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Philosophy, Aims

At INC the Culinary Arts Diploma follows industry trends and market needs applying modern concepts about food and food production. The diploma program aims to prepare students for careers in the foodservice industry in kitchens at entry level positions in restaurants and hotels that will lead to supervisory / managerial positions in the near future. The program offers a combination of classroom theory, practical application and industrial training.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this degree students are expected to:

Learn the fundamentals of cooking, pastry and baking preparations
Become familiar with various cuisines, cooking techniques and ingredients
Acquire technical skills and theoretical knowledge in food preparation, presentation and service (hot and cold) through a systematic approach to quality and quantity food production
Study the basics of food hygiene and sanitation
Develop a critical mind-set and judgment in menu planning, plate or buffet service
Understand and learn about organizational and leadership skills required in kitchen management
Improve their talent in culinary creativity and artistic skills

Subject Knowledge and Understanding:

Distinguish the fundamentals of cooking, pastry and baking preparation through multivariate food, sweet and bread preparations
Become familiar with the basic principles and origins of International, European and Ethnic Cuisine.
Foster an understanding of the basics of nutrition, food hygiene and sanitation.
Understand trends in culinary arts in the foodservice sector and in the management of businesses in this area.
Appreciate the economic development of personnel and resources in a socio-economic setting with emphasis on human behaviour, societal factors and business acumen.

Intellectual skills:

Develop technical skills and theoretical knowledge in food preparation (hot and cold) through a systematic approach to quality and quantity food production.
Acquire professional vocabulary of the specific field as well as to gain knowledge in food and beverage service and its importance in the hospitality industry.
Develop skills to facilitate perception, diagnosis and analysis of business situations enhancing the creative and perspective ability to tackle them.
Recognize the organizational and management skills and abilities required in kitchen management.
Comprehend the significance of the foodservice industry to tourism and the economy at large.

Transferable skills

Establish problem solving skills and accept responsibility and accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes.
Gain practical experience in the food service industry.
Demonstrate competence as self-directed, reflective learners who are able to continuously appraise their personal capability and work towards personal, career and academic development.
Establish a critical mindset and judgment in food preparation, cooking degree level and tastes.
Develop their talent in culinary creativity and artistic skills.


Career Prospects

Graduate should expect to starts their careers in kitchens at entry level-positions in restaurants and hotels that will lead them to supervisory/managerial positions in the near future.

Duration

Normal duration of the program is two years (four semesters), during which it is expected that the student will have successfully completed the required credits in order to graduate.

Program Pathway

  Credits ECTS
Major Requirements 31 57
Hospitality Requirements 12 24
Foreign Language Requirements 06 08
Business Requirements 03 06
Computer Requirements 03 05
English Language Requirements 03 05
General Electives 09 15
Total to graduate 67 Credits 120 ECTS


Foreign Language Requirements

6 Credits, 8 ECTS

Course Credits ECTS
French Language & Culture I 3 4
French Language & Culture II 3 4

Business Requirements

3 Credits, 6 ECTS

Course Credits ECTS
Introduction to Accounting I  3 6

Computer Requirements

3 Credits, 5 ECTS

Course Credits ECTS
Computer Applications 3 5

English Language Requirements

3 Credits, 5 ECTS

Course Credits ECTS
College English 3 5