Culinary Arts

As a culinary professional graduate you acquire knowledge in food preparation ,cooking methods,aesthetics of food presentation ,nutrition , sanitation and also the business knowledge to understand the culinary industry.

What do Culinary Professionals do ?

Culinarians/culinary Professionals use their knowledge and skills in handling foods as well as making a profit out this expertise. They supervise in menu planning , management of food supplies ,training kitchen assistants and preparing and presentation of food.

What does a typical day at work involve?

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  • Checked Taking inventory of all food and beverages
  • Checked Cleaning work stations
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  • Checked Cooking different types of cuisines
  • Checked Innovating with ingredients to come up with unique dishes
  • Checked Supervising the whole process of cooking, along with its arrangement and creative presentation
  • Checked Using different tools and machines for food processing
  • Checked Keeping a check on the quality and hygiene of the food that is being presented

What are the job roles in Culinary arts ?

Chefs are professional cooks who are proficient in all aspects from preparation to presentation of food to supervising the kitchen as well as staff.
Chocolatier specialise in creating and sculpting masterpieces with chocolates
Pastry chefs are skilled in the making, testing, tasting and developing of pastries, cakes, desserts, breads and other sweet or savoury baked goods.
Unique and special job involving preparing and serving meals according to the dietary requirements of high end clients(private household or celebrity)
Caterers focus on preparing and delivering food for events types of events ranging from small scale high end.
Culinary Entrepreneurs own and manage restaurants and oversee the entire process of them.

How to become a Culinary Artist ?

Step 1
Take any stream in 10+2 with English (as a core course)

Students who wish to pursue a career in Culinary Arts can do plus two in any stream.All though taking home science as one amongst the subjects at the plus two level will be useful.

Step 2
Take B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration

Institutions like Institute of Hotel Management provide specialized courses in Hotel Administration and Management and the admission is based on the marks scored in NCHM JEE.

Step 3
Take M.Sc/ MBA in Hotel Management

More than the course, the institute plays a major role in Hotel management degree courses. Most common and recommendable pathway to this career is MBA in hotel management. M.Sc in Hospitality Administration is provided by the Institutes of Hotel Management.

Note :

It is necessary to pursue a diploma in Culinary Arts from any recognized institution. Then you would have to go for 6 months industrial training in any hotel 4 or 5 star in or outside India.

Culinary Arts Colleges

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Requirements for Masters in Culinary Arts

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India( from Culinary Academy of India for Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Arts)

  • A Bachelor in Hotel Management and Catering Technology/ Business Management / /Business Administration in (Hotel / Hospitality /Tourism streams) (with a minimum of two years of Food Production instruction),/Hospitality Management/Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts.
  • On the basis of All India Entrance Examination
  • A group discussion round.
  • Personal Interview and a Trade Test. (which includes a 3 course Continental menu comprising of a starter, soup and main course).

Foreign(from The Culinary Institute of America(CIA) For Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP)

  • An approved bachelor's degree in hospitality management, restaurant management, food science, or nutrition/dietetics.
  • a Statement of Purpose ( 300 to 500 word statement describing the purpose of culinary arts).
  • One letter of recommendation (rom an employer, mentor, professor, or professional colleague)
  • Based on Written the response to Short Essay Questions or Phone /In Person interview.
  • English language proficiency : minimum score of 80 points with at least 20 points in each band In TOEFL) or a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS.

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Skills Required

Attention to detail

Precision is important for culinary artists as every ingredient and measurement must be exact. Ordering food products or figuring out what time to cook certain items, one needs to have an eye on every detail.

Creative skills

Culinary artists need to open to incorporating new food items into menus and improving older recipes. Creativity and imagination will keep customers coming back to a restaurant.

Decision Making skills

It's important for Culinary artists to make decisions quickly and efficiently. In a fast-paced environment, one has to make numerous decisions at once.


Culinary professionals will be working on multiple tasks at once. He or she might need to address staff issues while also working on several elements of a meal.

Time management skills

Time Management is crucial for as they need to be efficient in completing tasks in a given time for events.

Organization skills

Creating an order and having a structure is vital for Culinary artists so that the environment does not become chaotic.


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