Best Culinary Arts School in Manila Philippines

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best culinary arts school in manilaGeneration nowadays look for the best university in town where in they could be trained and be globally competitive.   Some don’t want to spend more time in universities so they take short courses instead.  They take short courses based from their interests or based from the salary that they could earn. Most of these courses are related to hospitality management. Culinary Arts is one of those courses in hospitality management that promised a very good salary.   A chef in cruise could earn $3000 USD to $5000 USD.

Philippines on the other hand is one of the countries that has so many promising schools or universities that offer this kind of course.   Here are some of the best culinary arts school in Manila :

  • Magsaysay Institute Center For Hospitality & Culinary Arts (MICHA) – offers a very good foundation when it comes to culinary techniques, methods and cuisines.  They used interactive and hands on learning. Training’s duration is 4 months or 480 hours.  It is located at 3/f Times plaza, United Nations Ave., corner Taft Avenue, Manila.
  • International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (ISCAHM) – It is one of the world class schools in Manila.  They offer culinary arts and kitchen management wherein they use conventional European trainings. It is located at 4F FBR bldg. Katipunan Avenue,Quezon City.
  • The Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) – It is considered as the first school being established in the Philippines which has accreditation from ACF or American Culinary Federation.  They offer 2-year program in culinary and technology management and one year for culinary arts.  They also have 2-year program in baking and one- year program for pastry arts.  It is located at Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.
  • American Hospitality Academy Philippines (AHA) – They offer culinary arts and entrepreneur courses.  It is located in Salcedo Village, Makati City.
  • Culinary Institute of Aristocrat– It said to be the one of the most outstanding culinary school in Manila when it comes to curriculum, facilities and course fees. They trained their students from the basic skills to complicated ones.  It is located along Roxas Bulevard, Manila.
  • Enderun Colleges– They offer culinary and business courses.  They have advanced training for basic pastry, baking and kitchen management but they follow basic cooking method that could also be applied to more complex recipes.

These schools offer trainings that will hone you to become one of the best chefs in the world.  The trainings and fees may vary but they all have one goal, and that is to bring out the best in you.


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82 Responses

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Lhea Ejercito Says:March 4th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

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Tom Says:August 6th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

If you are looking for a very good culinary school, check out First Gourmet Academy in QC.

Lhea Ejercito Says:June 5th, 2014 at 7:11 am

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Lindzey Says:August 11th, 2013 at 2:34 am

How much po ing tuition fee sa ISCHAM?

ben10 Says:May 24th, 2012 at 2:11 am

This is true, ICAAC sorts of delivers personal service. Their chefs all knows the students and even their dean. They limit the number of students even if there are still many students waiting. Visited other schools too and so far they have really good facilities better than AICA or ISCAHM.

Reinhardt Says:May 24th, 2012 at 2:06 am

The best so far is ICAAC in Cebu! They do not MASS PRODUCE students unlike other schools who takes in hundreds of students each semester and opens different branches and franchise like crazy! The tuition so competetive because they don’t have all these supposed to be chefs who are all foreigners with long working backgrounds who teach you only a thing or two during your studies. You have to consider that you are paying such a high fees but from their 10 chefs, only a few will be your teacher. If they are also paying a high rent for their location, then a big chunk of your tuition is actually paying for their place too.

rondo Says:May 6th, 2012 at 2:09 am

try nyu muna mag-applay sa mga catering services,food staff,dishwasher sa kitchen resto. pumasok sa fastfood chains or mag-aaral.bakit akala nyu ba pagnakapag culinary grad kyu chef!kaagad! hindi noh!…dadaan talaga kyu sa butas ng karayom at mahihirapan talaga kyu.pero kung ”PASSION”nyu talaga ay pagluluto,dapat handa kyu sa labanan sa kusina,mahirap magluto at magpasarap ng pagkain pra pakainin ang mga tao.para sa akin mag-aral muna kyu ng ”BASICS” sa mga culinary school na type nyu!…dahil kapag naging ojt kyu sa mga hotel or restaurants,sigurado at 100 percent gagawin muna kayung utusan ng mga chefs at cooks.pero kung talagang marunong kyu magluto.pakita nyu sa kanila,kung gaano kyu kagaling sa kusina.

