A six-figure salary. A chance to see the world. The opportunity to taste the best food. A prospect to work in the best kitchens and trained by Michelin-starred chefs. These are what awaits students taking up a diploma course in the country’s top culinary school, the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA Manila).
“The food service industry is booming. Hotels and restaurants are opening left and right. Cruise ships are filled with tourists. Due to the increase in demand for good food, a career in the culinary industry has become one of the highest-paying jobs in the world,” said Dr. Veritas F. Luna, Chancellor of CCA Manila.
Recent industry reports reveal that a top executive chef may earn as much as a corporate executive or even higher. Even entry level jobs in the culinary industry are at par with salaries of those entering the BPO and Engineering industries.
However, with the industry’s evident fast-paced growth, competition is also tighter. One must be equipped with necessary skills and knowledge to be able to advance in this cutthroat industry. A degree in culinary arts, such as the one that can be earned at CCA Manila, could be a ‘gold ticket’ towards the path to success. Being in the right culinary school could help you gain more advantages than you think.
“Culinary schools allow their students to learn the basics, ensuring versatility and mastery. They are introduced to various techniques, styles, cuisines, and anything that is relevant to their chosen field of expertise,” said Dr. Luna.
At CCA Manila, students undergo an intensive hands-on training. After hundreds of hours of training, with lecture and guidance by chef-instructors, students become more skilled, prepared, and be better in handling the pressure inside a kitchen.
“Students can also widen their network by meeting other culinary professionals. Other relevant skills are also taught such as the business side of the industry. CCA Manila has partnerships, for example, with Thames for equipping our students with entrepreneurship skills so their restaurants, commissaries, coffee shops, or canteen can prosper. They can even learn management, people skills, and even cost-benefit analysis of their food inventory,” stressed Dr. Luna.
If you’re interested in starting your culinary career but is still unsure where to start, CCA Manila is the right culinary school. Being in the industry for 22 years, CCA Manila is the pioneer and has already established its reputation in the industry. The school offers a variety of options for students, allowing them to have the freedom to explore and master their chosen field of expertise. From time to time, the school invites chefs from abroad and significant figures in the industry to expose students to the practices of the world’s best.
For further inquiries, you can check their website: https://cca-manila.edu.ph or call (0917) 5059370 or (02) 218 8566.