Career As Professional Chef and Diploma in Pakistan

In Pakistan the trend of hotels is increasing as like in the whole world, Hotels are opened in every corner of the country which has increased job opportunities for chefs. In hotels a chef plays the main role which is considered as the king of taste. Chef is that profession which is beneficial all over the world. In today’s world being a chef does not only mean just cooking and preparing a food but a professional chef should be knowledgeably enough to answer any question related to health. It is a challenging field and if you are ready to take this challenge then this field is open for you.

In the previous times, no specific education was needed to join this profession but with the passage of time getting education is necessary for this profession. Now-a- days different institutions are offering education of this field after intermediate. These courses include style of speech and cooking training which improves both abilities of a person. Courses of different duration are offered in this field that not needs too much money. Education in this field is easy to get. Good amount of salary is offered to the experienced chef especially in big hotels. Therefore this field can be very fruitful to you in the future.

If you want to be a professional chef then you should be familiar with the word “culinary arts”. A culinary art is the art of preparing and cooking foods. The word “culinary” is defined as something related to, or connected with, cooking. A culinarion is a person working in the culinary arts. A culinarian working in restaurants is commonly known as a cook or a chef.

Career As Professional Chef and Diploma in Pakistan

Career As Professional Chef and Diploma in Pakistan Details 

Different Institutes offer diploma and courses to become professional chef in Pakistan. I will mention the names of some institutes that are:

1. College of Tourism and Hotel Management (COTHM) Lahore offers different certificate courses and diploma programs to become professional chef:

  • Advance diploma in culinary arts

2 years (1 year theory/practical and 1 year internship)

  • Diploma in culinary arts

1 year (6 months theory/practical and 6 months internship)

  • Certificate in Professional Cookery

Duration: 3-Months (Theory/Practical), 3-Months Internship (optional)
Entry Level: Matric to Masters
Qualifications are Awarded By: COTHM, ICM-UK, and TEVTA Govt. of Punjab

  • Certificate in Professional Baking

Duration: 3-Months (Theory/Practical)
Entry Level: Matric to Masters
Qualifications are Awarded By: COTHM, ICM-UK, and TEVTA Govt. of Punjab

The Professional Baking program provides students with the basic skills for the entry levels of commercial baking in a professional environment. Instruction focuses on a maximum hands-on experience as well as theory and safety. Students will be involved in all aspects of baking preparation including breads, different variety of the pastries, cakes and cake decorating.

  • Certificate in Fast Food & Pakistani Cuisine

Duration: 3-Months Theory Practical
Entry Level: Matric to Masters
Qualifications are Awarded By: COTHM, ICM-UK, and TEVTA Govt. of Punjab

2. TDCP Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management offers different chef courses. It offers kitchen management and skill courses which are of 6 months duration with 3 months internships.

  1. 3.  Pakistan Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Karachi offers diploma courses and certificate courses in food and beverage management which is of 1 year duration, Bakery Certificate courses which are 8 months duration.

4. School of Culinary Arts (SCA) is the first successful project of CTTS (Centre for trade and technician skills). School of culinary arts offers different courses which are:

  • Advance diploma in Hotel Operations

Duration 18 months

Minimum Qualification: BA/BSC

  • Diploma in hotel operations

Duration 12 months

Minimum Qualification: FA/FSC

  • Food Preparation and Culinary Arts (Chef Course)
  • Food and Beverage Service (Management Course)

Minimum Qualification: Matric/FA/FSC

  • Level 1 certification= 6 months
  • Level 2 diploma=12 months
  • Level 3 advanced diploma=18months

Short Courses of 3 months duration are also offered:

  • Certificate in Restaurant Cook
  • Certificate in Catering
  • Certificate in Cafeteria Cook
  • Certificate in house keeping
  • Certificate in Baking/Pastry Art/Restaurant Service Staff

5. CHEFS INSTITUTE OF PAKISTAN “C.I.P” with the collaboration of expert & professional chefs has introduced a revolutionary TRAINING PROGRAMME in the field of culinary arts. This is not exclusively to fulfill the requirements of professional chefs in National or international Hotels. CIP is affiliated with TTB under authority of TEVTA Government of Punjab.

Courses Offered:

  • 1 year Program (Theory / Research)
  • 6 Months Studies + Practical
  • 6 Months Internship
  • Specialization in Pakistani Cuisine (Theory / Research)
  • 3 Months Studies +Practical
  • Professional Chefs Training Program (Theory/Research)
  • 3 Months Studies + Practical
  • 3 Months Internship

Continental Chef Training Program (Theory/Research)

  • 3 Months Studies + Practical
  • 3 Months Internship

Domestic Short Courses

  • Chinese
  • Thai
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Fast food

To learn more about the professional chef courses from the leading institutes of Pakistan, keep visiting studysols we will update you more about career as a professional chef in Pakistan.


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  1. dear im working in gulf with five star hotel more then 10 years and i need to have a culinary certificate to grow in my career for the management level i have very good knowledge about almost all cuisines and hotel management is there is any thing i can get diploma while im working here ???????


  3. please give me a address

  4. salam, sir can you tell me how i can get a cheif course in Lahore

  5. i want to be a chef my name is Sameer kamran i am 12 years old i am class 7 i am very tall in height so plz just enter me into the chef carrier. thanx

  6. Assalamoualliakum i am Sameer i want to be a chef its my dream and my wish so plz can you inter me into the chef i am twelve years old so inshallah i think you will be enter me into the chef carrier mein buhut shoceen hun cooking ka aor buhut mahir bee hun so plz insert me into chef carrier.

  7. Assalam_o_allaikam i am sameer i want to be a chef please its my wish that i can be a cook i am 12 years old but i know cooking so that depends on you that you select me or not i have my trust inshallah you will in me

  8. PWI department KINNAIRD girls college jail road lahore deal cooking courses for female,s only intrested ladies contacts chef khurram shahzad 0312-4791134 for details and admissions

  9. if u want to be a good chef u can contact me 03214266186
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    • i am sameer kamran . i have taken very interest in cooking i want the chef carrier i am 13 years old i read in class 7 i have cooked noodles egg tea rotte freid and bread fried juice and milkshake rice boil an dwith soup or gravy

  10. can you tell how can i do the cheif course in lahore thanks i will greatful

  11. salam can you plez tell me how can i get a cheif course in lahore

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