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Diploma in Culinary Arts

Our Diploma in Culinary Arts is the perfect starting point if you’re ready to pursue your dream career working in top restaurants and hotels here in the Philippines or around the world.

Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACEF) and TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority), this 6-month to 12-month (depending on chosen local internship track) intensive program will give you the skills and qualifications you need to succeed in the culinary industry.

Program Overview

At TCAI, we take a tri-level approach to teaching and training you in the culinary arts. Our lectures are practical and comprehensive, with instructive demonstrations and intensive hands-on training on various cooking methods, including international cuisines like Asian, European, and American. Basic baking and pastry making are included in the different international cuisine modules. With a limited number of students per class, you’ll have more direct supervision from the chef instructors and more  hands-on time to  hone your skills to perfection.

After four to five months of classroom laboratory training, you’ll undergo two to up to six months of internship training in the hospitality workplace. You’ll apply the knowledge and skills gained in class, enhance your culinary skills, and earn real industry experience.

  • Small class sizes with a maximum of 7 students and 2 Chef Instructors per class
  • 100% hands-on cooking
  • Two (2) to up to six (6) months local internship in a local top restaurants or 5-star hotels
  • Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACEF)
  • Option for the International Step-up Programs:  Advanced Italian Culinary Certificate at the Florence University of the Arts, or the paid-internship in the USA through our partner internship-provider


Total Program Duration: 6-12 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 you’ll 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.

Program Modules Include

  • 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
  • Basic Baking and Pastry included in international cuisine modules
  • Two (2) to six (6) months local internship training in local top restaurants or 5-star hotels

Tuition Fee

inclusive of two (2) sets of uniform, all ingredients, e-modules, use of kitchen tools and equipment

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