Advanced Diploma in Hotel Culinary Management (Intensive 12 Months)


Course code: ADM 5211

Can promote to Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management (Final Year) awarded by University of West London

Application Deadline: 16th July, 2024

Programme Duration:

  • 9th Septemeber 2024 to Mid August 2025 (No Summer Holidays)
  • Average 9 hours per day


  • This is an intensive programme and will complete within 12 months. The Advanced Diploma in Hotel Culinary Management is designed to provide those, Asian and European who are preparing to enter the Hotel and Catering industry with critical awareness of the Menu Studies, Food & Beverage Service Operations, General Kitchen and Kitchen Management, etc. This programme enables individuals to investigate global, regional and local perspectives on Hotel Culinary Arts Management and to enhance their skills and knowledge with practical kitchen experience. Students who have relevant full time job can be exempted from industrial training.

Course Structure:

  1. Food Safety and Occupational Safety and Health
    • Food Safety Regulations
    • Risk Management
  2. General Kitchen Operations *
    • Kitchen Operations 
    • Menu Implementation
  3. Bakery and Pastry 1*
    • Baking Methods
    • Bread and Pastries
  4. Communication and Report Writing Skills
    • Communication Methods
    • Different Report Writing Skills
  5. Hospitality Sector
    • Quality Customer Service
    • Hotel Operations
  6. Gastronomy
    • Fashionable Garde Manger
    • Creative Western Cuisine
    • Amazing Delicacies
  7. Purchasing Management & Cost Control
    • Purchasing Management
    • Food Cost Control
  8. Menu Studies
    • Menu Planning
    • Menu Design
  9. Terminology
    • Cookery Terms
    • Food Products
  10. Essential skills*
    • Basic Kinife Skills
    • Tossing Technique
  11. Professional Bakery and Pastry*
    • Bread, Cake and Western Delicacies Baking Techniques
    • Professional Dessert Making
  12. Food and Beverage Service Operations 2*
    • Restaurant Operations and Supervision
    • Food and Beverage Business Regulations
  13. Kitchen Management
    • Role of Chef
    • Supervisory Skills
  14. Food and Beverage Pairing
    • Wine & Spirits
    • Pairing for Food & Beverage
  15. Hospitality Human Resource Management
    • Human Resource Planning
    • Job Analysis
  16. Hospitality Marketing
    • Marketing Process
    • Marketing Mix
  17. Culinary Business Analysis *
    • Developing a Business Startup Plan
    • Business Startup Strategies
    • Restaurant Operations and Supervision (Dinner)
  18. Industrial Training * Kitchen Lesson

Medium of Instruction: English (interpret with Cantonese/Putonghua)

Tuition Fee:

  • $92,000 per year
  • Miscellaneous Fee:
    • ​HK$4000 (Includes Chef Uniform x 2, Apron x 2, Plaid Pants x 1, 1 set of Cutlery & Utensils, Insurances, Notes, Recipes & Ingredients)

Entry Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary 6 or equivalent, with Level 3 in the HKDSE English Exam or 5.0 in IELTS exam or equivalent
  • Pass in admission interview.
  • Visa fee: $5000 if neccessary
  • For those who intend to pursue the top-up degree in UK, IELTS 6.0 or above is required.


  • The Academy has a team of professional European and American tutors to provide professional training for students.

Award & Assessment:

  • Upon completion of all the modules successfully, students will receive an Advanced Diploma in Hotel Culinary Management from Hong Kong Culinary Academy.
  • Achieve 90% attendance or above in each Module
  • Each module must achieve 50% in average of all related assessment tasks

Further Studies:

  • Students can also entry into the final year of a degree programme in B.H.M.S., Switzerland or Derby University or University of West London, UK. It is required to obtain the Advanced Diploma in Hotel Culinary Management and IELTS 6.0 or above.


  • Web Application Form or apply in person.
  • Application Fee: HK$200
  • Interview can be arranged for overseas student through Skype.
  • Application Deadline: 16th July, 2024

Contact Us
Hong Kong Culinary Academy

1/F & 2/F, Block C, Cho Yiu Centre,
Cho Yiu Chuen,
6 King Cho Road,
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

Monday – Friday (0900 – 2000), Saturday (0900 – 1600)
Sunday & public holidays (closed)

TEL: 2156 0612  / 2156 0610

FAX: 2529 6311

Can promote to Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management (Final Year) awarded by University of West London

Students that complete this course can enter directly into the Final Year of Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts at B.H.M.S.

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