Ausbildung Culinary Arts in Germany

How to become a Chef in Germany through Ausbildung Culinary Arts

Ausbildung Culinary Arts in Germany are the most effective pathway programme to becoming a Chef.

Chef is one of the most demanding occupations everywhere; many have become celebrities nowadays and internationally famous successful entrepreneurs. 

How to become a Chef in Germany through Ausbildung Culinary Arts

How is the Ausbildung Culinary Arts programme offered in Germany?

Like any other Ausbildung programme, Ausbildung Culinary Arts is also offered as apprenticeship training in Germany. 

You may also call it a vocational training programme.

The leading programme provider for Ausbildung Culinary Arts is independent restaurants and restaurants operated within hotels. 

The trainees are offered work placements in restaurants for 70% of the entire duration of the programme. 

The remaining 30% is for classroom training at an associate training institution or in the training centre of the restaurant or hotel if they have one.

The cost of the Ausbildung Culinary Arts programme in Germany

Ausbildung Culinary Arts programme in Germany is a free-of-cost training programme; both providers charge no tuition fees. 

Since both work placements and classroom teachings are offered simultaneously, the trainees receive a monthly stipend for all three years of the programme. 

benefits after the Ausbildung Culinary Arts studies

The stipend is good enough to take care of the cost of living of the trainees, and no blocked account is required to apply for a visa or meet the cost of living. 

Opportunities for Chef in Germany and other immigration benefits after the Ausbildung Culinary Arts studies

Getting an attendee trained and making them skilled Chefs is the primary aim of the Ausbildung Culinary Arts; the trainees graduate employable or job-ready Chefs.

The primary programme provider, the restaurant, looks forward to the graduated Chef working for them as the basic idea and expectation. But at the same time, they can choose to look for other opportunities as per the current law in Germany. 

Chefs are in great demand, and getting placed is simple. 

German immigration is friendly now, transparent and straightforward for qualified non-EU citizens who wish to stay longer under a permanent resident permit. 

Those who work for at least two years after graduating from an Ausbildung programme qualify to apply for a P.R. in Germany. 

The cost of the Ausbildung Culinary Arts programme in Germany

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78 thoughts on “Ausbildung Culinary Arts in Germany”

  1. Avatar of Mehnaz

    Hi… I’m from Pakistan and looking for bachelor’s degree in culinary for my daughter. Would appreciate if you can walk me through the process how to apply and fee structure, scholarship. Also is the teaching medium English?

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      There are two ways to study an undergraduate¬†culinary arts programme in Germany;1. Bachelor’s degree of three years in a public university for free – no tuition fees charged. If your daughter has yet to study an international curriculum like Cambridge or an American high school, she must attend a foundation year course at a Studienkolleg in Germany.
      Suppose you want the foundation programme and language learning in one year and at an institution that takes care of her during this one year. In that case, I suggest an all-in-one package that covers tuition fees, furnished hotel accommodation, monthly food allowance, health insurance, all study materials, and exam fees for the one-year program.
      It costs 25,200.EUR. This includes the blocked account.
      Studying in English is possible in a private university where she has to pay tuition fees starting with the foundation course and the entire three years degree course.
      The only and most preferred economic route is a vocational course where the student needs to learn the German language at home and achieve B2-level communication skills. 
      The vocational programme called Ausbildung in culinary arts doesn’t attract tuition fees, whereas the company provides¬†a monthly stipend to the attendee for the entire duration.¬†
      No blocked account require here while applying for a visa. 
      I charge 1000.EUR to provide my services that starts helping with the application,. look for the programme providers and apply for the applicants.
      Hope it helps.

      Kindest regards

      K C Raj

          1. Avatar of Aisha

            Hello.i have done diploma in Chef training and has DCT now. worked experience 2 years as well.i want to enroll here.whats the procedure? Looking forward to seeing you

          2. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

            Hello Aisha,

            Are you referring to a three-year Culinary Arts diploma that you did after your 12th-grade school education? What is DCT, and did you mean two years of work experience in the kitchen after the said diploma?