honey Says:April 18th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

for basic cooking, any culinary school will, but for those aiming to become a professional chef. i would recommend ISCAHM, with trainors/ chefs that has years of experiences in industry, internationally. try visit their website or their site, amazing facilities

sweet Says:April 12th, 2012 at 12:42 am

it is you who will weigh down the shools you want, consider the pros and cons, try visiting the places of the schools, feel the environment whether you belong or feel stressed, anyway you will study to learn and improve yourself,and eventually grow and find your path, its not the school or the chef 2 blame if you dont find a job afterwards. those comments are just scam

JAKE Says:April 9th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

how about ischam…maganda ba dun talaga???please tell po kung may naka experience po dun..kasi balak kong mag enroll dun diploma ..kaso naguguluhan me..tnx

JAKE Says:April 9th, 2012 at 7:40 pm


06 Says:March 27th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

try nyo po sa ASHA ok din dun,

06 Says:March 27th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

giovani ok lang kahit walang experience basta passion mo ung cooking,recommend ko yung Asian School of Hospitality Arts(ASHA) ok din dun sister school sya ng CCA manila reply ka lang if interested ka..tnx:)

iammika Says:March 27th, 2012 at 4:50 am

what if po kung passer na po ako ng nc ii commercial cooking, ano po dapat ko itake na course? and saang school po ako pwede magpatuloy ng bachelor’s degree?

giovani Says:March 12th, 2012 at 4:20 am

ok lng ba khit wlang masyado pang alam sa cooking,,mag take ng culinary o dpat may past experience kna tlga..XD.

James Says:February 25th, 2012 at 2:42 am

Also checkout First Gurmet Academy. I am enrolled there now. Fantastic facilities and VERY experienced instructors. Your chances of getting a job abroad after graduation are big since they are affiliated with hotels and cruiseships

bueno Says:January 30th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

AHA is the best…and they offer Diploma courses not just certificate …..Best in discipline which will be helpful esp if you go abroad

rachelle Says:January 30th, 2012 at 12:37 am

my sisterand i wants to visit ischam kasi we want sana to take short course in culinary or baking. mahilig kasi kami magbake and we are planning to have business. kaso bakit ganun, parang nakakatakot kasi ang dami na namin nababasa na negative about them, kesyo pangit yung turo and all. help anyone.

karole Says:January 29th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

im an HRM student and may kasabay akong OJT from global as well. ang dami nyang reklamo, what more pag nagwowork na talaga sya?

reg Says:January 25th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

my sister told me na yung mga ojt from global mga nakatunganga nalang sa kitchen pag madami na orders. para bang natataranta na kung ano.

joyce ann Says:January 24th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

my friend is studying at aha and nakakainggit kasi ang saya nya sa aha. enjoy na enjoy sya dun.

rebecca Says:January 24th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

totoo ba na madami hidden charges sa global? madami kasi ako nababasang comment na ganun. parang ayoko na tuloy tumuloy.

camille Says:January 15th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

i believe aha can really help you become a good chef. well yes, being a chef is base on experience. pero syempre di ba, iba parin yung may foundation talaga galing school. im a graduate of aha at masasabi ko na utang ko sa kanila ang culinary experience ko.

gina Says:January 15th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

i inquired sa enderun last week. GRABEEE!!! ang mahal mahal naman ng tuition. parang nagtatapon ka lang ng pera.

edielin Says:January 15th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

susme. sa treston nga. NAPAKATAGAL ng dumating uniform at libro namin eh.

ellen Says:January 15th, 2012 at 6:36 am

yung Global yung kay chef rob ay parang deceiving in terms of duration. it was stated in their website na 12 months YUNG COURSE pero nung nireview ko yung duration per day ng subjects, ay saglit lang. ang edge nga lang nun ay may diploma ka agad. at MUKHANG “mas mura” compared to other schools. kung tutuusin, di sulit yung budget kasi short duration nga di ba. so ayun, share lang.

