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International Chef Training Program

GESTO Culinary & Hospitality Academy

by GESTO Culinary & Hospitality Academy

Chennai, Vijayawada, Porvorim, Hyderabad, Margao
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Subjects Covered & Categories
Learn: Chef Training

Category: Hospitality

Basic Details
Certification: ICCA

Required Documents

      10th and 12th Mark sheets (attested photocopies)
        1 Original
        1 Attested copy
        1 Photocopy
      Duly filled and signed application form
      Coloured photocopy of Passport and coloured passport size photographs with white background
      Copy of highest educational qualification
      Birth Certificate
      Proof of identity
      4 Passport size photographs

Medium of instruction:English
Overview, Content & Syllabus


  • International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai

  • Gesto Culinary & Hospitality Academy, Chennai, India

  • Diploma in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) - Cookery / Patisserie

  • Self Cooking Center® - Rational Certified Operator (RCO), Rational AG, Germany

  • Ware wash System Training, Winterhalter GmbH, Germany

  • Food Hygiene - Intermediate Level and HACCP Awareness, Highfield, UK

  • Grease & Waste Management, Aluline, UK

  • Sous Vide Cooking, Kitchen Aid, USA


Commercial cookery is at the heart of the thriving and expanding hospitality and tourism industry world over.

The Diploma in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) - Cookery / Patisserie at ICCA Dubai is accredited by City & Guilds, London, recognized by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Government of Dubai, UAE and has been awarded the “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).

This training is based on Classical Continental Cuisine and incorporates basic to advanced skills and knowledge necessary for entry into commercial food production operations within the international Hospitality and Cruise Line industry.

Entry requirements

  1. The minimum qualification for admission is 10+2 system of Senior Secondary Education

  2. Proficiency in English – Ability to Read, Write and Speak English well. Equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.5

  3. Age – Between 20 to 28 years. (Minimum age for work permit in the UAE and GCC countries is 20 years for international Cruise Line is 21 years)

  4. Medical Fitness – Must pass a medical examination for Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis (TB), AIDS/ HIV, Leprosy and Syphilis


The age limits prescribed and medical fitness requirement indicated above are only for those who wish to opt for the WEP program. There are no age restrictions for the course program.


The course duration is 3 months in Goa and 3 months in Dubai. The course can take from 6 months to 18 months.


This program helps create value not only to the student Chefs trained but also for the employers alike by way of a unique last mile outlet and environment specific customization training.

Curriculum - International Chef Training Program

Semester 1

  • Service Basics

  • Introduction to Hospitality Operations

  • Introduction to Kitchen Operations

  • Introduction to Cookery

  • Cookery – Entrees and Side Dishes

  • Cookery Main/ Patisserie

  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills

  • Industry Exposure (Mandatory for Certification)

  • WEP - Work place Integration Program (Not mandatory for Certification)

Career & Placement Opportunities

We are proud to boast about the 100% placement records of the past years. Our Graduates earn their first salary between USD 750-810.

Global growth and development of tourism has opened up innumerable openings. As a result candidates can look forward to the following career opportunities:

  • Placement Opportunities in International Cruise Line NCL, USA

  • Hospitality Industry in Dubai, UAE as Assistant Cooks or in equivalent positions

The Training & Placement cell provides excellent infrastructure to support every stage of the placement process. Arrangement of pre-training and placements discussions, written test, interviews and group discussions are made as per the requirements of the organization as well as the students.

A regular corporate interaction weaves the thread to create a mosaic for 100% placements.

