Commercial Cooking NC II in the Philippines

Commercial Cooking NC II is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in preparing food and beverages in a commercial setting such as a hotel or a restaurant.

Some examples of core competencies that you may acquire from enrolling in this course are:

  • Preparing, cooking, and serving food for menus
  • Preparing and portioning controlled meat cuts
  • Packaging prepared foodstuffs
  • Presenting food
  • Receiving and storing kitchen supplies
  • Observing workplace hygiene procedures
  • Providing effective customer service

Course Duration

Commercial Cooking NC II takes a minimum of 436 hours to complete.  That is roughly 4 months for a 6-hour Monday to Friday class schedule.

Admission Requirements

Basic requirements for this TESDA course include:

  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • Highschool or College Diploma
  • Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records or Form 137
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • 1×1 and/or 2×2 Pictures

Different schools and training centers have their own set of requirements to enroll in any of their programs. It is best to contact them for their complete list of Admission Requirements.


Some Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) may require you to complete this course before being allowed to take Commercial Cooking NC III.

There is also a Commercial Cooking NC IV TESDA course being offered in the Philippines that you might be interested in.


Qualified graduates of the Commercial Cooking NC II course can find employment as any of the following:

  • Commis
  • Pastry Cook
  • Hot Kitchen Cook
  • Cold Kitchen Cook

Competency Assessment and Certification

Students enrolled in the Commercial Cooking NC II course may be required to undergo a Competency Assessment at any TESDA-Accredited Competency Assessment Center for Commercial Cooking NC II before graduation. A National Certificate (NC II) will be issued to students who passed this assessment.

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  1. Hi. Please email me when is the next schedule of classes for Commercial Cooking NC II or NC III. Can I enrol directliy to NC III without taking NC II? How much is the tuition fee? I am 48 years old with basic knowledge in cooking and plan to manage my own restaurant. I believe what I will learn from your school will help me a lot in managing my own business.
    Looking forward to your immediate reply. Thank you very much!


    • Hi, Belle!
      Thanks for visiting our site. Schedules vary depending on the school offering the course. The same goes for skipping NC levels, some schools may require you to go through all levels, some schools may allow you to skip. As far as we know, TESDA courses are offered for free; however, we’re not sure if this applies to all schools. It’s best if you’ll contact the school directly so they can give you a more accurate response. You can find the list of TESDA-accredited schools offering Commercial Cooking classes on this page. :)

  2. Do you know any school that offers Commercial Cooking in Quezon City? Maybe a 6 months course. Thanks for you reply.

  3. Hi, Can I Ask for the commercial cooking course?
    Pwd na po ba i-Convert ung Certificate ng Commercial cooking NC II into a PRC Licensed?
    Thank You!

    • Hi, Marco!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We’re not really sure, but we haven’t heard of a PRC licensure examination related to cooking so far. If you want to be sure, you could probably contact PRC and ask their official representatives directly.

  4. gud afternoon..ask ko lang poh kung kailan yung next enrol ng commercial cooking sa tesda..?tsaka meron po ba sa tesda manila?
    mahal po kc sa ibang school kaya balak ko mag tesda nalang..tnx…goodbless

    • Hi, Jhoef!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      From what we’ve gathered, there are commercial cooking classes offered at TESDA Manila. We just don’t know about the exact dates for enrollment or the schedule. It’s best if you’ll contact TESDA directly using the contact information above so they can give you an accurate and more detailed response.

      Good luck! :)

  5. Good day,

    Just wanna ask if there is a commercial cooking lessons for like 6 months course somewhere in Quezon City? How much the tuition fee? Sana yong mura lang po.
    Thanks and God bless.

    • Hi, Mae!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Yes, there are a lot of schools/training centers that offer commercial cooking classes in Quezon City. We’re just not sure exactly how long the classes are going to last as the duration indicated is based on number of hours and not days. You can find the list of schools/training centers and other relevant information about them on this page:

      We have no available information about the tuition fees in these schools/training centers, but if you don’t want to spend a lot, you could probably call the TESDA offices near your place to ask if they are offering commercial cooking classes in their training centers.

