Our Story…

Established in 2005, the International Centre for Culinary Arts - ICCA Dubai is an application focused and outcome driven vocational education training centre, delivering a world class culinary learning experience. Featured amongst the 'Top 10 Culinary Institutes in the World', the programs offered at the ICCA Dubai are accredited by the City & Guilds, London, recognized by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) and approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, UAE.

Strategically located at the region's finest educational hub - the Dubai Knowledge Park, ICCA Dubai is also a proud recipient of several international and regional awards, including the ‘International Centre of Excellence Award - Middle East 2016’ and the prestigious City & Guilds Lion Award, ‘International Centre of the Year Award 2016 - 2018’, also renowned as the Oscar of Skills.

Our Mission…

“We are committed to providing the opportunity for our students to realize their dreams through a quality educative environment. Our approach ensures that students are given personalized assistance to achieve their best for a successful future.”

Awards

 

ICCA Dubai Awards

ICCA Dubai is a stage of world class culinary education and experience to all those who aspire to excel and dream to make it big.

Our glory and triumph are a testimony of us striving to do it differently, taking pride in what we do and staying true to our commitment.

Through leadership, innovation, quality and continued excellence, ICCA Dubai is a proud recipient of several international and regional awards.
  • Interior Design of the Year 2014 - Public & Institutional
  • Interior Design of the Year 2014 - Sustainable Interior Design Initiative 3) City & Guilds Lion Awards (also known as the Oscars of Skills) -
    • International Centre of Excellence - Middle East (2016 – 17)
    • International Centre of Excellence - Centre of the Year 2016
  • Pro Chef Middle East - Cooking School of Year Award 2016
  • Middle East Broadcast PRO - Best Digital Initiative of the Year Award 2016 7) Dubai Knowledge Park & Dubai
  • International Academic City “Year of Giving 2017”
  • Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards “Young Chef Supporter of the Year 2017”
  • Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) GulfHost Innovation Awards - Outstanding Contribution Award 2017
  • Dubai Municipality Recognition for School Initiatives 2018

Accreditation & Recognitions

The programs offered at the International Centre for Culinary Arts - ICCA Dubai are accredited by the City & Guilds, London, recognized by the World Association of Chefs Societies - WorldChefs and are approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, UAE.

City & Guilds, London

City & Guilds, London

Established in 1878, City & Guilds, London is the world’s largest awarding body and certifies over 1.3 million students annually the world over, helping increase their value proposition and competitiveness within the global market. This accreditation is recognized as a sign of quality and standards in over 100 countries around the world.

WorldChefs

Recognition of Quality Culinary Education

Founded in the year 1928, WorldChefs is a network of chefs associations from around the world that has over a hundred official chefs associations as members representing over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. ICCA Dubai has been awarded the 'Recognition of Quality Culinary Education' by the WorldChefs. This award seeks to recognise training & education that meet and exceed the standards of education established by the WorldChefs.

Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA)

Dubai Knowledge & Development Authority

All programs delivered at the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai are under the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, UAE, Approved Educational Service Permit.

Carpigiani Gelato University, Italy

Carpigiani Gelato University, Italy

Carpigiani Gelato University established in the year 2003, is today recognized as the most prestigious Gelato School in the World, teaching high quality, healthy & safe Artisan Gelato and renowned to produce a vast number of successful Gelato Entrepreneurs, the world over. The main School is based in Bologna, Italy and there are twelve other international campuses, one of which is ICCA - Carpigiani Gelato University, Dubai.

Associazione Pizzerie Italiane (API)

Associazione Pizzerie Italiane (API)

ICCA Dubai in collaboration with The Scuola Nazionale di Pizza, Italy, provides courses in Artisan Pizza production, in its state of the art training facility and is committed to the professional development of Authentic Traditional Italian Pizza production skills in the region. The Scuola Nazionale di Pizza a subsidiary of the Associazione Pizzerie Italiane (API), was established in the year 1992 by Master Pizza Maker Angelo Lezzi, First World Champion of 'Pizza in Pan' and the President of API.

National Qualification Authority

National Qualifications Authority

ICCA Dubai is registered with the National Qualification Authority (NQA) UAE.

Strategic Partnerships

ICCA Dubai has entered into strategic partnerships with many world-leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), Suppliers and Training Resource Providers, to help provide the highest quality Industry Standard training and expose student chefs to latest technology and international operation trends.

Dubai Municipality

Dubai Municipality

The Dubai Municipality in collaboration with ICCA Dubai conducts the 'Food & Nutrition in Schools in Dubai', an initiative by the Dubai Municipality for the school-going children, to curb obesity rate and help build a healthier generation. The events are held at ICCA Dubai, where the ICCA Chef Instructors helped the kids understand & learn the nutritional value of food combinations through a wide array of culinary creations made of healthy ingredients.