matthew Says:January 15th, 2012 at 6:23 am

hmmm..eto ha narinig ko lang to. mura daw ang nakalagay na tuition sa global pero madami din hidden charges. or alam ko, mahina rin naman daw yung curriculum, so meaning, balewala. sayang lang tuition mo dun.

violeta Says:January 5th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

my sister will graduate na from highschool this coming march and she told our parents na she wants to take culinary so we inquired sa different universities pero my tita told her na mas maganda na culinary mismo that’s we inquired sa AHA. ayos, we got 50K discount pa.hehe..share lang/

violeta Says:January 3rd, 2012 at 10:48 pm

iscam yata ang short course, pero i hear puro demo, and when you do actually cook, sobrang laki ng groups youll be lucky to even hold the actual food yourself

dante Says:January 2nd, 2012 at 5:44 pm

i also thought at first CCA is the best but my oh my… etiquette is still what i look for primarily and it is so bad CCA doesn’t have it.. you know like they will really intimidate you, hahaha… ipinaparamdam talaga sayo na hindi ka bagay sa kanila. it’s not pride’s more of yabang.

dante Says:December 16th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

i am from aha, associate degree in international culinary arts-3. well, if you are looking for culinary schools, why not enroll at aha? they have good facilities and certified pa by ACF. maganda kasi yung alam mong subok na ang papasukan mong school.

dante Says:December 11th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

PLEASE it’s not worth your time and MONEY. DON’T MAKE A MISTAKE ENROLLING at ISCHAM. empty promises and humiliation lang ang ibibigay nila sa inyo.
wag nyo ng gayahin ang pagkakamali ko!

gab Says:December 8th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

pangit sa enderun. ang gulo gulo kaya dun. kahit mga instructors mo ang gugulo. no wonder at umaalis mga students dun.

chesca Says:December 7th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

maganda DAW ang ischam kaya lang dami daw hidden charges…super mahal ang CCA. ganda daw sa global academy kaya lang yong total hours nila parang less compare sa ibang school…so sayang, walang exposure.

sandy Says:December 6th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

TRESTON – very very not worth it. super mahal pero magsisisi ka lang. swear.
MIHCA – sikat lang dahil sa celebrity chef. eh ang tanong, marunong ba talaga?
GLOBAL – sa dami nilang tarpaulin,ganun naman kaunti matututunan mo sa kanila.

reynald Says:December 5th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

my cousin is studying culinary sa global. hahahahha..mas magaling pa ko magluto. di naman maganda turo sa kanila!!!!!parang itinapon lang ng mga hotels yung chef nila!

acon Says:November 30th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

im from enderun. I will just share my sentiments. para naman walang matulad sakin. when i inquired at enderun, i thought super ganda nga pero ngayong andito na ko, nagsisisi ako. having too much expensive is not worth it. Sobrang kulang mga tinuturo. self study nalang lagi. bakit pa ko nag-enroll di ba?

Jzeph Says:November 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am

guyz ask ko lang pano if graduate na ako ng ibang course then i want to enroll in culinary what should i take the diploma thing or just the certificate?

bob Says:November 27th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

mag-aha nalang kayo! dun nag-aaral ang coucin ko. and he really improved! he cooks for us every weekend. yun daw yung dishes na natutunan nya for the whole week. impressive!

reto Says:November 23rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm

what do you mean?

ihatetreston Says:November 21st, 2011 at 4:14 pm

balak mo pa magtreston? im from treston and planning to transfer to other school. nakakawalang gana naman kasi dito. parang nakikipaglaro lang sayo mga instructors. sayang lang ang napakamahal na tuition fee!!!

Alan Says:November 20th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

may nakasama akong student ng global sa isang contest. ano ba naman yan. ultimong kanin di kayang lutuin ng maayos.