      Good luck! :)

  6. gudmorning! jst wanna ask if dr r schools in Tacloban city, Leyte dat offrs commercial cooking? Thank u!

  7. hi goodmorning i would just like to ask if what center or school wherein i could attend specifically here in Cainta, Rizal. I am currently working in a restaurant and since i am planning of working abroad in the near future i want to acquire a certificate in commercial cooking NC II so as to qualify me more in the position that i am going to apply. your swift reply to would be mch appreciated.Tnx.

    • Hi, Sharmaine!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Common requirements for TESDA courses include:

      • Copy of Birth Certificate authenticated by NSO
      • Copy of High school or College Diploma
      • Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records
      • 1×1 Pictures
      • Certificate of Good Moral Character

      Requirements, however, may vary depending on the institution you are going to enroll at, so we strongly suggest you get in touch with the school or training center’s official representatives for more accurate and detailed information.

  8. h! gud nun tanong k lng poh kung meron din sa iloilo comercial cooking coures at mag kano ang tuition tnx.

    • Hi, Jenelyn!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Yes, ABBA Institute of Technology Inc. in Delgado St. Iloilo City offers this course. We’re not affiliated with them, though, so it’s best if you’ll contact them directly so they can give you a more accurate response regarding the tuition fee. :)

  9. hi, do you know any school that offer commercial cooking or food and beverages here in Pampanga, me and my son are interested cause we are planning to open a restaurant.Many thanks.

  10. Hello po! I heard last week sa radio the secretary of TESDA mas mababa ang fees sa TESDA compare to other training schools kaya po ask ko kung merong TESDA sa Nueva Ecija? Lahat kasi ng nakikita ko training schools or schools is accreditted lang ng TESDA. I will wait for your response. Thank you po!

  11. I just want to inquire po if this course is offered sa dumaguete city and cebu city po. If yes, where are the locations po? Thank you.

  12. Hi, I took the training 2 years ago, that was commercial cooking and Baking and pastry NC2… I was not able to get it until now, what do I need to bring to get it? Thanks in advance.

    • Hi, Lex!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We’re not quite sure what you meant when you said you weren’t able to get something until now. Were you referring to the assessment exam or the certificate that you passed the assessment? Either way, it would probably be best if you’ll get in touch with the officials of the assessment center where you’re planning to take/ where you took the exam so they can give you a list of the requirements.

  13. mgkano po ba honorarium sa mga trainors ng comcuk class and how long po ba bago makuha ang check?

    • Hi, Eddy!

      We’re sorry, but we have no available information regarding honoraria for TESDA courses. We’re guessing that that would be at the discretion of the school or training center, but you might also want to ask TESDA for more accurate and detailed information.

  14. san po ba pwede mg file ng complain? i have issues regarding the school kung saan ako po ay isang comcuk trainor.

  15. kailangan po pa mag undergo ng training ng Commercial Cooking??kac ung certificate requirement ko lng…!!

    • Hi, Bryan.

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      According to TESDA, people interested in getting a certification can take the assessment exam without taking the training. Unless the individual is confident of his knowledge; skills; and experiences, they strongly encourage that he try to take the training first to refresh or update his knowledge.

      For good measure, try to ask the specific training center or school where you wish to take the training if that would be necessary as they might have a different policy.

  16. hi po ask ko lng po kung may ganitong course ang tesda baguio.,thanku po.and how much po ang tuition fee?and anu po ang mga keilangan?thanku:)

  17. what is the required time limit in taking commercial cooking nc II institutional assessment?

  18. I just want to know what are the training center that offer a free commercial cooking course in metro manila?


  19. Good day po! Ask ko lang kung mayroong Commercial Cooking sa TESDA-Tayuman here in Tondo,Manila at kung ilang months po sya aaralin at kung may tuition ba? Thanks! I’ll wait for your response.