Course Schedule & Price
Classroom - Regular
When Duration Where Remarks Price
Not Specified 6 Months
All Venues Not Specified Price On Request

Venues (Locations)
Chennai, Mylapore (Corporate Office):- Old No.165, New No.60, Luz Church Road, Opp to Nageswara Rao Park Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004, Tamil Nadu, India

Vijayawada, Governorpet (Branch):- 27-14-60, 1st & 2nd Floor, Rajagopalachari Street Governorpet Governorpet, Vijayawada - 520 002, Andhra Pradesh, India

Porvorim, Porvorim (Administrative Office):- Next to Hero Honda Show Room Porvorim, Porvorim - 403 521, Goa, India

Hyderabad, Begampet (Branch):- D - NO - 1 - 8 - 613, Prakash Nagar Opp. to Old Begumpet Airport Begampet, Hyderabad - 500 016, Andhra Pradesh, India

Margao, M Menezes Road (Branch):- 3rd Floor, Niana Gracias Plaza Next to Police Station M Menezes Road, Margao - 403 601, Goa, India

About Course Provider

GESTO Culinary & Hospitality Academy

‘Gesto Culinary & Hospitality Academy’ is a network of educational institutions dedicated to develop quality manpower and finest leaders for the Culinary and Hospitality industry with the means of best standard operating best practices. The Academy has presence in 11 States with 4 own campuses and 37 partner campuses across India and trains over 3000 students every year. The Academy has been the winner of ‘International Star Award’ for World Quality Commitment in the Gold category, by Business Initiative Directions, Spain. GESTO Academy is a hospitality training initiative of Emerge Learning Services (P) Ltd, one of the fastest growing Skill Development institutions in India.

GESTO is the Portuguese word for 'Gesture'. A gesture is usually defined as a physical movement or verbal expression to convey an idea, sentiment, attitude or courtesy. At GESTO, we are committed to translate this simple idea into a lifelong philosophy. As professionals in the hospitality industry, we are all well aware of the physical gestures which are often used to greet guests, communicate with colleagues and delegate tasks in the workplace, but here at GESTO, we take these gestures a step further. GESTO signifies not only physical actions but also the strength of character, the zest for life, respect for work and the personal satisfaction that comes from superb performance on the job as well as in the classroom. Our deep belief in this concept is reflected in the choice of our name!

GESTO, by understanding the industry needs and in turn the Skill Development needs, continues to evolve World Class Training Programs with the means of R&D, innovation, technology methods and creativity. In our institutions across India, the focus is on people and emphasis is on skill and personality development for a purpose. Two dimensional focus of 'Technical Knowhow' and 'Hands-on Experience' leads to Personality Development an


To be a leader in delivering world-class education in Hospitality & Culinary arts and be the most preferred choice of Students, Trainers & Industry.


To be the thought Leader Academy in Hospitality & Culinary Skills Development, its Industry applications and for best-in-class :

  • Research & Development

  • Education & Training Programs

  • Teaching & Learning Resources

  • Technology & Career Solutions


To become India’s leading Hospitality Management institution by year 2016, providing ‘Career oriented skill’ and ‘professional development’ training for hospitality and service related industries through technology-enabled means.

Academy Laurels

  • GESTO Culinary & Hospitality Academy is the first and the only ‘Hotel Management Academy’ in the world to win the ‘International Star Award’ for World Quality Commitment in the Gold category, by Business Initiative Directions, Spain.

  • GESTO Students are placed in premium hotels like ‘The Oberoi’ and ‘Hyatt’ Groups. Refer to the full list here.

  • Our students are also placed in ‘Norwegian Cruise Liner’ and ‘P & O Cruise Liner’.

The Academy is proud to be associated with world leaders in Hospitality and Culinary education:

  1. American Hospitality Academy, South Carolina, USA (AHA)

  2. International Center for Culinary Arts, Dubai (ICCA)

  3. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

GESTO ‘go green’ initiative through eLearning:

  1. Pioneer in the Online and Technology-enabled hospitality training in India

  2. First Academy to provide Online Hotel Management Degree, M.B.A., Post Graduate and Diploma Programs through Web-based LMS (Learning Management System)

  3. First Academy to offer Live Telecast of Practical Sessions of the Expert Trainer sessions and classes through Virtual Class mode

  4. First Academy to offer Recorded Theory and Practical Sessions

  5. Students can now study from anywhere at any time through GESTO Online Hospitality Management Course... Education made easy…

Premium Work Placements for Students

International Placements

  • Norwegian Cruise Line

  • P&O Cruises

  • Compass Group Singapore

  • Maple Heights Catering, USA

Placements in India

  • The Oberoi Group

  • Hyatt

  • Marriott International

  • The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

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