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Career Guidance / Culinary Arts/Chefs

About Us

“Cooking is an art, but all art requires knowing something about the techniques and materials” ~Nathan Myhrvold The word “culinary” is defined as something related to, or connected with, cooking. A culinarian is a person working in the culinary arts. A culinarian working in restaurants is commonly known as a cook or a chef. Culinary arts is the art of preparing, cooking, and presentation of foods. Culinary artists are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as to the eye. They are required to have a knowledge of the science of food and an understanding of diet and nutrition. Table arts or the art of having food can also be called as “Culinary Arts”. It includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Career Way

Bachelor Degree in Catering Technology and Culinary Arts
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10+2 with Commerce/Arts/Science (for Bachelor and some Diploma & Certificate Courses)
Entrance Exam NCHM JEE (Joint Entrance Examination), AIHMCT WAT (Written Admission Test), AIMA UGAT (Under Graduate Aptitude Test), MAH HM CET (Maharashtra Hotel Management Common Entrance Test), WBJEE JEHOM, UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination), IIHM eCHAT (Common Hotel Admission Test) Some colleges take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹25,000 to ₹16,00,000
Mode Regular
Goal Chef, Culinary Artist, Cook, Food Stylist, Caterer, Baker, Hotel Manager

Colleges

AIMS Institute, Bangalore
Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management, Uttarakhand
Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Karnataka
Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Delhi
College of Hospitality & Tourism (CHAT), Rai University, Ahmedabad
Culinary Academy of India, Hyderabad
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Hindustan University, Chennai
IIBT (Indian Institute of Bartending), Chandigarh
Indian Culinary Institute, Tirupati
Indian Institute of Bartending (IIBT), Chennai
Institute of Bar Operations & Management (IBOM), Delhi
Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad
Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi
Institute of Hotel Management, Goa
International Institute of Culinary Arts, Delhi
ITM Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai
Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development, Delhi
Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal

Key Skills

Ability to handle criticism
Analytical Skills
Being driven by curiosity
Communication Skills
Decision Making skills
Detail Oriented
Good sense of flavors
Inclination towards cleanliness
Innovative Skills
Interest in cooking
Multitasking
Organization & Time Management
Passion for food
Passion for learning
Presentation Skills
Team work

Career Prospectous

Culinary Artist
Chef
Caterer
Baker
Cook
Entrepreneur
Freelancer
Food Stylist
Food Blogger
Trainer / Instructor
Food & Beverage Controller
Café Attendant
Hotel / Restaurant Manager
Food Manufacturer
Consultant
Bartender

Salary

Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience, and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹10,000 to ₹40,000 per month.

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