            Can you also forward the scanned copies of all the qualifications and documents you have with you to [email protected] to have a look and do a preliminary assessment?

      1. Avatar of Oreoluwa O lawal
        Oreoluwa O lawal

        Good morning sir.
        My name is oreoluwa lawal. I am from Nigeria. I am in need of your help to apply for the free culinary school in Germany.

        Please help me out sir.

  2. Avatar of Rohit unnikrishnan
    Rohit unnikrishnan


    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Dear Rohit,

      If you wish to study for a master’s degree in hotel management or culinary arts at a private university in Germany is available in English. Still, to study for free in public universities, the course is offered in German.

      That will help you as you can apply for a job once you know German. You may also consider applying for a direct job after working a couple of years in the relevant field and at least B1-level communication skills in German.

      1. Avatar of Tania khullar

        Hello My name is tania, from india
        I have done a diploma in culinary arts and wanted to do more of the courses in same field, in public university. Can you guide what are the options for me

        1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

          Hi, you can apply for a direct job with your 3-year diploma. If the certificate is one or two years, you can apply for an Ausbildung programme in Germany, provided you have studied there for 12 years and completed your higher secondary school.

  3. Avatar of sonia

    My son is interested to study for culinary arts. He will be 18 in this October, completed his higher secondary level in our home country malaysia. What are options for him to study in Germany?

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Hello, he can train through a culinary arts apprenticeship programme in Germany that doesn’t attract any tuition fees at the same time the attendees will get a monthly stipend every month.

      1. Avatar of Tabitha Jackson

        Hello. I am an American citizen. I have an MBA and have owned a restaurant and bakery in the states. I am interested in attending the culinary program for myself. Can you advise? My communication level is B1

      2. Avatar of Aashish Magar

        Hello, I’m from Nepal currently I’m studying diploma in Culinary Arts of 2 years after that what can I do to complete my bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts in Germany? Do I have to study 3 years or can I do a credit transfer and just study 1 years only?

        1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

          Daer Ashish Magar,

          Only your school education, not your diploma, will be considered for pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts in Germany. You must have completed your higher secondary school education and passed the board examination with at least 50% marks to study at a public university that offers tuition-free education.
          Likewise, 12 years of school education is required to attend an Ausbildung program in Culinary Arts in Germany.

        1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

          Hello Oreoluwa O Lawal,

          Please look at the information below for an idea of how to qualify for a Culinary Arts Ausbildung program in Germany.

          Eligibility for Ausbildung;

          1. You must have finished higher secondary school education with at least 50% in all the subjects studied.
          2. Start learning German and continue until you pass a B1/B2 Level German test ( If not attained it yet).
          3. Generally most participating employers look for new trainees Below 29 years old.
          4. A genuine interest in training in your chosen occupation and is eager to become a skilled worker or professional in the same occupation.
          5. If you’ve interned, worked, or have any additional education in the same field, such as a diploma or degree will add more value to your application.

  4. Avatar of Keonte Davis

    Hello, my name is Keonte Davis. I live in the USA but am looking for an culinary apprenticeship in Berlin, Germany. My goal is to be a chef and I’ve had restaurant experience for five years. I can speak German, but only at B1 level. I have a lot of work experience. What steps do I need to take to apply and be accepted.

  5. Avatar of Naita Chamberlain
    Naita Chamberlain

    Good day

    I am currently looking to do a career change to the culinary arts. I have a degree in architecture but I want to pursue the culinary field. I am from Kingston Jamaica, and I do not have a lot of money to pursue the field.

    Are there any places I can look at that provide someone in my position a chance to study free of cost and if so, if there an age limit?

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Hello Naita,

      Please scan your qualifications for us for a preliminary assessment.

