Diploma in Culinary Entrepreneurship

8 Months
Tuition Fee
April, July and November

The Diploma in Culinary Entrepreneurship (DCE) is for those who aim to become chef-entrepreneurs. This is an 8- month program which requires completion of the 6-month Commercial Cooking NC – II (Culinary Arts)  for which a student earns the TESDA NC ll recognition, plus two more months of study where students gain managerial and business competencies through courses on marketing, conducting feasibility studies, preparation of a business plan, catering/banquet management, purchasing and control. Like the DCA, the DCE has three intakes per year, in the months of April, July and November.

All AHA Phil courses are designed to teach and train you in the culinary arts thru a tri-level approach of lecture, demo and hands-on kitchen work:

  • lectures are practical and comprehensive
  • demos are conducted in a theater-style room
  • hands-on cooking in well-equipped kitchen stations
  • limited number of students per cooking station for conducive learning

The student can opt to undergo a 3-month international PAID work experience in the USA with international partner hotels of AHA USA. Additional cost for the program fee, airfare and health insurance apply.

Complete program tuition is Php 298,000.00. An entrance examination is required before enrolling in this program.

The program modules include

All modules covered, such as:

  • Professional Chef
  • Product Identification
  • Kitchen Math
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Knife Skills
  • Butchery & Fish Mongerie
  • Stocks, soups and Starches
  • Cooking Methods
  • Breakfast Cookery
  • Asian Cuisine
  • European Cuisine
  • American Cuisine
  • * Two month local internship training

2-month Entrepreneurship modules, such as

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Planning the Food Expo
  • Market Research
  • Making the Business Plan
  • Marketing Practices
  • Principles of Catering and Banqueting
  • Cost Control/ Inventory Management
  • Purchasing
  • Bread Baking
  • Patisserie
  • Food Expo
Tuition Fee is inclusive of:
  • Cost of ingredients
  • 2 sets of complete AHA uniform , consisting of chef’s jacket, pants, apron and skull cap
  • Knife kit
  • Textbooks
  • Free meals during laboratory days
  • Examination fees
Admission Requirements:
  • Minimum educational requirement: High School diploma
  • Completed Application Form with 2 photos (1 1/2″ X1″)
  • Application fee of P 500.00
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate
  • Must pass written entrance exam, interview, medical, and psychological examinations
  • For High School graduates – Form 138 (Photocopy of High school Report Card and Photo copy of High school Diploma
  • For college undergraduates – Form 138 ( Photocopy of High school Report Card and updated form 137 (Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  • For college graduates – Certified True Copy of Diploma and Form 137 (Photo of Transcript of Records)
  • Certificate of Honorable Dismissal from most recently attended school
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character from most recently attended school



Refers to Cash (bills) or Dated Check (Manila Clearing Only)

Bills should be deposited to Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) or Banco de Oro. A validated deposit slip should be presented or sent via fax.


Credit Card

Any credit card with credit limit that allows for one (1) swipe or transaction only; does not include several credit cards for payment


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