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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Traineeship

Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Nitec

Fire up taste buds with the Nitec in Asian Culinary Arts course! Learn to cook exciting Asian cuisine, such as Chinese, Japanese and South East Asian dishes! 

You will be trained in an Asian kitchen (non-halal) using various cooking methods such as braising, steaming, deep-frying, pan-frying and stir-frying with a wide range of meats (such as poultry, pork, beef, game meat, fish and seafood) and alcoholic items. 

You will learn the cooking skills through real-life (on-the-job) training at restaurants and hotels. 

For general queries on the course, please email Ho_siew_peng@ite.edu.sg or call 6590 2423.  

What you'll learn

  • Prepare for operations
  • Check stores
  • Store ingredients
  • Prepare ingredients for cooking
  • Prepare a range of Asian stocks, sauces and soups
  • Cook a specified range of Asian dishes using basic dry and moist heat cooking methods
  • Prepare a specified range of Asian appetizers, snacks and desserts
  • Handle guest enquiries on food-related concerns

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level

Note: Applicants applying for this course must undergo pre-course interview and clear a pre-entry medical check-up.

 

Progression Opportunities

  • Nitec in Asian Culinary Arts graduates with a GPA of 3.5 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.
  • Nitec in Asian Culinary Arts graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above may apply for progression to the Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts course conducted by ITE in collaboration with Institut Paul Bocuse, France.
  • Nitec in Asian Culinary Arts graduates with a GPA of 2.8 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Asian Culinary Arts graduates are employed as Commis Cooks by establishments by restaurants and food and beverage outlets in hotels. Commis Cooks with work experience and good performance will have excellent opportunities for career advancement to Senior Cooks. The challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.