Top US chefs to train
students will receive their training from top
chefs in a state-of-the-art $5.5 million F&B
facility at TP.
IN a first for culinary training in Asia, the renowned
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is collaborating
with TP to train students enrolled in the Culinary &
Catering Management (CCM) course.
Under an agreement signed between the two institutions,
three CIA chef-instructors will co-teach the students
alongside award-winning culinary instructors from TP.
Upon completion of their diploma course, the students
can also choose to complete an additional 600 hours
in the area of culinary practicum to obtain an Associate
of Occupational Studies degree from the CIA.
They can then earn a Bachelor of Professional Studies
Culinary Arts degree by completing an additional
one and a half years of study at the CIA.The pioneer
batch of CCM students, who will be in their second year
of study when term re-opens in April, will be the first
to be trained under the terms of this agreement. They
will be trained in a newly-commissioned 28,000 sq ft
comprehensive training facility at TP.
Associate vice president of the CIA, Dr Victor Gielisse,
commented on the partnership: The CIA is excited
about the next phase of our collaboration and strategic
partnership (with TP), particularly as the interest
in global cuisines is at the forefront of the foodservice
and hospitality industry.
The CIA, a not-for-profit college, counts world-renowned
chefs Anthony Bourdain, Todd English and Roy Yamaguchi
among its illustrious alumni.