Intensive Culinary
Arts Certificate
Discover your culinary passion.
Develop your exceptional skill set.

Our intensive programme gives you the toolkit to follow your own path in the industry

Our programme helps you discover your culinary passion and gives you a cutting-edge kick start to your new career in just 9 (+3 optional) months. Within the programme, all students will build a strong foundation of essential culinary fundamentals, while undergoing their own personal culinary journey to develop their chosen specialisation.

With exclusive industry internships available to students, the students will have the opportunity to use their skills within a real-world culinary environment with leading hospitality and culinary brands. Following the internship, students will then return to the academic aspect of the curriculum to nurture their new-found hands-on skills and further pursue their chosen specialisation.

Throughout the programme, students will have the freedom to pursue their culinary interests and pursue additional skill building through special development workshops with an academic mentor in their chosen culinary field, giving them an additional edge towards their final professional profile and skill set. Following the course of the curriculum, students will have a strong grasp of culinary foundations, with their own chosen specialisation nurtured through internships and development workshops during the optional internship months.

Choose your own path. Your way.

The entire scope of the programme is custom tailored to provide the perfect balance and academic intensity between theoretical and practical learning. All students will garner a strong practical foundation from the get go of the programme, complemented at all times by a strong grasp of the theory behind the cuisine and techniques they are learning. Through this unique teaching methodology, graduates will successfully demonstrate an adept culinary skill set and in-depth knowledge of operations and cuisine.

Throughout the programme, students will have the freedom to pursue their culinary ambitions – whether they’ve already discovered their passion or are still on their journey to do so. Interested students will then have the freedom to partake in specialized, individual workshops with our leading chefs to hone their skills, knowledge, and technique, and shape themselves into the chef they want to become.

Expand your expertise with real world experience

The 9-month duration of the course is accompanied by a total of 3 months of industry exposure available to all students who wish to participate.

Tailormade to take students’ personal culinary interests to the next level, all internships are specially curated to give students hands on, real world expertise in a live working environment and experience their first steps into their culinary careers. All students will have help and facilitation from the Indian School of Hospitality to obtain their desired stream on internship, including exciting opportunities with our leading industry placement partners that include Accor Hotels, Marriott International, and Leela Hotels, Resorts and Palaces.

Career scope

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will get the unique opportunity to be considered for challenging, senior job roles in a wide range of industries including hotels, QSRs, event companies, boutique restaurants and have the opportunity to pursue their own entrepreneurial ventures.

ISH gives them an edge with its strong industry network, progressive curriculum and life skills impetus which places them in better stead amongst peers and opens doors to a wide variety of roles from front line to supervisory cadres depending on the HR policies of the recruiting organization.

Internship option to be advised to ensure positive placements of students across the industry sectors. ISH will assist with internship placements and final placements of students.

Term 1 :

Understand and follow food & beverage safety and hygiene policies and procedures

Ensure a safe and secure working environment

Basic nutrition and its importance in ensuring a balanced diet

Monitor and maintain a food & beverage production environment

Receive and store products

Define and use kitchen terminology

Develop fundamental knife skills

Prepare Mise En Place 1

Implement and ensure quality control procedures

Demonstrate basic moist heat cooking methods

Demonstrate basic dry heat cooking methods

Prepare meat, poultry, fish and seafood

Prepare vegetables, fruits, nuts and mushrooms

Prepare basic western stocks and soups

Prepare western foundation sauces

Prepare cold plates and garnishes

Prepare and ensure essential elements of dining Room service in place

Prepare pre-mix, frozen and bake-off products

Prepare basic breads

Prepare muffins and scones

Prepare breakfast and bread rolls

Prepare laminated pastes

Prepare sweet & savoury fillings, sauces and creams

Prepare hot and cold desserts

Dairy and egg applications

Menu planning and design

Term 2 :

Supervise food production

Maintain inventories

Understand nutritional knowledge and dietary requirements

Administer purchasing and receiving procedures

Balanced diets and allergens

Prepare Mise En Place 2

Prepare pasta

Prepare sandwiches

Prepare salad

Demonstrate advanced moist heat cooking techniques

Demonstrate Indian Tandoor cooking technique

Prepare Indian foundation curries and sauces

Pickling and its application

Advanced classical French cookery techniques & preparation

Preparation and use of exotic food ingredients

Master recipes from various cuisine

Study alcoholic spirits and cocktails

Study wine and spirits

Prepare salads and dressings

Carve fruits and vegetables for food presentation

Preparation of garnishes and buffet food embellishments

Apply sensory analysis to food and beverage Preparation and presentation

Use herbs and spices in various cuisine preparation and presentation

Prepare herb and spice blends of various cuisines

Basic chocolate and sugar work and its application

Leavened and unleavened bread

International breads and derivatives applications

French pastries and petite fours

The minimum eligibility to apply to the Indian School of Intensive culinary arts certificate programme is the following:

  • Students who have completed their Class XII or equivalent.

  • Graduates, professionals and PG students planning to change paths and pursue a career or venture in the exciting world of culinary arts.

Here’s what to expect when applying to ISH:

Step one: apply online

Step two: coordinated interview

Step three: interview, group discussion, team building activity

Step four: selection and confirmation of acceptance

For information on academic fees for the 2018/19 academic intake, please email us at for more information and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Apply now

Once you’re ready to apply, head over to our How to Apply page which will take you through the steps and explain the application process and let you begin your application to the Indian School of Hospitality.

More information

To find out more information about the course, please get in touch with us. Either use our Contact Us page to submit a query or drop us a line at and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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