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Malaysia’s Best Culinology Degree at Top Ranked Taylor’s University – Culinary Arts + Food Science


Best University in Malaysia for Culinology at Taylor’s University

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The blending of culinary arts and food science brings a new hybrid of specialists, writes Zuliantie Dzul THE kitchen at the Taylor’s University’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts looks like any other kitchen, complete with mixers and ovens. That said, it’s also fully equipped with instruments for the students of Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology® programme to conduct research and development.

Students after SPM or O-Levels with at least 5 credits including the relevant subjects may enter Taylor’s University Foundation in Science for 1 year before continuing on to the Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Culinology®)

The top rated 3-year Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Culinology®) programme at Taylor’s University equips students with knowledge and skills in food product development, grooming them to be a part of the ready-made and processed foods industry. In collaboration with the Halal Industry Development Corporation Malaysia (HDC), students are also given the opportunity to learn about Halal food industry.

Seeking to break the boundaries between culinary arts and food science, Taylor’s University developed the first culinology degree outside the United States. In collaboration with the Research Chefs Association of America (RCA), the programme requires graduates to have a grasp on both culinary practices and food science principles. The Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Culinology®) programme at Taylor’s University will mould students to become holistic food development specialists who are in high demand in today’s society.

Taylor’s University students were the 2016 Champions in the Research Chefs Association (RCA) Student Culinology® Competition clearly proving that they are the best university in Malaysia to study Culinology.

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Top Rated Culinology Programme at Taylor’s University

Taylors University Lakeside Campus is one of the best universities in Malaysia having being ranked Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013

Try glass cylinders that you see in any science lab. They also have an instrumentation room with equipment such as a colorimeter (device used for measuring colours) and texture analyser (device to measure firmness and crispiness). Culinology® is a rather alien concept to me.

It’s a term trademarked by the Research Chefs Association in the United States. Taylor’s University, the only university outside of the US to offer this programme, is prepping its students to become culinologists.

“They’re not aliens,” says Dr Chong Li Choo, the school’s programme director. “They’re just a hybrid of

Low fat cookies baked by the Culinology students at Taylor's University

Low fat cookies baked by the Culinology students at Taylor’s University

food scientists and chefs. They not only learn the theory but also incorporate a lot of applications in the cooking.” Through this three-year programme, students get to learn both culinary arts and food science.

The strength of the graduates will be in food product development. “Last time we have food scientists and chefs to come up with this, two different people, but now we only need one,” explains Chong.

The students need to put their product through five stages before they can market it, namely ideation, formulation, sensory evaluation, testing and packaging. THOROUGH STUDIES The students will come up with an idea after thorough research. They are up to date on the latest healthy eating trend. They choose to make butter cookies on a special media showcase.

To these future culinologists, it’s not just about mixing, rolling and baking. The idea here is to make low-

The cookies are being sensory tested at Taylor's University in the Culinology class

The cookies are being sensory tested at Taylor’s University in the Culinology class

fat cookies without compromising on the taste and texture. This is where knowledge of food science is most useful. The ingredients must be precisely measured. Not “a pinch of” or “agak-agak” ingredients. Also, they need to replace the fat from the butter that they’re planning to reduce with something else. The knowledge they’ve gained in chemistry and microbiology certainly comes in handy for this.

They know that fat makes the cookies creamy, so they need something which can act as fat yet still keep the richness of the cookies. “That’s why we use xanthan gum and emulsifier,” says final year student, Mohd Ludwig Mohd Nazri. “We reduce the fat to 45 per cent. But will the cookies taste the same? You’ll find out for yourself.” Mohd Ludwig and his classmate Nicholas Chan Li Wing subsequently proceed to bake three batches of cookies — control (full fat), with xanthan gum and another with emulsifier. “Don’t worry, xanthan gum and emulsifier are plant-based, so it’s safe to consume,” assures Nicholas.

It’s a fun session as we are also invited to try our hands at baking cookies. We prepare the batter and let it

A Taylor's University Culinology student running a scientific test on the cookies

A Taylor’s University Culinology student running a scientific test on the cookies

set in the fridge before rolling and cutting out several pieces for each batch. After the cookies are baked, they undergo a sensory test. This is where the three cookies are evaluated based on appearance, flavour, taste, aroma and crunchiness. They need to find the best cookies out of the three.

We all take the test and score the cookies accordingly using our sense of sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Surprisingly, all three cookies look and taste similar. But one thing’s for sure, two are lower in calories as they contain less fat. SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS Before they decide on which of the cookies will be marketed, the students also conduct a scientific analysis in the instrumentation room.

They use different equipment for different product. “All food products have their respective criteria,

Culinology class at Taylor's University

Culinology class at Taylor’s University

especially when it comes to texture, such as hardness and stickiness. So we need to know the exact properties (based on the data collected) instead of just by sensory test which can be quite subjective,” explains Dr Chong. Since the students are developing low-fat cookies, they need to make sure the texture is similar or is as close to the full-fat variety.

To test the firmness of the cookies, a student shows us how data is collected using the texture analyser. Nowadays, analyses are easier to make thanks to the use of a computerised system that produces objective results. Suffice to say, the students need to know or have the knowledge of handling the equipment and calibrating the computers when conducting analysis work.

The recipe which scores the highest during the sensory test will then be finalised. The students will run nutrient analyses in the lab and generate labels using professional software such as Nutri Pro. When ready, they will source for suitable packaging materials and design a concept for it. This is where they will use their own creativity and come up with a prototype. “Since they know their product well, they get to decide which packaging can best present their product,” says Dr Chong.

Deputy Dean, Siti Ramadhaniatun Ismail (5th from left) and Dr Chong Li Choo (6th from left) with the students of the School of Culinary Arts at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya

Deputy Dean, Siti Ramadhaniatun Ismail (5th from left) and Dr Chong Li Choo (6th from left) with the students of the School of Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya

OPPORTUNITIES GALORE Now, imagine what they can do with other food such as meat. Soon we won’t have to fret about our calorie intake as we happily tuck into a big fat burger or a packet of butter cookies. And for these students, they have wider job opportunities. “I’m enjoying the best of both worlds — arts and science,” says Nicholas.

“This course has taught me some very important lessons and I don’t make as much errors as before. For example, when making bread, I know when to stop mixing. I also know how to make healthier food. I made burger for my family recently, replacing the meat fillers with tofu, which mimics fat but is way juicier and healthier.”

Nicholas adds that he aspires to work in the food industry someday. It is Mohd Ludwig’s dream to help his father in his food business. The 22-year-old’s father, Mohd Nazrin @ Ludwig Gaisbauer owns German Delicatessen Sdn Bhd, a company that manufactures and distributes premium German sausages. “My dad is a chef so my life has always revolved around food. Hopefully I can contribute something to make his business better,” confides Mohd Ludwig. Whatever the future may bring, these students are ready to bring the hospitality industry to a new level — complete with lab equipment and chef hats.

The Best Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology® Programme at Taylor’s University in Malaysia

A Taylor's University Culinology student running a scientific test on the cookies

A Taylor’s University Culinology student running a scientific test on the cookies

The Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Culinology®) programme at Taylor’s University equips students with knowledge and skills in food product development, grooming them to be a part of the ready-made and processed foods industry. In collaboration with the Halal Industry Development Corporation Malaysia (HDC), students are also given the opportunity to learn about Halal food industry.

The culinology curriculum at Taylor’s University focuses on four core areas: culinary arts, food science, food technology, and research and development. Culinology® students are equipped with the latest technology and training in culinary and food science, allowing them to work on innovative and creative approaches in food product development.

Professionally Recognised Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Culinology®) programme at Taylor’s University

The cookies are being sensory tested at Taylor's University in the Culinology class

The cookies are being sensory tested at Taylor’s University in the Culinology class

  • Accreditation by the Research Chefs Association (RCA), USA entitles graduates to membership benefits and access to a professional network.

Comprehensive Course Structure

  • Hands-on programme that covers kitchen practical, laboratory practical and R&D.
    Equipped to develop ideas and concepts to fit existing and new markets; elaborate on recipes and protocols encompassing mass production concerns; and the ability to measure, monitor and control food quality and product acceptance.
    Opportunity to learn about Halal food via elective modules such as Halal Food Product Development, which have been developed in collaboration with the Halal Industry Development Corporation Malaysia (HDC).

Strong Emphasis on R&D

Low fat cookies baked by the Culinology students at Taylor's University

Low fat cookies baked by the Culinology students at Taylor’s University

  • Explore the generation of new ideas, preparation of various prototypes, evaluation of customer acceptance and elaboration of a final formulation (recipe).
    The opportunity to fully design a food product from its inception to marketing of the product.
    Opportunity to attend a Culinology® conference in USA as part of the R&D Professional Development Project offered as a Year 3 elective subject.

Real-World Experience

  • 12-week internship in Year 2, to develop supervisory skills in the various areas of a centralised or mass production kitchen (planning production, quality control and hygiene standard and elaboration of new menu).
    15-week internship in Year 3, to participate in the research and development aspect (market study conceptualisation of new product, testing of recipes in production line).

World-Class Facilities at Taylor’s University

Bioscience lab at Taylor's University

Bioscience lab at Taylor’s University

In preparing students for the increasingly challenging and complex hospitality, tourism and culinary industry, the School has put in place world-class facilities designed and built to stimulate the actual working environment of leading establishments.

  • 84-room hotel (Ruemz Hotel)
  • 3 Front Office Reception Rooms
  • Hotel Suites
  • Wine Laboratory
  • 9 Restaurants (including 3 fine dining restaurants, 3 specialised training restaurants, 1 Asian restaurant, 1 lifestyle restaurant and 1 multiservice restaurant)
  • 14 Culinary Suites (encompassing 9 kitchens, 1 garde manger kitchen, 1 artist kitchen, 1 chocolate room and 1 artist kitchen)
  • Manifestation Culinary Bar Theatre
  • Tourism Practical Rooms
  • Events Projects Room
  • CRiT (Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies)
  • Chemistry Lab and Food Science Lab

Programme Structure for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology® Programme at Taylor’s University

YEAR 1 Subjects for the Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Culinology®) programme at Taylor’s University

Deputy Dean, Siti Ramadhaniatun Ismail (5th from left) and Dr Chong Li Choo (6th from left) with the students of the School of Culinary Arts at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya

Deputy Dean, Siti Ramadhaniatun Ismail (5th from left) and Dr Chong Li Choo (6th from left) with the students of the School of Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya

Semester 1

  • Cell Biology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Culinary Practice I
  • Introduction to Food Science & Nutrition

Semester 2

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Culinary Practice II
  • Business of Food Product Development
  • Patisserie & Baking I
  • Elective I
  • MPU (U1) – Module 1*

YEAR 2 Subjects for the Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Culinology®) programme at Taylor’s University

Library at Taylor's University

Library at Taylor’s University

Semester 3

  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Patisserie & Baking II
  • MPU (U1) – Module 2*
  • MPU (U2)*

Semester 4

  • Food Chemistry
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Advanced Cuisine
  • Research Methodology
  • Experimental Food Products & Practices
  • Internship I
    • March intake is after Semester 4
    • August intake is after Semester 3

YEAR 3 Subjects for the Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Culinology®) programme at Taylor’s University

Culinology class at Taylor's University

Culinology class at Taylor’s University

Semester 5

  • Food Product Development I
  • Sensorial Analysis
  • Food Processing
  • Psycho-Sociology of Food & Eating Habits
  • MPU (U3)*
  • MPU (U4)*

Semester 6

  • Food Product Development II
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Safety & Quality Management
  • Manufacturing & Packaging
  • Elective II
  • Internship II

NOTE:
* The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.

Electives

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Elective I

  • Introduction to Halal Food Product Development
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Management

Elective II

  • Halal Food Product Development
  • Food Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Management
  • R&D Professional Development Project

Career Options for Culinology Graduates from Taylor’s University

Technologically advanced classrooms at Taylor's University

Technologically advanced classrooms at Taylor’s University

  • Chef Consultant
  • Corporate Executive Chef
  • Culinary Research Technologist
  • Food Quality Manager
  • Formulation Chef
  • Hygiene Consultant
  • Product Assurance/Development Manager
  • Research & Development Chef
  • Research & Development Manager
  • Sensorial Analysis Manager
  • Test Kitchen Chef

State-of-the-Art Facilities at Taylors University

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake; striking a balance between form and function to embody Taylor’s University’s modern approach and perspective in premium education with an approach to holistic growth outside the classroom.

Surrounding the serene lake are buildings that house the academic wings and the commercial annexe that comprise of wide and spacious corridors, pleasing and rich landscapes and all in all, a sustainable and conducive environment for education. Besides, being visually comforting and naturally soothing, the overall design also enhances the air quality, both indoor and outdoor.

Taylor’s provides the necessary conducive environment for learning and development, to complement our quality academic programmes. Our campuses provide students with a comprehensive list of features and facilities to cater to our students’ learning needs and comfort during their years at Taylors University.

Service Facilities at Taylors University

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

  • Career Services Centre
  • Computer Labs
  • Counselling and Psychological Services Centre
  • Experimental Theatre
  • Lecture Theatres
  • Library
  • Sick Bay
  • Sports and Recreation Centre
  • Student Life Centre
  • The Grand Hall
  • U-Residence
  • UniGym

Service Facilities:

Career Services Centre
This centre provides students with reference materials and information about occupations, corporations and career opportunities.


Computer Labs
For computer practical classes. Each lab has an average of 33 computers.


Library
1300-seater 4-storey library to suit students’ individual learning styles. The library is equipped with 24/7 study areas, discussion rooms, multimedia rooms, theatrette, computers, printing & photocopying facilities.


Sick Bay


U-Residence
Residence for students living on campus.


Sports and Recreation Centre
Multi-purpose courts (Futsal, netball, volleyball, basketball, cricket nets, tennis, dodgeball)


Student Life Centre
The Student Life Centre is a purpose driven centre devoted to provide a platform for Student Leaders and the student communities as a whole to engage in creative thinking, brainstorming of new ideas and implement the execution of these ideas.

The Centre features Discussion Hubs, a meeting room, independent study area and a Mini Events Zone. It is also where the TU Student Council office, Community Service Initiatives Volunteers office and International Student Services Centre are located.


The Grand Hall
1000-seater hall designed for campus events and activities such as convocations, examinations, exhibitions and gala dinners; as well as sports activities.


Lecture Theatres
Lectures and events are conducted in the hall which can seat up to 300 people.


Experimental Theatre
Suitable for stage performances (dramas and plays) and can be used for practice sessions. Equipped with stage, hi-tech acoustics and lighting systems. Seats surround the stage, providing a 360 degree view of performance.


