“Cooking is an art, but all art requires knowing something about the techniques and materials” – Nathan Myhrvold.

Now that you are aware of your love and passion for Food it is natural to be inclined towards pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts. The immediate next thing that you seriously need to start working towards is choosing the right culinary school to get yourself professional training & qualification to successfully begin your journey as a Culinary Professional.

Finding the right culinary school is very important, as a good Culinary education plays an important role in helping correctly shape a budding chef’s career. When choosing a Culinary School, it is important to keep in mind that an internationally accredited qualification will help provide you with opportunities worldwide, well experienced and accomplished set of faculty will give you quality training & learning, hands-on working top-notch infrastructure & kitchen facility will help you to get equipped to the industry standards and the location & reputation of the school will help you get good industry exposure and work placement.

The International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA), Dubai is ranked amongst The Top 10 Culinary Schools in The World that offers Vocational Education Training with an Internationally Recognized Qualification in Culinary Arts. It is a school that checks all the indicators listed above and will set you on the right path to achieving your culinary dreams at the earliest.

Below listed is what The ICCA Dubai offers for its International Students enrolling from world-over...


1. A World-Class Culinary Experience

The ICCA offers a world-class culinary training experience with its state-of-the-art training kitchen facilities and top of the line machinery & equipment. The school’s professional partnerships with industry leaders helps make sure students acquire the right skills and knowledge to master the art of professional cooking.

The ICCA is also a Winner of the following Regional and International Awards & Recognitions:

  • Training Champion – The Pro Chef Awards 2014
  • Cooking School of the Year – The PRO Chef Awards 2016
  • Interior Design of the Year for Public and Educational Sector – Commercial Interior Design Awards 2014
  • International Centre of Excellence Award- Middle East and International Centre of the Year Award – City & Guilds Lion Awards 2016

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The quality of the programs offered, cutting-edge training provided, state of the art facility & infrastructure established and the innovative initiatives taken, The ICCA truly delivers a World Class Culinary experience.


2. Internationally Recognized Professional Culinary Programs

The ICCA provides its students with The City & Guilds, London Accredited International Vocational Qualifications (IVQ). The 620 hours of intensive Vocational Culinary Training in Classical Continental Cuisine is delivered by City & Guilds, London Certified Trainers. This makes sure that the student chefs seamlessly integrate and excel in the industry.

The Professional Program – Diploma in Cookery or Patisserie (or both)

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If you are looking to take up employment as a Commi/Assistant Chef in the Dubai Hospitality Industry, start a career in food production/catering or even setting up your very own business enterprise of international standards, The Professional Program at ICCA Dubai is an Internationally Recognized Vocational Qualifications (IVQ) that will set you on the right path.

This is an accredited Professional Program in Cookery or Patisserie (or both) that creates opportunities for Work Placement. The course specially trains & enables you to effectively deliver and excel in The Hospitality Industry.

The said course is a highly intensive Vocational Education Training (VET) Program of 620 hours of guided learning in Classical Continental Cuisine & Industry-centered Training and is delivered by City & Guilds, London Certified Trainers.

This accredited Diploma specially trains & enables you to effectively deliver in The Hospitality Industry. The comprehensive and intensive training curriculum focuses on the development of Commercial Cookery – Food Production Skills, Product Creativity, Multitasking Abilities, Interpersonal Skills, Supervisory and Leadership Strengths required for The Food Industry, that help you seamlessly integrate, effectively deliver and excel.

You can also take up the course if you aspire to set up your very own restaurant, café or even if you intend to take your business to the next level. Taking up The Professional Program equips you with the right set of knowledge and the skills and sets you on the path to professional success in The Culinary Industry.

This is where you get the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills gained in the training. These industrial work experiences help increase your further skilled employment and other international opportunities as well.


3. An Opportunity to Study & Work in the Business Hub of the World

When it comes to Tourism & International Business, Dubai is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world because of its thriving hospitality with an impressive track record for its consistency in high occupancy rates and expansions.

The hospitality industry of the UAE is all set for a new phase of exponential growth with the World Expo coming up in 2020. This said will be further opening new doors to endless possibilities within the industry.

To build for a better tomorrow, it’s only wiser to begin your culinary journey in this land of opportunities.


4. International Career Opportunities

The ICCA Dubai maintains a whopping 100% work placement record for its graduates taking up The Industry Work Experience Program (IWEP).

The students who take up the said IWEP, land on International Cruise Lines & Leading Hotels in the UAE. And, once the they have gained enough experience in the industry, the City & Guilds Certification can even help them provide career opportunities worldwide based on their passion and hard work.

Food is an open gate to the world of unlimited fun and opportunities. If you have the passion to work hard, the possibilities & career growth in the industry are endless. And, at The ICCA, we make sure that our students take full advantage of the World Class Culinary education that the school has to offer to help them excel in the world of culinary.

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