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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Technical Diploma

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to set up and operate a restaurant and manage its culinary operations, dinner events, purchasing and sales, F&B budget, staff as well as conduct research and development to introduce new menu and concepts for a French restaurant. 

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What you'll learn

  • Apply techniques used in classical and modern cuisine (non-halal)
  • Perform menu planning, pricing and budgeting
  • Control purchases and storage
  • Carry out culinary production
  • Manage a team
  • Manage sales and promotion
  • Manage Food & Beverage operations
  • Develop restaurant menus and concepts
  • Perfect a wine list to pair with your creations 

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts course, you need to be a Singapore Citizen with the following ITE qualifications:

Course Grade Point Average (GPA)
Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts
Higher Nitec in Hospitality Operations
Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking
GPA 2.0 & above

Nitec  in Asian Culinary Arts
Nitec in Food & Beverage Operations
Nitec in Hospitality Operations
Nitec in Pastry & Baking
Nitec in Western Culinary Arts   

GPA 3.0 & above

Applicants with qualifications not listed above can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with the following qualifications who meet the minimum academic requirements and have at least 1 year of relevant work experience in culinary arts can be considered for admission:

- Relevant ITE CET Nitec in Services (GPA of 3.0 and above)
- Relevant ITE CET Higher Nitec in Services (GPA of 2.0 and above)
- Relevant Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) diplomas and Level 6 WSQ Workplace Literacy and Workplace Numeracy

Click here to view the list of relevant CET qualifications and Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) diplomas.

Working adults with at least 2 years of relevant work experience can be considered for admission. 

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview and pass a pre-admission medical examination for admission.

Progression Opportunities

Graduates can progress to complete the Bachelor’s degree in Institut Lyfe Executive Education (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse Executive Education Centre) in one year upon the obtainment of the Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts.

Career Opportunities

Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts graduates can be employed as Chef De Partie/Station Chefs, Restaurant Supervisors, Assistant Restaurant Managers by restaurants and food & beverage establishments in hotels.

Chef De Partie/Station Chefs, Restaurant Supervisors, Assistant Restaurant Managers with work experience and good performance will have excellent opportunities for career advancement to Assistant Head Chefs/Sous Chefs and Restaurant Managers. 

You will also benefit from a worldwide culinary network, as ITE is a member of the Alliance by Institut Lyfe.