UniGym


Counseling and Psychological Services Centre
A centre for students, staff and parents to receive counselling on various emotion related issues.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

  • On Campus (U Residence @ Lakeside Campus)
    • Located in Taylor’s University, Lakeside Campus
    • This 6-storey building has 890 beds, 126 apartment units and 116 en-suites, all tastefully furnished
    • 24-hour multi-level security
    • Resident housemaster
    • Onsite maintenance support
    • Housekeeping services
    • Recreational areas
    • Learning spaces
    • Shuttle bus services
  • Off-Campus (Various Locations)
    • Units are located within the vicinity of the campuses
    • 24-hour security
    • Onsite maintenance support
    • Housekeeping services

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Top Criteria to Consider When Choosing the Best Private College in Malaysia to Study Culinary Arts or Baking

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Students  after SPM or O-Levels who love to cook have many different universities and colleges in Malaysia for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing.  Choosing the right university or college for the Culinary Arts, Baking or Patisserie Course after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared.

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List of Important Criteria to Note When Choosing the Best University to Study Culinary or Baking in Malaysia

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university or college in Malaysia to study the Culinary Arts or Baking Course:

1. Recognition & Reputation of the Culinary Arts or Baking Courses in Malaysia

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  • Is the Culinary Arts or Baking course popular at that university or college?
  • What is the reputation or ranking of the private university in Malaysia? Global ranking by QS World University Rankings or locally by MQA in the SETARA 2013
  • Is the Culinary Arts or Baking course recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia?
  • Is the Culinary Arts or Baking course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Awards won by the university, staff or students for the particular course of interest. The number of awards won would be a guide on how good the university is for the course.
  • Type of programme (local diploma or dual award diploma or diploma awarded by foreign university partner?)

2. Academic Quality of the Culinary Arts or Baking Course at the University in Malaysia

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged to take me and my mother to tour the college that had excellent facilities and where I could learn without paying too much.
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  • Subjects offered in the Culinary Arts course (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • Entry requirements for the Culinary Arts Degree Course at the university or college in Malaysia
  • What is the Class size for the culinary arts course? (Small class size for personal attention)
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  • Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Ask your friends who have studied there or currently studying there for their opinion on the teaching quality, environment and facilities.
  • Do they have enough students to start a class?
  •  How many students do they have studying that course at that college?
  •  What is the duration of the course? When are the intake dates?

3. Facilities at the University for the Course of Interest in Malaysia

  • When choosing a university or college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you.
  • Size of the university.
  • Campus resources (labs, library or resource centre, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)

4. Facilities for Culinary Arts and Baking at the University or College in Malaysia

KDU Penang University College culinary arts students are taught by award-winning chefs

It is important for the college or university to have the necessary culinary arts facilities so that you can gain the necessary skills in your culinary education. The university or college doesn’t necessarily need to have all the facilities needed but should have the basic ones. Special labs and kitchens will depend on the area of specialisation in the culinary arts at the college or university. You will need to look at the subjects offered to see which one fits your career goals and area of specialisation that you want to pursue.

Does the university or college have facilities such as:

  • Fine dining restaurant – Built to mimic a true fine dining restaurant, students are given real practice
  • Training restaurant – Training Restaurant – students run everything from scratch while serving real customers and countering real-time situations.

    Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

  • Preparation kitchen
  • Production kitchen
  • Bakery, pastry or patisserie kitchens
  • Butchery Kitchen – students learn and master the techniques and skills to create various deli products.
  • Atelier – Hot Kitchen
  • Garde manger kitchen
  • Artistry kitchen – students are trained to master the most delicate of arts.
  • Molecular Gastronomy Lab
  • Sugar artistry laboratory
  • Chocolate Room
  • Culinary Lecture Theatre – Top notch facilities equipped in the theatre allows for in-class demonstrations.
  • Ice Carving Lab – students are taught first hand on the art of ice carving.
  • Wine Laboratory (oenology laboratory) – Students are given a holistic education complemented with our state-of-the-art facilities inclusive of a wine tasting lab.

5. Cost for your Culinary Arts or Baking Course Studies in Malaysia

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  • How much money do I have to pay for the course and cost of living? Ask your parents. Note that you will need to have enough to pay the tuition fees as well as your cost of living. (Costs for university studies in Malaysia would include tuition, hostel, food, transportation, entertainment, etc.)
  • What are the Financial assistance available at the university? (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, etc)
  • Is the PTPTN loan available for the course at the university?
  • How much are the tuition fees? Does it include the exam and other fees?
  • How much is on-campus accommodation?
  • How much is off-campus accommodation? (Off-campus apartments, houses, condominiums) Note that it might be cheaper to find off campus accommodation on your own with friends. Is the accommodations near eateries, banks, entertainment, public transportation, safe & secure, etc.?

6. Student Environment at the University & College

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Tan Wei Kang
Diploma in Culinary Arts at KDU University College

  • What is the student culture at the university? (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc) The language spoken mostly at the college by the students may also matter if you don’t know Mandarin or BM or English. If most of the students speak Mandarin at that university then it will not help you to improve your English. Having a good command of the English language helps you to get good jobs and promotions.
  • Size of the university or college in Malaysia. Some students prefer a large campus with sports facilities and other resources while other students like small colleges with family-like environment. A small college may offer individualised attention, as well as a more intimate and personalised experience. for your studies You might even want to think about how far you want to walk to get from one class to another in a large university campus. Even those little details may affect your decision.
  • Make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.) Universities with a good proportion of international students will help you to improve your English language skills since you would need to communicate with them in English. In addition, you will learn about their culture, behaviour and discover new ideas. These skills will be useful to you when you work overseas or in a multi-national company.

7. Internships for the Culinary Arts or Baking Course in Malaysia

  • Does the university or college have a strong internship or Co-Op programme?
  • What are the companies, restaurants, hotels, etc partnered with the university?
  • How long is the internship programme? How is it carried out?

8. Safety of the Surrounding Area of the University or College

  • Is the university or college campus a safe area? Safety within the campus and outside.
  • Have there been many snatch thefts or robberies around the university or college?

9. Students Activities Available at the University

  • What are the Extra-curricular activities available? (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • What are the Student Support Services available?

10. Location of the University and Transportation

  • Location of the university or college. Is it in the city, suburbs or country side? You should also consider the ambience of your surroundings when choosing a university. If you can’t live without nightlife, think city! If you’re into the great outdoors, you might want to go rural. Some students prefer a city life while other students prefer a quieter university environment away from the city. On the other hand, if you’re used to shopping malls and cinemas and choose a university in a rural area, you might get bored.
  • Transportation. Is the university accessible to you? What are the public transportation available?
  • Does the university provide a free bus shuttle to link to other transportation hubs?
  • Is the university near bus stops or LRT station or MRT station?
  • If you drive, is there enough parking spots? How much is the parking rate for daily or monthly?

 

Top Guide to Choose the Best Private University in Malaysia to Study the Culinary Arts or Baking Course

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged to take me and my mother to tour the college that had excellent facilities and where I could learn without paying too much.
Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

If you’re among the lucky who can factor more than cost and proximity into where you decide to go, studying in a private university in Malaysia is a ticket to an adventure beyond the boundaries of what you’ve experienced so far. It’s a passport to the far side of what you already know. It’s a chance to be challenged, not coddled. To be provoked, not pacified.

Does brand matter? To a point. There are indeed future employers in Malaysia who see certain degrees as seals of approval, as pre-screening of a sort. However, obtaining a degree from a famous private university will only take you so far.

Some private universities have spent millions of Ringgit throughout the years telling you that they are the best. You should objectively look at the information carefully to assess which university in Malaysia is best for you. If you do not have the necessary knowledge and skills, you won’t get far in your career.

We must be careful when choosing a private university in Malaysia as many students listen to advise from

I enjoyed my time at IMI Switzerland gaining lots of knowledge and experience. EduSpiral had provided me with the necessary information on the course.
Weng Kang, Culinary Arts at IMI Switzerland

friends and relatives who are not knowledgeable offering information not supported by facts and evidence. Choosing a private university should be done carefully and objectively, not based on the number of glitzy advertisements you have heard or seen about that university.

Talking to counselors from the private universities is a common practice to obtain the necessary information to help you to decide. You should evaluate the information provided to see if what they say is true and supported by facts and evidence. There are also many agents in Malaysia offering their services where most of the staff are young and inexperienced. They would not have the skills to guide you on this most important decision in your life.

How many of a college’s or university’s students are coming from other countries? Favour private universities with higher percentages of foreigners, because as much of your education will happen outside as inside any lecture theatre, and globalisation is here and real. The dexterity with which you can navigate other cultures — your awareness of, and openness to, them — could be more valuable than any knowledge gleaned from a book.

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Remember that no university is good at everything. Each university in Malaysia excels in particular courses, so you should check to make sure that your field of study is a strong-point of the university you choose.

Choosing a university that excels in your field of study may provide you with access to more specialised opportunities, including custom-built facilities (a moot court for law students or Film & TV studio for mass communication students, for example), field-specific academic opportunities (such as student mobility programmes or overseas study trips) and employment or internships opportunities with top companies in. If your university excels in research in your field, it’s also likely that its research will filter through to your course, that you will be taught by prominent lecturers, and that there will be opportunities for you to undertake research.

Choosing the best university for your studies in Malaysia is important as it will help to shape your mind,

Culinary Teaching Studio at YTL International College of Hospitality located inside Starhill Gallery

character and help you to develop the necessary skills for a successful career. Therefore, not all private universities & colleges in Malaysia are the same. You should not choose a university because it is the cheapest, easiest and nearest. It should be based on which university that best fits your needs.

Many students in Malaysia also make the common mistake in choosing a university because their friends are going there. I even had one student tell me that his choice of university depends on where his girlfriend is going! This is one of the most important decisions that may change your life forever hence it should not be taken lightly.

Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria. To help you to choose the best university that fits you, you can build a list of top universities in Malaysia that meets your criteria.

Here’s some advice for trying to find the university in Malaysia or Singapore that works for you.

Start with who you are and why you are going to university in Malaysia

Taylor’s University top ranked in Malaysia for culinary arts

You need to examine yourself and your reasons for going to college before you start your search. Why, really, are you going? What are your abilities and strengths? What are your weaknesses? What do you want out of life — something tangible or intangible?

Can the student environment, extra-curricular activities and student support services at the university help to shape and equip you with the necessary skills to handle the challenges of the working world?

Are you socially self-sufficient or do you need warm, familial support? Talk with your family, friends and high-school counselors as you ask these questions. The people who know you best can help you the most with these important issues.

What course do you want to study? Is the university of choice famous, recognised, accredited and reputable for the course of interest?

A Name-brand University in Malaysia will not Guarantee your Success

Berjaya University College of Hospitality Culinary Arts students are taught by top chefs in the industry

Think about the people in your life who are happy and successful and find out where (and if) they went to college. Ask the same about “famous” people. You will likely find that success in life has less to do with the choice of college than with the experiences and opportunities encountered while in college, coupled with personal qualities and traits.

Some private universities have spent millions of Ringgit throughout the years telling you that they are the best. You should objectively look at the information carefully to assess which university in Malaysia is best for you. If you do not have the necessary knowledge and skills, you won’t get far in your career.

We must be careful when choosing a private university in Malaysia as many students listen to advise from

Avant – Molecular Kitchen for Culinary Arts Students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

friends and relatives who are not knowledgeable offering information not supported by facts and evidence. Choosing a private university should be done carefully and objectively, not based on the number of glitzy advertisements you have heard or seen about that university.

Employers and graduate schools are looking for outstanding skills and experience, not how famous a university is in Malaysia that you come from. Remember that the employer will be interviewing you and not the university that you come from, therefore, if you do not possess the necessary knowledge and skills, you would not get hired even if you come from a top university in Malaysia.

You can afford to go to a Private University in Malaysia.

EduSpiral provides free campus tours to YTL International College of Hotel Management and other universities in Malaysia to help students make a good decision

If you make the assumption that you cannot afford a private university or college in Malaysia based on the tuition fees, you will miss out. It is difficult to talk about money, but if you investigate all the options and ask for help and advice, you will find affordable choices.

Not all colleges and universities in Malaysia or Singapore have the same price tag and there are a variety of ways to cut your costs. Most universities offer scholarships, and students are able to apply for the PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, etc

Many students have chosen the cheapest private university to study, not taking into consideration the important skills that they could have gained from a better university. Higher education is an investment for a better future that takes sacrifice.

Campus Culture and Community Life at the Private Universities in Malaysia

Glace – Ice Carvery at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

When developing your list of top universities, consider the schools’ values such as commitment to diversity, vibrant campus life, and dedication to academic excellence. Also consider the range of student organizations, student support services, sports and recreational activities.

It is important to choose a private university in Malaysia that has an English-speaking environment, students who are ambitious and serious about studies, and a globalised student body. Mixing around with international students will help to improve your English language skills and understanding of different cultures.

Some private universities in Malaysia are known for their focus on lifestyle or known as party universities.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Coffee Lab

There is nothing wrong with choosing them if you are able to control yourself. If not, you have to consider that this could affect your future.

A private university in Malaysia that has a diverse student body with many international students would help students to improve their English-language and cross-cultural communication skills. With globalisation, many top companies in the world are looking for professionals who are dynamic with strong management skills to lead a globalised work force.

In addition, the university’s relationship with the larger community, availability of on- and off- campus housing, quality of food and health care services, and campus security contribute to the quality of university life.

Quality/reputation/ranking of the Private University in Malaysia

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Patisserie Kitchen

There is no official ranking system in Malaysia for private universities. The MQA and Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia has a rating system for universities in Malaysia. It is the SETARA rating system.

Looking at the number of awards that the university and its students have won in competitions related to the course can be a guide in helping you to make the right choice. Many students make the mistake of just listening to advertisements or friends without checking the information.

Excellent Culinary Facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Students should look at the qualifications of the lecturers at the university. How many are PhD and Master degree holders. Are the lecturers mostly part time or full time? Experienced lecturers would be able to guide students to achieve academic success.

All foundation, diploma and degree programmes must be accredited by MQA in Malaysia.  Taking a professional certificate course with a title “diploma” would not allow you to continue on into a degree programme accredited by MQA.

Students should check with the relevant professional bodies to see if the courses the university of interest are accredited. For example, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Nursing Board, Pharmacy Board, Malaysian Bar, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, etc.

The Most Important Factor in Choosing a College or University in Malaysia is Fit.

KDU University College has the best culinary arts facilities in Penang

Choosing a university or college in Malaysia because your friends are going there or because of where it ranks on a list does not take into account who you are and who you will become. University is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. Finding a good fit requires time, effort and thoughtfulness.

