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Dual Qualification in Professional Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking
leading to

Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts

Gain an experience for a lifetime!
Study, Work & Travel in 3 Continents for as little as 2.5 years.
Pathway education in Europe including paid international internship.

Program Overview

Apicius Culinary Arts (Philippines) and HRC Culinary Academy (Bulgaria, Europe) have officially launched this academic program for students. This exciting program allows the student to study and train the first year in the Philippines, followed by a 6 months advanced training at HRC Academy leading to an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts + 6-12 months internship in the USA.

During the second year, Apicius students will receive advanced culinary training at the HRC campus in Europe, followed by a paid OJT-internship at luxury hotels in the USA.

This program offers an incredible opportunity for landing a successful career in the USA or in continental Europe. After receiving their Diploma, the graduates can count on a vast HRC Network of 400+ alumni, present on every continent, and get full career support!

This program offers you an incredible opportunity to train at a top culinary institute, followed by a well-paid OJT in the USA.

Program Map


6 months at Apicius - 588 hours (98 Sessions)

In the first 6 months, the student needs to undergo culinary training with Apicius in preparation for further studies in Europe. Through culinary programs, students will learn the basic foundation of Cookery NCII & Bread & Pastry Production NCII under TESDA competency based program. Student will also learn basic kitchen operations, the history of major cuisines, cooking techniques, and health and safety procedures.


6 months Local or International Internship (800 hrs.)

After Apicius, another 6 months of culinary training in the real kitchen setting. The student needs to undergo practicum in a hotel following the training plan that will be provided by Apicius. The student has an option to choose either local or international internship.


6 months at HRC Culinary Academy

After a year, the student will go straight to Bulgaria for another 6 months of advanced culinary training with the opportunity to train with different foreign national students.

  • Advanced Cooking

  • F&B Modular Training

  • Food Photography & Styling

  • Hospitality Management


6-12 months well-paid OJT in USA

  • Opportunity to be deployed in the luxury hotels or resort in USA or Europe

  • Well Paid Internship via J1 Program

  • 100% Assurance that your VISA will be approved

  • Traineeship Allowance of $1,800 - $2,500 monthly

Diploma & Certifications

  • 1 International Diploma from HRC  Culinary Academy which is accredited by American Culinary Federation

    • The most comprehensive culinary certification program in the world.

    • The Standard of Excellence for Chefs

    • Recognized globally

Who is HRC Culinary Academy?

  • Founded by HRC Intl Group

  • Providing education at an international level, affordable and accessible to every individual. Their programs are designed by top chefs from around the world and combines extensive hands-on culinary training at the Academy

  • They have a huge network and industry partners - hotels and resorts in Europe, Middle East, South Africa and the USA

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The Premiere Culinary School in the Eastern Europe

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Interested on this program?


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