Best Culinary Colleges in India

According to a Market Study Report LLC on 2019-2024 India Food and Beverage Market Report, “The Indian food and beverage market is projected to display a robust growth represented by a CAGR of 7.2%during 2019 – 2024. The research report analyzes the India Food and Beverage Market By Type (Food and Beverage), By Food Type (Breakfast Cereal, Savory Snacks, Dairy Food, Food Ingredients, Organic Food, Confectionery & Bakery and Others Food) and By Beverage Type (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic) for the Regions (North India, East India, West India and South India). The period of assessment of the market is historical period of 2014-2018 and the forecast period of 2019-2024.”


With eating out now fast becoming the new normal, food and beverage industry is seeing exponential growth. The demand is such that the sector is opening up new career opportunities every day for today’s professionals. In this situation, a degree or diploma in culinary arts can be extremely useful to bag a job in the sector.


We at have created a list of colleges in India that offer courses in culinary arts.


Read on!


Culinary Academy of India, Hyderabad

The Academy has 8 classrooms and 7 fully equipped training kitchens. It also has a well-designed demonstration kitchen and a compact 36-cover training restaurant. This helps the students with much-needed exposure to customer needs and also helps in converting the feedback into their learning process.


22 full-time faculty members train students on Food Production, Food Presentation, Kitchen Management, F and B Matching et al.


All the class rooms of the academy are a fully equipped with audio-visual aids, a highly utilized resource center and library that will be constantly kept in the state of growth. The academy offers two courses for students aspiring to icon the Culinary Profession.


The academy has seven full fledged training kitchens. The students will rotate in all the seven kitchens before completing the Three Year Program. The kitchens are planned by professional chefs taking into consideration accessibility and the present professional Hotel Kitchens. Keeping in mind the hi-tech approach in the food service operations computer education is imparted to the students throughout the course. Academy has also placed an 80 seated ultra modern audio-visual classroom.


Courses Offered:


  • Three Year Bachelor of Catering Technology and Culinary Arts
  • Post Graduate Diploma In Culinary Arts
  • One and Half Year Certificate Course in Food Production and Patisserie
  • Costa Crociere Cruise Chef Course
  • P&o Cruises-Courses
  • Princess Cruises-Courses
  • Special Courses


Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa


The Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi is one of the premier hospitality Institute of India providing quality hospitality education at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. The Institute comes under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Many Eco-friendly measures are adopted in the Institute like solar water heaters, sewage treatment plant, underground water tank and water harvesting facilities.


Courses offered-


  • M.Sc (HA)
  •  B.Sc. (HHA)
  •  P.G. Diploma in Dietetics & Hospital Food Service
  •  P.G. Diploma in Accomodation Operation & Management
  •  Diploma in F&B Service
  •  Diploma in Bakery & Confectionary
  • Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie
  • MSc in Hospitality Administration
  • MSc in Dietetics & Food Service Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operations & Management


Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, New Delhi


Established in 1996, Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development (OCLD) is a part of Oberoi Group of Hotels. Admission at this institute is on the basis of interviews conducted on the Open Access days at Oberoi Hotels.


Courses Offered:


  • Diploma in Kitchen Management
  • Diploma in Guest Service Management
  • Diploma in Housekeeping Management


International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi


Established in 2003, International Institute of Culinary Arts (IICA), is accredited by Indian Culinary Forum (ICF). The institute was in direct partnership with University College Birmingham, Edexcel UK and City and Guilds, UK.


According to their website, “IICA was awarded – The Best Institute for Culinary Arts in India” by TIME research and India News, this was based on a survey done on Student Placements, Student Satisfaction and Infrastructure in the institute”.


Courses Offered:


  • Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Advance Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Bakery & Patisserie
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Hobby Chef Courses


Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management, Haldwani


The diverse courses at FHM offers exposure to essential practical skill-sets to the wannabe Chef, F&B Service Expert, Room Division Manager or any other hospitality professionals, which better prepare them for the job market. The institute also provides skill orientation through various training sessions by industry experts. Extracurricular and co-curricular activities are highly encouraged and exposure through participation in National Level competitions is a regular in this college. The curriculum is a mix of theory and hands-on training with ample opportunities to interact with industry experts.


Courses Offered


  • Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology [BHMCT]
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management [BHM]
  • Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology [DHMCT]
  • Diploma in Hotel Administration [DHA]


Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Goa


Housed in a sprawling 15,000 sq metres, the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) Goa was established as a ‘Food Craft Institute’ and was eventually promoted as an institute under the Government of India, Ministry of Tourism and operates under the canopy of National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.


Courses Offered:


  • Crafts Course in Food Production & Patisserie
  • Crafts Course in Food & Beverage Service
  • Degree in Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Hospitality & Hotel Administration


Merit Swiss Asian School of Hotel Management, Ooty


MERIT operates in partnership with the Swiss Schools – Switzerland, Alagappa University – India. The institute offers a number of  Diploma, Degree, Post Graduation courses and also research opportunities.


Attached to a hotel, Merit- Inn Southern Star, Merit Swiss Asian School of Hotel Management is housed on the green slopes of the Blue Mountains and overlooks the quaint hamlet of Ooty. The campus consists of class rooms, hostel Rooms for boys and girls, laboratories, guest rooms, conference halls, faculty rooms, training restaurants, computer lab, administrative offices, and the gym.


Course offered


After 10th standard

  • Diploma in Hotel Administration from Alagappa University, UGC, Govt. of India
  • Diploma from EI-AH&LA.; (Educational Institute American hotel & Lodging Association)
  • Merit Swiss Asian Diploma in Hotel Administration


After 12th standard


  • Degree B.Sc.(C&HA;) – Bachelor of Science in Catering Science and Hotel Administration from Alagappa University, UGC, Govt. of India.
  • Diploma from EI-AH&LA.; (Educational Institute American hotel & Lodging Association)
  • Merit Swiss Asian Diploma in Hotel Administration


Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad


Dr. Rafiq Zakaria’s – Maulana Azad Educational Trust and Taj Group joined hands to form the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad in 2004. The aim was to create a state of the art centre in hospitality education, armed with technical support from the country’s largest hotel chain, have more than a hundred year’s experience in hoteliering. Institute of Hotel Management offers the two international degrees approved by in Hotel Management or Culinary Arts.


Courses offered-


  • 4 Year BA (Honours) Hotel Management
  • 4 Year BA (Honours) Culinary Arts


Palate Culinary Academy, Mumbai


Founded by Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani Palate Culinary Academy offers UK Certified Culinary, Patisserie & Bakery courses, along with many other international professional programs, Chef-special pop-ups et al.


Courses offered


  • Diploma in international patisserie and confectionery
  • International level 2 award in culinary skills
  • International level 2 award in culinary skills (vegetarian course)

WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal


The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration offers a comprehensive, energetic and internationally benchmarked hospitality education and training, which is at par with global hospitality professionals. Established in 1987, as an entity of Dr TMA Pai Foundation, Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration works with Welcomgroup, the hotel division of ITC Ltd. The institution has partnered with some of the esteemed organisation s across the globe such as: Jet Airways, ITC Welcomgroup, HYATT, Spicejet etc.


Courses offered-


  • BA Culinary Arts, 3 years
  • BHM – Bachelor of Hotel Management, 4 years
  • M.Sc Dietetics and Applied Nutrition, 2 years



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