The best way to really get a feel for a university is by visiting the campus, taking a tour, meeting with students & lecturers, attending a class, reading the campus newspaper, eating in the cafeteria, etc. You have to feel “at home” at the place where you will spend the next four years of your life, so visiting is important.

EduSpiral Consultant Services provides a Free Campus Tour for our students to help them make the right

Mirabelle – Training Restaurant at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

choice for their university studies.

For more information and strategies, read our article, EduSpiral University Campus Tours to Help Students Choose the Best Universities. If some universities on your list are just too far away to make a trip, then you can add us on Facebook (EduSpiralsik) and we can show you videos and photos of the campus and its facilities. Or you can add me in WhatsApp at 01111408838 and I can send the pictures to you and share my advise with you on how to choose the right course and university.

Talk to a Knowledgeable & Experienced Education Consultant to Help you to Choose the Best Private University or College in Malaysia

Lonnie Sik, Founder & Managing Director of EduSpiral Consultant Services has more than 20 years experience in the private education industry and counseling students on choosing the right course

Choosing a the right university to study after SPM or O-Levels in Malaysia takes time, it is a process in finding out which university in best for you. You need to talk to the right counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced.

A knowledgeable counselor would be able to provide detailed information about the course, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

A knowledgeable education consultant means that he or she would know the entry requirements, course details, in-depth knowledge of the hundreds of courses out there, career prospects, job demand, professional recognition requirements, accreditation, best universities for the course, and other information that would help a confused student to make the right choice.

While an experienced education consultant would have had counseled hundreds of students analysing their

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

personalities and skilfully guiding them to the right course and university.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression. After knowing which course, we can then determine which private university in best for that course.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a

I enjoyed my time at IMI Switzerland gaining lots of knowledge and experience. EduSpiral had provided me with the necessary information on the course.
Weng Kang, Culinary Arts at IMI Switzerland

wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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Best Culinary Arts Degree Course at Top Universities in Malaysia


Study at the Best Private University in Malaysia for Culinary Arts Degree Course

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While it can be difficult to choose between private universities or colleges in Malaysia offering the Culinary Arts Degree Course, you will find that there are some key differences between them that can help you make the big decision in choosing the right one that fits you.  The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent culinary arts facilities, years of experience running the diploma in culinary arts course, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

After SPM or O-Levels, there are many different pathways for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing.  Choosing the right university or college for the Culinary Arts Degree Course after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared.

Students after SPM or O-Levels with 3 credits can enter the 2-year Diploma in Culinary Arts. Upon completion of the Diploma, students can either work or continue on into Year 2 of the Culinary Arts Degree programme.

Students with 5 credits in SPM or O-Levels can enter the Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Hospitality at top culinary schools in Malaysia for 1 year before entering into the 3-year degree Culinary Arts Degree. UEC, STPM, A-Level and other external Pre-University Programme students with the relevant results can enter into the degree.

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM or O-Levels can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university in Malaysia. At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have counseled and helped thousands of students to choose the right course and private university to study in Malaysia.

Read more below on the details of the best universities in Malaysia for the Culinary Arts Degree Course:

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How to Choose the Best Private University to Study the Culinary Arts Degree Course in Malaysia

Lonnie Sik, Founder & Managing Director of EduSpiral Consultant Services has more than 20 years experience in the private education industry and counseling students on choosing the right course

A knowledgeable counselor or education consultant  in Malaysia would be able to provide detailed information about the college or university and its courses, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about  which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor or education consultant would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

Part of finding the right college in Malaysia to study the Culinary Arts Degree Course for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria.

Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

Top private universities & colleges in Malaysia are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian

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Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Ministry of Education.  The best private university or college in Malaysia will focus on academic quality, overall student character development, have award winners for culinary arts, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment, internships, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.

Ask yourself what’s important to you, where you want to be and who you want to become. Then you can figure out what types of colleges will allow you to achieve your goals. Which of these aspects are things you feel you must have to be comfortable at a private university in Malaysia. Which things are you flexible on?

In addition, think about what you want to accomplish in your college life. Do you want to train for a specific job or get a wide-ranging education? If you have a specific area of specialisation in mind such as pastry, Asian Cuisine, French Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Molecular Gastronomy, is the private college or university that you’re considering strong or famous in that area of study?

Best Culinary Arts Degree Course in Malaysia at KDU University College

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Diploma in Culinary Arts at KDU University College

Students after SPM or O-Levels who love to cook can pursue the Swiss IMI Diploma in Culinary Arts at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie at the best university in Malaysia for Culinary Arts programmes at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie. Students after SPM or O-Levels with 3 credits can enter the 2-year Swiss IMI Diploma in Culinary Arts. Upon completion of the Diploma, students can either work or continue on into Year 2 of the Culinary Arts Degree programme at KDU University College.

Students with 5 credits in SPM or O-Levels can enter the Foundation in Arts & Technology at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie for 1 year before entering into the 3-year degree. UEC, STPM, A-Level and other external Pre-University Programme students with the relevant results can enter into the degree.

Culinary Arts Degree students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie can major in  Culinary Operations, Baking & Pastry or Italian Cuisine.

To excel in the competitive world of culinary arts, one must choose the best university or college to help him achieve success.

KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie and KDU University College Penang have won numerous awards internationally and nationally thus proving that they are the best in Malaysia for the culinary arts programme.

They have produced top chefs for the past 30 years with a solid programme that is both practical and academically sound. Graduates will also receive an internationally recognised certificate from IMI Switzerland.

KDU University College – The best university for culinary arts courses in Malaysia

KDU University College's new campus at Utropolis Glenmarie, Shah Alam

KDU University College’s new campus at Utropolis Glenmarie, Shah Alam

One of the best university college in Malaysia for the Culinary Arts programme is KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie.The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts at KDU University College signed an MOU with IMI in 1997 which enabled KDU to offer the IMI Programmes in Malaysia.

In doing so, KDU University College became the first private university college to offer students, at both the Petaling Jaya and Penang campuses, the opportunity to obtain prestigious Swiss qualifications without having to go abroad.

One of the unique features of the KDU–IMI Dual Award program is the exposure to industry placement in reputable local or international hotels and restaurants where practical skills are enhanced in real-life situations.

The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) at KDU University College believes that practice makes perfect, especially in the culinary field, and as such, KDU University College is the only school in Malaysia where 75% of the programme is based on hands-on practice.

Ice Carving Room at KDU University College

Ice Carving Room at KDU University College

Here at KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, they make sure that you learn only from the best.

Many of KDU’s lecturers are very experienced in the industry as well as in teaching.

The school is always breaking out of the mould and pushing boundaries. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie is the first and only school to offer molecular cooking as a compulsory subject in its culinary programmes. Recently it launched the first-ever culinary book that pays tribute to our local cuisine and produce and is the first book in Malaysia that applies molecular cooking techniques to Malaysian recipes.

A graduate of Institut Vatel, Chef Darren Teoh began his career with the Les Amis group of restaurants in Singapore before moving back to Malaysia to impart knowledge to young culinary talents.  He currently teaches Introduction to Molecular Cooking and is the author for KDU’s latest culinary book release – Redefinition: Traditional Recipes through a Modern Kaleidoscope.

Chef Darren Teoh briefing the culinary students before service

Chef Darren Teoh briefing the culinary students before service

KDU University College fervently believes that to be at the top, you have to start at the top, which is why the school is no stranger to the competitive hospitality scene.

The students and staff of SHTCA have never failed to deliver, both in the local and international competitions, ensuring that the university delivers the best in culinary education in Malaysia.

KDU’s students are also very active in Corporate Social Responsibility projects with foundations and associations that cover an array of purposes.

The school is also internationally recognised – it garnered the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education as well as accreditation from The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) as an Associate Member.

KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Culinary Arts Awards

2013 Awards Won by KDU University College 

Artisanat - Kitchen Artistry Room at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Artisanat – Kitchen Artistry Room at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – 2 Golds / Individual
  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – Silver / Individual
  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – Bronze / Individual
  • Chef Association of Malaysia (CAM) – Best Chef Award / Chef Hamirudin Nazir (for his contribution to CAM)
  • Chef Association of Malaysia (CAM) – Best Chef Award / Chef Darren Teoh (“Redefinition” molecular book author)
  • Malaysia Chef Association awarded Best Chef to 2 KDU lecturers while the 3rd Award winner was a
  • KDU alumni Culinary Arts National
  • Singapore competition won 2 Gold International

2012 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – 2 Bronzes / Dream Team Event

2011 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – 2 Silvers / Individual
  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – 2 Bronzes / Individual

2010 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile – Silver / Individual (Black Box)
  • Salon Culinaire, Dubai – 2 Silvers / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Gold / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Gold / Dream Team Event
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – 2 Silvers / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Silver / Team Event
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – 2 Bronzes / Individual
  • The Big Cooking Contest, Austria – 7th Placing / Team Event
  • Silver Award, Putra Brands Awards

2009 Awards Won by KDU University College 

KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus Accommodation Block (White) is just next to the main block

KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus Accommodation Block (White) is just next to the main block

  • Battle of the Chefs, Malaysia – Silver / Team Event
  • Battle of the Chefs, Malaysia – 3 Bronzes / Individual
  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – Bronze / Individual
  • MIHAS Chefs Challenge, Malaysia – 4 Golds, 3 Silvers and Overall Champion / Team Event
  • Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM), Malaysia – 3 Silvers / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM), Malaysia – 2 Bronzes / Individual

2008 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Gold / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Silver / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – 2 Bronzes / Team Event
  • Penang Chefs Challenge, Malaysia – Champion / Team Event (Black Box)

2007 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM) – Gold / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM) – 4 Bronzes / Individual

2006 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Bronze / Team Event
  • NTV7 – Battle of the Best, Malaysia – 1st Runner-up / Individual
  • Maggi / NST Culinary Challenge, Malaysia – Champion / Team Event

2005 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • 1 Gold, 1 Bronze and 1 Silver Award. Food Hotel Malaysia (FHM) Culinary Arts Department International

2004 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Cube Award, Lufthansa Airlines Exec.

2003 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • 1 Gold & 1 Silver Award. Flambe’ Category, Food Hotel Malaysia Culinary Arts Department International
  • 1 Bronze and 3 Merit Diploma Awards. Mocktail and Cocktail Categories, Food Hotel Malaysia

1999 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Cube Award, Lufthansa Airlines Exec. Chef Gerhard Local / Departmental

1990 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Maurice Reymond Award Exec. Chef Gerhard International Award
  • Champions, National Culinary Competition Culinary Arts Department

Associations & Affiliations for the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

  • Chef Association of Malaysia
  • World Association of Chef Societies
  • International Centre of Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE)
  • Malaysian Association of Hotels (Persatuan Hotel Malaysia)
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
  • MATTA

Industry Partners for Local Internship for KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) Students

Mock Front Office for hostpitality students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Mock Front Office for hostpitality students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

  • ACCOR Hotels
  • Pullman Hotels & Resorts
  • IBIS Styles Hotels
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Traders Hotels
  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • The Ritz Carlton
  • JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur
  • Fourpoints by Sheraton
  • Berjaya Langkawi
  • Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

    Learning Pods inside the Library for Group Discussions at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

    Learning Pods inside the Library for Group Discussions at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
  • Eastern & Oriental
  • The Westin
  • Pangkor Laut Resort
  • Cameron Highlands Resort
  • Star Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Emirates
  • Singapore Airlines

Industry Partners for International Internship for KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) Students

  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts

    KDU University College culinary students Azfar, Gladlyn and Daniel at ALMA in Italy for their 7-month internship

    KDU University College culinary students Azfar, Gladlyn and Daniel at ALMA in Italy for their 7-month internship

  • ACCOR Hotels
  • YTL Hotels
  • Renaissance
  • Shangri-La Hotels
  • The Fullerton Hotel
  • Hotel im Wassertum, Germany
  • Hermann’s Posthotel, Germany
  • Hotel zur Post Hotel Odenthal, Germany
  • Stemberg Velbert, Germany
  • Hotel Uberfahrt, Germany
  • Esperanto Fulda, Germany
  • Top Air Stuttgart, Germany
  • Residence Essen, Germany
  • Swissotel The Stamford Singapore
  • St. Regis Singapore
  • Fairmont Singapore
  • Resorts World Singapore
  • Hilton Hotel, Seoul, Korea,
  • Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Seoul, Korea
  • Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Middle East
  • Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Middles East

ALMA La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana – Partner for School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Charcuterie - Butchery Kitchen at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Charcuterie – Butchery Kitchen at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

KDU University College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts (SHTCA) is proud to announce it collaboration with ALMA Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, Colorna, Italy, the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine.

Through this collaboration, the implementation of the Master Chef Certification programme for KDU culinary lecturers was established, providing training in the academic of Italian cuisine and pastry.

ALMA educates chefs and sommeliers from all around the world forming professional of Italian Cuisine with training programmes performed at the highest level by the most awarded teachers.

Bachelor of Culinary Management (Hons) atKDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Western Restaurant - SAVUER at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

Western Restaurant – SAVUER at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

Culinary arts graduates are always in demand as there are more and more food connoisseurs who expect good, high quality food with top-notch service. The comprehensive syllabi in KDU University College’s Culinary Management degree course with a choice of three majors promise to prepare you for the challenges in the kitchen, whether you head a large operation or work in a modest establishment.

Culinary Operations will allow you to acquire in-depth knowledge of both management and practical aspects related to culinary operations. From the traditional methods in handling meat to cutting-edge techniques in molecular gastronomy, from classical French dishes to contemporary Asian delights, this course gives you a broad exposure to the culinary traditions of both east and west.

If you opt for Baking and Pastry, you will develop an array of managerial and technical skills that allow you to kick-start your career in the patisserie industry. Satisfy the growing global demand for breads, pastries, cakes, and a variety of confectionery by mastering various baking and decorating techniques.

The third area of specialisation, Italian Cuisine, is naturally for you if you have a passion for classical epicurean experiences from the Mediterranean. Jointly taught by ALMA of Italy ( the world’s leading educational and training centre for

Oenology Lab at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

Oenology Lab at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

Italian cuisine) and KDU UC, this programme gives you familiarity with Italian produce and products, original and regional recipes from the country and a deeper appreciation of its gastronomic traditions and culture.

This program jointly taught by ALMA of Italy and KDU University College would prepare the students for traditional Italian cuisine in a modern setting, focusing the education on typical Italian products, original Italian recipes with the help of top Italian chefs.

