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Cooking is more than a routine; it's a lifestyle. A Holmesglen cookery course pairs this passion with the necessary skills needed to work in an industry that will never go out of flavour.

Our restaurants – Zest and Cilantro – let you experience what it's like to work in a real kitchen, creating fine food amidst the delicious smells, flame and sounds of a busy kitchen.

We understand that great cooking is the difference between eating and dining. Melbournians appreciate that breakfast, lunch and dinner are all the most important meals of the day (and we are most certainly brunch aficionados, too). Holmesglen's open to the public, student training restaurants at both our Waverley and Moorabbin campuses let you serve members of the public under real-life situations, while you learn all the key tools of the trade.

Equally, we also give you opportunities to participate in events such as the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and to work in top end restaurants including Nobu, Taxi and The Point. These experiences build up your skills and strengthen your resume while studying.

Previous graduates have gone on to win Australian Apprentice of the Year, National Cookery Apprentice of the Year, VIC TAFE Cookery Apprentice of the Year and the Thierry Marx Career Development awards.

Just remember, food is made to be enjoyed and it all starts with those who prepare the meals.

Courses available (4)

Certificate III

  • Commercial Cookery
    On campus
    Moorabbin; Waverley
    Certificate III in Commercial Cookery Holmesglen TAFE
    SIT30816
    • Start February / July

    The course is a blend of practical and classroom based delivery that is conducted in Holmesglen's modern kitchens. The skills and knowledge learnt will give you the ability to work in a range of kitchens within industry professionally and with confidence. Further employment could be gained in various enterprises where food is prepared and served including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

  • Commercial Cookery
    Apprenticeship
    Moorabbin
    Certificate III in Commercial Cookery Holmesglen TAFE
    SIT30816
    • Start February / Various dates throughout the year

    This hands-on apprenticeship course, coupled with your workplace experiences, will give you the experience and skills you need to become part of this dynamic, fun filled industry. Delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed hospitality training facilities, the course places an emphasis on providing you with practical training.In 2016, apprentices had the opportunity to attend Masterclasses by:Ben Shewry - AtticaDeniz Karaca - Cuvee ChocolateEvan Moore - Dinner by HestonIan Curley - The EuropeanPascal Janvier - Cocao BarryPhilippe [...]

  • Commercial Cookery
    Workplace Apprenticeship Program
    Waverley
    Certificate III in Commercial Cookery Holmesglen TAFE
    SIT30816
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This hands on course is designed for those who are currently employed in the industry, looking to gain a qualification that recognises their skills.The course is a blend of online and practical skills development that is conducted in your workplace. In partnership with your trainer, a qualified, experience chef, and your workplace, you will design a personal training plan that will give you the skills and knowledge required for growing your professionalism in this fast [...]

Certificate IV

  • International
    Commercial Cookery
    Moorabbin; Waverley
    Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery Holmesglen TAFE
    SIT40516
    • Start February / July

    This course gives you the skills and knowledge to become a qualified cook in a team leading or supervisory role. It combines practical cookery classes taught in Holmesglen's purpose built specialty kitchens, with theoretical management subjects delivered by teaching staff with current industry knowledge. This will provide you with a well rounded knowledge of what to expect when entering the industry.The course could lead to work in various hospitality enterprises where food products are prepared [...]

Cookery Open Days

  • 11May
    Cookery - Moorabbin
    Moorabbin
    OD2773

    Visit us for an Open Day with a difference! There’ll be cheese and wine tasting, artisan breads on display, coffee, and current Holmesglen students preparing and serving you. There will also be a formal presentation on the hospitality industry, followed by a tour of our fabulous student training restaurant, commercial kitchens and study facilities. After receiving a general overview, we nominate expert staff for you to talk to in detail about cookery programs, including pathways to further study.

    - , Thu 11 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

  • 11May
    Cookery - Waverley
    Waverley
    OD2771

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation on the hospitality industry, starting at 5pm, followed by a tour of our fabulous student training restaurant, commercial kitchens and study facilities. After receiving a general overview, we nominate expert staff for you to talk to you in detail about commercial cookery programs, and pathways to further study.

    - , Thu 11 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia

  • News Holmesglen Students And Staff Showcase Their Talents at Fine Food 2016

    Holmesglen students and staff have received awards at Fine Food 2016.

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