P3 Restaurant and catering service

The competition tasks of this skill category are based on the vocational qualification in restaurant and catering services. 

The cook who have completed the competence area of food services, works in restaurants, catering sector, staff canteens, cafés, catering service companies and institutional kitchens. 

Competition is a pair competition 

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Description of the skill category

A cook knows how to work in food preparation tasks at restaurants with different business ideas or missions or in public sector units. 

A cook prepares tasty, nutritious and wholesome food, taking special diets into account. To Set out food as individual plated dishes or dishes for a large group of customers is familiar. 

In food preparation tasks a cook can use and adjust recipes. A cook works in a customer service oriented, responsible, profitable and productive manner as well as in compliance with sustainable operating practices. 

When preparing the dishes, a cook considers requirements of hygiene, an environmental aspect, occupational safety, self-monitoring and co-operation. 

The competition tasks of this skill category are based on the requirements and criteria of “satisfactory” in vocational qualification in restaurant and catering services, competence area of food services (Cook). The tasks are planned in cooperation with working life. 

Competition is a two-day long pair competition. One competition pair from the same unit of an educational institution can enroll in semifinals of this skill category. 

A competitor shall have working clothes provided by his/her own educational institute. Use of personal assistive devices is allowed in case it have been announced in advance or defined in the rules. 

TaitajaPLUS skills for students with special needs 

TaitajaPLUS-categories are without age limit, and they are open for students with the decision on special support. 

Skill requirements

The competition tasks and assessment criteria correlate with the requirements for the grade satisfactory (T1) of the compulsory units of the qualification. 

Tasks in the Taitaja2021 Finals are based in following parts of the qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services: 

  • Working in catering services 
  • Preparing lunch dishes 
  • Preparing plated dishes 

Partners of the skill

Main event partners

  • Lapin koulutuskeskus Redun logo. Linkki Redun verkkosivuille.
  • Ammattiopisto Lappian logo. Linkki Lappian verkkosivuille.
  • Koulutuskeskus Jedun logo. Linkki Jedun verkkosivuille.
  • Oulun Palvelualan Opiston logo. Linkki OPAO:n verkkosivuille.
  • Ammattiopisto Luovin logo. Linkki Luovin verkkosivuille.
  • Suomen Diakoniaopiston logo. Linkki Suomen Diakoniaopiston verkkosivuille.
  • Skills Finlandin logo, linkki Skills Finlandin verkkosivuille.