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PGD in Culinary Arts: Course Details, Admission, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Jobs & Salary

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
3 years-1 years
Average Fee
60 K-3 L INR annual
Exams Accepted

About PGD in Culinary Arts

PGD in Culinary Arts is a post-graduate programme that trains a student in food preparation and cooking. Culinary Arts is a subject that prepares a candidate for a career as a Chef in leading restaurants and hotels across the globe. The course of PGD in Culinary Arts is a great choice for any aspirant who is passionate about food and aims to get professional training in the art of food preparation.

PGD in Culinary Arts is mostly taken up by candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree course in hotel management such as BHM, BHMCT etc. However, the course is not limited to candidates with a background in hotel management and candidates from all streams can apply for the course. However, colleges may give preference to candidates with a hotel management degree.

In a PGD in Culinary Arts course, students are taken through the various subjects involving food preparation techniques, presentation skills, various cuisines, nutrition, food history. The course also helps develop the soft skills of a candidate that come in handy as professional chefs have to undertake administrative roles and tasks involving inter-departmental communication, coordinating the kitchen staff etc.

Highlights of PGD in Culinary Arts

The table provided below contains the major highlights of PGD in Culinary Arts program. 

Full NamePost Graduate Diploma in Culinary Arts
StreamHotel Management
Duration1 year
Exam TypeSemester or Trimester Pattern
EligibilityGraduation in any stream
Admission ProcessEntrance Exam + PI

Why Study PGD in Culinary Arts?

  • PGD in Culinary Arts offer students with skills required for a successful career in hotel management.
  • This program is perfect for candidates who have completed a bachelor's degree in hotel management and are looking to advance their skills and knowledge about Culinary Arts.
  • Candidates are able to apply for various job profiles including Chef, Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Supervisor after completing PGD in Culinary Arts.

PGD in Culinary Arts Eligibility Criteria

The details regarding the eligibility criteria of a PGD in Culinary Arts course can be found below.

  • Candidate must have completed graduation in any stream from a recognized university.
  • Candidates with a bachelor's degree in hotel management may be given preference during admission.

  • Candidate must have received passing marks in all of the subjects in the graduation degree.

Admission Process of PGD in Culinary Arts

The details regarding the admission process of PGD in Culinary Arts can be found below.

  • Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the course must apply to their choice of college. Most of the colleges accept online applications for the course.

  • Admissions to PGD in Culinary Arts are generally based on the entrance exams conducted at the institute level.

  • Some institutes may also provide admissions as per the merit of a candidate in the qualifying exam.

  • Candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of entrance exam or merit are then required to appear for a Personal Interview conducted by the institute. In the personal interview, a candidate's knowledge, motivation level and communication skills are tested.

PGD in Culinary Arts Syllabus

Provided below is the syllabus of PGD in Culinary Arts.

First Semester

Culinary Skills and TechniquesBakery and Patisserie
French CuisineFood & Beverage Cost Control
Cuisines of AsiaKitchen Fundamentals
Cheese and WineCulinary Tourism in India
Business CommunicationCruise Line Operations

Second Semester

Food Styling and PresentationFood and Beverage Service
Food SociologyWorld Cuisines
Digital Marketing in HospitalityFood Production
Professional DevelopmentEssentials of Larder
Institutional CateringLeadership and Management

PGD in Culinary Arts Career Options and Job Prospects

Graduates of the PGD in Culinary Arts course can look for jobs in the hotel management and hospitality industry. There is a wide scope for career opportunities in this field and plenty of job opportunities are available for candidates having a formal education in the field. Since it is a professional course, it opens up career opportunities in even the high-end hospitality establishments all around the world. Given below are some of the areas of recruitment for PGD in Culinary Arts graduates.

  • Restaurants

  • Hotels

  • Resorts

  • Cruise Ships

  • Catering Companies

  • Food Production Companies etc.

Some of the common job roles associated with the PGD in Culinary Arts course include the following.

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