The Diploma in Culinary Arts equips students with the essential skills and knowledge for a fruitful culinary career. It covers food preparation, cooking techniques, menu planning, nutrition, food safety, and food costing. You will learn to create and serve cuisines from around the world, while also developing entrepreneurial and management competencies for commercial or institutional kitchens.
Within 5 years after graduation, graduates of the Diploma in Culinary Arts would have:
a. Established and maintained their own innovative culinary businesses.
b. Hold senior culinary positions in established culinary establishments.
c. Completed additional culinary certifications and actively engaged in specialized culinary training programs
At the end of the program, students are expected to:
a. Demonstrate proficiency in culinary techniques, food safety, and sanitation practices.
b. Showcase creativity in recipe creation and execution, reflecting a strong understanding of culinary principles.
c. Adapt recipes for specific dietary needs and cultural preferences, displaying versatility in culinary creations.
d. Plan well-balanced menus for various culinary settings, considering taste, presentation, and dietary requirements.
e. Work effectively in a team, communicating and collaborating in a fast-paced kitchen environment.
f. Apply knowledge of ingredient selection, sustainability, and cost control to ensure efficient and responsible kitchen operations.
g. Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of culinary history, global cuisines, and culinary traditions.
h. Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address challenges in the culinary industry and culinary contexts.
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude of the learner in preparing and presenting basic dishes. It covers a wide range of culinary techniques, food preparation methods, and kitchen management principles. The learner will be able to prepare and cook a variety of dishes, including appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, and desserts. The learner will also be able to follow health, safety, and security procedures in the workplace.