Diploma in Culinary Arts

Culinary arts are the art of preparing and cooking foods. The word "culinary" is defined as something related to, or connected with, cooking.

Duration
18 Months (including On the Job Training and Final Project)

FOOD PREPARATION AND PRODUCTION – LEVEL 2 (HT-012-2:2012)

Food Preparation and Production personnel task is according to work schedule and responsible to meet the operational requirements. They work on a specified food preparation and production operation activities in the foodservice establishment to provide the best of product and services to their customers. They may work individually or in a team in a conducive and safe environment. They must also be aware of new development in order to keep up-to-date in the rapidly changing of hospitality sector.

The specific responsibilities of most kitchen staffs are determined by a number of factors, including the type of establishment in which they work, location, dining session, type of meals, type of customers, and other relevant factors. Meals are prepared and produced in a required quantity with a selection of entrees, vegetables, and desserts. Food Preparation and Production staffs usually prepare and produced a wider selection of menu, according to what is ordered by the customers and required by the operation

PROGRAM DURATION
Food Preparation And Production – Level 2 = 9 Months

FOOD PREPARATION AND PRODUCTION – LEVEL 3 (HT-012-3:2012)

Food Preparation and Production personnel task is according to work schedule and responsible to meet the operational requirements. They work on a specified food preparation and production operation activities in the foodservice establishment to provide the best of product and services to their customers. They may work individually or in a team in a conducive and safe environment. They must also be aware of new development in order to keep up-to-date in the rapidly changing of hospitality sector.

PROGRAM DURATION
Food Preparation And Production – Level 3 = 12 Months

FOOD PREPARATION AND PRODUCTION SERVICES – LEVEL 4 (HT-012-4:2011)

The specific responsibilities of most cooks are determined by a number of factors, including the type of restaurant in which they work. Institution and cafeteria cooks, for example, work in the kitchens of schools, cafeterias, businesses, hospitals, and other institutions. For each meal, they prepare a large quantity of a limited number of entrees, vegetables, and desserts. Restaurant cooks usually prepare a wider selection of dishes, cooking most orders individually. Food preparation workers perform routine, repetitive tasks such as readying ingredients for complex dishes, slicing and dicing vegetables, and composing salads and cold items, under the direction of chefs and cooks. They weigh and measure ingredients, go after pots and pans, and stir and strain soups and sauces. Food preparation workers may cut and grind meats, poultry, and seafood in preparation for cooking. Their responsibilities also include cleaning work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware.

PROGRAM DURATION
Food Preparation And Production Services – Level 4 = 18 Months (include 3 Months On The Job training)

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Awards & Certifications

Local Students
Malaysian Skills Certificate / Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 2 and Level 3
Malaysian Skills Diploma / Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) Level 4

International Students
Malaysian Skills Certificate / Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 2 and Level 3
Malaysian Skills Diploma / Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) Level 4
Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts) - City & Guild
Diploma in Professional Cookery Studies – Vocational Training Charitable Trust, United Kingdom (VTCT)

EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS AND SALARY SCALE

Food preparation and production services - kitchen management personnel has a high employment prospect whether locally or internationally. This is because the local expertise workforce is recognised by other countries as being highly knowledgeable and skilled in food preparation and production services industry. This in turn increases the demand for skilled personnel in this field to be employed locally or internationally.

As Malaysia had identified in the 3rd Industrial Master Plan and stated in the Tenth Malaysian Plan, renewable energy will be an important enabler for Malaysia to position itself at the international level. Employment growth in the food and beverages industry is significant and is in current demand. The food and beverages industry, specifically the Food preparation and production services - kitchen management sector is growing rapidly in Malaysia and there are acute shortages of well-trained personnel in this area.

Other related occupation with respect to employment opportunities are:

Other related occupation with respect to employment opportunities are:
Lecturer
Celebrity Chef
Personal Chef for Celebrity and Royalty
Food Promoter for Multinational Food Company
Marketing Executive for food and beverage company

Other related industries with respect to employment opportunities are:
Services
Public Sector
Training Institution
Food Manufacturing

SECTOR

HOTEL AND TOURISM

SUB-SECTOR

KITCHEN

JOB AREA

FOOD PREPARATION AND PRODUCTION

L5

CHEF EXECUTIVE

L4

CHEF DE PARTIE

L3

DEMI CHEF

L2

COMMIS

Food Preparation And Production – Level 2 = RM2,000/Month
Food Preparation And Production – Level 3 = RM2,200/Month
Food Preparation And Production Services – Level 4 = RM2,500/Month

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