Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts

International Culinary Institute (ICI)
Hong Kong
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 14,727

About this course

Prepares students to work in the vibrant and ever-growing catering industry, and develops their intellectual and professional competencies to meet the industry's demand for a new generation of chefs possessing not only multi-culinary and management skills, but also a professional mindset and work attitude.

Provides a broad range of topics in Chinese and Western culinary arts and sciences and clusters of culinary stream specific modules to enhance student's knowledge and skills in national/international culinary arts, in order to help students realise their interests and career aspirations.

Structured to guide students to attain knowledge in culinary niches and develop management know-how in culinary operations and catering businesses in a holistic manner.

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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