Type of study
Form of study
Premise to get started
no educational requirements
60 EKAP, 1 y
Valgamaa Vocational School has excellent conditions in the teaching kitchens and large kitchen to learn the professional skills of an cook. A prerequisite is a willingness to cooperate between the chef and other kitchen staff, a high stress tolerance and a willingness to work while others are resting, with a positive attitude. The cook handles raw food, assists the cook in preparing and serving food, and works under the guidance of the chef. The cook pre-processes food, cold-processes vegetables, prepares simple side dishes and food according to the instructions, keeps the workplace tidy, cleans and tidyes, performs self-control activities, plans and organizes his work. Good health, endurance, willingness and ability to work in a team are required.
Submitting an application, passing an interview and proving the required level of education.
Core study modules
Basics of accommodation and catering
Study path and work in a changing environment
The basics of catering
Basics of the practical work of cook
Developing digital maturity
Beverage education I non-alcoholic beverages
Professional Estonian language
Flower arrangement and room design
Bakery and pastry work
Developing study skills
To work in kitchens, the learner must have personal: chef clothes (jacket, trousers, apron and hat) and chef's shoes.
The studies are considered completed when the student has achieved the learning outcomes of the cooking curriculum at least at the threshold level, completed the company internship and passed the professional exam.
Professional qualification to be acquired during studies:
At the end of the studies, the student takes the professional qualification exam "Cook, level 3".
Chef, level 4.
Opportunities in the labor market
After graduation, it is possible to work as a cook in companies offering catering services (restaurant, cafe, canteen, bar, fast food company, large kitchen, catering company, etc.).