Accreditations, Recognitions & Awards

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.


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.


Dubai Knowledge & Development Authority

Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA)

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.


Highfield UK

Highfield Awarding Body, United Kingdom (UK)

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC), UK, is the fastest growing Awarding Body in the UK and is recognized by Ofqual, DCELLS, CCEA and SQA to award accredited Food Safety, Health and Safety, HACCP, First Aid, Licensing, Security, Fire Safety and Teaching qualifications in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. HABC qualifications have been developed specifically for insertion onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), the new framework for recognizing and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland with full support from the relevant Sector Skills Councils. All qualifications are therefore relevant and fully cognizant with industry and regulatory standards. ICCA Dubai in association with HABC delivers internationally recognized Food Safety programs.


National Qualifications Authority

National Qualification Authority

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


CIty & Guilds, London Lion 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.

We are what the world says...

  • 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

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