02 Feb 2023

Culinary Arts Academy Course in Nepal

Culinary Arts Course has been fascinating Occupation in Nepal and Globally lately which has subsequently increased Culinary Arts Academy.

The Diploma in Culinary Arts Course is designed for those who want to pursue an exciting career in culinary arts. This unique skills-driven program takes you through key stages of classical and international cuisine, Grade manger, meat preparation, patisserie, and bakery and at the same time develops your professionalism and proficiency in producing food of world-class standards.

The course of all the academy within Nepal are almost same with slightly difference. You can also Check out the Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts Course developed by IHTS is a specially designed course for students who want to specialize in food production. IHTS is Best Culinary Arts Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal, Read more on Why?

Course Description of Culinary Arts Academy

All of the Culinary Arts Academy Course includes both theory & practical hand on kitchen and culinary work experience. The program includes an industry-driven curriculum to teach, test and award industry-recognized certificates to students meeting high standards in food service and restaurant education. 

By integrating classroom learning with on the job experiences, Diploma in Culinary Arts provides students with opportunities to learn and practice important skills related to leadership and responsibilities of the chefs. These skill sets serve as a foundation to professional, trained, and educated employees. It is a school-to-career path for the people interested in the Hotel, Restaurant or any Food service industry.

General Culinary Arts Academy  Course Outline

  • Importance of Hygiene, Safety, and Nutrition.
  • Sound Practical Knowledge in Methods of Cookery.
  • Basic Kitchen Management.
  • Identification and Proper Use of Kitchen Utensils and Equipment.
  • Different Styles of Cuisine Preparation and Service.
  • Produce Cake, Pastries, and Bread.
  • Menu Planning and Cost Control.
  • Elementary Nutrition.
  • Inventory, Stock Maintenance, and Receiving Goods.

Culinary Arts Academy Course segmentation

  1. Business Courses: Designed to provide students with background knowledge on the basics of the hospitality industry. This composition consists of two major components: English for Culinary Arts and Material Management.
  2. Operational Courses: Designed on the functional areas of hospitality operation. It includes, Kitchen Administration and Food Production, Fundamentals of Food and Beverage Services, Food Science and Hygiene, Principles of Vegetable and Ice Carving and Fundamentals of Kitchen Stewarding.
  3. Internship and Soft Skills: Internship is of 6 months in any Star Hotel or Resort property in Nepal or abroad as per the availability. This is an important part of the course that definitely bridges the gap between the theoretical input and the real working environment. Further soft skills are provided which helps students to get promotion once they are into the hotel industry.

In addition to developing a passion for craftsmanship, the Culinary Arts Academy Course  will provide you soft skills and enhance your supervisory, technical, and personal skills, the mindset of how to ‘think out of the box, and communication and problem-solving skills, which are essential in the evolving field of the culinary arts industry.

The students will be eligible to enter the hospitality industry in baseline and further elevate to the top level managers. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able

  • to work independently in the hospitality industry with specialized knowledge on core department of a hotel / Restaurant Kitchen
  • to open of restaurant, fast food centers, specialty food service counters, etc
  • to continue further study in advance diploma in hospitality management in Gateway College.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knife skills, hand tools and equipment operation, emphasizing proper safety.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, good personal hygiene and health habits.
  • Perform safe food handling and sanitation procedures, Identify and use utensils, pots and pans, and demonstrate safe practices operating stove, mixers, blenders, ovens, etc.
  • Perform basic Culinary Math and its application to the food service industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of standard weights and measures, and scaling of ingredients. Learn and apply the different methods of cooking
  • Cook a variety of meats, poultry and fish using various cooking techniques.
  • Prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables, starches, legumes and grains using a variety of cooking methods.
  • Prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables, starches, legumes and grains using a variety of cooking methods.
  • Prepare a variety of salads and salad dressings and evaluate their flavors.
  • Prepare baked goods desserts. Perform recipe yield conversions.
  • Prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner food menu items from various global cuisines.
  • Perform dish washing and hand ware-washing requirements, and cleaning of the production area after each use.

Course Duration

The total course duration is 6 months in center and 6 months internship (Practical Exposure). Some like to call it a 1 Year Diploma in Culinary Arts, others refer to it as a 6 Months Diploma in Culinary Arts. So don’t get confused on duration, ultimately you have to invest 1 Year in learning both theoretical and practical. And yes it’s for your betterment.

Eligibility for Admission

Culinary Arts Academy Course eligibility depends on the affiliation. Some Academy takes students who have successfully cleared SEE and some takes 10+2 or above cleared candidates. It won’t matter whether you have cleared from Nepal Government or Private Schools.

Of-course one must also pass the criteria set by the individual Academy. Whichever it’s been carefully designed to provide the latest skills and knowledge.

Career Opportunities

Before taking the Culinary Arts Academy Course it’s best you to understand what’s ahead of you. Learn more before starting your career in Culinary Arts. It’s all about Passion, Career and earnings. You’re not alone, everyone is interested to know about it.

Course itself does not include job assistance or assurance, however due to competition among the Schools, job placements are also assured by most of them. Take advantage of such offers and look out for such facilities while taking the Culinary Arts Academy Course.

At present in Nepal especially at Kathmandu due to increasing numbers of restaurants & hotels, demand for the Professional Chef is high and increasing subsequently. Salary for the professional Chef is exciting starting from Rs 60,000 to Rs 1,50,000 per month with Perks of Fooding.

Even if you are trying to do hotel & restaurants business, culinary arts skills definitely gives you an advantage on running business successfully.

Whether you are job seeker or trying to get into the hotel industry business it’s a must do course.

At last, if you have time constraint and cannot take Culinary Arts Course. Don’t get worried IHTS is providing short course-cook training class for such students wanting to learn cooking.

Curious enough about Cooking Training? Find out more on about Cook Training in Kathmandy and Why IHTS is considered as renowned cook training institute in kathmandu, Nepal.