A career in cookery can open up a range of job opportunities in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops. Our cookery courses give you hands on culinary experience in the preparation of appetisers, salads, stocks, sauces, soups, seafood, meat, poultry, breads, pastries and cakes. You will also learn how to work effectively in the kitchen and participate in safe food handling practices.
Rising discretionary incomes, busier lifestyles and reduced leisure time are fuelling strong growth in the restaurant industry. The success of popular cooking shows and a developing foodie culture in Australia has also boosted the sector. In 2015 over 34,000 cooks were employed in Australia with between 25,000 and 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years.
We offer a range of cookery, kitchen operations, and catering courses ranging from food handling skills sets through to high-level qualifications. As a cookery student at TAFE Queensland you'll gain practical experience in our on-campus training restaurants where you will learn how to use commercial equipment and support live service. Graduates will be qualified to start a career as a food safety supervisor, cook, chef, or chef de partie in a variety of hospitality organisations.View cookery courses
After inheriting her grandmother's cake decorating tools, Emma Paff started making and decorating cakes for her friends. It wasn't long before she'd given up her day job and turned her childhood passion into a career.