Stage 5 (Chefs Traineeship)


In stage 5 you will start with your traineeship. The traineeship is an important part of your course to become a professional chef. You will have to find a restaurant where you can work as a student chef. You can choose whichever European kitchen you want. In order to guide you, we provide you advice, tips and a task book.

  • Start working in your first European restaurant.
  • Traineeship of ± 320 hours.
  • Including a Horeca Academy task book.
  • Including certificate stage 5.


A traineeship is a (mostly) unpaid job where the main goal is to learn. You are there to gain practical experience. For a chef, the traineeship is one of the most important parts of the learning process. As a cook you learn mainly by doing it yourself. That is why it is an important part of the Professional European Chef training.

When you apply for this stage, you will receive an email with practical tips, advice and our official task book.
Use the task book to guide you through your traineeship. Together with the help of your chef you will complete the task book. The minimum amount of hours for your traineeship is 320 hours.

In case you have any questions about the traineeship, please feel free to contact usb y: (expect a reply within 2 working days).