With the establishment of most leading international hotel chains, Dubai is home to an extensive Hospitality Industry that features some of the best luxury hotels in the world.

And, with the competitive and highly discerning Food Industry at its heart, the city of Dubai sees most of the international retail food concepts and speciality restaurants well established from the world over as well.

As the Food Industry continues to grow and expand by the day, fresh talent is always in high demand in the biggest 4 and 5 Star Hotels & Restaurants in the region. If you wish to work in Dubai, stay assured because the local market is only projected to grow exponentially and welcomes anyone looking for a professional career in the Culinary Industry!


The International Centre for Culinary Arts - ICCA Dubai

Established in the year 2005, ICCA Dubai is a World Class Culinary Training Centre that delivers programs accredited by the internationally recognized City & Guilds, London. It has been featured amongst the "Top 10 Culinary Institutes in the World" and awarded the "Recognition of Quality Culinary Education" by World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs), a global authority on food standard.

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The Centre has won several awards, including the prestigious City & Guilds, London Lion Awards (Known as the Oscars of Skills), "International Centre of the Year Award 2016", apart from "International Centre for Excellence Award (Middle East)-2016", ProChef ME Cooking School of the Year 2016, Interior Design of the Year for Public and Educational Sector–Commercial Interior Design Awards 2014, and the Broadcast Pro Best Digital Initiative of the Year 2016, amongst several others for its application-focused innovative initiatives & continued excellence.

The state of the art and “International Award Winning” training facility at the Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) is built with passion & attention to detail and is one of the largest purpose-built training kitchen facilities in the world.


100% Work Placement Record

The ICCA Dubai - Industry Work Experience Placement (IWEP) Program is an industry integration program specially designed for students wishing to join the industry as Professional Chefs by way of regular employment or an internship leading to a work placement.

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As a graduate from The International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai, you will be eligible for The Industry Work Experience Placement (IWEP) Program. Using its extensive network in the hospitality industry in the region, the ICCA Dubai provides its students with an opportunity to launch their career in the Hospitality and Restaurant Industry.

The ICCA Dubai especially trains and equips students in industry-best practices for Work Placement in the Hospitality Industry. It has trained over 6000 student chefs across its various course programs and maintains a record of 100% Work Placement for its students who have been successfully placed on International Cruise Lines & Leading Hotels in the UAE and the region.

Meet Asrar Ahmed, Head Pastry Chef, Junoon Restaurant Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai!


The ICCA Dubai has also placed its students in the world’s leading hotels such as JW Marriot Hotels, Le Meridian, Address Hotels, Armani Hotel - Burj Dubai, Hilton Hotels, Kempinski Hotels, Madinat - Jumeirah Hotels Group, Metropolitan Hotels Group, Millennium Hotels Group, Radisson Hotels, Shangri-La Hotel, Monte Carlo Beach Resort, Meydan Hotel and many more.the fairmont bvlgari le meridien   mariott taj luxury hotels  radison blu

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The Professional Program – Diploma in Cookery or Patisserie

Study & Work in Dubai - Become a Professional Chef

If you are looking to take up employment as a Commis/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 especially 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 especially 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...