Electrolux

Electrolux

Electrolux Professional is a world leader in the production and distribution of the widest range of professional foodservice solutions and supplies to more than a third of star - winning restaurants the world over. It is also known for the highest R&D investment in this industry. Electrolux Professional views training as an investment in people and has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with ICCA Dubai, to take industry centered training to the next level.

Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

As a part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, an initiative launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council; the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and International Centre for Culinary Arts - ICCA Dubai works together to bring a series of hands-on culinary sessions to promote awareness of healthy cooking.

Associazione Pizzerie Italiane (API)

Associazione Pizzerie Italiane (API)

ICCA Dubai in collaboration with The Scuola Nazionale di Pizza, Italy, provides courses in Artisan Pizza production, in its state of the art training facility and is committed to the professional development of Authentic Traditional Italian Pizza production skills in the region. The Scuola Nazionale di Pizza a subsidiary of the Associazione Pizzerie Italiane (API), was established in the year 1992 by Master Pizza Maker Angelo Lezzi, First World Champion of 'Pizza in Pan' and the President of API.

Carpigiani Gelato University, Italy

Carpigiani Gelato University, Italy

Carpigiani Gelato University established in the year 2003, is today recognized as the most prestigious Gelato School in the World, teaching high quality, healthy & safe Artisan Gelato and renowned to produce a vast number of successful Gelato Entrepreneurs, the world over. The main School is based in Bologna, Italy and there are twelve other international campuses, one of which is ICCA - Carpigiani Gelato University, Dubai.

UFS Academy

Unilever Food Solutions

Unilever are the pioneers and innovators in the filed of nutritious foods, household care essentials, indulgent ice creams, refreshing teas, luxurious shampoos and many more with 400+ brands and 155,000 employees in more than 100 countries. UFS Academy is an innovative industry-focused Online Chef Training & Certification App created in strategic partnership with the ICCA Dubai for professional chefs, helping them learn kitchen techniques through 100's of training videos and is trusted by more than 2,000 chefs, the world over.

Vitamix

Vitamix

Vitamix designs, develops and produces the world’s high performing and reliable blending solutions.

Alembic

Alembic

Alembic is a Creative Drinks Agency that specializes in the design, development and marketing of quality drinks education & experience in the MENA region. As the leaders in the region, they provide turnkey solutions in Designer Drinks & Bar Set up, right from conceptualisation to design & development and training to deliver at the highest levels of quality, consistency and innovation.

Franke Kaffeemaschinen AG

Franke

Franke Coffee Systems is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fully automatic coffee machines and is part of the Franke Group, which operates globally. FRANKE machines are known for their virtually no limit practical applications and they operate just as successfully in trendy cafés as in the modern, systems-based catering industry. ICCA Dubai provides Barista & Technical training on the fully automatic line of coffee machines in association with Franke Kaffeemaschinen AG.

FAEMA

Faema

Faema is a leading producer of espresso coffee machines with distinctive elegant designs and innovative technology since 1945. Faema's passion for every detail is demonstrated by the extraordinary reliability of its products and by the unmatched level of its customer support through a dedicated highly professional service network, the world over. ICCA Dubai provides Barista & Technical training on the traditional coffee machine line in association with FAEMA Gruppo Cimbali.

TSSC

TSSC

TSSC is the authorised representatives of FRANKE & FAEMA in the UAE and their operative arm in the Barista & Technical training arrangement with ICCA Dubai.

Taste

Taste Event

The Taste of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the Middle East's largest Food, Drink & Music Festivals. ICCA Dubai is a strategic partner of Taste runs the show with a power-packed army of young Student Chefs, ensuring a wonderful experience for everyone coming to the event.

Diversey Care

Diversey

Diversey Care is the leading provider of smart, sustainable solutions for cleaning and hygiene, driving increased Productivity, Food Safety and Infection prevention through the integration of new technology-enabled services and systems, ultimately enhancing customer and user experience.

Fatafeat

Fatafeat

Fatafeat, a subsidiary of Takhayal Entertainment which is part of Discovery Communications, is the Middle East's First and Only Arab free to air food channel. Broadcasting to approximately 55 million TV households in 21 Arabic-speaking countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Fatafeat offers the best in creative, delicious and innovative culinary ideas from a talented team of local and international chefs to inspire and entertain the entire family. Much more than just a TV channel, Fatafeat boasts a fully-integrated 360 multi-platform experience, with a successful TV channel, social media, a popular website (www.Fatafeat.com) and VOD (http://play.fatafeat.com/).

Discovery Network

Discovery

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. In Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 16 Discovery brands reach 503 million cumulative subscribers in 108 countries and territories with programming customized in 21 languages.

Fatafeat ICCA Academy Online

Fatafeat ICCA

This is a joint initiative between Fatafeat and International Centre for Culinary Arts - ICCA Dubai, to deliver a new way of learning food – watch, enroll to learn and get certified. The said model is based on the innovative idea bringing together Television Media and online platform to effectively deliver certified culinary education accredited by City & Guilds, London.

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