International Centre for Culinary Arts - Dubai, U.A.E.

Must Watch List of Movies and TV Series For Foodies

Entertainment plays a big role in moulding our interests and hobbies to sometimes even our careers. And, the culinary world is one such industry that has gained a lot of attention after it has been highlighted in the showbiz through various food...

Garlic – The Culinary Wonder Drug

Who would have thought that the pungent smelling garlic would have a day dedicated to it? And why not? According to the international food calendar, apparently anything that is edible has a day dedicated to celebrate it, so why not garlic which...

In Conversation With Nasarene Jeddy – Creating Magic With Sugar at ICCA Dubai

All those who visit ICCA Dubai, can’t help but stand and gaze at the exquisite flower creations showcased in the Coffee Lounge Area. What enthralls everyone more is that the bouquets and other pieces of decor are all made of sugar.

4 Tasty Vegetarian Grills for Summer

Summer is officially here, and it’s time for some outdoor activities. Along with the usual plays and games let’s take our kitchen activities out as well, to have some extra summer fun for that killer summer body. How? Let’s get grilling!

Culinary Tips - 7 Health Benefits of Seafood

People around the world eat fish & other seafood for nutritional reasons, or for its unique taste. From freshwater to saltwater fish to the deep-water shellfish, the love for seafood is massive. There is even a diet concept formed out of love for...

Culinary Essentials - 4 Fluids for a Healthy Ramadan

As we have just welcomed the holy month of Ramadan, the season of kindness and compassion defined by habits and traditions, it is time to ensure that both your mind and body is nourished to stay healthy all through this blessed month. While we...

Culinary Myth Busters - Frozen Yoghurt

Summer is hitting hard and it’s only natural to crave for cold & frozen refreshments to beat this hot weather. While ice cream seems to be an obvious choice, the calories and fat content often make us look for alternatives such as frozen yogurt....

5 Interesting Ways of Cooking An Egg

Whether it’s an omelette, sunny side up, scrambled or boiled, we all love eggs for breakfast, or sometimes even for lunch and dinner as well in some or the other way. This protein-packed wholesome food is a perfect base for a lot of snacks and is...

Trends in Culinary - Restaurant Décors

When you go out for a weekend brunch or a dinner date with your loved ones, food is not the only factor that matters to most for a perfect outing after a long week of hard work. As much as the food or cuisine is important, the aesthetic appeal of...

Introduction of Charcoal in Culinary

Gone are the days when health drinks were limited to green juices and smoothies. It’s no surprise that we keep discovering new ways of consuming food/drinks to keep ourselves healthy, as being healthy is all the rage now. The newest trend in the...

Here is Why Instagram is Big in Culinary for Food Businesses

What do we usually do when some awe-inspiring food is being served on our table in a restaurant/café? Dig in right away? Of course, we will, but before that, I am sure none of us would mind sparing a couple of minutes clicking that fare so that...

5 Ultimate Cooking Tips From Julia Child's Quotes

Julia Child is that name in the culinary world which influenced both the laymen and professionals in ways that no other chef has. Her whimsical vibes and easy-going nature encouraged the home cooks to believe in their cooking skills without...

#4 Opening and Closing Activities

Well begun, is work half done!Hello and a warm welcome from me, Shagufta, the People Development Specialist & Placement Manager at the ICCA Dubai and it gives me great pleasure to be writing to you again.As a sequel to the series of write-ups...

#3 Knife Skills & Safe Kitchen Practices

A Chef is a very versatile being. He is one person who can be an artist, a scientist, a Physicist, a Chemist, an athlete and a number whiz all at the same time. Working with food requires a Chef to be aware of the physics & chemistry of the...

#2 Ground Work & Mise-en-Place

A Kitchen is a place of both Order & Chaos; the guests' order and the chaos follows.

#1 Food Safety & Kitchen Hygiene

Smart Trained Talent. Commis that you will Love in your Kitchen...

6 Food Habits to Ace the Dubai Fitness Challenge

Can you manage 30 minutes of exercise for 30 days?

Cooking for Picky Eaters – School Re-Opening Special

It’s again that time of the year when your little ones are all set to go back to their school routine. Yes, it’s school reopening time and as expected, all the parents might have already geared up and rewired their brains to function in a way to...

18 Again - A Successful Restaurateur Goes Back to Culinary Fundamentals

Being a part of a culinary school, we have witnessed the rise of many successful food entrepreneurs who took their baby steps to the world of culinary at ICCA Dubai. However, someone joining the school to learn the culinary basics despite having...

6 Coffee Facts Every Coffee Lover Should Know

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in our everyday lives but despite its popularity, most of us don’t know much about our favourite drink. To start with, we can say, as a coffee lover you have two options to choose from, commercial and...

5 Interesting Career Options for Culinary Graduates

Culinary Arts is all about preparing and presenting food in a way that tantalizes not only your taste buds but all other senses as well. People who are not from the industry generally have a misconception that a Culinary Arts Qualification can...

5 Typical Thoughts While Cooking Something New

Yes, there’s a first time for everything, and it’s no different when it comes to cooking even if you’re a pro. New recipes can pose a challenge to even the most experienced chefs, let alone the home cooks. All you cooking enthusiasts, have you...

The Art of Authentic Artisan Italian Pizza Making

Pizza is an Italian piece of art loved by the world.  It is food best described as a comfort delicacy. It became hugely popular all over the world when the F&B industry took a fast food approach to this Italian masterpiece. The pizza trend soon...

The Story of Fresh Pasta and Bruschetta in the Making

When it comes to Italian Cuisine, there’s nothing more authentic and traditional than fresh pasta. Even if it’s a simple preparation, the feel and flavour fresh pasta give are as delightful as any other fancy meal. Not to mention the firm and...

Homemade Bread is Better! This is Why

There is something nostalgically beautiful about the whiff of freshly baked homemade bread with a golden brown crust and a cotton soft texture on the inside.

The 4 Culinary Secrets to a Perfect Loaf

Coming home to the whiff of a freshly baked loaf of bread is something that can easily put a smile on anybody’s face. Even though kneading the dough and all that waiting period feels a little tiresome job to get that soft, fresh and warm loaf of...

Cooking Tip - Pay Attention to the Sounds in the Kitchen!

We all are well aware of the fact that our senses play a significant role in the kitchen. When we speak about our senses in cooking, the first things that come to our mind are the aroma, taste and the texture of the food. Throughout the cooking...

Culinary Arts - The Real Deal of Professional Kitchen

A culinary school is where the transformation of passionate home cooks into world-class chefs begin. As tough and disciplinary as it is, culinary school is not only about following a strict regime but is also a fun and rewarding place if you have...

5 Essential Traits of a Culinary Professional

Have you ever wondered what is it that makes these great chefs so successful in their profession? We know that they all have one thing in common which is their exceptional ability to cook. However, mastering the skills to prepare great food is...

Taste of Dubai 2019

The city’s most celebrated food, drink, and music festival, returns for its 12th successive year with the addition of interesting new features, loaded with fun and excitement.

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