Choosing the right culinary school plays a massive role in establishing your career in the culinary world. Developing the right foundation will aid you as you slowly ease yourself into the big and competitive world of restaurants. If you’re planning to build your name on solid ground, these culinary schools can give you just that.

Academy of Pastry and Culinary Arts (APCA)

Year established: 2010
Program: Full Time in Pastry and Bakery Arts, Advanced Diploma in Pastry Arts, Part Time Program in Pastry Arts, Intensive Pastry Program, Display Workshop, Master Class Program, Four-weekends Program, Full Time Program in Culinary Arts, Culinary International Students
Locations: Taguig City, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Singapore

American Hospitality Academy Philippines (AHA)

Year established: 2006
Accreditation: American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Diploma in Culinary Arts, Diploma in Culinary Entrepreneurship, Seven-month US Certified Culinarian (Diploma), Associate in International Culinary Arts, Joint Program with the Florence University of the Arts
Location: Makati City

Center for Culinary Arts (CCA)

Year established: 1995
Accreditation: American Culinary Federation (ACF), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Diploma in Culinary Arts and Technology Management, Diploma in Culinary Agripreneurship, Disciples Escoffier Diploma in Culinary Arts, Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts Course, Certificate in Food Business Innovation, Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management, Fundamentals in Culinary Arts Course, Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry Arts Course, Hala Culinary Arts, Young Chef’s Boot Camp
Location: Taguig City and Quezon City

Center for Asian Culinary Studies (CACS)

Year established: 2000
Accreditation: Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Diploma in Professional Culinary and Pastry Arts with Restaurant Operation Program, The Professional Baking and Pastry Arts Program, Certificate Program in Cooking and Baking Skills, Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry Production, The Professional Asian Program, Professional Food Styling, Junior Chef Cooking and Baking Program
Location: Manila / Davao City

Dumaguete Academy of Culinary Arts (DACA)

Year established: 2010
Accreditation: Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA)
Programs: International Culinary Arts Program, Culinary Power Course, Short Course (Advanced TESDA Cookery, Leitmotif Power Course, Sommelier, Wine Appreciation), Weekend Crash Courses (Sausage Production, Italian Pasta, Salads and Dressings, Professional Baking Program)
Location: Negros Oriental

Le Cordon Bleu Ateneo de Manila

Year established: 1895 (France), 2019 (Manila)
Accreditation: British Accreditation Council and NCFE (previously Northern Council for Further Education)
Programs: Diplome de Cuisine (Cuisine Diploma) with Basic Cuisine Certificate, Intermediate Cuisine Certificate and Superior Cuisine Certificate, Diplome de Patiserrie with Basic Pastry Certificate and Intermediate Pastry Certificate, Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Entrepreneurship (John Gokongwei School of Management)
Location: Quezon City

First Gourmet Academy

Year established: 2008
Accreditation: American Culinary Federation (ACF), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)
Programs: Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts, International Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts, International Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry, Fundamentals in Culinary Arts, Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry
Location: Quezon City and Mandaluyong City

Gerardo’s School of Culinary Arts and Cake Decorating

Year established: 2003
Accreditation: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Cookery NC2, Commercial Cooking NC3, Commercial Cooking NC4, Bread & Pastry Production NC2
Location: General Santos City

Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy

Year established: 2007
Accreditation: World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Superior Diploma II in Culinary Arts and Fundamentals of Baking, Superior Diploma I in International Cuisines, Superior Diploma I in Professional Culinary Arts, Grand Diploma in Professional Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts, Grand Diploma in Fundamental Culinary Arts and International Cuisines, Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts, Certificate in Professional Baking & Pastry Arts, Classic Pinoy Panaderia I, Baking 102, Pork Fabrication and Charcuterie, Introduction to Sous Vide, ServSafe Food Protection Management Certificate, Kitchen Management, Food Ventures and Product Development, Fundamentals in Restaurant Operations, Catering and Events Planning, South East Asian Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Asian Cuisine
Location: Quezon City, Las Piñas City, Pasig City and Cavite City

Heny Sison Culinary School

Year established: 2003
Accreditation: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Essential Series Program (Essential Baking and Pastry Arts Series and Essential Cooking Series), Lifestyle Classes
Location: Quezon City

International Culinary Arts Academy Cebu (ICAAC)

Year established: 2002
Accreditation: Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and City & Guilds International
Programs: Certificate in Culinary Arts, Diploma in Culinary Arts, Diploma in Patisserie, 30-Month British Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Programme
Location: Cebu City

 

International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (ISCAHM)

Year established: 2003
Accreditation: Culinary Solutions Australia International (CSAI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)
Programs: Diploma in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management with Australian Certificate III in Cookery, Diploma in Pastry and Bakery Arts and Kitchen Management with Australian Certificate III in Patisserie, NC II Certificate in Cookery, NC II Certificate in Bread and Pastry Production, Fundamentals in Culinary Arts, Fundamentals in Pastry Arts, Fundamentals in Bread Baking, Fundamentals in Japanese Cuisine, Artisan Bread, Restaurant Concept and Entrepreneurship Program, Savory Asia, Senior High School (K-12), Asian Breads, Junior Chefs League
Location: Quezon City, Cebu City and Pampanga

Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Year established: 2007
Accreditation: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, Flairtending, Barista 101, Shipboard Training, Household Services, Professional Training, Travel and Tourism, Lifestyle, Bartending
Location: Manila, Cebu City and Indonesia

Manila Culinary and Hospitality Academy (MSCHA)

Year established: 2012
Accreditation: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Basic Culinary Arts Fundamentals, Cooking Around the World, Culinary and Pastry Arts, Pastry Arts
Location: San Juan

Philippine School of Culinary Arts (PSCA)

Year established: 2003
Accreditation: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Culinary Arts Program, Baking Arts Program, Professional Development Courses (Commercial Skills Upgrading Course for Teachers and Cooks, Cooking for Commissary Operations, Culinary Techniques for Product Development, Culinary Techniques for Household and Food Preparation), Recreational Cooking
Location: Cebu City

The Academy for International Culinary Arts (AICA)

Year established: 2004
Accreditation: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Programs: Premier Diploma Program (Diploma for International Culinary Arts and Diploma for Baking and Pastry Arts), Diploma for Advanced International Culinary Arts and Professional Kitchen Management, Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts, Artisan Courses, Special Elective Program (Bartending, Catering, Food Styling, Front of House, Specialty Baking)
Location: Cebu City and Pasig City

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