Culinary Schools in the Philippines

The following are the top culinary schools in the Philippines, located in Metro Manila:

Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy

This culinary school was founded in 2007 at the Ortigas center by chefs Rob Pengson and Benjamin Ledesma Jr. Pengson, whose complete first name is Roberto Luis, earned his associate degree from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He owns The Goose Station Restaurant, which won the Best New Restaurant award from MBKRS in 2010. All the other chefs that teaches at the academy have their own sterling achievements in the local and international culinary education, restaurant and entrepreneurship worlds.

Ortigas Branch
4F Millenium Place, Meralco Ave
and Sapphire rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel No: 0922-807-8340

Alabang Branch
4/F Almanza Square Building,
Alabang-Zapote Road,
Las Pinas City
Tel No:  +632-801-9612,  +632-736-5606

Quezon City Branch
Unit 7-8 Timog Commercial
Complex, Timog cor. Panay
Avenue, South Triangle,
Quezon City
Tel Nos: +632-736-3249, +632-332-6751

Makati Branch
118 Jupiter St, Barangay Bel-air, Makati.
Email: info@globalacademy.ph
Tel No:  0922-807-4260

Programs at Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy:

Grand Diploma in Professional Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts (12 months)
Tuition fee: 200,000 pesos
Includes internship of 600 hours

Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts (8 months)
Tuition fee: 125,000 pesos
Includes internship of 480 hours

Superior One Diploma (3 months)
Tuition fee: 150,000 pesos
Includes professional industry experience of at least 600 hours

Certificate in Professional Baking and Pastry Arts (3 months)
Tuition fee: 88,750 pesos

International Cuisine (5 weeks)
Includes Asian, American and European cuisines

Lifestyle Courses: Focus on Cuisines (4 sessions, 3.5 hours per session)
Tuition fee: 12,000 pesos for new students, 10,000 pesos for current students and alumni
- Italian Cuisine
- Spanish Cuisine
- Japanese Cuisine
- Southeast Asian Cuisine
- Epicurean Lab Courses

Magsaysay Institute Of Hospitality And Culinary Arts (MIHCA)
Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

MIHCA is part of the Magsaysay Group of Companies. Graduates can take advantage of local and international placement opportunities through Magsaysay Global Services Inc. They can also enter the lucrative maritime industry by taking maritime courses at the Magsaysay Training center and the Cavite-based Magsaysay Institute of Shipping and the healthcare industry by studying at the Magsaysay Global Services in Manila and at Star of Asia in Bacolod.

MIHCA Manila
3F Times Plaza Bldg.
United Nations Ave. cor Taft Ave.
Malate, Manila
Tel No: 524-9996
Email: admissions@mihca.com.ph

MIHCA Makati
5F Walter Mart Mall
Chino Roces Ave cor Arnaiz Ave
Tel NO: 887-5329, 889-17-07
Email: makaticampus@mihca.com.ph

MIHCA Jakarta
Jalan Tanjung Karang No. 5
Jakarta 10230, Indonesia
Tel No: + 6221 390 8812
Fax No: + 6221 390 8894

Courses Offered:

Certificate in Culinary Arts (7 months)
- Includes 300 hours of externship training

Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts (7 months)
- Includes 300 hours of externship training

Certificate in Housekeeping Service (6 weeks)
- Includes 500 hours of externship training

Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (5 months)
- Includes 300 hours of externship training

Short Courses:
Barista 101
- 30 hours of in-school instruction and 2 weeks of on-the-job training
Flairtending 101 (2 weeks or 40 hours)
Bartending Essentials (1 month or 120 hours)
Household Services (2 weeks)
Lifestyle Courses (one-day programs, 3,000 pesos per course)
Japanese Cooking
Fundamentals of Baking
Advanced Course in Baking
Make, Bake and Decorate Your Cake
Sugar-Free Desserts and Coffee
Italian Cuisine

Note: A non-refundable reservation fee of 5,000 pesos is required for enrollment in the Culinary Arts
Programs and 3,000 pesos in the Hospitality Programs.

Enderun Colleges

Enderun has the most beautiful campus and buildings among culinary schools in the Philippines. Buildings and facilities sit on two hectares of landscaped grounds in the Fort Bonifacio world of prime real estate. Tuition fees start at 300,000 pesos per semester.

1100 Campus Avenue
McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City 1634 Philippines
Tel No:  856 5000
Fax:  856 4656
Email: admissions@enderuncolleges.com

Undergraduate Culinary Courses 

Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (BS-IHM) (4 years)
with specialization in Culinary Arts
Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (BS-IHM) (4 years)
with specialization in Hotel Administration

Certificate Programs:

Certificate in Hospitality Operations from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management (2 years)
- Qualified students who have earned this certificate have the option of completing their four-year bachelor degrees at Enderun, or at Les Roches campuses in Switzerland or Spain.

ADF + Enderun Certificate in Pastry Arts (3 months)

ADF + Enderun Certificate in Culinary Arts (15 months)

Les Roches Postgraduate Certificate 
- This is in partnership with the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Hospitality Operations PostGraduate Certificate
Certificate in Restaurant Management and Entrepreneurship

Note:  Enderun Colleges operates Restaurant 101, a fine dining restaurant that showcases French cuisine for the Asian market.

