FACULTY OF CULINARY ARTS
ADD A TOUCH OF FINESSE TO THE ART OF CUISINE
ADD A TOUCH OF FINESSE TO THE ART OF CUISINE
Today more than ever before, culinary arts professionals are regarded highly and are in demand worldwide. The ability to take an idea, fuse it with sensory knowledge, and masterfully invent a dish that both nurtures and gives pleasure to someone, is an art indeed.
Whether your dream is to invent amazing new dishes in posh restaurants and exotic hotels whilst mingling with society’s crème de la crème, or to set up your own gastronomical outlets; the path starts with laying a solid foundation that will arm you with the necessary fundamental knowledge, as well as lifetime industry mentors. This will secure you a stellar career as a world-class culinary professional wherever you choose to venture.
We take the business of food very seriously. We have in our faculty, award-winning instructors and industry chefs with over 400 years of combined artistic culinary experience and knowledge. We invested heavily into providing premier state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and equipment for our students, sparing no expense to ensure that they would be well-versed with the equipment that they will inevitably encounter in the working world.
We take great care too, with delivering a curriculum that would equip our students to soar as high as they desire in their career as a culinary professional. To be a competent chef, one not only need the skills and passion to cook, but also to excel at international tests, to be constantly aware of the latest food trends, to develop signature innovations, as well as to have the executive and leadership skills to climb the ranks.
Hence, we ensure that our students are armed with both key foundational knowledge, as well as the ability to creatively and effectively respond to real-world industry evolutions.
This is why BERJAYA UC’s Culinary Arts graduates are distinctive and much sought-after even before they graduate. If a stellar career in the prestigious world of gastronomy is what you desire, enrol now at Malaysia’s top culinary school and let the Faculty of Culinary Arts turn your passion into a rewarding career!
World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) is a global network that consists of 100 official chefs associations as members, representing over 10 million professional chefs worldwide.
BERJAYA University College (BERJAYA UC) has been awarded international recognition from the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WORLDCHEFS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education programme for meeting or exceeding the WORLDCHEFS standards of quality culinary education.
With this recognition, BERJAYA UC’s culinary graduates will be eligible for the Fast Track Certifications at the levels of Commis De Cuisine*, Chef De Partie** and Certified Master Chef***. Hence, our culinary graduates are able to take their existing qualifications global!
* Successful completion of Berjaya UC Diploma in Culinary Arts.
** Successful completion of Berjaya UC Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Hons).
*** Minimum 24 years-old, 8 years of professional chef experience, A member of a World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) recognised National Chefs Association. (BERJAYA UC reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice).
On 17th May 2016, BERJAYA University College (BERJAYA UC) and Institut Paul Bocuse formally signed a partnership agreement making BERJAYA UC the 17th and only Malaysian member to join the Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance.
To be recognised by the Institut Paul Bocuse as the top institution of higher learning specialising in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts in Malaysia is an honour. The synergy between the two institutions will ensure that our students are equipped with technical, behavioural and managerial skills required in the corporate world.
Being a member of the Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance further enhances the learning curve for our students not only through the appreciation of their culinary heritage but also through cross cultural promotion of gastronomy, culture and education built on Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance’s values of Trust, Respect and Commitment.
In line with BERJAYA UC Faculty of Culinary Arts' mission to bring forth the next generation of elite culinary professionals, a collaboration was formed with Ducasse Education so that our students have access to programmes that will provide them valuable international exposure. Founded in 1999 by world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse, Ducasse Education's objective of facilitating the transmission of knowledge and expertise in the arena of culinary arts, pastry arts, and management is aligned with BERJAYA UC's aspirations for our students. Our students who join Ducasse Education will benefit from their international restaurant network.
BERJAYA UC's culinary arts and patisserie students who successfully complete their programmes may opt for specialised top-up programmes at Ducasse Education to further refine their skills. Other exciting programmes that our culinary arts and patisserie students have access to through this collaboration include study abroad programmes for bakery, pastry, as well as chocolate and confectionery, all located at Ducasse Education in France.
Undoubtedly, BERJAYA UC students will benefit the most from this world-class collaboration through the varied opportunities designed for them to master their craft and create industry connections across the world.
In line with our philosophy of providing experiential learning, the Berjaya Immersion Methodology ensures that exposure to real-world industry practices and professionals are prioritised as a key learning method for our students. From learning about ingredients, visiting farms, factories and restaurants, to meeting with Celebrity and Master Chefs, our students are awarded the privilege to learn hands-on in exclusive environments for optimum personal development at their craft.
Supported by Berjaya Corporation Group of Companies and global connections, our students enjoy the opportunity to be placed in prestigious internships and first job priority status for work placements around the world spanning a range of industries, from hospitality, to retail, to global business development, and more.
The Faculty of Culinary Arts is located in the heart of Malaysia's bustling commercial city, Kuala Lumpur, within one of its thriving shopping centres, Berjaya Times Square. Immersed within our city campus equipped with five-star facilities, we offer fully custom-made live lab learning environments - complete with high quality furnishings and state-of-the-art equipment for our students. They enjoy privileged access to a Preparation Kitchen, an Aseana Kitchen, a Sausage Lab, a Culinary Theatre, a Culinary Studio, a Pastry Lab, a Chocolate Lab, a deli, café (Upper East Side Café), and a fine-dining restaurant with show kitchen (Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant).
At BERJAYA UC, we also build strong foundations through having our students take centre stage globally. Discover how we engage our students with the skills and quality experiences leading to opportunities that are often rewarded quickly.
Our students are specially trained by a team of professional chefs, thereby excelling in competitions and winning awards, making them much sought-after in the industry.