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Diploma in CookeryGermanyConsultant - MBMC FZE LTD
"It offered short training time, convenient location, and there was an immediate response to my enquiry. Plus, they have industry standard equipments at school. "- Miriam BackhausWho inspired you to cook?It has always been my hobby to cook and I have been passionate about food and they ways of of preparation ever since. I did some research about culinary schools in Dubai and found ICCA.
I first enrolled at their Lifestyle Classes till I decided to up my ante, and took the Cookery Diploma course.
What made you decide to choose ICCA?It offered short training time, convenient location, and there was an immediate response to my enquiry. Plus, they have industry standard equipments at school.
Diploma in CookeryLagos, NigeriaPastry Chef and Owner - Just a Bite Mini Dessert Co.
"My favourite experience was Taste of Abu Dhabi and the farewell lunch we made for our senior batch 59!"- Feyi MbanugoWho inspired you to cook?My grandma was my inspiration to cook, she was always encouraged me. My coming to ICCA was dedicated to her memory. I cook for her.What is your favourite experience in ICCA?Taste of Abu Dhabi was my favourite experience in ICCA. Meeting all the celebrity chefs, learning from them and getting to experience working for 12 hours straight can be fun if you really are passionate about what you do and love what you do.Diploma in CookeryKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaChef - Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Its a wonderful feeling being commended by the likes of Gary Rhodes and Aldo Zilli..."- Ahmad Syamil Mohd AshriWho inspired you to cook?I would say, it would be two British chefs... Gordon Ramsay and Jaime OliverWhat is your favourite experience in ICCA?My favorite experience in ICCA was Taste of Dubai, we got a chance to prepare the mis- en-place for the Miele Culinary Theatre, working 12 hours a day everyday, help out the audience while cooking together with the celebrity chef, and it gave us the chance to showcase our knowledge, talent and great bonding as we stay at the kitchen without much supervision. We took care of the kitchen as we were taught how and we owned it. Its a wonderful feeling being commended by the likes of Gary Rhodes and Aldo Zilli with our work at the kitchen.Diploma in CookeryDubai, UAEChef Consultant
Winning 2 silver medals at the International Fine Food Festival was the highlight of my experience in ICCA!!- Vanessa FrisauraWho inspired you to cook?Wolfgang puck and my Sicilian grandmother Dolly.
What is your favourite experience in ICCA?As a student of ICCA Dubai, we were provided with opportunities to showcase our talent outside the school with events like Dubai Christmas Festival, joining international culinary competitions like International Fine Food Festival wherein I was able to win 2 silver medals and a bronze medal. And they also extend to ICCA graduates all the wonderful opportunity you get while you're enrolled in school, as an alum, they have asked me to work with them to represent Team ICCA at the Sharjah Expo: Taste of Ramadan.Diploma in PatisserieDubai, UAEPastry Chef - La Serre, Bistro & Boulangerie, Downtown Dubai
"What I love most about ICCA is the opportunity they give to students to work together with world class celebrity chefs."- Mariya AliWho inspired you to cook?My parents inspired me to cook. As early as 7 yrs. old, my mother would always ask me to help her in the kitchen and now, 10 years later, with a strong passion to cook. I wish to become a professional chef.What is your favourite experience in ICCA?Taste of Abu Dhabi for sure! We get to meet several celebrity chefs, spend time with our trainers and friends, and learned so much about handling food. I will never forget it. I love ICCA for giving such wonderful memories.Diploma in CookeryLondon, United KingdomChef - Le Chamarel, London
Starting at ICCA was an inspiring as it made me understand and look at food in a different level. ICCA filled in all the gaps that I required to run my own restaurant, it taught me to work with the variety of ingredients and learned food safety and understand its importance in the culinary industry.- Fazeel DamreeDiploma in CookeryDubai, UAEMarketing & Commercial Manager - Milk & Honey and Chef Owner - Wooden Cellar
What the food industry has taught me... If people say you cannot do it, just say to yourself... bring it on.- Katia EfstathiouWhats your advice for future chefs?I have always dreamed of owning my own restaurant, I have been working for the food industry for years now and because I wanted to make things right and do things right, thats why I enrolled myself in ICCA Dubai. People say, that I'm too old for this. But for me, all people are allowed to dream big. Being a proud person, I just have to swallow my pride and told myself that I will do it.