  20. hi! good evening poh.
    tanong ko lang poh may comercial cooking poh ba ang TESDA TOLEDO or some places in CEBU CITY .. at anu po ba yong mga requirements.
    freshmen p lang po ako at im welling about cooking.

    thank you poh ..i’ll wait 4 your response .god bless. :D

  21. Hello…
    I just want to ask lang po if this CC-NCII training course is available during saturdays’ and sundays.. im interested to enroll but i have work during weeekdays.thank you.

  22. sir ask ko lang po kung pwede kumuha ng nc ii commercial cooking kahit hindi nakatapos ng high school.

    • Hi, Franz!

      TESDA didn’t specify whether a high school diploma is needed for this course. It’s the school/training center that decides if they’re going to impose additional requirements on top of the basic requirements that TESDA requires, so it’s best if you’ll contact the school/training center you’re thinking of enrolling at so they can give you an accurate and more detailed response.

  23. Hi! How about here in san pedro laguna, may tesda accredited school ba dito that offer commercial cooking? Pwede ko ba makuha address and contact number. Thank’s in advance

    • Good day ma’am and sir:
      Tanong ko lang po san pong schools sa manila yung accridited by Tesda for the NCII COMMERCIAL COOKING..? Pwede din po bng mag night class, kasi I’m working from 8am -5pm..
      Thank you po.

  24. hello po sir/maam! magandang umaga po, tanong ko lng po kung may mga list po ba kayo sa mga passers ng NCII sa leyte??meron po ba kayo nun? san po yun makikita? kasi po tapos ko na pong mag take ng assessment test sa school ko po dati (HILONGOS NATIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL ito po yung school ko dati) ,tapos po naka pasa nmn po ako, kaso nga lng po until now di pa po namin nakukuha ang certificate namin,. nag aalala po kasi ako na baka di ko na po yun makukuha :(

  25. Hello po.. tanung ko lng po npalitan nadaw pi kasi ng cookery NCII ang commercial cooking.. liban po sa NEU saang school pa po dto sa QC may ganyang course??? Salamat po..

  26. Ask ko lang po, kung ano ang scope ng commercial cooking course para sa grade 9? May textbook or module po ba para dito? thanks po.

    • Hi, Pilar!

      We’re sorry, but we have no available information regarding the scope of the Commercial Cooking course for grade 9 students. Have you tried to ask your teachers? They’re probably in a better position to answer that question for you.


  27. how much po ang tuition fee sa commercial cooking nc II in tesda asingan?or in our lady of fatima,?

  28. We are an accredited assessment center.
    Should you have any queries or require any further information for Cookery NC II, F&B Services NC II and Bread and Pastry Production NC II assessment please do not hesitate to contact us.


    Student Affairs Officer

    Manila Culinary and Hospitality Academy

    T +63 2 7234926

    F +63 2 7234928

    M +63 917 8630399 ; +63 939 9019789

  29. Hi po ask ko lng kng san puede mag enrol ng commercial cooking dto sa manila magkano po ung tuition maeenrol po sana ako


  31. Hi gud morning

    Ask ko lng po kung pwede ako mag enroll dito…

    Ako po ay isang undergrad 3rd yr highschool lng ako at nag stop napo ng ilang taon.

    Kung sakaling pwede po … saan po ako pwede mag enroll ako po ay taga pasay at mag kano po ang tuition… pls reply

  32. I used to be an HRM student and when I finished my freshman year, we were required to take NC II Commercial Cooking before we could enroll for second year. I took it and passed but up until now we haven’t received any news about it. What should I do? It was taken summer last year 2013

  33. Meron po s quezon city tesda training centre for commercial cooking may tution po b? How much

  34. good morning po..tanung ko lang po kung what time ung schedule ng monday to intersted in this course comercial coocking

  35. Good Day,

    Magtatanong lang po regarding sa next enrollment for the Commercial Cooking NC course.
    Meron po ba sa TESDA Pampanga ng ganito course?
    Hoping for your response.
    Thank you

    Melinda Pangan

  36. Good day,
    Kelan po ba next enrollment for Commercial Cooking?
    Meron po ba sa TESDA Pampanga ng ganun course?

    Thank u