizenship and visa status there might be some delay. We advise:

  • Holders of EU/EEA passports to submit their application no later than 15 working days before the start of the program.
  • Non-EU passport holders to submit their application no later than 4 months* before the start of the course.

*Please note that there are different procedures that apply for one to obtain their VISA. Some applications might be prolonged until the next intake.

Tuition fees

Read more about our fees and refund policy here.

Admission process

Step 1
Fill in the application form.

Step 2
We will get in touch with you to give you additional information and answer your questions.

Step 3
You need to book an appointment for an online interview. We would like to have a friendly chat to understand your proficiency in English and learn more about why you choose to study at HRC Culinary Academy.

Career Opportunities

After completing your course and receiving your certificate, you can take advantage of our career opportunities and apply for some of the internship opportunities we offer. Please, note that:

  • Every internship is based on your skills, professional background and motivation.
  • An additional fee corresponding to the semester fee of the Culinary Arts program is required.

Course Disciplines

The Food Preparation Certificate course is taught in one semester where the following topics are covered:

  • Nutrition
  • Kitchen Hygiene & Safety
  • Kitchen Theory
  • Kitchen Laboratory Classes: French cooking basics, salads and dressings, soups, meat, poultry and fish, pasta, and world cuisine.
  • Pastry techniques: creams, mousses, French cakes
  • Bread & Baking: yeasted and sourdough bread, danish baking goods
  • Chocolate tempering and pralines

The Food Preparation Certificate course is taught in one semester where the following topics are covered:

  • Nutrition
  • Kitchen Hygiene & Safety
  • Kitchen Theory
  • Kitchen Laboratory Classes: French cooking basics, salads and dressings, soups, meat, poultry and fish, pasta, and world cuisine.
  • Pastry techniques: creams, mousses, French cakes
  • Bread & Baking: yeasted and sourdough bread, danish baking goods
  • Chocolate tempering and pralines