Sarah Says:November 19th, 2011 at 4:04 am

how much is the tuition for culinary course in treston?

hoping for good answer, thank you:)

mel Says:November 16th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Guys if u want to become a chef…either u study in a popular school or u work for someone famous…Diploma is an advantage however experience is a big edge to work abroad…I recently completed my course in Diploma in Culinary Arts at AHA Phils. I would agree that they are very strict with regards to training. Thus, the students are very disciplined, especially with regards to punctuality. However, they also have their flosses….well no one is perfect on that matter. My advice….think several times when choosing the best Culinary School for you…don’t fall on their sweet talks…weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each school…

gab Says:November 13th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

sa dami ng lumalabas na culinary schools ngayon, nakakalito na. pero meron ba ditong taga aha, cca, ischam, etc? na pedeng magsabi ano difference nila?hehe

sandra Says:November 10th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

may established nadin pala in dumaguete. pero if within manila, i recommend aha.

allan cortesa Says:November 9th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Not in Manila, but minimum their class. In the Province of the Philippines is growing a world class Culinary Arts school. Dumaguete Academy for Culinary Arts (DACA) DACA offers 9 month Diploma with german curriculum, foreign instructors and international ingredients and an big chefs table for short courses.

sandra Says:November 8th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

well, treston, okay lang. nice facilities. enderun, super mahal!cca, okay sana kaso ang layo. aha, affordable and okay facilities.

LUIGI Says:November 2nd, 2011 at 4:06 pm


manila Says:November 2nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

i think aha is much better school. i saw their ad last week, and well, impressive..hehe..most of their graduates ay nasa ibang bansa na.

roxas Says:October 26th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

i want to study culinary. pero nalilito ako kung saan talaga mag-aaral. dami kasi sinasabi. i checked their websites na pero nalilito ako padin.

tintin Says:October 26th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

mag-AHA nalang kayo! worth it ang tuition! sa ibang culinary schools you have to pay almost a million eh sa aha, wala pang half a million!

cai Says:October 23rd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

kasi may ipagyayabang naman. yung mga naproduce nilang students ay talagang may quality. sumikat sa sariling paraan at hindi dahil sa mga tv shows.

monde Says:October 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

san ba maganda–AHA,CCA,ISCHAM o ENDERUN? im planning to take short course kasi. nung nagbrowse ako for culinary schools, naguluhan ako. interesting lahat pero may kanya kanya ding kapangitan.

iamachef Says:October 21st, 2011 at 6:13 pm

im a student sa aha. diploma in culinary to be exact. aha’s campus may not be as big as other culinary school is. pero i can assure you that hindi ka magsisisis sa kanila. they really have good facilities and syempre yung mga chefs nila! sa ibang bansa pa nagtraining. and compare mo naman sa ibang school, pinaka okay ang aha! si chef gene, galing yun ng cca tapos most of their faculty are also treaching in UP. o san ka pa di ba.

polly Says:October 20th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

hi dv! i browsed the blog. very busy pala in aha.

dv Says:October 19th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

i love American Hospitality Academy

paolo Says:October 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

for me, if you really want to be a chef, hardwork ang kailangan. that title is being earned. if you cant stand the heat, well, nasa sayo yun kung susuko ka o tutulungan mo sarili mo. kaya nga andyan ang mga schools na yan eh. para tulungan tayo. tsaga lang.

dv Says:October 18th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

hi. im an aha student( well, this coming november pa). transferee ako. ako na mismo magsasabi sa inyo. maganda dito. nagpupunta din ako sa open house nila. worth it ang tuition mo. included na sa tuition mo ang uniform, mga kutsilyo, ingredients and all.

rayver Says:October 16th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

lahat naman sila nagsasabi ng di maganda eh. pero para sa akin. aha padin. hand on sila. hindi lang puro lecture. maeexpose ka sa kung paano ba talaga sa kitchen field. they will help you build your esteem. hindi yung puro lang yabang.