Italian cuisine has always been the backbone of classical European epicurean experience; it has developed through centuries of cultural and social change. The demand for quality Italian style cuisine has seen an increase in the number of authentic Italian restaurants in and around the Asian region.

KDU University College is the first institution of higher education in Malaysia to offer a Bachelor of Culinary Arts in Italian Cuisine. Students who undergo the new Bachelor’s of Culinary Management (Hons) Italian Culinary, will spend seven months in Italy, paying local fees and is the only Italian Culinary Degree Major in Malaysia.

ALMA is the World’s leading International Culinary education centre for Italian Cuisine. Close to the heart of Italian Cuisine (Parma, origin of Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham and Balsamic Vinegar).

This is a dual award programme, students who complete this programme would be awarded parchments from KDU university College and IMI University Centre, Switzerland.

Year 1 Subjects for the Bachelor of Culinary Management (Hons) at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Chef Bruno Ruffini, ALMA La Scuola internazionale di cucina italiana Parmigiano Reggiano — at KDU University College.

Chef Bruno Ruffini, ALMA La Scuola internazionale di cucina italiana Parmigiano Reggiano — at KDU University College.

  • Academic English I
  • Baking & Pastry Techniques
  • Culinary Essentials
  • Food Commodities
  • Food Production
  • Hospitality English
  • Nutrition, Hygiene & Food Safety
  • Principles of Garde Mange
  • Professional Development Planning

Year 2 Subjects for the Bachelor of Culinary Management (Hons) at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

KDU Culinary Arts students, Gladlyn, Daniel, and Azfar, classroom experience with Chef Torturro (Pastry class) at ALMA, Italy

KDU Culinary Arts students, Gladlyn, Daniel, and Azfar, classroom experience with Chef Torturro (Pastry class) at ALMA, Italy

  • Principles of Baking Ingredients & Equipment Technology
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Hospitality Marketing & Sales Techniques
  • Menu Planning & Engineering

Major

Culinary Operations

  • Contemporary Asian Cuisine
  • Culinary Artistry & Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Malaysian Cuisine & Its History
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Baking Ingredients & Equipment Technology
  • Research Methodology

Baking & Pastry

  • Advanced Baking & Pastry Techniques
  • Culinary Artistry & Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Principles of Baking Ingredients & Equipment Technology

    KDU University College culinary arts student, Daniel, during his Field trip to Chianti wine vineyard in Italy. Students can go for a 7-month internship to ALMA, Italy.

    KDU University College culinary arts student, Daniel, during his Field trip to Chianti wine vineyard in Italy. Students can go for a 7-month internship to ALMA, Italy.

  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • The Science of Baking

Italian Cuisine

  • Advanced Baking & Pastry Techniques
  • Culinary Italian Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Italian Cooking Techniques
  • Italian Cuisine & Its Culture
  • Italian Food Commodities
  • Italian Gastronomy
  • Italian Oenology
  • Italian Patisserie
  • Intermediate Italian Language
  • Introduction to Italian Cuisine
  • Principles of Baking Ingredients & Equipment Technology
  • Industrial Placement

Year 3 Subjects for the Bachelor of Culinary Management (Hons) at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

  • 8ighty 7even by COFFEX at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

    8ighty 7even by COFFEX at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

    Final Year Project

Major

Culinary Operations

  • Classical French Cuisine
  • Dining Room Service
  • Meat Fabrication & Processing
  • Molecular Cuisine
  • Industrial Placement

Baking & Pastry

  • Artisan & Decorative Breads
  • Chocolate & Confection
  • International Pastry Arts & Crafts
  • Principles & Techniques of Bread Production
  • Industrial Placement

Italian Cuisine

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodology

State-of-the-art Culinary Facilities at the New KDU University College Glenmarie Campus

KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) will commence in 2015 at the new Glenmarie campus with new state of the art facilities such as:

State-of-the-art Teaching Kitchen at KDU University College's new campus at Utropolis, Glenmarie

State-of-the-art Teaching Kitchen at KDU University College’s new campus at Utropolis, Glenmarie

  • 6 hot kitchens
  • 4 bakery and pastry kitchens
  • 2 demo kitchen theatre
  • 1 beverage/wine lab
  • A specific coffee lab
  • A culinary artistry room
  • An ice carving room
  • A chocolate room
  • A sugar craft room
  • 3 restaurants (variable, western and fine dining)
  • A housekeeping lab
  • 1 mock-up suite
  • A front office lab with the IFCA property management system
  • A state of the art purchasing department with computerised inventory system.

Why Study Culinary Arts at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie?

8ighty 7even by COFFEX at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

8ighty 7even by COFFEX at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

  • The Largest area space (65,000 sq metres) for a Hospitality School in Malaysia
  • Long standing partnership with IMI University Centre (18 years)
  • Only school to offer the Italian cuisine major in Malaysia (ALMA)
  • All Home grown programmes with Dual parchments with IMI University Centre except the Italian major
  • 28 years of academic excellence and getting stronger
  • A 10-day residential overseas trip to Switzerland with no extra cost to the students on the UC Degree Programmes except Italian major
  • Strong Industry relations with local and international Hotel / Michelin star establishments Industry emphasis programmes and syllabus
  • On campus recruitment by local and international establishments
    A strong international faculty with nationalities from over 5 countries
    Medal winners at local and international competitions
  • First and only institution to publish a book on Molecular Cuisine
    Exclusive partnership with HOSCO

Hospitality Connection (HOSCO) Exclusive Partnership with KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

HOSCO is a trusted partner for those who seek excellence in their careers and human capital in the hospitality industry.

KDU's Award-Winning Chefs - From left: Levin Tung, Fong Wei Loong, Ling Kar Weng, Chef Darren Teoh and Chef Kenneth Kam (School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts).

KDU’s Award-Winning Chefs – From left: Levin Tung, Fong Wei Loong, Ling Kar Weng, Chef Darren Teoh and Chef Kenneth Kam (School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts).

Through a single point of contact, members from selected hotel schools use HOSCO to access leading hospitality companies and their available positions on a global market basis. This platform enables members to better select their internships and first permanent positions and to access valuable social tools and applications.

At the same time, companies registered with HOSCO enjoy real-time access to the largest number of highly qualified candidates, either for internships or post-graduate positions, through a single efficient platform. Through the community, employers save time and money recruiting talents that best fit their needs and company values and who are committed to developing a career with them.

More than a traditional job board, HOSCO, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is where top hospitality companies, schools and members from all over the world meet and interact.

It is a network where top hospitality players meet and interact, to find your internship, job or just to broaden your network. Access to HOSCO is exclusively reserved for 30 top ranked hospitality programmes including KDU University College

Study Culinary Arts at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie is acknowledged to be one of the best culinary schools

Bacchus - Wine Lab at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Bacchus – Wine Lab at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

in Malaysia. Students from the northern region have access to world class culinary education through KDU University College Penang. As a pioneer in the culinary arts, students at KDU will graduate with a prestigious Diploma from Switzerland.

You will be taught by award-wining chefs from diverse nationalities; Germans, French, Australians and Malaysians. Visiting IMI, Switzerland professors every teach KDU students every few months as well as conduct seminars.

KDU’s Diploma in Culinary Arts has the most practical-based subjects amongst other institutions with 75% of classes being kitchen-based, therefore making this the best hands-on culinary programme in Malaysia.

The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) at KDU University College believes that practice makes perfect, especially in the culinary field, and as such, we are the only school where 75% of the programme is based on hands-on practice. Here at the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, we make sure that you learn only from the best. Many of their lecturers are very experienced in the industry as well as in teaching.

The school is always breaking out of the mould and pushing boundaries. The SHTCA is the first and only school to offer molecular

KDU Culinary Arts student preparing the Molecular Gastronomy meal

KDU Culinary Arts student preparing the Molecular Gastronomy meal

cooking as a compulsory subject in its culinary programmes. Recently it launched the first-ever culinary book that pays tribute to our local cuisine and produce and is the first book in Malaysia that applies molecular cooking techniques to Malaysian recipes.

KDU fervently believe that to be at the top, you have to start at the top, which is why the school is no stranger to the competitive hospitality scene. The students and staff of SHTCA have never failed to deliver, both in the local and international competitions.

The school is also internationally recognised – it garnered the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education as well as accreditation from The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) as an Associate Member.

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, practicals, exercises, role-plays, pair and group work, using authentic materials, activities and various textbooks.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to apply food hygiene, health and safety rules in the preparation of all types of food. You will learn the lay-out and kitchen requirements for different types of kitchens, their tools, equipment orientation and its uses.

Highly experienced chefs will teach you how to apply various cooking and preparation techniques to make safe, hygienic and delicious food that look great.

Top Ranked Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) in Malaysia at Taylors University

Taylor’s University culinary students win the junior chefs gourmet battle team challenge at Culinaire Malaysia

Upon completion of the Diploma in Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University, students can enter into Year 2 of the top rated Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons).

The Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) at Taylor’s University is designed to equip students with applicable knowledge and skills in foodservice management and culinary arts, and train students with technical and management skills for a career in the global food and beverage industry. The curriculum focuses on key competencies related to culinary, culinary management, pastry and business management.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) will receive dual recognition and certification by University of Toulouse (UOT), France and Taylor’s University.

Taylor’s University is the first and only university to achieve Tier 6, best quality in teaching and learning of the hospitality and tourism discipline in Malaysia. Tier 6: Outstanding rating in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA).  Taylor’s is the best university in Malaysia to study Culinary Arts.

Outstanding Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) at Taylor’s University

Taylor's University top ranked in Malaysia for culinary arts

Taylor’s University top ranked in Malaysia for culinary arts

The Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) at Taylor’s University is designed to equip students with applicable knowledge and skills in foodservice management and culinary arts, and train students with technical and management skills for a career in the global food and beverage industry. The curriculum focuses on key competencies related to culinary, culinary management, pastry and business management.

Through the Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) programme, Taylor’s students will be able to manage food and beverage and kitchen operations effectively; conduct research and development activities in the culinary arts; conduct training in food production and acquire supervisory skills; practice and enforce safety, sanitation and food hygiene control; adhere to the professional codes of conduct; as well as be able to communicate effectively in a multicultural context.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) will receive dual recognition and certification by University of Toulouse (UOT), France and Taylor’s University.

3-Year Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) Degree Programme at Taylor’s University

Training kitchen at Taylor's University

Training kitchen at Taylor’s University

Preparation for F&B Industry

  • Students have the opportunity to run and manage a food business by applying entrepreneurship elements.
    Enable students to add value or create new food menu by exposing them to the relationship between food and consumer perceptions, through modules such as Nutritional & Sensorial Analysis and Psych-Sociology of Food & Eating Habits.
    Regular field trips and industry visits to food and beverage establishments.

Focus on Business and Management

Fine dining restaurant at Taylor's University

Fine dining restaurant at Taylor’s University

  • Equip students with food business management modules such as Food Supply Chain Management, Menu Design & Development, Foodservice Entrepreneurship and Revenue Management.
    Cultivate business minded graduates by developing communication, entrepreneurial and managerial skills.

Real-World Experience

  • Internship in Year 2 and 3 (28 weeks) to develop supervisory and management skills.

International Study Opportunity

  • Final-year students have the opportunity to participate in the International Student Mobility Programme that includes seminars, workshops and study trips to discover various forms of tourism.
    Opportunity for a semester abroad with credit transfer to United Kingdom, Finland, France, Switzerland, South Korea or Netherlands.

Programme Structuer for the Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) at Taylor’s University

Year 1 Subjects for the Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management Degree at Taylor’s University

Training kitchen at Taylor's University

Training kitchen at Taylor’s University

Semester 1

  • Business of Tourism & Hospitality
  • English for Hospitality & Tourism
  • Kitchen Operations I
  • Food & Beverage Operations I
  • Beverage Studies
  • Food Science & Sanitation

Semester 2

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Kitchen Operations II
  • Food & Beverage Operations II
  • Patisserie & Baking I
  • MPU (U1) – Module 1*

Year 2 Subjects for the Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management Degree at Taylor’s University

Training kitchen at Taylor's University

Training kitchen at Taylor’s University

Semester 3

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Tourism Information Systems & e-Commerce
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Sales & Customer Relations Management
  • Patisserie & Baking II
  • Kitchen Operations III
  • Elective I
  • MPU (U1) – Module 2*

Semester 4

  • Tourism & Hospitality Law
  • Culinary arts lecture theatre at Taylor's University

    Culinary arts lecture theatre at Taylor’s University

    Research Methodology

  • Basic French I
  • Kitchen Operations IV
  • Oenology
  • Elective II
  • MPU (U2)*

Internship I
March intake is after Semester 4
August intake is after Semester 3

Year 3 Subjects for the Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management Degree at Taylor’s University

Wine tasting lab at Taylor's University

Wine tasting lab at Taylor’s University

Semester 5

  • Foodservice Project Planning & Engineering
  • Tourism Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Intermediate French II
  • Food Supply Chain Management
  • Nutritional & Sensorial Analysis
  • Professional Food Writing
  • MPU (U3)*

Semester 6

  • Intercultural Management
  • Dissertation
  • Revenue Management

    Taylor's University culinary students win the junior chefs gourmet battle team challenge at Culinaire Malaysia

    Taylor’s University culinary students win the junior chefs gourmet battle team challenge at Culinaire Malaysia

  • Menu Design & Development
  • Foodservice Entrepreneurship
  • Psycho-Sociology of Food & Eating Habits
  • Hospitality Human Resources Management
  • MPU (U4)*
  • Internship II

Electives

  • Accommodation Operations
  • Convention & Banquet Sales
  • Entertainment Management

Career Options for the Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management Graduates from Taylor’s University

Training kitchen at Taylor's University

Training kitchen at Taylor’s University

  • Business Development Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Cost Control Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Food & Beverage Consultant
  • Fast Food Restaurant Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Food Marketing Consultant
  • Food Production Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Food Stylist
  • Kitchen Consultant
  • Outlet Manager
  • Pastry Chef
  • Product Development Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sous Chef

Achievements of Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts

  • Tier 6: Outstanding rating in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA)
    The first and only university to achieve Tier 6, best quality in teaching and learning of the hospitality and tourism discipline in Malaysia.
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award
    Education & Training category for its public-private partnership in education and training, 2015
  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA)
    Academic & Research Excellence in the Hospitality Education Institution Category, 2013-2015
  • THE-ICE, or the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education, Australia
    The first Malaysian, and Asian, university to receive full accreditation
  • Brand Laureate
    Best Brand in Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Education, 2011
  • Research Chefs Association (RCA) Student Culinology® Competition
    Champion, 2016
  • World’s 1st International Young Chef Olympiad 2015
    Champion, 2015
  • Nestle Professional Culinary Arts Award
    Champion, 2014 & 2012
  • World Gourmet Summit (Regional Category)
    Culinary Institution of the Year Award, 2012
  • 9th ASEAN Skills Competition
    Gold medal, Cooking Category, 2012
  • Monin Cup Competition-Cocktail category
    Champion & 2nd Runner Up, 2016
  • Hilton Malaysia Hospitality Talent Cup Competition
    Champion & 1st Runner Up, The Bar Cup: Signature Cocktail Presentation, 2016
  • Culinaire Malaysia
    4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 1 Bronzes, 2015
    4 Golds, 12 Silvers and 9 Bronzes, 2013

Taylor’s University Dual Award Partner

  • Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts offers dual award degree and diploma programmes in collaboration with the University of Toulouse (UOT) and the Academie de Toulouse (ADT) in France respectively.
  • A quality review committee, comprising academics from both institutions, is established for quality assurance and moderation of the standards of the programmes, which includes curriculum and assessments.
  • Upon completion of the diploma or degree programmes at Taylor’s, students will receive certification from both Taylor’s and the partner institution in France.

