If you’re interested in a more in-depth culinary experience, our comprehensive Essential Series program is a great start. We offer two Certification courses—the Baking and Pastry Arts Series (EBPS), and the Cooking Series (ECS). Both use a techniques-based curriculum with a hands-on experience that are designed to equip you with the know-how to utilize your craft and talents professionally. Learn from our acclaimed instructors and industry experts in an intensive 22 or 23-day program, and watch yourself grow to stand on your own in the culinary field. We offer two modules for the schedule of the Essential Series: the weekday module with classes held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; and the weekend module with classes held every Saturday.

We will also teach you the basic theoretical foundations so that by the end of this series, you will be able to develop your own recipes and build a strong practical skill set in the kitchen. Graduates of the Essential Series program can be endorsed to hotels and restaurants for apprenticeship afterwards.

Every course ends with a culminating event or the graduation, where students will get to prepare all the meals for a celebratory lunch or dinner. Each student is entitled to invite a guest to feast on their sumptuous food. The graduation is an exciting and usually emotional last day for all, as the students put their newly learned skills to the test, and they say goodbye to the new friends that they have gained along the way. This is also the day when we award the Silver Spoon Award, to deserving outstanding students who have shown an undying passion and impressive growth in their performance throughout the course.