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Culinary Arts, Bakery and Pastry

Culinary Arts, Bakery and Pastry
Concentration in Culinary Arts
2 years/120 ECTS, Diploma

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  • Accredited Programme by The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CY.Q.A.A.)
  • Government Grant up to €3,420 for each year of study (with income criteria)

The two-year programme of study “Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry” is a Diploma-level professional degree in which students get in touch with an extensive theoretical training and acquire practical expertise, as required in the field of hospitality, catering and restaurant businesses. This programme of study offers the choice between two concentrations: a) Culinary Arts, b) Bakery-Pastry. By choosing between the two directions, students have the opportunity to join the field of Culinary Arts or Baking- Pastry and acquire the knowledge and skills required to become professional cooks, bakers and pastry chefs. The programme can also help individuals who wish to acquire the necessary specialised knowledge and skills in those areas.

The said programme of study is taught through a series of theoretical and practical courses accompanied by the relevant practical training. The programme is designed to provide the students with rich experiences and knowledge on national and international cuisine, baking and pastry, and to introduce them to oenology and catering, through practical and theoretical courses. Throughout their studies, students will be encouraged to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their work placement and cookery / pastry lab activities, and they will be supported to develop and master skills relevant to dish decoration, menu building etc. Students will learn about national and European standards, as well as laws and regulations regarding food safety, while at the same time they will be supported in applying this knowledge to their everyday professional lives.

The programme’s purpose and objectives, as defined above, are further supported and strengthened with the provision of work placement opportunities to students. The courses of “Practical Training I” and “Practical Training II” are mandatory to all students and are considered to be very important, both for the development of students' skills and competences, as well as for the connection between the knowledge offered at the College-level and the knowledge gained through real-life work experience. The College has formed partnerships with large companies in the field of culinary arts and so all students who successfully complete their 2nd and 4th semester, are given the opportunity to be placed in select culinary units, where they are given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience during a period of four weeks.

  • Language of Instruction: Greek
  • Degree Title: Diploma in Culinary Arts, Bakery and Pastry
  • Attendance: Morning or Evening Classes
  • Enrolment Requirements: Secondary School Leaving Certificate

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