Académie de Toulouse (ADT), France

  • ADT is a division of the French Ministry of Education.
  • The Académie is ranked as one of the best in France for Hotel and Tourism studies.
  • Diplomas are attested by the French Ministry of Education.

University of Toulouse (UOT), France

  • Established in 1229, UOT is one of the largest universities in France.
  • UOT’s Hospitality and Tourism Management degrees are ranked in top positions by French professionals.
  • It is a highly sought-after degree with more than 600 applicants each year, but only 80 seats available.
  • Degrees are accredited by the French Ministry of National Education

World-Class Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Facilities at Taylor’s University

In preparing students for the increasingly challenging and complex hospitality, tourism and culinary industry, the School has put in place world-class facilities designed and built to stimulate the actual working environment of leading establishments.

  • 84-room hotel (Ruemz Hotel)
  • 3 Front Office Reception Rooms
  • Hotel Suites
  • Wine Laboratory
  • 9 Restaurants (including 3 fine dining restaurants, 3 specialised training restaurants, 1 Asian restaurant, 1 lifestyle restaurant and 1 multiservice restaurant)
  • 14 Culinary Suites (encompassing 9 kitchens, 1 garde manger kitchen, 1 artist kitchen, 1 chocolate room and 1 artist kitchen)
  • Manifestation Culinary Bar Theatre
  • Tourism Practical Rooms
  • Events Projects Room
  • CRiT (Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies)
  • Chemistry Lab and Food Science Lab

Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours) at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Lobby Area

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Lobby Area

The Bachelor in Culinary Arts Management (Honours) programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality is designed to develop those who have chosen to pursue and further their career in culinary arts.

The Culinary Management degree course focuses on a range of administrative, operational and management areas in the culinary industry.

In order to refine the practical skills they have learned to enable them to perform effectively in compliance with the operational industry standards.

Why choose the Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours) at Berjaya University College of Hospitality?

Culinary Arts is part of food service industries and this industry requires daily contacts and interaction with customers by serving the needs of the public. Therefore good social and communication skills are important assets to acquire when planning a career in the culinary arts.

What to expect from the Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours) at Berjaya University College of Hospitality?

Berjaya University College of Hospitality culinary students are exposed to visiting celebrity chefs to enhance their learning skills

Berjaya University College of Hospitality culinary students are exposed to visiting celebrity chefs to enhance their learning skills

The Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours) programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality covers a wide range of areas related to the competency requirements of your future workplace. It enables you to gather critical knowledge and acquire essentials skills required in the Culinary Industry.

The culinary industry involves multifaceted forms of businesses. Therefore, the business and management modules cater to the needs of developing competency levels in relation to business. The business modules cover aspects like customer relationship management, human resource issues, IT, accounting, management and marketing as well as communication. These constituents will equip you with the necessary skills in relation to leading, managing, customer relationship and soft skills.

Year 1 Subjects for the Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours) at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

Berjaya University College of Hospitality learn from the best chefs in the industry

Berjaya University College of Hospitality learn from the best chefs in the industry

  • Professional Culinary Studies I
  • Professional Culinary Studies II
  • Professional Culinary Studies III
  • Professional Pastry I
  • Professional Pastry II
  • IT Application in the Service Industry
  • Nutrition
  • Commercial Kitchen Layout and Design
  • Menu Creation and Development
  • Cost Control for Culinary
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Personal Development Skills 1
  • Personal Development Skills 2
  • Personal Development Skills 3

Year 2 Subjects for the Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours) at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

  • Kitchen Operations and Management
  • Purchasing for Chefs
  • Food Preservation
  • Principles and Practices of Management
  • Marketing for the Service Industry
  • Restaurant Operations and Management
  • Accounting for the Service Industry
  • Economics for the Service Industry
  • Managing People in the Service Industry
  • Beverage Operations and Management
  • Gastronomy
  • Statistics for the Service Industry
  • Revenue and Profit Management

Year 3 Subjects for the Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours) at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Conference Room

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Conference Room

  • Law for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Research Methods for the Service Industry
  • Internship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Project
  • Internship

Electives

  • French Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Gastronomic Tourism

Professional Work Placement Programme

You will undergo a semester of comprehensive training in the internship programme. It has been specially designed to give you an intensive hands-on learning experience within a challenging work environment.

Career Opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours) at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

  • Commis Cook

    Award-winning patisserie students at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

    Award-winning patisserie students at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

  • Chef de Cuisine
  • Chef de Partie
  • Sous Chef
  • Celebrity Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Executive Sous Chef
  • Catering Chef
  • Cruise Line Chef
  • Food Critic
  • Area/ Group Chef
  • Business Analyst
  • Food Photographer

    Korean Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon Appointed as Honorary Chef of BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

    Korean Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon Appointed as Honorary Chef of BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

  • Food Promoter
  • Food Research Specialist
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Stylist
  • Food Writer
  • Michelin Star Chef
  • Nutritionist
  • Culinary Lecturer
  • Academic Programme Leader
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Kitchen Director
  • WACS Certified Master Chef
  • Director School of Culinary Art

About BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

Founded in 2009 by a successful self-made international entrepreneur named Tan Sri Dato’ Vincent Tan,

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality is strategically located inside Times Square in Kuala Lumpur

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality is strategically located inside Times Square in Kuala Lumpur

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality embodies his legacy of success and tenacity in preparing you for a flourishing career in the Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary and Services industries – all areas in which the Berjaya Corporation Berhad has track records for success and international acclaim.
In fact, you will be able to leverage on the Berjaya Corporation Berhad’s corporate diversity as a global conglomerate with involvements in:

  • Property and construction
  • Vacation
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Investment holdings
  • Food and beverages
  • Industrial businesses

Teaching & Learning at BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Computer Lab

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Computer Lab

At BERJAYA University College of Hospitality, our commitment towards professional excellence focuses on ‘human development’, attention to detail in teaching and learning that are unique qualities which differentiate us from the rest. The University College has an integrated classroom-community space for students to learn and apply their knowledge and skills in real-life situations, which is what we call the BERJAYA Immersion Methodology. A significant part of this approach depends greatly on the innovative academic curriculum, delivered both inside and outside of the classrooms, which are both academic and career-focused, and is based on the ‘Learning by Doing’ principle. This approach educates our students to think critically, communicate effectively, work productively and manage professionally right from the day they start with us.

Closing the gap between student’s qualifications and industry needs, BERJAYA UCH pays particular

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Conference Room

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Conference Room

attention on opportunities for quality industrial work placements for the students. The support of the Berjaya Group of Companies plays an integral part on industry placements with their local and international Hotels, Resorts and Clubs providing a platform for students to gain placement and exposures, thereby enhancing their skills and knowledge in a global environment. The students also get first priority to fill up permanent positions within the subsidiaries of the group.

Since its inception in 2008, BERJAYA UCH has established strategic partnerships with recognised professional and academic institutions of higher learning from UK, USA, Australia, Europe and South Korea who are forerunners in areas of Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Tourism, Retail and Event Management. These collaborations include future developments in the areas of curriculum development, licensing of academic programmes, staff-student exchanges and research opportunities.

True to our vision and commitment of inspiring lives and widening horizons, BERJAYA UCH aims to be an institution with ‘people and places’ with regional branches campuses and articulation arrangements in various parts of the world. We value engagement with education and industry partners, and the various communities we serve. We invite individuals to come as students and leave as professionals.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

BERJAYA UCH’s cosmopolitan city campus is situated within the golden triangle in Berjaya Times Square.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Lobby Area

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Lobby Area

Students will benefit from the integrated learning experience gained from the hospitality, tourism and service-related businesses within and surrounding the city campus. The city campus, totaling approximately 100,000 square feet, is located on the 11th (West Wing) consisting mainly the administrative offices and learning areas; and 14th (East Wing) comprises the culinary and restaurant facilities for the School of Culinary Arts.

BERJAYA UCH had you in mind when they designed their campus. From the culinary studios, to the boardroom, to the custom-built housekeeping suites, BERJAYA UCH’s facilities are customised to help teach students by immersing themselves into a realistically simulated environment.

BERJAYA UCH encompasses the hardware of complete infrastructure with state-of-the-art facilities which

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Oeneology Lab or Wine Lab

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Oeneology Lab or Wine Lab

include high-tech lecture theatres, classrooms and seminar rooms, conference room, learning and resource centre, housekeeping suite, travel bureau, dedicated computer laboratories with the latest software, fully equipped preparation, production and pastry kitchens, bakery, culinary studio, culinary theatre, show kitchen, fine dining restaurant, café, culinary museum, coffee and tea academy, oenology laboratory and chocolate and sugar artistry laboratory among others.

The usual comment when guests step into our city campus is, “Wow! Is this a University campus or a five-star hotel?” We would like to say, BOTH! Your classrooms, learning resource centre, kitchens, laboratories and everything else has been specifically designed to immerse you in the Hospitality, Tourism and Services industry. Hence, the swanky look and feel for the campus environment.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Awards and Recognitions

BERJAYA UCH is recognised through numerous awards and accolades that include:

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011 for ‘Hospitality Education Excellence’
  • BrandLaureate-SMEs Chapter Awards 2010 for the ‘Best Brands in Education-Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary & Retail Education’
  • World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education 2011
  • Doctorjob’s Students’ Choice Awards by GTI Media
  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011 for ‘Hospitality Education Excellence’
  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 for HAPA Hospitality Education Institution Culinary Excellence
  • The Chief Operating Officer of BERJAYA UCH, Madam Mae Ho was awarded ‘Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award Winner’ in APEA 2011.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Recognition & Achievements from 2009 – Present

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

At BERJAYA UCH, you will discover that the drive to ‘win’ is often rewarded quickly. Even before they graduate, many of your peers would have become award-winning talents through the many competitions we participate in and win!

2009

  • Culinaire Malaysia 2009: 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals

2010

  • Norwegian Salmon Challenge 2010: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • 1 World Culture International Student’s Cultural Festival 2010: 2nd place in Culture Dance competition
  • MONIN Cup 2010: Champion for Mocktail category; 1st Runner-up for Cocktail category

2011

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Cafe operated by students

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Cafe operated by students

  • GAS PETRONAS Battle of the Chefs 2011: 1 Bronze medal
  • Le Tour De Fruit 2011: 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals
  • HOFEX- Hong Kong International Culinary Competition 2011: 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals
  • Battle of the Chefs 2011 Penang: 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals, 1 Diploma
  • Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Young Chef Pencil Box Culinary Challenge 2011: 2nd Runner Up
  • MONIN Cup 2011: Champion, 1st and 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category; 2nd Runner-up
  • Culinaire Malaysia 2011: Most Outstanding Apprentice Award, 8 Silver and 9 Bronze medals, 2 Diplomas
  • FHC International Culinary Arts Competition, Shanghai 2011: 1 Bronze medal
  • Spritzer Sparkling Sparkler Mocktail Competition 2011: 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals

2012

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality patisserie kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality patisserie kitchen

  • “NEW ZEALAND WEEK- FOOD FOR THOUGHT” Culinary Competition: Champion
  • Penang Chefs Challenge 2012: 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze medals
  • MAH Penang Chapter Hospitality Challenge 2012: 1 Bronze medal
  • Korea International Food Fair 2012: 5 Bronze medals
  • MONIN Cup 2012: 1st Runner-up for both Cocktail and Mocktail categories

2013

  • Asian Culinary Challenge of IKIP 2013: 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medals, 1 Diploma
  • HOFEX Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2013: 3 Silver medals
  • Battle of the Chefs 2013 Penang: 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals, 1 Diploma,
  • Battle of the Baristas 2013: 3rd Runner-up
  • MONIN Cup 2013: Champion for Mocktail and Flairing categories, 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category
  • Culinaire Malaysia 2013: Most Outstanding Apprentice Award, Most Outstanding Team in Catering Services Award, Best of the Best for Table Setting, 3 Gold and 4 Silver medals
  • Young Chef Challenge (by the Embassy of Sweden Kuala Lumpur): 2nd Runner Up
  • Ultimate MONIN Creative Coffee Cup 2013: Champion

2014

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Coffee Lab

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Coffee Lab

  • Nestle Professional Culinary Arts Award: 1st Runner-up
  • 8th Salon Culinary 2014 Bali: 1 Silver medal
  • Battle of Baristas Championship (BOBC) 2014: Champion, 2nd and 3rd Runner-up
  • MONIN Cup 2014: Champion and 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category, Champion for Mocktail Category
  • International 2014 MICE Destination Marketing Contest: 2nd Runner-up for Engaging Visitor Category
  • MONIN Cup Asia Pacific 2014: Representative of Malaysia
  • Battle of the Chefs 2014: 10 Silver and 3 Bronze medals

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Best University in Penang for Swiss Culinary Arts Diploma at KDU Penang University College


Top Culinary School in Malaysia for IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training at KDU Penang University College

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KDU Penang University College School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) is one of the pioneers in the northern region in providing top hospitality and culinary arts education. The top culinary arts school in Penang has produced industry-ready graduates with 90% graduate employability rate for the past 24 years, with a solid programme that is both practical and academically sound. As the premier hospitality, tourism and culinary arts training provider in the northern region, KDU Penang’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts produces top quality industry ready students.

Through a partnership with IMI University Centre in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1997, KDU Penang became the first private college to offer students a dual-award programme for a Swiss diploma in hospitality and culinary arts. This provides students with the opportunity to obtain prestigious Swiss qualifications without having to go abroad making KDU the best university college for culinary arts and hospitality in Penang.

