1) When do classes start?
Classes start in October and end in May.
2) When enrollments take place and what is the best period to enroll?
Enrollments take place all year round as long as there are available seats. Given that school groups are always limited, the seats are scarce as the start of the courses approaches. Upon enrollment, the student chooses the hours that best serve him/her. If the student’s preferred course does not have available seats and has not enrolled in time, there will be a priority ordering on a waiting list.
3) What is meant by exclusive specialization?
Exclusive specialization means that the school teaches exclusively two specialties, Cooking and Pastry/Bakery. It is the only school in Greece that has been exclusively engaged in the field of Gastronomy for 30 years and instructs only those who wish to become Chefs. That is why it has been declared the best school in Greece and the sixth best school in Europe.
4) What does Chef mean and how can I become one?
Chef in French means leader. A Chef can be both a Cook and a Pastry Maker/Confectioner. The title of the CHEF is acquired with knowledge, continuous development and work experience. By completing the school, students will have the essential knowledge to be able to “conquer” this position as soon as possible and become successful Chefs.
5) Do I need to have “background” knowledge to enroll?
All students start at the same level and it is not necessary to have knowledge or prior experience on the subject. During the course, each and every student will receive all the necessary knowledge, techniques and will be instructed by different Chefs in order to receive comprehensive training.
6) What does the School has to offer me?
The School is certified by the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. Also, the educational facilities of La Chef Levi are certified with an approved fire protection certificate by the Hellenic Fire Service. It offers specialized programs only in Cooking and Pastry-Bakery, giving access to a global network of professional recognition, as it is the only Greek School that operates abroad.
7) Can I take part in any certification exam?
Yes! The School offers the possibility of certification in collaboration with ACTA, a Personnel certification body and Spin Off of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki! The School is even an approved and certified examination center!
8) What supporting documents do I need to enroll?
- ID photocopy
- High School or Gymnasium Diploma
- 2 color photos
9) Who can enroll in school?
10) Am I too old, is it too late to become a Chef?
The answer is no! Those who are willing to study can pursue a career in Cooking and Pastry by attending the school’s two-year program.
11) Can I study both specialties?
Students who choose both specialties are sought after in the labor market. The School offers the following alternatives: A student can complete one or both specialties simultaneously in two years or complete one specialty in two years and start the other in the third year as a master’s degree.
12) What days and times do the courses take place? What if I work?
Classes are held both in the mornings (9.00-13.00) and afternoons (17.00-21.00). In both cases, the courses take place from Monday to Thursday. Each student, depending on his/her program/obligations, chooses the class that will join. For students who have busy hours or come from another city, there is also the possibility of attending the courses in two days combining morning and afternoon classes. The selection of the classes is made from the available, as the school accepts a certain number of students per class in order to carry out the educational process constructively.
13) Does the school ensure my internship?
The school makes arrangements for the internship of students both in Greece and abroad. Students are provided with salary, food and accommodation. The school does not close during the summer months. Thus, it helps its students in every way during their internship and also has a responsible person who deals with internships.
14) What if I want to get a job? Will school help me?
The school always helps its students and graduates actively, with a professional guidance and public relations office.
For the year 2017, the jobs given by the school to active students and graduates reached 140%. That is to say, the job posts were actually more than the students. Needless to say that it’s no coincidence since the school has maintained and enriched its partnerships for 30 years.
The same applies for past students who become Executive Chefs and entrepreneurs as they recruit staff from the school having, as graduates, firsthand knowledge regarding the level of competency that students acquire. In addition to the operation of a work database with the student details that has been formed, the school is in direct and continuous communication with its students, past and new, bringing them directly into contact with potential employers. The service is free of charge only for our students and graduates.
15) How can I get there?
The school is located in the most central part of Thessaloniki, at 31 Tsimiski Street to serve students from all areas of the city.
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