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.
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.
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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 [...]
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