At KDU Penang University College, the true potential of its students is unleashed through practical simulations, outcome-based learning and experimental learning initiatives. In addition to academics, campus life here is constantly abuzz with exciting activities throughout the year. From organising community services to Penang heritage tours to the annual Power Chef Competition, students enrich their learning experiences with a myriad of out-of-classroom events.

KDU Penang University College have won numerous awards internationally and nationally thus proving that they are the best in Malaysia for the culinary arts programme. They have produced top chefs for the past 30 years with a solid programme that is both practical and academically sound. Graduates will also receive an internationally recognised certificate from IMI Switzerland.

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The best Culinary Arts School in the Northern Region is KDU Penang University College

KDU Penang University College is strategically located in the heart of the city supported by technologically advanced Facilities

KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) was established in 1991, as the pioneer in the northern region, as well as the first renowned hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school in Penang, providing quality education and knowledge to future hoteliers and chefs. Since the partnership of SHTCA with IMI International Management Institute Switzerland (the birth place of hospitality education) in 1997, KDU has quickly become the first private university college to offer students the opportunity to obtain a prestigious Swiss diploma and degree qualification. With numerous events and activities throughout the year (such as community service, Penang heritage tours, competitions, hotel familiarisation for new students, hospitality week, international days), students’ campus life is enlivened and their learning experience enriched

It’s time to unleash your hidden talents in the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industry!

SWISS HOSPITALITY PROGRAMME – SWISS EUROPEAN PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

KDU College Penang Culinary Arts students Daniel Foo and Teh Kah Hin made it to the final round as one of the top 6 finalists and emerged as the second runner-up winner in the MLA Scholarship Challenge 2014

As the pioneer in hospitality education since 1893, the Swiss reputation for hospitality excellence is respected and trusted globally. Experience a renowned European syllabus which incorporates the very best of Swiss hospitality.

AWARD WINNING LECTURERS – TAUGHT BY AWARD WINNING CHEFS AND HOSPITALITY GURUS!

Lecturers and chefs are experts from the hotel, tourism and culinary fields. Students are taught by Master Chefs, Celebrity Chefs, F&B specialists and Tourism Researchers. Academic staff is highly qualified and passionate in grooming the next generation of chefs and hoteliers.

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS – INTERNATIONAL 5-STAR INDUSTRY TRAINING

Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

Students can choose from our wide network of top 5-star establishments locally as well as internationally, including pathways from internship to management traineeship in global hotel groups. The international exposure gained from a worldwide internship placement gives our graduates an edge in experience and a wider global perspective.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI – AWARD WINNING STUDENTS

As our graduates are made into chef de cuisine, executive sous chefs, general managers, entrepreneurs, award winning chefs and baristas as well as hospitality educators, they have been sought after by employers since 1993. Three of our graduates Ng Yee Thien, Khor Ying Jia and Tan Zhi Hong were awarded ‘Most Promising Young Chef of the Year’ in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. The school recently won Best Culinary Establishment 2015 in the Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015.

INDUSTRY READY – HANDS-ON PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

KDU College Penang Best Student Award for Achievement in Competitions 2014 –
Culinary Arts students Ang Cheh Hua & Che Hong Ming

Our students are prepared for the industry through a unique work-based training syllabus with the Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education (MyCenTHE) diploma programme, where a combination of work and study modes are incorporated into the curriculum. This method allows students to make an easier transition from college to the workplace.

5-STAR FACILITIES – 5-STAR KITCHENS, RESTAURANT, AL-FRESCO CAFÉ AND HOSPITALITY TRAINING SUITE

The school furnishes students with RM 6 Million worth of learning facilities in equivalence to professional commercial kitchens, F&B outlets and hotels in the industry. This ensures that they are familiar with industry standard tools, and are equipped with practical knowledge and skills to remain competitive and marketable in the future.

IMMERSION IN SWITZERLAND – STUDY IN IMI, LUCERNE FOR 10 DAYS!

Get a total experience with an all-inclusive study trip to the IMI campus, located in scenic Lucerne, Switzerland. Lucerne is the fourth top tourist destination in Switzerland and was voted top 12 in the world by TripAdvisor. This trip provides an insight into the world of Swiss hospitality and tourism, with visits to world famous attractions, Swiss chocolate factories and artisan shops.

Best Culinary Arts Facilities in Penang

Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU Penang University College

Today, KDU Penang University College houses 5-star training facilities such as

  • KDU-Holiday Inn Hospitality Training Suite (hotel suite mock up room & front office mock up area)
  • ‘Bon Appétit’ fine dining restaurant
  • Bar 91
  • Six Professional 5-star commercial kitchens including our newly launched Carême (Patisserie)
  • Escoffier (Butchery) demo kitchens which is also the only training kitchen in the northern region specializing in art of Butchery.

Culinary students at KDU University College Penang are led by a dedicated professional team of lecturers and chefs who are passionate about quality and excellence. The team creates enriching and unique learning experiences for the students and this can be testified by the hundreds of chef students who have won many awards in the culinary competitions locally and internationally.

With many hands-on experiences and exposure gained throughout their studies with KDU Penang, its graduates have been sought after by employers, with them being made chef de cuisine, executive sous chefs, general managers, entrepreneurs, award winning chefs and baristas as well as hospitality educators.

Programme Structure for the IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training at KDU Penang University College

Year 1 Subjects for the Culinary Arts Diploma at KDU College Penang

KDU College Penang culinary students are taught by experienced & award-winning chefst

KDU College Penang culinary students are taught by experienced & award-winning chefst

  • Nutrition & Food Hygiene
  • Fundamentals of Menu Planning
  • Introduction to Hospitality Studies
  • Larder
  • Butchery
  • Patisserie I
  • Business Language & Culture I: English
  • Business Language & Culture II: Introductory French
  • Garde Manger
  • Food Production I
  • Food & Beverage Cost Control
  • Patisserie II
  • Personal Development Planning I
  • Kitchen Management & Supervision

Year 2 Subjects for the Culinary Arts Diploma at KDU Penang University College 

  • Introduction to Marketing

    KDU College has the best culinary arts facilities in Penang

    KDU College has the best culinary arts facilities in Penang

  • Kitchen Maintenance & Design
  • Bakery
  • Culinary Arts & Design I
  • Personal Development Planning II
  • Food Production II
  • Project Module
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Arts & Design II

Year 3 Subjects for the Culinary Arts Diploma at KDU Penang University College 

  • Industrial Placement

Upon completion of the IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training at KDU Penang University College, graduates can find top jobs in the culinary industry or continue on to degree studies at KDU University College at their new campus in Glenmarie in Shah Alam, Selangor.

KDU University College Penang is an International Award-Winning Culinary School in Malaysia

Testament to its successful teaching pedagogy, KDU College’s SHTCA students are repeat award-winners at

KDU College Penang Victorious Culinary Students having won in the International Competition - Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015 (VNCC)

KDU College Penang Victorious Culinary Students having won in the International Competition – Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015 (VNCC)

culinary competitions locally and aboard.

6th Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015

KDU College Penang’s Culinary Arts team won 21 awards including the coveted Best Culinary Establishment Award 2015.

Battle of the Halal Chefs 2015

  • A team of approximately 50 KDU students from the IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training programme proved their mettle, competing against amateur and professional chefs from different parts of the world. In total, the KDU team took home 1 Gold medal, 7 Silver medals, 12 Bronze medals and 7 Diplomas.

Battle of the Chefs 2014

  • 35 student chefs from KDU Penang did their best at the 15th Battle of the Chefs (BOTC) on the 22-25 October 2014 at Penang SPICE by winning 58 prizes in 14 categories including team and individual categories. There were a total of 1 gold, 2 silver, 30 bronze and 25 diplomas obtained.

Bali Salon Culinaire 2014

KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) as lecturers and students bagged 23 prizes at the recent Bali

The Culinary Team from KDU College Penang won 23 Prizes at the International Competition in Bali

The Culinary Team from KDU College Penang won 23 Prizes at the International Competition in Bali

Salon Culinaire 2014 organised in conjunction with Food, Hotel and Tourism Bali 2014.

More significantly, the team’s triumph with 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals and 16 Diplomas at this international challenge is once again a testament of SHTCA for producing students with outstanding culinary skills, creativity and presentation skills.

KDU College Penang culinary students and staff competed with participants from Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and Indonesia.

MLA Young Chef Scholarship Challenge 2014 

  • KDU Team Daniel Foo Yong Yau and Teh Kah Hin also won the 2nd Runner-up award with RM1,500 for both cooking and presentation categories during the MLA Young Chef Scholarship Challenge 2014 in KL, making us top 3 out of 6 finalists!

Philippines Culinary Cup 2014

KDU College Penang competed in Philippines Culinary Cup and won 2 silver and 7 bronze medals

KDU College Penang competed in Philippines Culinary Cup and won 2 silver and 7 bronze medals

  • On 6 to 9 August 2014, 24 chef students from KDU Penang under the supervision of Chef Muhamad Faizal competed in Philippines Culinary Cup and the team was honoured 2 silver and 7 bronze medals.

1st Halal Battle of the Chef 2014

  • At the 1st Halal Battle of the Chefs Competition organised by the Chefs Association of Malaysia (Penang Chapter) at Setia SPICE in Penang, KDU Penang’s Chef and students won a total of 1 Gold, 8 Silver, 3 Bronze and 2 Diplomas.

Most Promising Young Chef Award 2014 – Tan Zhi Hong

  • The Most Promising Young Chef Award winner, Chef Tan Zhi Hong receiving his certificate from YB Danny Law during the 26th Penang Chef’s Annual Dinner 2013 on January 14 2014

Tourism Universiade Student Travel Exchange Project (STEP) 2013 – South Korea

Students from KDU Penang’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts emerged victorious, at international competitions held in Busan, Korea and Pattaya, Thailand in 2013. In late July, six KDU College Penang – IMI Swiss Hospitality students were selected to represent not only KDU Penang but the

The Award-Winning KDU College Penang Team From left - Waymann Cheong, Chef Muhamad Faizal, Chef Chuah Lay Yen and Norfirdawati binti Ramli (back) with their medals.

The Award-Winning KDU College Penang Team From left – Waymann Cheong, Chef Muhamad Faizal, Chef Chuah Lay Yen and Norfirdawati binti Ramli (back) with their medals.

city of Georgetown, Penang at the Tourism Universiade Student Travel Exchange Project (STEP) 2013 held at Tongmyong University of Busan City, South Korea.

The team comprising Pon Jo Yi and Wong Yuen Yan emerged Champions in the Tourism Product Planning Category. Their entry “The Invincible Youth Adventures – 4 Days, 3 Nights Penang Tourism Package” that touted Penang’s rich cultural heritage, focusing on the distinct Hakka Village, indigenous British-colonized heritage sites and mouth-watering Penang street food, clearly won the panel of judges over.

Another team comprising Tan Hui Min Sutton and Ng Zhi Yi took home the Best Metropolitan Award in the same category with their “Penang – The Cosmopolitan Heart of the Northern Region Malaysia” proposal that highlighted Penang’s vast array of heritage and modern architecture buildings.

International Youth Chefs Challenge 2013

  • International Youth Chefs Challenge 2013 held in Seoul, Korea, from 6-9 November 2013. Vince Tan Zhi Hong, Chef Chuah Lay Yen (Team Manager), Khor Ying Jia, Nicholas Joon Yong Le, Sean Lim Boon Ghee.

Battle of the Chefs 2013

  • Battle of the Chef (1 gold, 5 silvers, 9 bronze, 11 diplomas and 1 certificate)
    12-14 June 2013 @ Straits Quay

Pattaya Culinary Cup 2013 – Thailand

  • KDU Penang’s culinary team comprising Celebrity Chef and Senior Lecturer, Chef Darren Tan and F&B Instructor, Chef
    KDU College Penang won a gold medal in the Buffet Seafood category at the Pattaya Culinary Cup 2014. While culinary arts student Waymann Cheong and alumni Teoh Ezen won a silver medal and diploma respectively for the Individual Seafood category.

    KDU College Penang won a gold medal in the Buffet Seafood category at the Pattaya Culinary Cup 2014. While culinary arts student Waymann Cheong and alumni Teoh Ezen won a silver medal and diploma respectively for the Individual Seafood category.

    Chuah Lay Yen, along with Sean Lim – KDU Penang’s alumnus and two other members of the Chefs Association of Penang did the college and Penang proud by emerging silver medalists in the seafood category at the Pattaya Culinary Cup 2013, held in Pattaya, Thailand

Most Promising Young Chef of the Year 2012

  • Khor Ying Jia, Professional Chef Training student recognized as Penang’s Most Promising Young Chef by the Penang Chapter of the Chef Association of Malaysia.

PATTAYA CITY GOURMET SEAFOOD CHALLENGE 2012

  • Representing Chef Association of Malaysia Penang Chapter, KDU’s is Chef Darren Tan Yeok Ping – Team Leader, Chef Chuah Lay Yen and Chef Khor Ying Jia compete with 15 teams to clinch Silver Medal over 3 days competition.

ASTRO VAANAVIL’S “BABA’S & U” SHOW

KDU College Penang Culinary Student Tan Zhi Hong wins Most Promising Chef of the Year 2014

KDU College Penang Culinary Student Tan Zhi Hong wins Most Promising Chef of the Year 2014

  • KDU Penang’s Chef Lecturer Aravinthan was selected to be Guest Chef in Baba’s & U cooking show in Astro Vaanavil. KDU Chef Students are taught by the experts.

MPPP COOKING IN THE PARK 2012

  • Professional 3 Course Western Set
    Champion:
    Tan Wen Yee & Ong Ling Ming
  • 1st Runner Up:
    Tchey Soon Wei & Na Haw Feng
  • 2nd Runner Up:
    Lee Choon Kheng & Lim Zi Zi
  • Aprentice 3 Course Western Set
    Champion:
    Tan Shi Kee & Pon Jo Yi
  • 1st Runner Up:
    Goh Taw Siang & Choy Chern Pang

THE MALAYSIA BOOK OF RECORDS

KDU Penang Culinary Students Win Top Awards at International Culinary Compeition

KDU Penang Culinary Students Win Top Awards at International Culinary Compeition

Power Chef Challenge & The Malaysia Book of Records :
Longest Chocolate Cream Bun Line.

