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Kickstart your culinary career: 5 reasons why you should enroll in a culinary school

Do you like the feeling of being able to whip up something delicious in the kitchen? Do you delight in the feeling of feeding your family and friends with a deletable dish? If this is exactly how you feel, then you’ve probably considered taking up the culinary arts.

The first step: enroll in a culinary school. A culinary school can provide you with structure, practice, trainers, networking opportunities and fun!

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider enrolling in a culinary school:

  1. You can gain an understanding of what it takes to be a chef.

“An advantage of attending culinary school is that the education is methodical,” said Chef Benny Ledesma, Jr., co-founder, president and chief financial officer of Global Academy. “Some chefs recommend diving right into the kitchen, but sometimes that can be a hit or a miss.”

Global Academy’s professional courses offer foundational knowledge of the professional kitchen, including equipment identification, food safety and sanitation, knife cuts, mother sauces, and much more. You may not be given as much luxury in the professional kitchen. “Nobody’s going to hold your hand in the restaurant and tell you just how to do a tournée cut,” Ledesma added.

  1. You can learn from world-class culinary professionals.

With values like passion, reliability, commitment, and excellence, Global Academy’s team of internationally accomplished culinary professionals are dedicated to fostering aspiring chefs and pastry chefs.

“There’s so much you can learn from our chefs,” said Ledesma. “They carry a wealth of knowledge from their different experiences from all over the world.”

  1. You can practice refining your culinary skills.

Each professional course requires an internship and participation in a restaurant simulation or cafe operations, depending on the course, where students can take part in all aspects of working in a professional culinary environment.

One key difference between a culinary school and a professional kitchen is the room for error allotted to you. Global Academy gives its students opportunities to cultivate their skills.

“You can always remedy dishes that are too salty or sweet—which you will learn in culinary school—but what happens when you overcook a steak? At school, it’s okay to make mistakes. At a restaurant, you’ll either have a very unhappy customer or it’s going to come out of your paycheck,” said Ledesma.

  1. You can find opportunities to network and compete.

A culinary school is just as much about the skills you learn as it is about the people you can network with. As the 2013 Philippine Culinary Cup champion, Global Academy has opened up endless opportunities for its students.

“We love giving our students the chance to showcase their skills,” said Ledesma. “Our students are coveted for the discipline and the techniques they develop at Global Academy.”

  1. Most importantly, you can have fun while pursuing your passion.

At school, you will meet people from all walks of life with one thing in common—the desire to learn more about the culinary arts. Not only will you get to connect with a ton of people in your desired field, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy your passion together, learning, experimenting and excelling.

Global Academy’s professional diplomas only take four to eight months to complete, depending on the course. It has branches in Ortigas, Timog, Alabang, and Makati.

So what are you waiting for? Take the first step to a rewarding career in the culinary arts by enrolling in a culinary school.

About Global Academy
Global Academy is an award-winning culinary academy recognized for its world-class excellence and competitiveness. The academy offers professional courses for aspiring chefs, pastry chefs and hospitality professionals for affordable tuition fees. As the first culinary school in the Philippines recognized by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), Global Academy is distinguished for its quality education and unmatched culinary standards. For more information, visit