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Course Duration

12 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Want to equip yourself with advanced cooking techniques and lead a kitchen crew?

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to create a variety of food catered to consumers’ palate and preferences, as well as to apply cost control measures to manage the budget for kitchen operations and food catering for events and functions.

This course also includes a six-month enhanced internship at one of the renowned Restaurants or Hotel F&B outlets that ITE partners with.

What you'll learn

  • Produce a range of dishes using advanced cooking techniques
  • Apply principles of food nutrition in food preparation
  • Analyse dishes using sensory analytics
  • Create customised menu and recipe
  • Manage budget for kitchen operation
  • Manage food catering for events and functions

Entry Requirements

Nitec GPA:
Nitec in Asian Culinary Arts, Nitec in Western Culinary Arts or Nitec in Culinary Skills (Western) with minimum GPA of 2.8 (including CCA bonus points)

Note: Shortlisted applicants will have to attend an interview, and may have to pass a pre-admission medical examination as advised by ITE College West. For more information, please contact ITE College West.

Successful students will be required to purchase a Laptop which will cost about $500 to $1,500 for the 2-year course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum device specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above may apply for progression to Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts course conducted by ITE in collaboration with Institut Paul Bocuse, France. For more details on the diploma course, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts graduates are employed as Senior Cooks by restaurants, catering organisations and food and beverage outlets in hotels. Senior Cooks with work experience and good performance will have excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions such as Chef de Partie.