Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 14,523

About this course

This programme offers a broad range of topics covering Chinese and Western culinary arts and sciences. Through theoretical and practical application, students will also develop their intellectual and professional competencies to meet the ever-growing industry's demand for a new generation of well-rounded chefs who have multi-culinary and management skills, as well as a professional mindset and work attitude. 

Students will enter either one of the Streams below in the third semester, so as to enhance their professional knowledge and skills in the respective study area:

  • Western Cuisine (ICI campus)
  • Chinese Cuisine (CCI campus)

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent 


Year 1 :

  • Chinese & Western Cuisine in Practice
  • Culinary Theory
  • Food Hygiene & Safety
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Wine & Spirits Fundamentals
  • Menu Planning & Development
  • Accounting for Catering Management
  • Food Nutrition for Chefs
  • Introduction to Management & Organisations
  • Food Commodities
  • Human Resource Management
  • Vocational English & Putonghua
  • Work Integrated Learning*

Year 2 :

  • Culinary Modules in Chinese Cuisine Steam
  • Culinary Modules in Western Cuisine Steam
  • Kitchen Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Law & Ethics for Catering Business
  • English for Academic Studies
  • Career Planning & Development
  • Vocational English & Putonghua

* Depending on the job nature and study programme, Work Integrated Learning will be arranged at an appropriate time during the period of study.

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