Professional Diploma Program in Culinary Arts

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If you are looking to start a career as a Professional Chef in the Hospitality & Restaurant Industry, or wanting to set up a Food Business of international standards, this accredited and internationally-recognised Professional Diploma Program will set you on the right path.

The Professional Diploma Program is an intensive culinary training program in Cookery or Patisserie based on the Classical Continental Cuisine incorporating all basic to advanced skills & knowledge necessary for Commercial Food Production Operations.

At ICCA Dubai, the specially tailored curriculum is hands-on & intensive with application-focused and industry-centered activities that simulate actual work environment, and delivered under the guidance of industry-experienced international chef instructors, certified by the City & Guilds, London.

1. Diploma in Cookery

Diploma in Cookery

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This accredited City & Guilds London - Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)  specially trains and enables you to effectively deliver and excel in the Hospitality industry and creates opportunities for Work Placement.

 Course Plan & Subjects

 (a) Introduction to Hospitality & Kitchen Operations

  • Safety at Work
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Healthier Foods & Special Diets
  • Catering Operations, Costs & Menu Planning 

(b) Food Production & Culinary Arts

  • Prepare Food for Cold Presentation
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Stocks, Soups & Sauces
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Fish and Shellfish Dishes
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Meat, Poultry and Offal
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Vegetables, Fruits and Pulses
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Rice, Grains, Farinaceous Products and Egg Dishes
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Bakery Products
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Hot and Cold Desserts & Puddings

 (c) Industry Exposure (Mandatory for Certification)

  • Arranged by ICCA Dubai in the Hospitality Industry in Dubai U.A.E.

(d) IWEP - Industry Internship/Work Experience Placement Integration Program (Not Mandatory for Certification)

  • Last mile customization, Interviews, Trade Tests & Placement Process

2. Diploma in Patisserie

Diploma in Patisserie

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This accredited City & Guilds London - Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie) specially trains and enables one to effectively deliver and excel in the Hospitality industry and creates opportunities for Work Placement.  

Course Plan & Subjects

(a) Introduction to Hospitality & Kitchen Operations

  • Safety at Work
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Healthier Foods & Special Diets
  • Catering Operations, Costs & Menu Planning
 (b) Patisserie
 
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Cakes, Biscuits and Sponge Products
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Pastry Products
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Dough Products
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Hot Desserts & Puddings
  • Prepare, Cook & Finish Cold Desserts

 (c) Industry Exposure (Mandatory for Certification)

  • Arranged by ICCA Dubai in the Hospitality Industry in Dubai U.A.E.

 (d) IWEP - Industry Internship/Work Experience Placement Integration Program (Not Mandatory for Certification)

  • Last mile customization, Interviews, Trade Tests & Placement Process

Accreditation & Recognitions

It goes without say that an educational institute is primarily evaluated from its Accreditation & Recognitions.

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The ICCA Dubai has both an Approved and Accredited Centre status from the City & Guilds, London. Established in 1878, City & Guilds is the World’s largest Vocational Education Awarding Body & certifies over 1.3 Million students annually around the globe and helps increase value proposition and competitiveness within the global market.

City & Guilds qualifications are a global benchmark for vocational excellence, integrity & quality assessment and come along with the City & Guilds Europass Certificate Supplement.

City & Guilds Accreditation is recognized as a sign of quality in over a 100 countries around the world!

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The ICCA Dubai has been featured amongst the “Top 10 Culinary Institutes in the World” and awarded the “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs), a Global Authority on Food Standards.

The “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” award seeks to recognize the training and education that meet or exceeds the Culinary Standards Education established by WorldChefs.

The WorldChefs recognition provides a competitive advantage and assures employers of a candidate’s Quality Culinary Education.

  • KHDA Licensed Institute

All Programs delivered at The ICCA are recognized by The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Ministry of Education, Government of Dubai.

A Guaranteed Work Placement

 

Asrar Ahmed, Head Pastry Chef at Junoon Restaurant

The Professional Programs assure a career start in the Hospitality & Restaurant Industry. The ICCA Dubai maintains a track record of 100% work placement for its Student Chefs and has serviced over 86% of the Hospitality Brands in the U.A.E.

As a graduate from the International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai, you will be eligible for The Work Experience Placement (WEP) program. The ICCA Dubai’s extensive network with the Hospitality Industry in the Region and the Cruise Line Industry internationally provides the Student Chefs with an opportunity to launch their career in Hospitality and Restaurant Industry.

