I am a Std XII Science student. After completion of 12th I want to pursue my education in culinary arts. Which are the best colleges in India for culinary arts? Do girls in India have a good scope for culinary arts?
Culinary art is all about cooking. It covers topics like food preparation, cooking, presentation of food and serving etiquette. B.A. in Culinary Arts is a three-year degree programme, consisting of classroom lectures, cooking demonstration and practical sessions. Eligibility is 10+2 in any stream.
Graduates may find jobs in hotels, resorts, clubs, bars, restaurants and cafeterias. One may start as a trainee chef and later rise through ranks — Chef, Sous-Chef (second in command of kitchen) and finally Executive Chef.
Here are some culinary schools in India:
- Culinary Academy of India (Osmania University), Hyderabad (iactchefacademy.com)
- International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi (chefiica.com)
- Indian Institute of Hotel Management & Culinary Arts, Hyderabad (iihmca.org)
All the institutes of hotel management also offer graduation in hotel management, in which you can specialize in Food & Beverage.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.