And here I am, ready for my restaurant, after gaining the respects of many big names in the industry, after hearing them saying "I wish you changed your mind and come and work with me".
If people say you cannot do it, just say to yourself... bring it on.Diploma in CookeryMelbourne, AustraliaStagiaire Chef - Attica Restaurant, MelbourneICCA Dubai has given me so much knowledge about food and did open doors for me in this spectacular Food Industry.- Saad AliAs a chef, how's it working in the Food Capital of Australia?I have started my culinary journey by joining ICCA Dubai from Batch 32. After finishing my Diploma in Hospitality, I came to Melbourne, Australia to continue a professional culinary journey . Melbourne is the best place for chefs! I have start working with Celebrities chefs with Shannon Bennette, George Calombaris and Bejamin Copper. I also got a chance to work for Masterchef Australia.
Now I am selected to work as Stagiaire Chef in No.2 restaurant in Melbourne, Attica Restaurant.
I would like to give a message to all those future chefs who will be graduating or currently studying from ICCA is... Passion is a key to success in this industry. Work hard and you will be amazed what this industry will give you. You all can make your dreams come true if you all are devoted towards this culinary industry like I did. Lastly, I would like to thanks ICCA for giving me the great opportunity.Diploma in CookeryAbu Dhabi, UAEIn Flight Chef - First Class, Etihad Airways
I want to own a restaurant someday, or a hotel. ICCA gave me the opportunity to show my talent and passion for cooking when they let me joined the International Fine Food Festival, and seeing the smile on people's faces when they tasted my food. It took away the day's stress. It's always amazing to hear people when they say they have enjoyed what you've made for them.- Chiyedza MuyarukaDiploma in PatisserieMaharashtra, IndiaPastry Chef
I have learnt a lot during my time in ICCA. A great platform to learn. Extremely professional and friendly environment.- Sarah Sethjiwala
Amateur CookeryPrague, Czechoslovakia
"The Amateur Course was fun, I enjoyed every moment of it. I really like the chefs, they were very easy to communicate with and I learned alot from them."- Monica SochorWhat is your favourite experience in ICCA?I enjoyed my time in ICCA, the learning experience inside the kitchen was fun. The atmosphere wasn't that scary considering you work together with the Professional Students in the same kitchen. They made us all feel like we are one family doing what we all love to do which is cooking.Amateur CookerySydney, AustraliaManagement Consultant
The best part about studying in ICCA is that not only the Chefs have extensive experience, the administration staff overall are very helpful in supporting and encouraging you to move forward and direct you in the right direction.The facilities and equipment’s are all high quality and state of the arts, with the newest technology available.- Marjorie ConwayHow did you found out about ICCA?It was our 4 years wedding anniversary and I bought a day course at ICCA in Satwa. Chef Vinod demonstrated how to make pizza and gnocchi by hand. He was very pleasant and had a gentle approach to teaching and made the day memorable and also enjoyable.Through this experience I realized how I missed working in hospitality and would really like to work in this area.
I then applied to do the Certificate Course for both Cookery and Patisserie part-time which led me to complete my diplomas.
Amateur PatisserieDubai, UAEPastry Chef & Owner - Gateau Designer Cakes
Ever since I can remember, I had a special place for all things sweet and baked! At the age of 13, I knew I wanted to be in the hospitality industry...- Mandie Nadia BesterWhat made you decide to take up this course?Ever since I can remember, I had a special place for all things sweet and baked! At the age of 13 I knew I wanted to be in the hospitality industry… but hadn’t quite worked out the details yet to that dream.
The first thing I do when sitting down at a restaurant table and have the menu in my hands, is flip the pages to the dessert section as fast as possible, because my whole entire meal will be ordered according to what I will have for dessert. I am a true Sweet Tooth at heart!