The Work Experience Placement follows the 620 hours of intensive on-campus guided learning and training. This program provides Student Chefs with valuable exposure in the industry working environment by way of a paid work experience placement.  Here the Student Chefs can apply their knowledge & skills gained in the training.  Such industrial work experiences help increase a Student Chef’s further skilled employment & other international opportunities.

Recruitment Partners

  • Hotels 
    JW Marriot Hotel, J W Marriot Marquis, Le Meridian Hotel, The Address Hotel - Dubai Down Town, The Address Hotel - Dubai Marina, The Address Hotel - Dubai Mall, The Address Hotel - Montegomerie, The Armani Hotel - Burj Dubai, Al Habtoor Hotel & Spa, The Courtyard by Marriot - Dubai, The Fairmont Hotel - Dubai, The Hilton Hotel - Dubai, The Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, The Kempinski Hotel - Dubai & Ajman, The Madinat - Jumeirah Hotels Group, The Metropolitan Hotels Group, The Millennium Hotels Group - Sharjah, The Oasis Beach Hotel - Dubai, The Palace Hotel - Down Town, The Radisson SAS Hotel, The Raffles Hotel - Dubai, The Rydges Plaza Hotel, The Shangri-La Hotel, Monte Carlo Beach Resort, The Meydan Hotel, The Grosvenor House Hotel, The Radisson Blu
  • Restaurants
    Fume, The Scene, Qbara, Apres, Bella Donna, BidiBondi, Café Ceramique, Café Havana, China Times, Costa, Deli Express, Haya Club, Hey Pesto, Inferno, Japengo, Left Bank, Magic Wok, MORE, Pane Caldo, Paul Café, The Butcher Shop & Grill, The Okku Dubai, The Montreal Bread Company, Trader Vic's, Wagamama, La Brioche, Marco Pierre White Wheeler's of St. James and Good Company, amongst many others.
  • International Cruise Lines
    Selections for the said recruitment are conducted by the Human Resources / Authorised Recruitment Representative of the Cruise Line, based on the culinary skills, knowledge & aptitude demonstrated and meeting the medical requirements & cruise line country specific security risk assessment.

The ICCA Dubai Student Chefs are currently placed on International Cruise Lines such as The Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) US, Oceania Cruises USA, Celebrity Cruises USA, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Thomson Ships UK.

The IWEP process and position are subject to the successful completion of the course program and the aptitude, attitude & the skills set demonstrated by the candidate at the placement interviews, trade tests and clearing the associated age, visa, statutory & medical conditions.

Placement for the WEP Program is arranged by way of on-campus Interviews. The placement contracts are directly agreed to, between the candidates and the Human Resources (HR) Department of the respective employing companies.

 Class Delivery & Fees Structure

The Diploma is available as a full time regular three (3) months program and also on a part time weekend basis and takes twelve (12) months to complete. 

The student intakes for the full time regular program are held every six weeks.

The weekend program on Saturdays, runs in a cycle and admissions for the same are open through the year.    

Classes are from 8.15am to 5pm, Saturday to Wednesday, Thursdays are half days and Friday is the weekly holiday.

For information on the fees structure of the Professional Diploma Program, kindly request a callback to help explain and guide you through the admissions process.

International Student Visas & Accommodation

The ICCA Dubai sponsors & provides all its International Students with the Dubai U.A.E Student Visa that are in line with the duration of the Course Program selected.

These visas are made available as part of the International Student Package Offer and issued well in time before the course start dates.

The processing of Visas are subject to submission of prescribed information and supporting documents, details of which are all provided as part of the Student Admission procedure. 

If you have any questions about Student Visas, we request you to kindly email our Admissions Deportment to enquiry@iccadubai.ae.

  • ICCA Dubai Student Accommodation

The ICCA Dubai has a full-fledged hostel facility for its International resident students, located in the heart of the city, near the famed Mall of the Emirates with all modern amenities and facilities, for a comfortable and homely stay with separate apartments for males & females.

The hostel accommodation facilities are fully furnished, serviced, air-conditioned and on a sharing basis. Hostel accommodation facilities for International Students are arranged on request or as part of the International Student package offer.

The School is located very close to the hostel facilities and is about 8 to 10 minutes away by the Dubai Metro.

  • Airport Pick Up Services

ICCA Dubai offers a free airport pick-up service for its international students who opt for hostel accommodation facility. The airport transfer operates from the Dubai International Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3, to the student hostel accommodation facilities. Students are required to provide the Student Services Officer, with their flight details at least one week in advance.

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