February 26, 2024

VKD seminars in January, February, and March 2024

The Association of German Chefs e. V. (VKD), is the largest community of chefs in the German Federal Republic. With the motto “Many kitchens in one association”, the VKD unites the most diverse sectors of the hospitality industry like Restaurant, hotel, communal catering, catering etc under one roof. The association also sees itself as the voice of the chefs and its members. These include trainees, employees, employers and retired chefs. The diversity of the VKD family is the foundation for the professional development of VKD members and for the future of the profession. Here are the list of VKD seminars till April 2024.

Calculation as a survival strategy
Date: January 22, 2024
Online training
Cost: 399 euros (359.10 euros for VKD members)


Specialist training for F&B, kitchen and restaurant employees who want to position themselves more economically when it comes to pricing. In this seminar, participants will be shown how the costs in the catering industry are made up. You will learn about all common calculation methods and can then apply the best method for your business. more

Naturally to a strong immune system – online cooking course
Date: January 23, 2024
Online cooking course
Cost: 65 euros (58.50 euros for VKD members)


Following on from the online training “Naturally to a strong immune system”, this cooking course is about putting knowledge about immune-boosting nutrients as well as clever combinations and ways of preparing the corresponding foods into practice in your own kitchen via video meeting. more

Of course, to a strong immune system
Date: January 23, 2024
Online training
Cost: 65 euros (58.50 euros for VKD members)


The importance of an intact immune system is particularly clear after the pandemic. A strong immune system is essential. In this online training, participants learn how good nutrition can support the immune system in its important work. Participants can put the theory they have learned into practice in the online cooking course of the same name. more

Sharp knives cut better
Date: January 26, 2024
Location: Schorndorf
Cost: 89 euros (80.10 euros for VKD members)


The knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Like any other tool, the knife sooner or later loses its sharpness. In the sharpening seminar, participants learn how to properly sharpen their knives. more
Creation of recipes for dishes, buffets and menus
Date: February 5, 2024
Online training
Cost: 99 euros (89.10 euros for VKD members)


This webinar explains in detail how participants can quickly and easily create recipes for all kitchen products in Excel. The goal is to build your own recipe database for basic recipes, main courses, starters, desserts, buffets, etc. more

Vegetable and fruit carving seminars by master craftsmen
Date: from February 5, 2024
Location: Weissenfels
Cost: 290 euros (261 euros for VKD members)


Chrysanthemums, roses, cucumber frogs – even beginners in vegetable and fruit carving can quickly carve small works of art with the right instructions. The speaker teaches a carving technique that combines Thai, Japanese and Chinese elements. It combines the advantages of all Asian carving techniques with a European approach. more

Financial plan during training?
Date: February 7, 2024
Online training
Cost: free of charge


Apprenticeship years are not men’s years – not even financially. Nevertheless, trainees can already take the right steps for the future. What does a young person have to pay attention to during their apprenticeship and first years of work and where are the stumbling blocks in an economic sense? more

petits fours
Date: from February 12, 2024
Location: Fellbach
Cost: 260 euros (234 euros for VKD members)


There are many uses for petit fours: as finger food, for sale, as an accompaniment to coffee or tea, as a sweet or savory highlight after dinner. This seminar teaches the efficient production of petits fours and small pastries: from classic to modern, from sweet to savory, as well as the finishing with coatings and decorations. more

Anti-inflammatory diet
Date: February 13, 2024
Online training
Cost: 65 euros (58.50 euros for VKD members)


In this online training, participants learn about the influence of nutrition on inflammation, which should not be underestimated, and learn the basics of an anti-inflammatory diet. more

Chocolate basics: showpieces, decorations, techniques
Date: February 26, 2024
Online training
Cost: 390 euros (351 euros for VKD members)


Pouring and cutting chocolate, setting up a display piece and individual design: all the basic techniques for dealing with chocolate are covered in this seminar. Participants learn how to create effective decorations and chocolate showpieces that are a special eye-catcher. more

Water in the professional kitchen
Date: February 27, 2024
Online training
Cost: free of charge


In this seminar, participants learn the requirements for perfect water quality for the most important gastronomic applications and how these can be achieved. more

Histamine and its different faces
Date: February 27, 2024
Online training
Cost: 65 euros (58.50 euros for VKD members)


With histamine intolerance, the body reacts to an increased amount of histamine with intolerance reactions, such as itching, hives, headaches, diarrhea or abdominal pain. Histamine is also found in many foods. Participants in the seminar learn what to consider in terms of nutrition if you have histamine intolerance. more

Metabolic disease diabetes mellitus
Date: February 27, 2024
Online training
Cost: 65 euros (58.50 euros for VKD members)


This seminar is aimed at chefs who work in clinics and senior citizens’ facilities and would like to expand and update their basic knowledge. In the seminar, participants gain an insight into nutritional therapy as an essential basis for treating diabetes mellitus. more
Social media: photos and videos with your smartphone
Date: March 1, 2024
Location: Neuwied
Cost: 165 euros (80.10 euros for VKD members)


