Culinary Arts Career, Top Colleges and Recruiters

Culinary Arts is a part of the Hotel Management course. It deals with the management concentration taught for a kitchen as well as a restaurant environment. The candidates who will opt for a career in Culinary Arts will be able to learn the kitchen management, nourishment and beverage administration along with an extensive variety of other hospitality. Read the full article to know more.

Top Colleges:

The top colleges for the course study for Culinary Arts are:

  • Manipal University
  • UEI Global
  • IICA
  • Culinary Academy Of India
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad
  • Himalayan University


Examination Type Semester and Annual
Admission Process Entrance exam and Merit-Based
Top Recruiting Companies Atlantis, Accor Group, CGH, Club Mahindra, Earth Group of Hotels, etc.
Top Job Areas Colleges & Universities, Restaurant, Hotels, Resorts, etc.
Top Job Positions Sous Chef, Cooking School Instructor, Cooks and Assistants, etc

Courses and Eligibility:

Course Duration Eligibility Entrance
B.A. in Culinary Arts 3 years Must have qualified 12th Standard/HSC/10+2 (or equivalent level of examination) from any reputed Board
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University Entrance Exam
  • Manipal University Entrance Exam
  • Lovely Professional University Entrance Exam
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management Entrance Exam
Bachelor of Hospitality Management [BHM] (Culinary 3 years 10+2 with science subjects IIHMCA CEE

Top Recruiters:

The top recruiters for the course based for the Culinary Arts are:

  • Atlantis
  • Accor Group
  • CGH
  • Club Mahindra
  • Earth Group of Hotels
  • Dolphin Hotels
  • Jumeirah Hotels
  • ITC
  • The Leela
  • Marriott hotels
  • Kempinski

Admission Process:

The admission process generally varies across the colleges. There are institutes where there is direct admission which is based over the candidate's performance at the last qualifying exam. The admission process for the students is based over the performance in the relevant entrance examination and also often followed by the round of the personal interview, wherein the general aptitude for the course is being tested. 

Syllabus Course:

  • Planning & Managing Food Production
  • World Food
  • Menu Planning & Product Development
  • Food & Beverage Operations Management
  • Finance in Hospitality
  • Rooms Divisions Operations Management
  • Customer Service
  • Contemporary Gastronomy
  • Creative Patisserie
  • Food Safety Management
  • Contemporary Hospitality + Marketing
  • The Developing Manager + Human Resources Management
  • Work-Based Experience
  • Research Project
  • Product Development
  • Brand Management
  • Research Project
  • Strategic Management

Skills Required:

The skills required for the course study for Culinary Arts are:

  • Attention to detail
  • Cooking Skills
  • Culinary expertise
  • Cleanliness
  • Responsible
  • Ability to adjust in any situation
  • Good listener
  • Pleasant personality
  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Knowledge of food ingredients
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Discipline
  • Outgoing personality
  • Customer-oriented approach
  • Polite demeanour
  • Dedication
  • Willingness to work long and odd hours

Top Entrances:

The top entrances for the course study of Culinary Arts here are:

  • Manipal University Entrance Exam
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University Entrance Exam
  • Lovely Professional University Entrance Exam
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management Entrance Exam

Job Prospects:

Job Position Job Description Annual Salary (Approx.)
Cooking School Instructor Many Cooking School Instructors additionally work in the restaurant business whereas some of them are mostly interested in teaching part of the culinary world. Most of the instructors have a degree notwithstanding  3,91,752/-
Sous Chef

As the assistant chef work area are,

  • Menu-planning
  • Costing
Food Scientist
  • Focuses on the technical and chemical aspects of food
  • Study food processing, packaging, preservation
Cooks and Assistants Assigned specific duties like in charge of one speciality, such as Chinese, French, Italian, Continental, Banquet, Pastry etc. 2,68,000/-
Kitchen/ Culinary Manager
  • Hire new employees and train them
  • Manage the details of other departments that affect their kitchens
Catering Manager
  • Collaborate with establishments
  • Plan the food portion of events
  • Negotiate with clients to get contracts and assist with menu choices
  • Direct events and oversee the work of others


Q: Which is the good college to pursue UG & PG in Culinary Arts?
A: Some of the best colleges are, 

  • Manipal University
  • UEI Global

Check the “Top Colleges” section to know more.

Q: What are the Top Job Areas in a career in Culinary Arts?
A: The Top Job Areas in a career in Culinary Arts are Restaurant, Hotels, Resorts, Clubs, Bars, self-employed, catering business etc.

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