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History of Apicius

Through the years, we expand our programs and build networks for career opportunities and development for our students


The Birth of Apicius

  • Apicius is a registered training center for Culinary Arts and a consultancy firm for Hotel and Restaurants under Philippine law.

  • The center has begun operation in early 2009 when Master Chef Wolfgang Rappl formulated the idea of creating a boutique culinary school within the tranquil setting of Silang, Cavite, with the vision of giving students practical hands-on training in the art and passion of global cuisine and patisserie and equip them with the skills to become competent and skillful chefs. 

  • In October 2009, Apicius Culinary Arts relocated to Parañaque City to accommodate the community in the Metro Manila area.


New Branches Opened

  • Apicius Culinary Arts branched out to Pasig City in Partnership with Pasig Catholic Church

  • Apicius Culinary Arts opened its 3rd branch in the province – Legazpi City, Albay Bicol.

  • The same year, Apicius became registered under Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and became a bonafide member of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines.


TESDA Accreditation

In 2013, Apicius became a registered training center of TESDA to offer the following programs:

  • Bread and Pastry Production NCII

  • Cookery NCII

  • Housekeeping NCII

  • Food and Beverage Services NCII programs


CTH Certification

  • In September 2015, Apicius has been approved by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) as a teaching center for the CTH Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

  • CTH is a gold qualification for the Hospitality and Tourism sector.

  • Trivia: No other culinary school in the Philippines is accredited to offer CTH Program.

2016 - 2017

New Branches Opened

  • Apicius Culinary Arts opened the 4th branch in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Bicol. 

  • Apicius Culinary Arts branch out to Laoag City, Ilocos Norte to open the 5th Branch 

  • Apicius Culinary – Laoag is the first branch to offer the Commercial Cooking NC-III and NC-IV under TESDA competency-based program.


More Partnership & Accreditation

  • In the year 2018, Apicius had its partnership with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and US Veterans Affair wherein their scholars may now apply to the programs offered by Apicius.

  • In 2019, Apicius Naga and Legazpi became an accredited learning institution of the Bureau of Immigration to offer technical-vocational courses to Foreign Students. Other branches are still working on the requirements and soon they may open the doors to the foreign nationals.


New Branch and New Program

  • Apicius Culinary Arts branch out to Puerto Princesa City to open the 6th Branch of Culinary School

  • Apicius Culinary Arts in cooperation with HRC Culinary Academy in Bulgaria – proudly introduce the International Dual Degree in Culinary Arts. The student will have a chance to upgrade their culinary study, work and travel 3 continents for as little as 2 years.

  • Due to the global pandemic, Apicius Culinary Arts' programs adopted the blended learning schedule where students are attending online classes (lecture modules) and face-to-face for practical modules.



New International Recognition and School Partners

  • Over the years, Apicius Culinary Arts has developed partnerships with the best cooking schools around the world. This year we proudly introduce our NEW partner school from different countries. The partnership aims to provide new learning opportunities and experiences for our students who want to upgrade their education abroad.

  • #PathwayProgram: École Ducasse (Paris, France), Italian Chef Academy (Italy), Hotel Escuela Ecotur (Spain), Kul IN (Croatia), Ashanti (Poland) and Horeca Academy (Netherlands)

  • #NewMembership: Apicius  Culinary School is now a member of Bread Bakers Guild of America with the mission of  advancing the baking profession by serving as an educational resource to the industry and its professionals. 

  • Apicius Culinary School is now a recognized and education partner of WorldChefs! All our programs meet and exceed the Worldchefs Standard of Quality Culinary Education. 

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