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The Culinary Arts programme at i-CATS seeks to combine excellence in academic and technical training with service to society. The goal of our academic programme in culinary arts is to provide students with a balance of intellectual and practical experiences that enable them to address a variety of societal needs.


The objective of our Diploma in Culinary Arts (DCA) is to produce a competent workforce in the field of culinary and hospitality with a balance of excellent knowledge in both the theoretical and practical aspects. This is to ensure the adaptability of our graduates in fulfilling the ever demanding needs of the industries and society.

Career Opportunities

Our Diploma programme prepared students for admission into the workforce as Hotel and Restaurant Cook and Supervisors as well as R&D Executive in Food and Beverage field. It is also aimed at equipping individuals with fundamental culinary background for the purpose of pursuing undergraduate study in culinary, hospitality or other related disciplines.

Entry Requirements

i. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a minimum of 3 credits or its equivalent; OR
ii. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a minimum of 1 credit and Skill Certificate at Level 3 (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia, SKM); OR
iii. A recognised Certificate in a related field; OR
iv. Any other equivalent qualifications.


2.5 Years

Programme Structure

Year 1
Culinary Skills
Culinary Operations
Menu Planning
Fundamental of food
Food Safety Management
Principles of Management
Introduction to Hospitality Industry
Communications in Hospitality and Tourism I
Communications in Hospitality and Tourism II
Basic Computing Skills
Pengajian Malaysia
Kemahiran Membuat Keputusan / Bahasa Kebangsaan
Ekologi Global dan Pembangunan Lestari

Year 2
Garde Manger
Western Cuisine
Pastry and Bakery
International Cuisine
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Accounting
Food and Beverage Services
Food and Beverage Control
Kitchen Planning and Design
English for Professional Purposes
Managing Hospitality Human Resources Khidmat Masyarakat

Year 3
Industrial Training