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The DCE program starts with your culinary training under the Diploma in Culinary Arts (DCA). After finishing theculinary requirements and local internship in the DCA, you earn your first diploma and then proceed to the Diploma in Entrepreneurship modules. The program focuses on gaining managerial and business competencies through courses on marketing, conducting feasibility studies, preparing a business plan, catering/banquet management, purchasing, and control.
All courses are designed to teach and train you in the culinary arts through a tri-level approach of lecture, demo, and hands-on kitchen work:
Total Program Duration: 8-14 months, depending on chosen local internship track
Students may choose any of the following schedule of classes:
Full-time Regular Classes: Mondays -Thursdays, 7-11AM or 8AM -12NN
Saturday Classes for Working Students: 8AM – 4PM (whole day)
Graduates of the program will receive automatic ACF CERTIFIED CULINARIAN (CC) certification, demonstrating their exceptional skills and expertise. In addition, the Cookery NC ll (National Certification Level 11) qualification youwill earn allows you to assume any of the following entry-level positions in the industry: Commis 1, 2, and 3, Pastry Cook, Hot-Kitchen Cook, Pantry Worker, Cold-Kitchen Cook/Garde Manger, and Saucier.
At TCAI, weare passionate about helping you become the best chef-entrepreneur you can be. Whether you dream of opening your own restaurant, catering business, or food truck, our Diploma in Culinary Entrepreneurship program will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.