Advanced Diploma in Hotel Culinary Management (2 Years)


Course code: DHM 5266

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

Application Deadline: 16th August, 2024

Schoolarship has already closed on 31st May, 2020

Programme Duration:

  • Start on: 9th September 2024
  • 2 years full-time
  • Year 1: 
    Semester 1 (mid-Sept to Jan)
    Semester 2 (mid-Feb to July)
  • Year 2: 
    Semester 1 (mid- Sept to Feb) 
    Management in Kitchen and Restaurant, ready to enter West London University
    Semester 2 (March to June) - Internship


  • 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. Western culinary skills can enable students to unleash their creativity and realize their artistic potential through the process of arranging dishes (Physical Arts). And the process of serving customers can also learn how to care for the elderly and other people (nursing department).

Course Structure:

Year 1
  1. Food Safety and Occupational Safety and Health
    • Food Safety Regulations
    • Risk Management
  2. General Kitchen Operations*
    • Kitchen Operations & Supervision
    • Food Processing
    • Fundamentals of Culinary
  3. Bakery and Pastry 1*
    • Baking Methods
    • Bread and Pastries
  4. Food and Beverage Service Operations 1*
    • Food & Beverage Management
    • Food & Beverage Service
  5. Communication and Report Writing Skills
    • Communication Methods
    • Different Report Writing Skills
  6. Hospitality Sector
    • Quality Customer Service
    • Hotel Operations
  7. Gastronomy
    • Fashionable Garde Manger
    • Creative Western Cuisine
    • Amazing Delicacies
  8. Purchasing Management & Cost Control
    • Purchasing Management
    • Food Cost Control
  9. Menu Studies
    • Menu Planning
    • Menu Design
  10. Essential skills*
    • Basic Kinfe Skills
    • Tossing Technique
  11. Repair and Maintenance

* Kitchen Lesson

Year 2
  1. Bakery and Pastry 2 (Professional Bakery and Pastry)*
    • Bread, Cake and Baking Techniques
    • Professional Dessert Making
  2. Food and Beverage Service Operations 2*
    • Restaurant Operations and Supervision (Lunch)
    • Food and Beverage Business Regulations
  3. Kitchen Management
    • Role of Chef
    • Supervisory Skills
  4. Food and Beverage Pairing
    • Wine & Spirits
    • Pairing for Food & Beverage
  5. Hospitality Human Resource Management
    • Human Resource Planning
    • Job Analysis
  6. Hospitality Marketing
    • Marketing Process
    • Marketing Mix
  7. Culinary Business Analysis *
    • Developing a Business Startup Plan
    • Business Startup Strategies
    • Restaurant Operations and Supervision (Dinner)
  8. Product Development
  9. Butchery and Plated Dessert
  10. Industrial Training
    • Students will be arranged in different types of hotels and take up their industrial training

* Kitchen Lesson

Medium of Instruction: English (supplemented with Cantonese)

Tuition Fee:

  • For 2 years: HK$141,100
    • Year 1:  1st instalment: $8,300 (registration fee, non-refundable)
                  2nd, 3rd and 4th instalment: $24,900 each (paid in the end of September, December and March)
    • Year 2: 1st instalment: $8,300 (registration fee, paid before the end of Year 1, non-refundable)
                  2nd and 3rd instalment: $24,900 each (paid in the end of September and December)
  • Miscellaneous Fee:
    • Year 1: ​HK$4,000 (Includes Chef Uniform x 2, Apron x 2, Plaid Pants x 1, 1 set of Cutlery & Utensils, Insurances, Notes, Recipes & Ingredients)
    • Year 2: ​HK$4,000 (Includes Registration, Notes, Ingredients, Food to take home, Insurances)

Entry Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary 6 with Level 3 in the HKDSE English Exam or 5.0 in IELTS exam; and
  • Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  • Holder of Yi Jin Diploma; or
  • Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or
  • Equivalent qualifications; and
  • Pass in admission interview.

Direct Entry:

  • Students who complete Sunday Diploma in Culinary Arts can enter directly into the 2nd Year of Advanced Diploma in Hotel Culinary Management (2 Years).

Remark: For applicants who do not obtain grade E in HKCEE English (Syllabus B) or grade C in English (Syllabus A) or Level 3 in the HKDSE English Exam or 5 in IELTS exam, applicants must pass an English comprehension test on listening and reading during admission interview.


  • The school 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
  • All modules combined must achieve 50% or above in average (does not include the industrial training)
  • For those who do not meet the English Language Entry Requirement (DSE English Language Level 3 or IELTS level 5.0), they have to attend an IELTS examination and reach level 5.0

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.

Application Deadline: 16th August, 2024

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Cho Yiu Chuen,
6 King Cho Road,
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

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Sunday & public holidays (closed)

TEL: 2156 0612  / 2156 0610

FAX: 2529 6311

Top-Up - Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management (Top-up) 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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