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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Unleash Your Kitchen Creativity! Are you ready to elevate your culinary skills to an art form?

Fire up your taste buds with the Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts course! Learn to cook exciting cuisines using a wide variety of halal and non-halal ingredients such as beef, chicken, pork, game meat, fish and seafood, vegetables and alcohol with various cooking techniques such as braising, steaming, frying and sous vide.

This course includes a three and six-month enhanced internship at one of the many renowned cafes, restaurants and hotels.

What you'll learn

  • Prepare for operations
  • Process ingredients
  • Prepare a range of stocks, sauces and soups
  • Manage inventory and stores
  • Cook Asian and Western dishes using a variety of cooking techniques
  • Prepare a range of appetisers, snacks and desserts
  • Use advanced cooking techniques
  • Present cooked dishes
  • Use insights into the hospitality industry
  • Design menu

Entry Requirements

Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year curriculum structure:

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level


  • Shortlisted applicants will have to pass a prescribed medical examination.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the 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 laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Diploma course at ITE:

For more details on progression, please click here.

Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also 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.


Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts graduates are employed in cafes, hotels and restaurants. Some of the job titles held include Senior Cook and Demi Chef.