Diploma for International Culinary Arts
This NCII TESDA Certified program is perfect for anyone aspiring to jumpstart their culinary career. AICA aims to equip its students with strong theoretical foundation and skills necessary for making their way in the industry.
Beginning with the basics, you will be learning important aspects of food preparation like food safety and sanitation based from international standards, knife handling skills, and culinary terms. You also get to familiarize yourself with different premium-grade ingredients used and processed in industry-grade facilities which gives you a more professional feel in the kitchen. Professional chef instructors will train and guide you along the way in a focused and personal approach given its small classroom setup.
Your growth continues with an introduction - and subsequent mastery - of culinary techniques such as dry and moist-heat cooking methods, sauce making, butchery, and garde manger. The Academy also gave importance to breakfast cookery since over 30% of the meals eaten in restaurants are breakfast and lunch. Here you will explore the techniques and ingredients for making those meals like egg cookery, crepes, and sandwiches.
Market tours also come with the program where you go on-site to familiarize on different areas of the market, where to locate what, and shop for the ingredients of your dish yourself. AICA will also equip you with the basics in baking and pastry arts.
After your in-house training, AICA will take you to restaurants or hotels for you to immerse yourself in actual industry practices and culture. Each student is given a 150-hour immersion in their designated establishment to practice what they learned and learn more from those in the industry.
Values and character development is also a part of the program because students are taught discipline by simply maintaining their work stations clean and safe, coordination and teamwork, perseverance, excellence and of course, passion.
After finishing the course, students should have gained strong theoretical foundation of the culinary arts; experience, expertise and skills to thrive in the food industry. Get ready for culinary adventures!
Start of class: November 6, 2017
(Monday - Friday)
(8:00AM - 12:00NN)
Start of class: November 13, 2017
(Monday - Friday)
(8:00AM - 12:00NN or 1:00PM - 5:00PM)
*Schedules are to be announced and may be subject to change.