rayver Says:October 16th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

lahat naman sila nagsasabi ng di maganda eh. di mo rin naman masasabi eh. pero para sa akin. aha padin. hand on sila. hindi lang puro lecture. maeexpose ka sa kung paano ba talaga sa kitchen field. they will help you build your esteem. hindi yung puro lang yabang.

pau Says:September 27th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

may mga nabasa akong negative comments sa aha,totoo ba yun?namimili kasi ako between cca and aha eh..

rayver Says:September 27th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

AHA Philippines offers a new course. Bachelor’s DEgree in International Culinary Management for only 3 years. for me, AHA parin,

michelle Says:September 25th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

i jjust visited aha’s website. seems interesting.

shiz Says:September 24th, 2011 at 7:34 am

hi there guys. i’m from treston international college. i just want to tell you guys that when it comes to greatness, treston will be the number one. treston offers culinary management for 4 years. it’s the first culinary management here in the philippines. go to our school so that you’ll see what it’s like to have a nice ambiance and nice students. ask the admissions for other cool stuffs in treston. a lot of privileges and advantages. you’ll surely love it.

aye Says:September 22nd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

try mo sa AHA.magandang school yan for culinary. and i heard they have new course. very accomodating sila at hindi masasayang oras mo sa kanila. thumbs up to AHA!!

elainerioflorido Says:September 20th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

i’m looking for a culinary school. san ba maganda?CCA, Treston, MICAH o AHA?

dexter Says:September 13th, 2011 at 12:03 am

i went to wofex last month. may mga culinary schools din na nagpunta dun. a ibang iba ang mga accomodation ng aha. very friendly students. and speaking of tuition, ok na ok. im plaaning to take certificate or diploma.

mary Says:September 11th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

try AHA! my sister transferred here and she really improved!!!hindi basta basta ang education nila!worth it ang tuition. next sem, magiinternship na sa ibang bansa ang kapatid ko.

aye Says:September 6th, 2011 at 12:27 am

try nyo sa American Hospitality Academy. It’s a good school.

Marinel Says:August 19th, 2011 at 6:56 am

hello, try mo sa chef’s den culinary institute… 30k for 6 months commercial cooking course, 6k ang down… installment 4k per month.

janet cerbito Says:August 13th, 2011 at 3:32 am

ok so ano pinakamura tuition fee for only 6 months..coz i want to learn more on cooking..tnx

janet cerbito Says:August 13th, 2011 at 3:31 am

ask ko lang kung magkano ang tuition for only 6 months and san school yun pinakamura within metro manila..i am hoping for your response

butch Says:July 27th, 2011 at 10:07 am

kung nagbabalak kayo na makahanap ng trabaho pagkatapos nyo ng culinary diploma eh mag isip isip muna kayo dahil di ganon kadali makahanap. mas maganda kung me kilala kayo kusinero tapos mag apprentice na lang kayo dun matuto na kayo me trabaho naghihintay sa inyo. Marami mga tanyag na chef na walang formal culinary education na nagkaroon ng michelin star rank.

Nica Says:July 15th, 2011 at 5:48 am

Is Treston accredited by Ched? And when ang next start ng class nila? Please reply

aleilyn Says:June 21st, 2011 at 1:27 am

mgkano ang tuition fee sa cca?:

Jennifer Ramos Says:June 10th, 2011 at 6:28 am

I want to know how much is the tuition fee for culinary arts in 6 months at Center for Culinary Arts?

GG Says:March 14th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

it’s around 130,000 – 170, 000 i guess. :)

jemalyn Says:March 9th, 2011 at 2:03 am

I want to know if how much is the tuition fee at TRESTON INTERNATNAL COLLEGE (CULINARY ARTS)? THANK YOU

Amy Says:October 21st, 2010 at 1:42 am

Just to add from the above list.

TRESTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE- The school is the first one to offer Culinary Management in the country. Aside from that, Treston also focuses on HRM, Business and Computer Studies.

Treston offers world class facilities. In fact, all the kitchens in Treston are patterned after the design of Iron Chef of America.

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