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Technician of Culinary Arts - Executive Chef

Culinary Studies at IVT Anko in Kos & Rhodes follow international standards. Lessons take place in state-of-the-art modern kitchens with high quality materials. The school’s Chef-teachers have a vast amount of professional and educational experience; they are high-ranking executives in various tourism organizations. The programme is enriched with information on cost estimation, management and administration, financial management, which will provide students with Management skills that will help them to be promoted to the position of Executive Chef. In addition to the courses, additional field trips take place at local workshops such as olive oil mills, wineries, meat manufactures, dairy farms. Finally, students participate in charity cooking events

Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme can be promoted to senior positions and become executive chefs in hotels, restaurants, catering businesses, hospitals, cruise ships, or even establish their own business.

Duration of Studies

Studies at IEK ANKO last 2 years (5 semesters). Each year consists of 2 semesters. The courses start in October and end in May. Internship is compulsory unless the student has proven work experience in the hospitality industry.

Curriculum courses

  • Principles of Economic Theory
  • French
  • Culinary Art
  • Greek traditional cuisine *
  • Local Dodecanese cuisine *
  • Ethnic Cuisine * (Cuisines from all over the world)
  • Cold Cuisine Buffet breakfast *
  • Confectionery Art
  • Cooking for special diets (gluten-free etc) *
  • Professional Installations Equipment
  • Supplies Control
  • Restaurant Management and operation
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Oenology
  • Principles of Sanitation
  • Menu Planning
  • Structure of Meat and Poultry
  • Dietetics - Nutrition
  • English
  • Dish Decoration Food Styling

Courses with an asterisk (*) are extra lessons from the program of the Ministry of Education, which Anko offers for completing education according to new trends.

Additional benefits for students of IEK ΑΝΚΟ

  1. Specialized seminars and educational visits to hotels and other tourism bodies
  2. Learning Foreign Languages (English, French, German)
  3. Student ID Card Card : With the use of the card, students have access to a number of privileges in purchasing products and services. From clothing to food and book purchases etc.
  4. Special tuition fees: Single-parent families, vulnerable social groups, repeat students, disabled students
  5. Continuous support provided by the Career Office, even after graduation
  6. Possibility for further studies, due to the School’s collaboration with international institutions

Potential Candidates

If you do not have a High School Certificate you can attend the intensive courses program without any prerequisite. See the program here.
There is no age limit.
No foreign language diploma is required.


During the semester, mid-term and final examinations are carried out. Upon successful completion of the study at IEK ANKO, graduates obtain a Certificate of Vocational Training, which is a secure investment for their professional career and development.

Afterwards, graduates can, if they have completed their internship or regular work in a related specialty with their studies, to pass a State Certification Examination to obtain the State Vocational Training Diploma which:

  • is valid in Greece and other European Union countries as a Level 4 Vocational Training (Law 4186/2013, Article 25, paragraph 1e), corresponding to Level 5 in accordance with the National Qualifications Framework. Graduates, with the acquisition of this diploma, have the opportunity to continue their studies in Greece and abroad.
  • is awarded by the Ministry of Education following a successful participation in the certification examinations of the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). The graduates of all IEK, public and private have the right to attend these exams.
  • is equivalent to the Public IEK Diplomas.

Finally, IEK ANKO graduates as holders of this Diploma are eligible to participate in the ASEP competitions (PD 50/27/2001 Government Gazette 39 / A / 5-3-2001 & Presidential Decree 347/2003 , Government Gazette 115 / Α '/ 31-12-03), and are awarded 150 points (Article 8 of Law 3051/2002, Government Gazette 220 / Α / 20-9-02).

The graduates of IEK ANKO, specialty of "Cooking Technician - Chef", in Kos and Rhodes, acquire a recognized diploma of a master chef with full professional rights.

Other information

The Culinary Art studies at Anko Tourism Academy Kos and Rhodes are a unique experience that will fascinate you. The curriculum, the facilities, the first grade materials, the distinguished professors of high standing, the extra activities, the training sessions and the educational visits, the interest and the essential care of the school for finding a job for each student separately are some of the comparative advantages of ΙΕΚ ΑΝΚΟ

Supporting Documents

1. ID (for foreigners a residence permit is required)
2. Taxation ID (for native citizens)  
3. Color ID Photos (2)
4. Color ID Photos for a Student Pass (2, optional)
5. Health certificate
6. Certified copy of High school diploma (Lyceum, Baccalaureate or TEE)

CAUTION! A degree is not required for the intensive courses

7. Social Security number (AMKA)
8. Certificate from the Social Insurance Organization or equivalent Public Service stating past employment (optional if available)
9. Family Status Certificate