PENANG CHEF’S CHALLENGE 2012

  • Team Black Box 
    4th Placing – Ong Kar Chong, Teoh Swee Loon, Ng Joo Heng, Thi Yi Chong
  • Apprentice Main CourseFish/Seafood
    Diploma : Michael Loh Yet Mao
    Bronze : Chuah Keat Yong
  • Apprentice Main CoursePoultry
    Gold : Tong Yuan Shen
  • Apprentice 3 Course Western Set
    Bronze : Victor Ooi Xie Lun

FOOD & HOTEL MALAYSIA 2011

  • Meat – Main Course Chef Aravinthan Shanmugam –Bronze

    KDU College Penang Culinary Arts students Daniel Foo and Teh Kah Hin made it to the final round as one of the top 6 finalists and emerged as the second runner-up winner in the MLA Scholarship Challenge 2014

    KDU College Penang Culinary Arts students Daniel Foo and Teh Kah Hin made it to the final round as one of the top 6 finalists and emerged as the second runner-up winner in the MLA Scholarship Challenge 2014

  • Fish – Main Course Chef Chua Lay Yen – Diploma
  • Plate Dish Chef Yuzrem Ezri – Silver
  • Buffet Platter – Display Chef Yuzrem Ezri – Bronze
  • Chocolate – Display Chef Syamsul Idham Musa – Diploma
  • Apprentice – Salmon Main Course Tan Shi Ying – Silver
  • Team – Remy & Linguine Tan Shi Ying & Roslilawati –Diploma
  • Apprentice – 4-Course Set Menu Choo Jie Lai – Bronze
  • Fish – Main Course Puvaneswaran – Diploma

BATTLE OF THE CHEF 2011

  • Ethnic Ketupat and Rendang
    Silver – Chef Syamsul Idham Musa
  • Main Course: Fish/Seafood
    Bronze – Chef Aravinthan Shanmugam, Dallon Cheah Phee Woi
  • Idaho Potato Cooking Competition
    Bronze & Special Prize – Chef Aravinthan Shanmugam
  • Plate Dish – Display
    Bronze – Chef Yuzrem, Tang Khee Jin
  • Buffet Platter – Display
    Diploma – Chef Yuzrem

    KDU College Penang Best Student Award for Achievement in Competitions 2014 - Culinary Arts students Ang Cheh Hua & Che Hong Ming

    KDU College Penang Best Student Award for Achievement in Competitions 2014 –
    Culinary Arts students Ang Cheh Hua & Che Hong Ming

  • Modern Asian Cuisine Restaurant
    Bronze – Chef Syamsul Idham Musa, Chef Syed Shahrizan, Ms. Cindy Loh , Roslilawati, Ong Chong Guan
  • Main Course: Poultry/Meat
    Bronze – Dallon Cheah Phee Woi
  • Main Course: Fish/Seafood – Apprentice
    Silver – Sim Kang Ping, Agnessia T., Tan Kai Jing, Tan Shi Ying
  • Main Course: Poultry/Meat – Apprentice
    Diploma – Ch’ng Chee How, Adrian Goh
  • Main Course Western Set – Apprentice
    Bronze – Sim Kang Ping, Teh Min San, Tang Wei Kun
  • Amuse Bouche
    Diploma – Foong Hoe Jun
  • Nestle Gourmet Ice Cream
    3rd Placing – Loh Ghee Ching
  • Brown Rice Cooking Competition
    Bronze – Reiner Lim Li Ern
  • Individual Fruit and Vegetable Carving
    Diploma – Sean Khaw Chee How
    Bronze – Tong Beng Soon

     At the 1st Halal Battle of the Chefs Competition 2014 organised by the Chefs Association of Malaysia (Penang Chapter), KDU College Penang’s Chef and students won a total of 1 Gold, 8 Silver, 3 Bronze and 2 Diplomas.

    At the 1st Halal Battle of the Chefs Competition 2014 organised by the Chefs Association of Malaysia (Penang Chapter), KDU College Penang’s Chef and students won a total of 1 Gold, 8 Silver, 3 Bronze and 2 Diplomas.

  • Modern Western Hot Cooking – Apprentice 
    Bronze
     – Friedrich Chern Choon Han, Revathy a/p Palakastin, Teh MiaoHong

‘Most Promising Young Chef of the Year’ in 2011

  • Ng Yee Thien

Career Options For Culinary Graduates in Malaysia

  • Hospitality and Food Service: Hotels, resorts, restaurants and catering establishments
  • Consultancy: Management consultancy, technical consultancy, project management, product development, destination development
  • Education and Training: Hotel, Culinary and tourism training institutions
  • Entrepreneurship: Managing your own hotel and restaurant business
  • Food Industry: Food producers and distributors
  • Health: Catering for hospitals, clinics, health resorts, spas and retirement homes
  • Research & Development: Research Chefs (Culinology) working with food scientists.

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Choosing a top private university or college in Malaysia for the Culinary Arts Degree Course to study takes time, it is a process in finding out which one best fits you. You need to talk to the right counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced. They would have in-depth knowledge about the culinary arts course to guide you as well as being aware of the culinary arts facilities available at the university or college.

While it can be difficult to choose between private universities or colleges in Malaysia offering the Culinary Arts Degree Course, you will find that there are some key differences between them that can help you make the big decision in choosing the right one that fits you.  The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent culinary arts facilities, years of experience running the diploma in culinary arts course, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

Furthermore many of the top private universities or colleges in Malaysia offer similar Culinary Arts Degree Course therefore making your decision a challenging one! To help you develop a good list of criteria, you need to talk to the right counselors or education consultant who are knowledgeable and experienced. At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have more than 20 years in the private education industry in Malaysia and is well equipped give you sound advise to ensure that you choose one that is the best fit for you.

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How to Choose the Best Private University or College for the Culinary Arts Degree Course in Malaysia

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A knowledgeable counselor or education consultant  in Malaysia would be able to provide detailed information about the college or university and its courses, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about  which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor or education consultant would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

Part of finding the right college in Malaysia to study the Culinary Arts Degree Course for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria.

Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

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Ministry of Education.  The best private university or college in Malaysia will focus on academic quality, overall student character development, have award winners for culinary arts, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment, internships, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.

Ask yourself what’s important to you, where you want to be and who you want to become. Then you can figure out what types of colleges will allow you to achieve your goals. Which of these aspects are things you feel you must have to be comfortable at a private university in Malaysia. Which things are you flexible on?

In addition, think about what you want to accomplish in your college life. Do you want to train for a specific job or get a wide-ranging education? If you have a specific area of specialisation in mind such as pastry, Asian Cuisine, French Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Molecular Gastronomy, is the private college or university that you’re considering strong or famous in that area of study?

Top Criteria to Consider When Choosing the Best Private College in Malaysia to Study the Diploma in Culinary Arts

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After SPM or O-Levels, there are many different pathways for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing.  Choosing the right university or college for the Culinary Arts Degree Coursea fter high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared.

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM or O-Levels can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university in Malaysia. At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have counseled and helped thousands of students to choose the right course and private university to study in Malaysia.

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university or college in Malaysia to study the Culinary Arts Degree Course:

Recognition & Reputation of the Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

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  • Is the Culinary Arts course popular at that university or college?
  • What is the reputation or ranking of the private university in Malaysia? Global ranking by QS World University Rankings or locally by MQA in the SETARA 2013
  • Is the Culinary Arts course recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia?
  • Is the Culinary Arts course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Awards won by the university, staff or students for the particular course of interest. The number of awards won would be a guide on how good the university is for the course.
  • Type of programme (local diploma or dual award diploma or diploma awarded by foreign university partner?)

Academic Quality of the Culinary Arts Degree Course at the University in Malaysia

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Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

  • Subjects offered in the Culinary Arts course (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • Entry requirements for the Culinary Arts Degree Course at the university or college in Malaysia
  • What is the Class size for the culinary arts course? (Small class size for personal attention)
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  • Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Ask your friends who have studied there or currently studying there for their opinion on the teaching quality, environment and facilities.
  • Does the university or college have a strong internship or Co-Op programme?
  • Do they have enough students to start a class?
  •  How many students do they have studying that course at that college?
  •  What is the duration of the course? When are the intake dates?

Facilities at the University for the Course of Interest in Malaysia

Culinary arts lecture theatre at Taylor’s University

  • When choosing a university or college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you.
  • Location of the university or college. Is it in the city, suburbs or country side? You should also consider the ambience of your surroundings when choosing a university. If you can’t live without nightlife, think city! If you’re into the great outdoors, you might want to go rural. Some students prefer a city life while other students prefer a quieter university environment away from the city. On the other hand, if you’re used to shopping malls and cinemas and choose a university in a rural area, you might get bored.
  • Size of the university.
  • Transportation. Is the university accessible to you? What are the public transportation available? If you drive, is there ample parking?
  • Campus resources (labs, library or resource centre, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)

Facilities for Culinary Arts at the University or College in Malaysia

KDU Penang University College culinary arts students are taught by award-winning chefs

It is important for the college or university to have the necessary culinary arts facilities so that you can gain the necessary skills in your culinary education. The university or college doesn’t necessarily need to have all the facilities needed but should have the basic ones. Special labs and kitchens will depend on the area of specialisation in the culinary arts at the college or university. You will need to look at the subjects offered to see which one fits your career goals and area of specialisation that you want to pursue.

Does the university or college have facilities such as:

  • Fine dining restaurant – Built to mimic a true fine dining restaurant, students are given real practice
  • Training restaurant – Training Restaurant – students run everything from scratch while serving real customers and countering real-time situations.

    Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

  • Preparation kitchen
  • Production kitchen
  • Bakery, pastry or patisserie kitchens
  • Butchery Kitchen – students learn and master the techniques and skills to create various deli products.
  • Atelier – Hot Kitchen
  • Garde manger kitchen
  • Artistry kitchen – students are trained to master the most delicate of arts.
  • Molecular Gastronomy Lab
  • Sugar artistry laboratory
  • Chocolate Room
  • Culinary Lecture Theatre – Top notch facilities equipped in the theatre allows for in-class demonstrations.
  • Ice Carving Lab – students are taught first hand on the art of ice carving.
  • Wine Laboratory (oenology laboratory) – Students are given a holistic education complemented with our state-of-the-art facilities inclusive of a wine tasting lab.

Cost for your Culinary Arts Degree Course Studies in Malaysia

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  • How much money do I have to pay for the course and cost of living? Ask your parents. Note that you will need to have enough to pay the tuition fees as well as your cost of living. (Costs for university studies in Malaysia would include tuition, hostel, food, transportation, entertainment, etc.)
  • What are the Financial assistance available at the university? (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, etc)
  • Is the PTPTN loan available for the course at the university?
  • How much are the tuition fees? Does it include the exam and other fees?
  • How much is on-campus accommodation?
  • How much is off-campus accommodation? (Off-campus apartments, houses, condominiums) Note that it might be cheaper to find off campus accommodation on your own with friends. Is the accommodations near eateries, banks, entertainment, public transportation, safe & secure, etc.?

Student Environment and Activities at the University & College

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Tan Wei Kang
Diploma in Culinary Arts at KDU University College

  • What is the student culture at the university? (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc) The language spoken mostly at the college by the students may also matter if you don’t know Mandarin or BM or English. If most of the students speak Mandarin at that university then it will not help you to improve your English. Having a good command of the English language helps you to get good jobs and promotions.
  • Size of the university or college in Malaysia. Some students prefer a large campus with sports facilities and other resources while other students like small colleges with family-like environment. A small college may offer individualised attention, as well as a more intimate and personalised experience. for your studies You might even want to think about how far you want to walk to get from one class to another in a large university campus. Even those little details may affect your decision.
  • Make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.) Universities with a good proportion of international students will help you to improve your English language skills since you would need to communicate with them in English. In addition, you will learn about their culture, behaviour and discover new ideas. These skills will be useful to you when you work overseas or in a multi-national company.
  • What are the Extra-curricular activities available? (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Is the university or college campus a safe area? Safety within the campus and outside.
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)

Top Guide to Choose the Best Private University in Malaysia to Study the Culinary Arts Degree Course

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Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

If you’re among the lucky who can factor more than cost and proximity into where you decide to go, studying in a private university in Malaysia is a ticket to an adventure beyond the boundaries of what you’ve experienced so far. It’s a passport to the far side of what you already know. It’s a chance to be challenged, not coddled. To be provoked, not pacified.

Does brand matter? To a point. There are indeed future employers in Malaysia who see certain degrees as seals of approval, as pre-screening of a sort. However, obtaining a degree from a famous private university will only take you so far.

Some private universities have spent millions of Ringgit throughout the years telling you that they are the best. You should objectively look at the information carefully to assess which university in Malaysia is best for you. If you do not have the necessary knowledge and skills, you won’t get far in your career.

We must be careful when choosing a private university in Malaysia as many students listen to advise from

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friends and relatives who are not knowledgeable offering information not supported by facts and evidence. Choosing a private university should be done carefully and objectively, not based on the number of glitzy advertisements you have heard or seen about that university.

Talking to counselors from the private universities is a common practice to obtain the necessary information to help you to decide. You should evaluate the information provided to see if what they say is true and supported by facts and evidence. There are also many agents in Malaysia offering their services where most of the staff are young and inexperienced. They would not have the skills to guide you on this most important decision in your life.

How many of a college’s or university’s students are coming from other countries? Favour private universities with higher percentages of foreigners, because as much of your education will happen outside as inside any lecture theatre, and globalisation is here and real. The dexterity with which you can navigate other cultures — your awareness of, and openness to, them — could be more valuable than any knowledge gleaned from a book.

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Remember that no university is good at everything. Each university in Malaysia excels in particular courses, so you should check to make sure that your field of study is a strong-point of the university you choose.

Choosing a university that excels in your field of study may provide you with access to more specialised opportunities, including custom-built facilities (a moot court for law students or Film & TV studio for mass communication students, for example), field-specific academic opportunities (such as student mobility programmes or overseas study trips) and employment or internships opportunities with top companies in. If your university excels in research in your field, it’s also likely that its research will filter through to your course, that you will be taught by prominent lecturers, and that there will be opportunities for you to undertake research.

Choosing the best university for your studies in Malaysia is important as it will help to shape your mind,

Culinary Teaching Studio at YTL International College of Hospitality located inside Starhill Gallery

character and help you to develop the necessary skills for a successful career. Therefore, not all private universities & colleges in Malaysia are the same. You should not choose a university because it is the cheapest, easiest and nearest. It should be based on which university that best fits your needs.

Many students in Malaysia also make the common mistake in choosing a university because their friends are going there. I even had one student tell me that his choice of university depends on where his girlfriend is going! This is one of the most important decisions that may change your life forever hence it should not be taken lightly.

Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria. To help you to choose the best university that fits you, you can build a list of top universities in Malaysia that meets your criteria.

Here’s some advice for trying to find the university in Malaysia or Singapore that works for you.

Start with who you are and why you are going to university in Malaysia

Taylor’s University top ranked in Malaysia for culinary arts

You need to examine yourself and your reasons for going to college before you start your search. Why, really, are you going? What are your abilities and strengths? What are your weaknesses? What do you want out of life — something tangible or intangible?