I completed a Sugar Craft course with distinction at Prue Leith Chefs Academy in South Africa. Later that same year I joined The South African Cake Decorators Guild where I started studying all the “old school” techniques to decorating and later passed my first Instructors exam. After packing up and moving countries to the beautiful, inspiring and promising city of Dubai. I decided to pursue my education, which led me to enrol part time at ICCA for their Amateur Patisserie Program.Patisserie Fast TrackBangalore, IndiaPastry Chef
ICCA Dubai is a nice place to learn! The teachers have a lot of experience. It’s a good place to gain professional exposure. I would definitely recommend ICCA to my friends and family.- Seema Ramani
Artisan Bread MakingGreeceChef - The Address Marina
My favorite experience in ICCA Dubai was during the time we did the Dubai Christmas Festival. The students were given a chance to run the show in Choithram's Cookery School, it was a nice thing to showcase our passion for food on such a festive occasion. After finishing my course in Amateur Program for Patisserie, I realised that it was really my dream to be part of a kitchen and I found myself enrolling at their Professional Program in Cookery.- Alexander Negro Tsatsaronis
Personalized ClassesHouston, Texas
"I think you can tell by my smile the joy of learning how to cook brings to my life. Thanks to all the Chef for their cooking tips and their amazing way of teaching!"- Sandra ShuklaWhat is your favourite experience in ICCA?All the chefs and staff of ICCA were very accommodating and they made cooking a lot of fun, even for beginners like me.Set Menu PlansDubai, UAECabin Crew - Emirates Airlines
We come here at ICCA, twice a week or whenever we can and learn different types of International Cuisine, chefs are very helpful, standards are very high, hygiene and for us, its always an amazing experience.- AnayaSet Menu PlansDubaiHigh School Student
It's really fun working in the kitchen because it gives you that kind of experience for when I want to be in an actual kitchen or in a restaurant. Its great to have that kind of experience with other chefs and all that kind of pressure, but overall, it was really fun being in the kitchen and having everyone help you with the dishes you make and getting all those flavors.- AndreaPersonalized ClassesDubai, UAEHigh School Student
It was really really fun! The chef helped me a lot with the flavors and it was great too that he has gone to Thailand to study the cuisine and he was very helpful and he was teaching me everything.- Haley
Sugar FlowersDubai, UAEPastry Chef - Baker & Spice Dubai
I took both Commercial Cookery and Patisserie of the Professional Program, and realized that my passion is in baking. I added more skills to learn and took Sugarcraft Program and Nasarene's classes are simply amazing.
I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys baking and cake decoration, its worth every penny!- Aaliya RandereeSugar PasteDubai, UAEChef - JW Mariott Marquis, Dubai
It has given me more confidence in my cake decorating and I have enrolled in the Masters Certificate for Sugarcraft.- Gloria BradfordMasters in Sugar CraftDubai, UAECake Decorator
I joined ICCA for Sugarcraft and it was really an amazing experience, I have learned a lot from Nasarene. It gave me a really good hands on experience on what I always wanted to do. I hope to own a bakery of my own someday and this course taught me a lot of techniques that I can use in different ways. Once you get the basics right, its then so very easy to follow up and do something huge on your own.- Farheen
Gelato Base ProgramSwedenStudent - University of St. Andrew's, Scotland
I took culinary lessons during my gap year and loved every minute of it. Spending time with other students my age who share a love for food and seeing how passionate they were about their cooking was fantastic.- Gerda LevinHow did you hear about ICCA Dubai?I heard about Gelato University from a family friend. ICCA is a diversified cultural learning environment and what I enjoyed the most was spending time with and talking to the other students.
In addition to the gelato course, I have also taken the Amateur Patisserie course, Lifestyle classes and the Sugarcraft Program.
Professional Award in Barista SkillsAbu DhabiChef - Prime 68, JW Marriot Marquis
It opened my eyes to the world of coffee and trained me on the basic barista skills, it was an overall great experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys coffee and interested in becoming a barista or owning a cafe.- Bradly Dennis Arnold
Corporate SupportDubai, UAEVP & Country Manager , Discovery Network - CEEMA
We are both pleased and privileged to have collaborated with ICCA Dubai. We find their management team to be dedicated and passionate. Their "big vision" approach towards the culinary world and their open-minded collaborative working style has enabled our two organizations to launch a joint digital culinary learning experience which is first in the region.- Amanda Turnbull