Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts

Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts

Detailed Overview

HRC Culinary Academy offers an integrated 2-year associate’s degree program in a modular design, created by top international chefs and top educators with  proven academic track records. Our total immersion hands-on instruction transforms students into a qualified professionals in no time. You will develop a command of both classic and contemporary culinary methods and techniques, created by HRC in a unique series of applied practical lab classes. You will get prepared to fit in a professional environment and fully understand the various global cuisines that drive today’s industry.

One of the highlights of the program are the two paid internships in Europe and America. After completing the first semester on our campus in Sofia (Bulgaria) you will have the opportunity to go to a high-end culinary establishment in Europe where you will complete a 6 month internship. Semester 3 is then back on campus, where you will learn about a la carte cuisine at the Academy’s fine dining restaurant Talents. The final semester 4 is a paid internship in the USA, taking place at a 5* luxury hotel or (Michelin*) restaurant. Upon completing the program you will be granted an officially accredited ACF diploma.*

But cooking is not all that it takes to become a great chef! In your study curriculum you will expand your horizon by learning new business and soft skills during classes like Management and Leadership, Cost Control, Food Photography and Styling, Nutrition and Food Safety, Marketing and Hospitality trends! You’ll be also involved  in the world of Event management and Restaurant operations.

*you can see the outcomes of ACF’s report here

HRC Culinary Academy offers an integrated 2-year associate’s degree program in a modular design, created by top international chefs and top educators with  proven academic track records. Our total immersion hands-on instruction transforms students into a qualified professionals in no time. You will develop a command of both classic and contemporary culinary methods and techniques, created by HRC in a unique series of applied practical lab classes. You will get prepared to fit in a professional environment and fully understand the various global cuisines that drive today’s industry.

One of the highlights of the program are the two paid internships in Europe and America. After completing the first semester on our campus in Sofia (Bulgaria) you will have the opportunity to go to a high-end culinary establishment in Europe where you will complete a 6 month internship. Semester 3 is then back on campus, where you will learn about a la carte cuisine at the Academy’s fine dining restaurant Talents. The final semester 4 is a paid internship in the USA, taking place at a 5* luxury hotel or (Michelin*) restaurant. Upon completing the program you will be granted an officially accredited ACF diploma.*

But cooking is not all that it takes to become a great chef! In your study curriculum you will expand your horizon by learning new business and soft skills during classes like Management and Leadership, Cost Control, Food Photography and Styling, Nutrition and Food Safety, Marketing and Hospitality trends! You’ll be also involved  in the world of Event management and Restaurant operations.

*you can see the outcomes of ACF’s report here

“Behind each of my creations lies a hidden and extremely precise interplay of flavours…My only goal is to create something very good, something that stirs the emotions.”

Pierre Hermé

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Course Disciplines

The main teaching modules, all taught exclusively in English:

  • Nutrition
  • Kitchen Hygiene & Safety
  • Kitchen Theory
  • Kitchen Laboratory Class
  • Pastry techniques
  • Breads & Baking
  • Chocolates & Sugar
  • Introduction to Hotel and Tourism Industry
  • Business Communication
  • Leadership Skills
  • Introduction to Hospitality Marketing

The main teaching modules, all taught exclusively in English:

  • Nutrition
  • Kitchen Hygiene & Safety
  • Kitchen Theory
  • Kitchen Laboratory Class
  • Pastry techniques
  • Breads & Baking
  • Chocolates & Sugar
  • Introduction to Hotel and Tourism Industry
  • Business Communication
  • Leadership Skills
  • Introduction to Hospitality Marketing

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