      An updated CV
      Your degree and high school certificates
      A letter shows your motivation towards culinary arts.

      Kindest regards

      K C Raj

  6. Avatar of abhinav

    hi, this is abhinav from India, completed my schooling recently…what are basic requirements for to study for free in Germany (culinary arts)

    1. Avatar of Babilesh

      Hi I’m Babilesh from India. I have a B.A in Culinary arts as well as 2years of work experience as a chef. I would like to work in Germany as a chef or pursue for Postgraduate in a public university if possible due to financial reasons. What are my options?

  7. Avatar of Vineeth B

    I have done my masters in management and would like to work as a Chef where in I would like to choose a course. Could you please help with my query.

  8. Avatar of Adatang Elizabeth
    Adatang Elizabeth

    Am Elizabeth, I have a degree in Business Administration & management. But I want to pursue the culinary field.
    I am from Nigeria. I do not have a lot of money to pursue this field.
    Is there any place I can look at that provides someone in my position a chance to study free of cost.

  9. Avatar of Nayan joji

    Hey, my name is nayan and i am coming from India. I am gonna be 18 this year and i completed my high school. I want to study bachelor’s of culinary arts in Germany. I am ready to study German language at home and do the course in Germany with little tuition fees as possible. Can you tell me about the tuition fees, scholarship, admission criteria etc?

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Dear Nayan,

      If you are looking for a low-cost programme in Germany, an Ausbildung programme is an idea.

      This programme doesn’t have any tuition fees; you will also receive a monthly stipend every month for the entire duration.

  10. Avatar of Runsy Mohapatra
    Runsy Mohapatra

    This is Runsy.
    I have done my undergraduate in bachelor of engineering in Biotechnology but I wish to change my field to culinary arts.Being very passionate and talented in cooking . I want to join but I need financial aid , scholarships , at lowest cost of living as a student I have to support myself so is there any course that integrates master degree with bachelor degree or something that I don’t need to do Bachelor’s degree in culinary and directly apply for masters! Please let me know if there is any university providing a fitting course and scholarship , let me know all details regarding fee structure ( if it’s free or has bare minimumfee in government organisation if preferred), course details, teaching medium, accommodation, scholarships

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Hello Runsy,

      To pursue a master’s in Culinary Arts, you must have studied the same subject in your Bachelor’s degree. You may choose a vocational training programme under Ausbildung and pursue Culinary Arts in German, leading to a state-approved German qualification. This vocational qualification is accepted by employers across Germany.

  11. Avatar of Roselyn wara-tita
    Roselyn wara-tita

    Hi my name is Roselyn and I’m a Nigerian with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a culinary certification from a Nigerian culinary school and I want to further my culinary journey, are there any scholarships opportunities for me

  12. Avatar of Lee

    I am from Germany and my girlfriend is American with a high school graduate. She wants to become a chef and plans on moving to Germany soon. She speaks basic German but struggles with fast speakers. Would you recommend this program for us?
    Have a nice day

  13. Avatar of Vernon

    Hello my name is Vernon Fernando, i am a Sri Lankan and live in Sri Lanka. I work as a cook since about 3 Years, I have followed a 6 month International Culinary course at a recognize hotel school in my country too. Now i am interested in learning European food, therefore I would like to travel to Germany to study about more culinary. I speak and write fluent German as i have learned til B2. Can any one tell me how can i apply for study visa to Germany?
    Thanking you,
    with Friendly Regards

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Hello Vernon, You can apply for an Ausbildung programme provided you have higher secondary school education and completed a certificate in addition to the German skills mentioned in your message.

      If you meet the requirements, please email your qualifications to [email protected].

  14. Avatar of Naita Chamberlain
    Naita Chamberlain

    Good day my name is Naita chamberlain. I reside in Kingston Jamaica. I studied architecture however I have a deep passion for food and sustainability. I’ve been looking o pursue a course in Gastronomy, however to no avail. I came across your culinary course in Germany and it looks like something that I would be interested in. I would like to know more about the courses for international students and by any chance, you offer programs similar to the oneI am looking into. thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.