Le Cordon Bleu Manille (LCBM)

LCBM was founded in 1948 by Pat Limjuco Dayrit after becoming the first Filipino recipient of a Grand Diplome in French cooking from the Le Cordon Bleu in New York City. It's now managed by her daughter, current directress Loudette L. Dayrit. Its logo also includes the name Culinary Arts Management Institute of the Philippines.

Le Cordon Bleu Manille Culinary Arts Management Institute of the Philippines (LCBM-CAMI Philippines) operates as the flagship school of Ecole de Cuisine Manille Inc. (ECMI)

Tel Nos: 701-7451, 0916-753-3927


Food Entrepreneur Starter Workshop Course (15 sessions)
- 8 laboratory and 7 industry operations workshops

Regular Courses:
- Beginner's Cooking
- Advanced Cooking
- Basic Cake Decoration
- Advanced Cake Decoration
- Cake and Pastry Course

Culinary Management Courses:
- Ingredient Management
- Meal Service Management
- Kitchen Management

Demonstration Courses:
- Specialized Cuisine Courses
- Cookery Courses (1 session)

One on One Cookery Courses

Summer Entrechef Workshop Course
- children 7 to 12 years old, 6,500 pesos for 5 sessions, 9,500 pesos for 8 sessions
- young adults 13 to 22 years old, 10,500 for 5 sesssions, 15,500 for 8 sessions
- Basic Food Photography, 10,500 pesos
- Basic Food Styling, 10,500 pesos
- Basic Food Writing, 10,500 pesos

Center for Culinary Arts (CCA)

Main campus:
287 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
Quezon City
Tel No:  +632-994-2520, 30 and 40, 426-4840 to 41
Email: marketing@cca-manila.com

Culinary Arts
Baking Pastry Arts
Kitchen Discovery Class
Continuing Education Programs

You can pursue a four-year bachelor's degree after completing CCA's 2-year programs at the following
international culinary schools which have partnered with CCA:

The One School
55 Paseo de Roxas Avenue
Makati City
3904 Quingua St., Makati City
Tel No: 817-4391
Telefax: 817-4396

Otago Polytechnic - a public New Zealand tertiary education institute in Dunedin with campuses throughout Otago
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Thames Valley University in London, UK
William Angliss Institute, a Technical and Further Education institute in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Satellite Schools of CCA:

Oceana (Restaurant, Culinary School and Events Place)
Building A, San Miguel by the Bay
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Tel No: 9942520, 30 and 40 or 4264840 to 41

CCA Kitchen (Culinary Center)
CCA, Manila Satellite School
3rd Level Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City
Bagumbayan, Quezon City

CCA Manila Satellite School at Farmers' Market
2nd Level Administration Building, Farmers' Market
Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Tel No: 437-6058

Academy of International Culinary Arts (AICA)

AICA Manila
Suite 207 Skyway Twin Towers
#351 Capt. Henry Javier street
Pasig City
Tel No: 671-0276/77
Email:   manila@aicaculinary.com
The Gallery
Juan Luna Street Cor. Golam Drive Mabolo
Cebu City
Tel No: +63-32-268-5636
Email: cebu@aicaculinary.com

Culinary Programs:

Premier International Culinary Arts Diploma Course (12 months)
- 14-students per class
- TESDA-accredited
- Has two modules: Commercial Cooking and Advanced Professional Cooking and Kitchen Management

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Professional Baking and Pastry

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Professional Cooking (16 sessions)

Special Courses:
Bar Tending
Catering (7 sessions)
Food Styling
Front of House art of service (3 months)
Specialty Baking (8 days)

Culinary Schools in the Philippines
Culinary Schools in Manila


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  6. Me also im 26 yrs old. My family cannot afford for me to enroll because of lack of financial. Im only a highschool graduate when i pass AlS exam (AlternativeLearningSystem). And now self tought. I work here now abroad. I start working as helper and now cook. My work experience now is almost 9yrs. I Din't get a higher rank because of lack of schooling. My dream is to become a great chef someday. To be known also is what i want but it's okay to be great chef. This is my passion. My Father teach me to cook. My family is my inspiration. Suddenly my father passed away and i can't do anything but cry out loud here abroad. My company is bad. I wish i was there. I want to say sorry for what I've been through before and to say sorry because i leave them to work here abroad. And to say i love him so much. I wish i was there. now im straight focus on work. This is to show him and my mother my love and make them proud. Hope its not too late for me.

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  7. AHA Culinary School was founded in March 2006 with the vision to provide quality education and training in the field of culinary arts in the Philippines. It was formally inaugurated on October 22, 2006 by then U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Kristie Kenney.

    AHA Culinary School has been a trailblazer in offering unique culinary programs that combines both theoretical and practical approach in learning culinary arts. It was the first to offer in the Philippines the 80/20 practical training/lecture complemented by local and international culinary internship. AHA Culinary School was also the first to offer a Diploma program in Culinary Entrepreneurship, which trains culinary students with the necessary knowledge and skills in putting up their restaurant, catering and other food-related venture.

    In the past 12 years, AHA Culinary School has produced more than 1,000 culinary graduates, many have made their names in the Philippine culinary scene and the world.