CulinaryLab Cooking School offers a year-long professional culinary diploma program for aspiring chefs who want to learn modern cooking techniques and pursue a career in culinary arts. The program is broken down into five levels, each one building skills to prepare students for the next level. Entrance requirements apply. For more information, schedule a tour, call 714-486-4406, or email us.
Professional Program Features:
- 12 to 1 student teacher ratio
- Work individually, not in large groups
- Professional-level culinary instruction
- Skill-building modules
How We Teach
Our professional program trains students to be seasoned culinary professionals as quickly and efficiently as possible. We believe that the ingredients to effective training include focused online curriculum, hands-on repetitious practice utilizing muscle memory and restaurant mentorship opportunities.
Level 1: SKILLS | 6 weeks
Knife Skills & Vegetable Cookery | Salads & Dressings | Soups | Grains & Legumes | Plant-Based Cooking
Level 3: MODERN TECHNIQUES | 6 weeks
Plate Design | Advanced Plant-Based | Sauces 2.0 | Modernist Techniques | Plating for the Camera
Level 4: SPECIALTY | 6 weeks
Pastry 1: Breads | Pastry 2: Fundamentals | Pastry 3: Plated | Small Bites + Buffet Design | Family and Friends Buffet