  15. Avatar of Donna

    Hello, I live in canada, and I was wondering how to go about getting to train under a chef. I have Bern cooking since I was a kid, it’s one of my passion is to become a chef maybe you could help fill it.
    Need help with money to get there and for living and schooling and I would love to work in Germany, my dad was born in Germany.
    I am serious about doing this.
    Please help fill a dream.
    Thank you

  16. Avatar of Rishi Raj Gurung
    Rishi Raj Gurung

    I’m from Nepal and interested for Ausbildung Culinary Arts program.
    What are the requirements for the program.
    Your assistance will be highly appreciable.

    Rishi Raj Gurung

    1. Avatar of Blessing

      Hi I am Blessing from Nigeria. Am a graduate of Mass Communication , with strong passion for baking with baking certificate from a private bakery here in Nigeria, with basic knowledge in baking.I wish to apply and further my culinary journey. Is the Ausbildung program free ? And how can I apply from Nigeria.
      Considering I do not have any German certificate and can’t speak German.

      1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

        Dear Blessing,

        In addition to your current and previous academic qualifications, you must learn the German language until you achieve B1/B2 level skills to follow an apprenticeship training programme called Ausbildung in Germany.

        Please contact us as and when you are ready to apply.

  17. Avatar of Thrinadh Beera

    Hi, I’m THRINADH from Visakhapatnam in India. I’ve pursued diploma in electronics, but I like to become a chef. Is it possible to pursue degree in culinary arts..?.

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Dear Thrinadh Beera,

      Becoming a Chef in Germany is possible through a vocational or Apprenticeship training called Ausbildung in Germany, provided you have completed your senior secondary school education before the diploma.

      Please let me know your academic school qualifications in addition to your diploma.

      Kindest regards,
      KC Raj

        1. Avatar of K C Raj

          Hi, your qualification meets the academic qualification requirement, but we accept applicants with an assurance under their 30s!
          But that doesn’t mean you don’t have an opportunity; we can still offer our limited services, i.e., we will identify a few employers for you and apply to them on your behalf. The information and details of those 5-10 companies to whom we applied for a training place for you and all the application details will be handed over to you. once the application process are completed.

  18. Avatar of Jan Kenneth Cuyos
    Jan Kenneth Cuyos

    Hello, I would like to apply for an apprenticeship in culinary arts. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, and I also hold an A1 certificate. I’m hoping to be given a chance to showcase my skills and abilities in culinary. Thank you and im looking forward to your positive response

    Mit freundlichen Gr√ľ√üen
    Jan Kenneth Cuyos

  19. Avatar of Yvonne Amofah

    Hi I’m Yvonne from Ghana, I have done and completed senior high school and some culinary courses too in my country. I have certificate in pastry techniques, certificate in modern cake designing and sugacraft and a diploma of theory in sugacraft. I want to further more and get a masters degree in your big institution. Honestly I wish and love to stay and work in Germany. Please what is your recommendation for me to achieve my goal.

    Thank you,

    Look forward to hear from you.

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Dear Yvonne,

      I understand you have an academic qualification for senior secondary school and some vocational training certificates. You can apply for a bachelor’s degree at a German public university based on your high school qualification, provided you have acquired at least 50% marks in the senior secondary school examination. You will be considered qualified for a Master’s degree immediately after completing a bachelor’s degree.

    1. Avatar of KCR CONSULTANTS

      Hello Thea Singh,

      Ausbildung Culinary Arts in Germany leads to a state-approved vocational qualification recognized by employers all over Germany and across Europe. Ausbildung is generally offered by an employer and a private training institution, not a university. For any Master’s degree program in Germany, generally, a recognized bachelor’s degree is required to meet the academic entry criteria.

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