This program aims to nurture future chefs and entrepreneurs who want to tap into the fast-growing foodservice sector, which is expected to grow to RM109.08 billion in 2025 at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 10.9%. So if you are talented in cooking and are passionate about pursuing a career in this optimistic industry, KAGC college should be in your consideration.

At KAGC, we promise to sharpen your culinary skills in both western, Asian, and also plant-based cuisines and bring them up from the basic to the intermediate and advanced levels by equipping you with the technical competencies which are 30% theoretical and 70% practical so that you will constantly have the chance to practice your cooking skills in our state-of-the-art cooking studios as well as in the industrial events.

Besides the culinary skill sets, you will be taught by experienced Chefs and industry practitioners how to operate a food services establishment effectively, from menu creation and purchasing resources to cost management. From working in a team to collaborating and being able to speak in confidence and leading a team. Understand the industry trends and how to run or operate effectively with digital business and marketing mindsets. These will be part of our syllabus to prepare you for your future. You will require six months of on-the-job training, which is valuable and will help increase your employability upon graduation.

This sets us apart from other institutions and is our industry's key ingredient to why our students are highly sought after, and we have been holding on to the 100% job placement rate since 2010.

  • Minimum age requirement:
    16 years old (local), 18 years old (international)
  • Completion of SPM or equivalent
  • 16 years old with a school leaving certificate


Field Subjects
Culinary Arts
  • Fundamentals of Foods
  • Stocks, Sauces, Soups, Vegetables, Poultry, Fish, and Meats Cuts
  • Appetizers, Sandwiches, Salads, and Dressing
  • Asian Cuisines
  • Plant-based Cuisines
  • Principles of Culinary Management
  • Introduction to International Cuisine
  • International Cookery and Recipe
  • Basic Molecular Gastronomy
Food Preparation
  • Safety, Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Purchasing of Hospitality Resources
  • Design of Food & Beverage Product and Menu Planning
  • Cost Control for Food & Beverage Industry
Business Disciplines Digital Marketing:
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Search and Paid Marketing
  • Website Management
  • Content Marketing
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Digital Business
Personal Development
  • Teamwork and Communications

Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts & Gastronomy

Growing the future Chefs and F&B Entrepreneurs

Course Features

  • Duration:15 months (9 months Interactive Theory & Practical + 6 months on-the-job training)
  • Format:100% classroom
  • Award:UK Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts and Gastronomy

Career Opportunities

  • Restaurant Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Research Chef
  • Food Services
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Catering Director
  • Food blogger
  • Author of a recipe book
  • Food Reviewer or Traveler
  • Food or Equipment Ambassador


  • Who will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts & Gastronomy?

    The Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts and Gastronomy will be awarded by the City College of Birmingham from the UK.

  • Where will I be posted for the on-the-job training?

    We have extensive networks comprising leading international and local hotel chains, thriving restaurants, and other F&B establishments. You will be posted for six months of on-the-job training at one of those establishments.

  • What type of cuisine will I be learning?

    We cover both western and Asian cuisines, with a slightly heavier focus on western, given the nature of the industry. We will also be including plant-based cuisines in the program due to the increasing demand for the vegan menu.

  • What makes KAGC different from other culinary schools?

    In KAGC, our culinary program focuses slightly heavier on practical vs. theoretical, with a 70:30 weightage. Besides delivering the technical competencies in culinary production and food preparation, we also equip our students with the necessary business knowledge skills, such as digital business and digital marketing, which are crucial in ensuring an organization's or entrepreneur’s success.

  • What is the assessment like?

    Students will be evaluated through both written and practical assessments.

  • What language will this program be delivered in?

    The program will be delivered in English and maybe elaborated in Mandarin or Malay to help students comprehend better.

  • Who is your typical student?

    Our students are from all backgrounds and all parts of the country. Ages range from 16-25 and beyond, mainly in their late teens. Most of them have either completed their SPM (and equivalent) or are high school leavers passionate about food and cooking and mature in thinking and focus.

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