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Diploma in Culinary Entrepreneurship

Diploma in Culinary Entrepreneurship

Duration: 8 Months
Amount: ₱288,500.00

* Fees subject to change without prior notice

The Diploma in Culinary Entrepreneurship (DCE) is for those who aim to become chef-entrepreneurs. This is an 8- month program which requires completion of the 6-month Commercial Cooking NC – II (Culinary Arts)  for which a student earns the TESDA NC ll recognition, plus two more months of study where students gain managerial and business competencies through courses on marketing, conducting feasibility studies, preparation of a business plan, catering/banquet management, purchasing and control.

All AHA Phil courses are designed to teach and train you in the culinary arts thru a tri-level approach of lecture, demo and hands-on kitchen work:

  • lectures are practical and comprehensive
  • demos are conducted in a theater-style room
  • hands-on cooking in well-equipped kitchen stations
  • limited number of students per cooking station for conducive learning

The student can opt to undergo a 3-month international PAID work experience in the USA with international partner hotels of AHA USA. Additional cost for the program fee, airfare and health insurance apply.

Complete program tuition is Php 298,500.00.

An entrance examination is required before enrolling in this program.

The program modules include

All modules covered, such as: 

  • Professional Chef
  • Product Identification
  • Kitchen Math
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Knife Skills
  • Butchery & Fish Mongerie
  • Stocks, soups and Starches
  • Cooking Methods
  • Breakfast Cookery
  • Asian Cuisine
  • European Cuisine
  • American Cuisine
  • * Two month local internship training


2-month Entrepreneurship modules, such as 

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Planning the Food Expo
  • Market Research
  • Making the Business Plan
  • Marketing Practices
  • Principles of Catering and Banqueting
  • Cost Control/ Inventory Management
  • Purchasing
  • Bread Baking
  • Patisserie
  • Food Expo