In this seminar, participants will learn how to get the most out of their smartphone camera and shoot successful motifs especially for the catering industry. more

Successful recruiting in the hospitality industry
Date: March 4, 2024
Location: Deutz, Cologne
Cost: 238 euros (199 euros for VKD members)


This workshop is aimed at owners and managers in the medium-sized hospitality industry. In times of a shortage of skilled workers and especially the labor shortage in the hospitality industry, the company’s image plays an increasingly important role. In order to get good staff in the future, companies must rethink their current methods of internal and external recruitment. more

Calculation of meals with all calculation variants
Date: March 4, 2024
Online seminar
Cost: 99 euros (89.10 euros for VKD members)


What costs are hidden behind the overhead surcharge and how is this actually determined? How do you correctly calculate the food on offer? These questions will be answered in a practical way for participants in this seminar. By using an MS Excel table with all calculation variants, you will be able to carry out your calculations correctly in the future in a time-saving and cost-effective manner. more

Perfect starters – additional sales made easy
Date: March 4, 2024
Location: Bad Überkingen
Cost: 319.93 euros (212.93 euros for VKD members)


The “little treasures” are trendy and motivate many guests to order several courses. The participants learn how to plan, produce, store and present the small, delicious dishes perfectly. The practical seminar gives you ideas on how you can creatively optimize your own offering, add trendy additions and completely reorient it. more

Food allergies and intolerances
Date: from March 4, 2024
Online seminar
Cost: 199 euros (179.10 euros for VKD members)


Food allergies are becoming more and more common and must therefore be taken into account regularly in the catering industry – especially in communal catering in clinics or senior citizens’ facilities. This seminar provides the allergological basics and insights into various intolerances as well as practical implementation in the kitchen. more

Your kitchen is structured efficiently and modernly
Date: March 5, 2024
Location: Bad Überkingen
Cost: 319.65 euros (212.93 euros for VKD members)


In order to structure their kitchen processes more efficiently and to deliver top quality even with fewer staff, participants receive new ideas and the necessary tools. more

Prepare anti-inflammatory foods
Date: March 5, 2024
Online seminar
Cost: 65 euros (58.50 euros for VKD members)


Classic inflammation is a mostly temporary immune response of the body. Silent inflammation is a long-lasting reaction that can lead to metabolic disorders in the human body. They usually become noticeable through slightly to moderately elevated laboratory values. The inflammatory processes can be downregulated through targeted meal planning. more

Instruction and leadership of employees – workshop for trainers
Date: from March 5, 2024
Online training
Cost: 189 euros (170.10 euros for VKD members)


The further training is aimed at trainers and HR managers in the hospitality industry who want to refresh their knowledge and acquire new knowledge, particularly with a view to the current requirements of the new training regulations. In this online training, the participants in the group work out what new content they can expect and discuss how this can be implemented well in training practice. more

BE, KE, FEP? Diabetes mellitus in practice
Date: from March 7, 2024
Online training
Cost: 59 euros (53.10 euros for VKD members)


This online training is aimed at chefs who work in clinics and senior citizens’ facilities and would like to expand and update their basic knowledge. In the seminar, participants gain an insight into nutritional therapy as an essential basis for treating diabetes mellitus. more

Job abroad: What should you consider?
Date: March 13, 2024
Online seminar
Cost: free of charge


This seminar is aimed at trained cooks who want to take the step into self-employment and are looking for support. There is an opportunity to gain professional experience abroad, especially in the catering and hotel industries. But what should I take into account when traveling abroad for work and what if I return home? Participants learn what they should pay attention to. more

Sugar Basics: Showpieces, Decors, Techniques
Date: from March 18, 2024
Location: Fellbach
Cost: 390 euros (351 euros for VKD members)


Pouring, drawing, blowing, modeling – there are hardly any limits when working with sugar. This seminar is exactly about the basics of sugar art. Participants create numerous decorations and various showpieces and, after the seminar, are able to make their own creations out of sugar. more

VKD certificate training – upgrade for contemporary training
Date: from March 18, 2024
Online training
Cost: 380.80 euros (297.50 euros for VKD members)


The seminar is aimed at chefs who are responsible for training trainees in the company, as well as trainers who want to refresh their knowledge and learn new aspects. In this training, the training officers are the “learners”. You can experience practically and with other chefs in the group how teaching material is clearly conveyed, what digital support is possible and how to establish networks. more

Diet for high blood pressure
Date: March 19, 2024
Online training
Cost: 65 euros (58.50 euros for VKD members)


According to the Robert Koch Institute, around 30 percent of Germans suffer from high blood pressure, which is a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. In this online training, participants learn about the nutritional factors that influence blood pressure so that they can later successfully implement them in their own kitchen practice. more

New exams for the cooking profession and kitchen specialist
Date: March 20, 2024
Online seminar
Cost: 79 euros (53 euros for VKD members)


With the new training occupations and framework plans, the new examination regulations have also been in force since August 1, 2022. The examination regulations have changed significantly and there are many new points to consider. The online seminar provides knowledge about the changes to the examination regulations and participants receive the input of a long-standing IHK examination

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