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Why The ICCA is The Best Cooking School?

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Why The ICCA is The Best Cooking School


To take up a career in The Culinary Arts you need to take up a Professional Culinary Arts Program that will equip and qualify you as an Industry Professional.
The chefs that work in the star-rated properties and food outlets today, have some form of professional cooking training in The Culinary Arts. And, naturally they tend to look for the same in the people at the time of the hiring process.

So, what makes a Great Chef?


A recognized qualification is a prerequisite these days for a career advancement in the kitchen hierarchy & most of the established chefs in the industry today can be seen to have a formal education or cookery training from a vocational cooking school or a cookery college.

Why The ICCA is The Best Cooking School?

Featured amongst the “Top 10 Culinary Institutes in the World” and awarded the “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs), The International Centre for Culinary Arts - ICCA Dubai, is one such school that checks all the indicators to take your culinary experience to the next level.

Recognition & Accreditation

The ICCA is City & Guilds, London Accredited & Approved Centre
City & Guilds qualifications are a global benchmark for vocational excellence, integrity & quality assessment and come along with the City & Guilds Europass Certificate Supplement.

The ICCA is recognized by The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs)

A Global Authority on Food Standards, The WorldChefs recognition provides a competitive advantage to the students and assures potential employers of a candidate’s Quality Culinary Education.Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Licensed Institute

All Programs delivered at The ICCA are recognized by The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Ministry of Education, Government of Dubai.

Winner of Several Awards

The ICCA is a proud winner of the following prestigious awards –


1)The ProChef Awards - Cooking School of the Year 2016 
2)The ProChef Awards - Training Champion 2014
3)Commercial Interior Design Awards - Interior Design of the Year for Public & Educational Sector 2014
4)International Centre of Excellence Award-Middle East – City & Guilds Lion Awards 2016
5)International Centre of the Year Award – City & Guilds Lion Awards 2016
6)Best Digital Initiative of the Year - The ASBU BroadcastPro Award 2016
7)Caterer Middle East Power List 2016: Mr. Sunjeh Raja - ICCA Dubai's CEO & Director 
8)Caterer Middle East Power List 2014: Mr. Sunjeh Raja - ICCA Dubai's CEO & Director

International Faculty & Chef Instructors

A cohort of International Chef Instructors from across the globe and who amongst them carry several decades’ years of invaluable experience working in the industry as stalwarts in their own right, they not only teach but also guide the students to carry on the legacy that they have in turn inherited from their mentors.

Industry Exposure and Work Experience & Placement Program

The ICCA provides its students with not just the best, but the most fun industry exposure. The famous Taste of Dubai, Taste of Abu Dhabi, Restaurant Development Conference at Middle East Food Forum, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, several Culinary competitions & Electrolux are some of the many events that the students get to be a part of. Furthermore, along with the cooking diploma courses, The ICCA Dubai also offers an Industry Work Experience Placement (IWEP) Program which is an industry integration program specially designed for students wishing to join the industry as Professional Chefs.

Industry Influencer – The One Million Dirham Continuing Education Award for UAE Young Industry Chefs

The ICCA's first of its kind, Innovative Education Industry Initiative - Dubai Culinary Scholarship, One Million Dirham Continuing Education Award for UAE Young Industry Chefs continues to be even more recognized by both the Hospitality Industry in the UAE as well as the Chef Associations & Culinary Industry across the globe.This Scholarship Program for the UAE Young Industry Chefs is all about educating, training & certifying talented and deserving, but financially underprivileged young chefs in the UAE Hospitality Industry.

The Scholarship Program is a tangible step to help bridge the skills gap across the industry and is also designed to share the vast knowledge, experience, expertise of Industry Experts, to develop a socially inclusive working environment for the long-term.This Education - Industry initiative is all about Changing Lives of those chosen few, to bring about a Total Transformation not only in the lives of the people who are educated & trained but also help alleviate the lives of the families that depend upon them.Driven by Innovation and Striving for Excellence, The ICCA is all about leadership and is more than just a school.This is, Where Lives Happen... Visit us atICCA DUBAI


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