Paide campus
Additional information/commencing the studies: Laida Reitmann, laida[dot]reitmann[at]jkhk[dot]ee, phone: +372 514 6884
Type of programme: Level 4 vocational education (EstQF, level 4)
Curriculum group: Accommodation and catering
Programme format: Full-time school-based study
Programme requirements: Acquired basic education; however, the programme is also open for persons without basic education who are at least 22 years old and have the level of competency corresponding to basic education.

Duration of programme: 2 years (120 EVECP)
Start of programme: 24 September 2018

The programme is in a flexible format and is also suitable for an employed individual.

Skills and knowledge you will acquire:

  • Work planning
  • Cleaning
  • Preparing a menu
  • Handling goods
  • Organizing work in a kitchen
  • Preparing food
  • Serving customers

When you graduate, you can take level 4 occupational qualification examination for a chef.

Opportunities on the job market:

  • Cook
  • Chef

Chefs handle ingredients, use various cold and hot treatment methods, and prepare and serve food pursuant to instructions. A chef handles ingredients economically. Chefs prepare food in accordance with the needs and wishes of a client. They observe the self-monitoring plan of a company.
Chef organises their work independently and works in a team, instructing kitchen hands, sous chefs, and interns if necessary. While fulfilling their tasks, chefs take into account the economic efficiency and profitability of the company.

Possibilities for further education:
At Järvamaa Vocational Training Centre and various vocational schools as a post-secondary education training.

The programme takes place at Paide campus pursuant to the operational programme for cooking.