Top Culinary Colleges of India

February 24, 2020

Top Culinary Colleges of India


With dining in restaurants currently fast coming to be the brand-new normal, the food and beverage industry is seeing exponential development. The need is such that the industry is opening up brand-new profession opportunities on a daily basis for today's specialists. In this circumstance, a degree or diploma in culinary arts can be incredibly useful to bag a top job slot in the industry.

We have shortlisted a few such colleges, which provide educational opportunities for students to enroll in Culinary Arts. There are plenty of such colleges in India, but we have kept our list short. Amongst the top colleges list made by us, there is no ranking and each is projected independently and randomly.

Culinary Academy of India, Hyderabad

The Academy has 8 classrooms as well as 7 totally equipped training kitchen areas. It additionally has a well-designed demonstration kitchen area and also a 36-cover training restaurant. This helps the trainees with much-needed exposure to client needs. 22 full-time professors educate students on Food Production, Food Presentation, Kitchen Management and many varied topics. All the course rooms of the academy are completely equipped with audio-visual aids. The trainees will revolve in all the 7 kitchen areas before completing the Three Year Program. 

Courses Offered:

  1. Three Year Bachelor of Catering Technology and also Culinary Arts
  2. Article Graduate Diploma In Culinary Arts
  3. One and Half Year Certificate Course in Food Production as well as Patisserie
  4. Costa Crociere Cruise Chef Course
  5. Princess Cruises-Courses
  6. Other Unique Courses

Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa – New Delhi

The Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi is one of the premier hospitality Institute of India. It offers top quality hospitality education and teaching at undergraduate, graduate, as well as post-graduate levels. The Institute comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism India. 

Training courses available are: 

  1. M.Sc (HA).
  2. B.Sc. (HHA).
  3. P.G. Diploma in Dietetics & Hospital Food Service.
  4. P.G. Diploma in Accommodation Operation & Management.
  5. Diploma in F&B Service.
  6. Diploma in Bakery & Confectionary.
  7. Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie.
  8. MSc in Hospitality Administration.
  9. MSc in Dietetics & Food Service Management.
  10. Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operations & Management.

International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi.

Established in 2003, International Institute of Culinary Arts (IICA), is recognized by Indian Culinary Forum (ICF). The institute is in a straight partnership with University College Birmingham, Edexcel UK as well as City and Guilds, UK. According to their website, "IICA was awarded “The Best Institute for Culinary Arts in India" by TIME study as well as India News. 

Courses Offered:.

  1. Level in Culinary Arts.
  2. Advancement Diploma in Culinary Arts.
  3. Diploma in Bakery & Patisserie.
  4. Diploma in Culinary Arts.
  5. Pastime Chef Courses.

Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, New Delhi.

Established in 1996, Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development (OCLD) belongs to the Oberoi Group of Hotels. Admission at this institute is on the basis of interviews carried out on the Open Access days at Oberoi Hotels.

Training courses offered are: 

Diploma in Kitchen Management.
Diploma in Guest Service Management.
Diploma in Housekeeping Management.

Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management, Haldwani.

The varied courses at this college provides a very good exposure to skill-sets to the students including that of Chef, F&B Service Expert, Room Division Manager etcThe curriculum is a mix of theory as well as hands-on training with enough opportunities to learn and communicate with market experts.

Training courses offered are:

Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology [BHMCT] 
Bachelor of Hospitality Management [BHM] 
Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology [DHMCT] 
Diploma in Hotel Administration [DHA]

WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal.

The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration uses a detailed, energised and also globally benchmarked  education and training system, which is at the same level with worldwide hospitality professionals. Established in 1987, as an entity of Dr TMA Pai Foundation, Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration collaborates with Welcomgroup, the resort department of ITC Ltd. 

Training courses offered:

Bachelor's Degree Culinary Arts
BHM-- Bachelor of Hotel Management
M.Sc Dietetics and also Applied Nutrition

Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Goa.

Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) Goa was established as a 'Food Craft Institute' and was eventually promoted as an institute under the Government of India, Ministry of Tourism, It operates under the cover of National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.

Programs Offered:

Crafts Course in Food Production & Patisserie.
Crafts Course in Food & Beverage Service.
Degree in Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Hospitality & Hotel Administration.

MERIT Swiss Asian School of Hotel Management, Ooty.

MERIT operates in collaboration with the Swiss Schools—Switzerland and Alagappa University, India. The institute has a variety of Diploma, Degree, Postgraduate training courses as well as research possibilities for the students. Attached to a hotel, Merit- Inn Southern Star, Merit Swiss Asian School of Hotel Management is in Ooty. The campus consists of course rooms, hostel Rooms for children and also girls, research laboratories, guest rooms, meeting halls, professors rooms, training restaurants, computer laboratory, administrative workplaces, as well as the health club.

Courses offered after class 10: 

  1. Diploma in Hotel Administration from Alagappa University, UGC, Govt. of India.
  2. Diploma from EI-AH&LA.; & LA.;( Educational Institute American resort & Lodging Association).
  3. MERIT Swiss Asian Diploma in Hotel Administration.

Courses offered after 12:

  1.  B.Sc. (C&HA): Bachelor of Science in Catering Science and Hotel Administration from Alagappa University, UGC, Govt. of India.
  2. Diploma from EI-AH&LA ( Educational Institute American hotel & Lodging Association).
  3. MERIT Swiss Asian Diploma in Hotel Administration.

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shiva sai

I completed my hotel management this year and I want to become a chef.Shall I go for specialization in Culinary Arts like joining pg diploma in culinary arts in culinary academy of India or it's better to join the industry?

Rahul Phalke

Culinary Academy of India is the top and the best culinary arts college in India with twenty five years of culinary legacy.Its the only college in India providing best culinary education with such low fee structure . Today over 10,000 young Indians have made their careers from this institution and today you find a CAIian in every nook and corner of the globe.

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