I’ve seen countless lists of essential tools that belong in every kitchen. But what about the unsung heroes of the kitchen that are as handy to a chef as a Swiss-Army knife?

Kitchen Towels


Dry kitchen towels can be folded then used to handle hot pans and other tools or equipment. They can also be used on hard-to-open containers. Another use is as an insulator for hot pans or trays placed on the table or on a counter top. Wet kitchen towels are used to wipe down counter tops and for securing chopping boards so they don’t move around when used. Read More

14th-Century Cookbook ‘Profoundly Rich Resource for Egyptian Culinary Heritage’ — ArabLit

“Our anonymous author was most probably a gourmet cook himself but not necessarily a professional cook. He might have had a profession like those people to support his family, and wrote about cooking, his passion.”

via 14th-Century Cookbook ‘Profoundly Rich Resource for Egyptian Culinary Heritage’ — ArabLit

Medicinal Herbs Versus Culinary Herbs — Tony Tomeo

They are NOT the same thing! Many herbs can be useful for both culinary and medicinal applications, but the distinction between the two is very important. Culinary herbs are used to flavor foods. Medicinal herbs are used like pharmaceutical drugs; but they lack the main safety feature of standardization. That means that they are potentially […]

via Medicinal Herbs Versus Culinary Herbs — Tony Tomeo

Enrollment for Diploma Course is Ongoing

Be confident and ready to enter the international culinary scene with a degree from AICA. Enrollment is ongoing. Click this link to inquire now.


ServSafe Certification Course at AICA

The Academy for International Culinary Arts will be conducting a SERVSAFE FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER CERTIFICATION COURSE.

ServSafe is one of the leading food safety training and certification programs. Recognized by the American National Standards Institute under the Conference for Food Protection Standards and the National Restaurant Association, it has set the standards for food safety training and certifications and is accepted in at least 80 countries worldwide. 

The Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification is a 2-day training program that is very beneficial to all food service professionals and provides an advantage to those looking to advance their careers, as food safety certifications are requirements in many of the well-known establishments worldwide.

Please contact Ms. Ella Roxas at our front desk for registration and enrollment. Only 15 slots are available.

Date: August 25 and September 1, 2018 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Dreams, Now Baking

Have your sights set on being the next rock star pastry chef or baker?

Get a head start on a long and successful career. Enroll now at The Academy for International Culinary Arts to get expert instruction, keen insight, and skillful guidance from our baking and pastry instructor, Chef Cherry.

Send us a message to ask about our payment options! You may also browse our other course offerings at https://aicaculinary.com.

Through The (Kitchen) Fire

Real-life readiness is the quality that all AICA Culinary graduates share when they go out into the real world. Many of the world’s best chefs are those who’ve gone through extreme and powerful kitchen experiences that helped to mold and shape them into the experts they are today. At AICA, we take a holistic approach in preparing students who aspire to succeed in the culinary world by subjecting them to intense simulations of true-to-life situations in professional kitchens. For internship-bound students, we conduct a heightened restaurant-simulation test that challenges them to go through a series of grueling tasks while maintaining the proper techniques and high standards that were instilled upon them by their mentors.

This physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging activity is a test of the students’ willpower and discipline. Of course, going through this exhausting assignment better prepares them for what’s to come in their culinary careers in the real world. Backed by substantial internship experiences with industry partners both locally and overseas, AICA graduates, having gone through the fire of such reality-focused school activities, are then effectively primed to succeed in their chosen field.

AICA believes in indulging in culinary excellence. We ensure that our graduates have the edge to succeed in their careers by providing a firm theoretical foundation through 100% hands-on applications. Our programs and curricula address the different needs of various individuals who seek to be professionals in the food service and hospitality industry. Here at AICA, we create well-rounded individuals by providing them with theoretical learning, practical training, and actual experience.

Students of the Academy stand out, not only in terms of the strong culinary foundation that our graduates are known for but, through their overall educational experience as well. The Academy offers our students a rich, flavorful, and unforgettable training on the culinary arts as they are exposed to our traditional yet relevant and efficient methods of education as a true indulgence to culinary excellence. In addition to that we also offer them two new programs unique to the Academy:


We now allow our students to be able to cross-enroll between our Manila and Cebu branches. Students are now able to enhance their learning experience by having the liberty of deciding the environment that they want to have to accentuate their studies. Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila and be able to get away to Cebu to concentrate on your learning? Would you like to experience the fast-paced lifestyle of Metro Manila as you delve into the fresh learning flavors of the Culinary Arts? The Academy makes it all possible.

Course Customization

Only at the Academy do you have access to customizing your own learning experience. As we offer different culinary courses of various specializations, we offer all our students, be they short-course students or students of the Academy’s Premier International Culinary Arts Diploma Course, to extend their learning as they desire to our other courses WHILE avoiding the hassle of retaking classes that they have already taken. This program leads to unique learning experiences while saving on the courses that already have been credited to them.

Be prepared for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience here at the Academy. It’s time to indulge in culinary excellence!

The Academy’s Premier International Culinary Arts Diploma Course

Certificate in Commercial Cooking

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Professional Cooking

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Professional Asian Cooking

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Professional European Cooking

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Professional Baking and Pastry

Special Elective Courses:

Food Styling

Bartending and Cocktail Mixing

Front of the House Service


Specialty Baking and Pastry

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