Can the student environment, extra-curricular activities and student support services at the university help to shape and equip you with the necessary skills to handle the challenges of the working world?

Are you socially self-sufficient or do you need warm, familial support? Talk with your family, friends and high-school counselors as you ask these questions. The people who know you best can help you the most with these important issues.

What course do you want to study? Is the university of choice famous, recognised, accredited and reputable for the course of interest?

A Name-brand University in Malaysia will not Guarantee your Success

Berjaya University College of Hospitality Culinary Arts students are taught by top chefs in the industry

Think about the people in your life who are happy and successful and find out where (and if) they went to college. Ask the same about “famous” people. You will likely find that success in life has less to do with the choice of college than with the experiences and opportunities encountered while in college, coupled with personal qualities and traits.

Some private universities have spent millions of Ringgit throughout the years telling you that they are the best. You should objectively look at the information carefully to assess which university in Malaysia is best for you. If you do not have the necessary knowledge and skills, you won’t get far in your career.

We must be careful when choosing a private university in Malaysia as many students listen to advise from

Avant – Molecular Kitchen for Culinary Arts Students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

friends and relatives who are not knowledgeable offering information not supported by facts and evidence. Choosing a private university should be done carefully and objectively, not based on the number of glitzy advertisements you have heard or seen about that university.

Employers and graduate schools are looking for outstanding skills and experience, not how famous a university is in Malaysia that you come from. Remember that the employer will be interviewing you and not the university that you come from, therefore, if you do not possess the necessary knowledge and skills, you would not get hired even if you come from a top university in Malaysia.

You can afford to go to a Private University in Malaysia.

EduSpiral provides free campus tours to YTL International College of Hotel Management and other universities in Malaysia to help students make a good decision

If you make the assumption that you cannot afford a private university or college in Malaysia based on the tuition fees, you will miss out. It is difficult to talk about money, but if you investigate all the options and ask for help and advice, you will find affordable choices.

Not all colleges and universities in Malaysia or Singapore have the same price tag and there are a variety of ways to cut your costs. Most universities offer scholarships, and students are able to apply for the PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, etc

Many students have chosen the cheapest private university to study, not taking into consideration the important skills that they could have gained from a better university. Higher education is an investment for a better future that takes sacrifice.

Campus Culture and Community Life at the Private Universities in Malaysia

Glace – Ice Carvery at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

When developing your list of top universities, consider the schools’ values such as commitment to diversity, vibrant campus life, and dedication to academic excellence. Also consider the range of student organizations, student support services, sports and recreational activities.

It is important to choose a private university in Malaysia that has an English-speaking environment, students who are ambitious and serious about studies, and a globalised student body. Mixing around with international students will help to improve your English language skills and understanding of different cultures.

Some private universities in Malaysia are known for their focus on lifestyle or known as party universities.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Coffee Lab

There is nothing wrong with choosing them if you are able to control yourself. If not, you have to consider that this could affect your future.

A private university in Malaysia that has a diverse student body with many international students would help students to improve their English-language and cross-cultural communication skills. With globalisation, many top companies in the world are looking for professionals who are dynamic with strong management skills to lead a globalised work force.

In addition, the university’s relationship with the larger community, availability of on- and off- campus housing, quality of food and health care services, and campus security contribute to the quality of university life.

Quality/reputation/ranking of the Private University in Malaysia

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Patisserie Kitchen

There is no official ranking system in Malaysia for private universities. The MQA and Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia has a rating system for universities in Malaysia. It is the SETARA rating system.

Looking at the number of awards that the university and its students have won in competitions related to the course can be a guide in helping you to make the right choice. Many students make the mistake of just listening to advertisements or friends without checking the information.

Excellent Culinary Facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Students should look at the qualifications of the lecturers at the university. How many are PhD and Master degree holders. Are the lecturers mostly part time or full time? Experienced lecturers would be able to guide students to achieve academic success.

All foundation, diploma and degree programmes must be accredited by MQA in Malaysia.  Taking a professional certificate course with a title “diploma” would not allow you to continue on into a degree programme accredited by MQA.

Students should check with the relevant professional bodies to see if the courses the university of interest are accredited. For example, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Nursing Board, Pharmacy Board, Malaysian Bar, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, etc.

The Most Important Factor in Choosing a College or University in Malaysia is Fit.

KDU University College has the best culinary arts facilities in Penang

Choosing a university or college in Malaysia because your friends are going there or because of where it ranks on a list does not take into account who you are and who you will become. University is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. Finding a good fit requires time, effort and thoughtfulness.

The best way to really get a feel for a university is by visiting the campus, taking a tour, meeting with students & lecturers, attending a class, reading the campus newspaper, eating in the cafeteria, etc. You have to feel “at home” at the place where you will spend the next four years of your life, so visiting is important.

EduSpiral Consultant Services provides a Free Campus Tour for our students to help them make the right

Mirabelle – Training Restaurant at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

choice for their university studies.

For more information and strategies, read our article, EduSpiral University Campus Tours to Help Students Choose the Best Universities. If some universities on your list are just too far away to make a trip, then you can add us on Facebook (EduSpiralsik) and we can show you videos and photos of the campus and its facilities. Or you can add me in WhatsApp at 01111408838 and I can send the pictures to you and share my advise with you on how to choose the right course and university.

Talk to a Knowledgeable & Experienced Education Consultant to Help you to Choose the Best Private University or College in Malaysia

Lonnie Sik, Founder & Managing Director of EduSpiral Consultant Services has more than 20 years experience in the private education industry and counseling students on choosing the right course

Choosing a the right university to study after SPM or O-Levels in Malaysia takes time, it is a process in finding out which university in best for you. You need to talk to the right counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced.

A knowledgeable counselor would be able to provide detailed information about the course, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

A knowledgeable education consultant means that he or she would know the entry requirements, course details, in-depth knowledge of the hundreds of courses out there, career prospects, job demand, professional recognition requirements, accreditation, best universities for the course, and other information that would help a confused student to make the right choice.

While an experienced education consultant would have had counseled hundreds of students analysing their

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

personalities and skilfully guiding them to the right course and university.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression. After knowing which course, we can then determine which private university in best for that course.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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Best College in Malaysia for Diploma in Baking at YTL International College of Hotel Management


First Rate Diploma in Baking in Malaysia at Top YTL International College of Hotel Management

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An internationally recognized Diploma in Baking is only to be expected by graduates of YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM). Yet going beyond the tangible, it is the world of experience gained that you will probably treasure most. Invaluable knowledge that defines your professional future.

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM), offers the best of hospitality, baking and culinary arts studies that will allow you to gain valuable experience in both ‘in-the-classroom’ and ‘in-the-hotel/restaurant’.

Their teaching and learning pedagogy gives you the opportunity to learn from different roles in the respective divisions in the hotel and restaurant throughout the program. Towards completion of your Diploma in Culinary Arts studies in YTL-ICHM, you’ll perfect your skills in real-world internship, under the YTL Hotels mentorship of the hoteliers and culinary professionals.

Being part of the YTL Group has its advantages as YTL-ICHM provides a job guarantee at any of the YTL Hotels in Malaysia and worldwide depending on the skill level of the graduates. This makes YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM) one of the best colleges in Malaysia to study the Diploma in Baking with a secure future in the hotel industry.

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Top Rate Diploma in Baking at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Excellent kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Studying the Diploma in Baking in Malaysia can be quite expensive because of the high cost of facilities and ingredients used for the course. Students with a passion for baking and looking for a top culinary arts college in Malaysia that’s affordable can consider YTL International College of Hotel Management.

Students interested to pursue education in patisserie or banking must go for top private universities in Malaysia that are accredited by MQA. When choosing a university and college in Malaysia for your Diploma in Baking course, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you.

An internationally recognized Diploma in Baking is only to be expected by graduates of YTL

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged to take me and my mother to tour the college that had excellent facilities and where I could learn without paying too much.
Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM). Yet going beyond the tangible, it is the world of experience gained that you will probably treasure most. Invaluable knowledge that defines your professional future.

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM), offers the best of hospitality, baking and, culinary arts studies that will allow you to gain valuable experience in both ‘in-the-classroom’ and ‘in-the-hotel/restaurant’.

Their teaching and learning pedagogy gives you the opportunity to learn from different roles in the respective divisions in the hotel and restaurant throughout the program. Towards completion of your studies in YTL-ICHM, you’ll perfect your skills in real-world internship, under the YTL Hotels mentorship of the hoteliers and culinary professionals.

Being part of the YTL Group has its advantages as YTL-ICHM provides a job guarantee at any of the YTL Hotels in Malaysia and worldwide depending on the skill level of the graduates. This makes YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM) one of the best colleges in Malaysia to study the Diploma in Baking with a secure future in the hotel industry.

Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Culinary Teaching Studio at YTL International College of Hospitality located inside Starhill Gallery

The Diploma in Baking at YTL International College of Hotel Management is a full-time programme designed to equip students with latest industry trends and skills to create consumable masterpieces. This 2 years curriculum focuses on principles of bakery and pastry operation, practical hands-on in bakery and pastry production, pastry kitchen operations and management, confectionary and sugar craft. Students will be undergo 1 semester of industry training programme at YTL Hotels which exposure students with an intensive hands-on learning experience within commercial pastry production environment.

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM) provides supportive atmosphere that represent the real-culinary world. You’ll work in industry-equipped kitchens and tools and learn alongside the industrial experts of the baking and culinary who share their real-world experience; guiding you to develop your skills and creativity.

Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry
  • Food Safety , Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Ingredient Studies 1
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction of Accounting
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Community Services
  • Baking Ingredient Studies 2
  • Business Ethics
  • Baking Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sweetbreads
  • Bakery and Pastry Shop Operations Management
  • Sugar Confectionery, Decorations and Sculpture
  • Ice Cream, Sorbet, Sherbet and Yoghurt
  • Bread and Cake 1
  • Biscuits and Cookies
  • Plated Dessert
  • Chocolate Confectionery, Decoration and Sculpture
  • Malaysian Pastry
  • Bread and Cake 2
  • Tarts and Pastries
  • Petit Fours
  • Pastry Project
  • Industrial Training

About YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM), Malaysia

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

At YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM), they believe in harnessing and nurturing talents by providing a well-balanced education.Learning first hand from industry experts and being located within a fully operating hotel, their campus is turned into a “live classroom”. Industry placements, an integral part of their syllabus, are courtesy of our affiliated YTL Hotels & Properties(www.ytlhotels.com).

YTL Hotels is the hospitality arm of one of Malaysia’s most dynamic conglomerates, YTL Corporation Berhad. The parent company is considered among the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange’s bluest blue chips, with a strong foundation in construction and construction-related industries (at home and abroad) and a growing reputation as a major international player in power generation. YTL Corporation Berhad is also listed on the Tokyo bourse.

Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

YTL Corporation Berhad specialises in:

  • Construction Contracting
  • Power Generation
  • Cement Manufacturing & Related Activities
  • Property Development
  • Hotels, Resorts and Leisure
  • Technology Incubation
  • Carbon Consulting
  • REIT

YTL Hotels does not confine itself to any one particular activity or sector in the hospitality industry. The company is involved in both ownership and management of properties and operations ranging from moderately-priced hotels to luxury trains. Each one of its enterprises in highly-rated in its own right.

List of YTL Properties

Australia

  • Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel

    YTL International College of Hotel Management students operate a restaurant at the prestigious Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

    YTL International College of Hotel Management students operate a restaurant at the prestigious Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

  • Melbourne Marriott Hotel
  • Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Japan

  • Niseko Village, Hokkaido
  • Hilton Niseko Village
  • The Green Leaf Niseko Village
  • Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse

Malaysia

  • The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
  • The Residences at the Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
  • JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
  • Pangkor Laut Resort
  • Muse Pangkor Laut Estates
  • Tanjong Jara Resort
  • Cameron Highlands Resort
  • Gaya Island Resort
  • The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    YTL International College of Hotel Management students operate a restaurant at the prestigious Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

    YTL International College of Hotel Management students operate a restaurant at the prestigious Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

  • The Majestic Malacca
  • Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
  • Vistana Hotel Kuantan
  • Vistana Hotel Penang
  • STARHILL GALLERY
  • FEAST VILLAGE
  • LOT 10 Mall

Other Asia Countries

  • Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
  • Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali, Indonesia
  • The Surin, Phuket, Thailand

Europe

  • Muse Saint-Tropez, France
  • Muse Bray Cottages, United Kingdom
  • Muse Casa Marbella, Spain
  • The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel

Job Positions of Chefs

The chef is not only a cook, but an artist, a manager, a chemist, and an entrepreneur.  The successful chef has to adapt to

Excellent Culinary Facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Excellent Culinary Facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

the dynamic changes of modernization and demands of the clientele. The beauty of a career in culinary is that you can either work for prominent international hotels and restaurants or branch out with your own restaurant. In large establishments an Executive chef may oversee chefs in charge of specializing in everything from sauces to chocolates.

Executive Chef

The Executive Chef is the highest position in the industry. Their primary function is to

manage the food preparation and cooking for a restaurant. Often, an executive chef will be responsible for a chain of restaurants or other food service establishments. Some of the work involved are planning menus, estimating food requirements and costs, and supervising the work of sous-chefs, chefs and cooks, and other kitchen staff. They also take care of the hiring and recruitment of kitchen staff. Depending on the occasion, some executive chefs may cook regularly while others may cook for only for special occasions.

Sous-Chef

Excellent Culinary Facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Excellent Culinary Facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Sous-chefs are like front line managers where they supervise the work of chefs, cooks, and other kitchen workers. They often demonstrate new cooking techniques, recipes, and usage of equipment. In some kitchens, sous-chefs may plan menus, order food and kitchen supplies, and prepare and cook meals and specialty foods.

Saucier. The chef responsible for making all the sauces, as well as some dishes cooked in a particular sauce or gravy. Sauciers must be highly knowledgeable in order to create the possible mixtures and permutations for a fine sauce.

Chef Garde Manger. The chef is in charge of all cold dishes such as appetizers, desserts, pates, cold sauces, salads, dressing and sandwiches. Garde mangers are often skillful in using leftovers to create new dishes.

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM) culinary students have access to state-of-the-art facilities

Pastry or Patisserie Chef. Pastry chefs have the enviable job of creating  a multitude of baked good and confections from cookies and cakes to chocolates, petitfours, beignets… any dessert you can think of! The Pastry Chef has to be In creative and well-versed in dessert tastes and flavors.

On a typical day a chef will:

  • create recipes;
  • measure, mix, and cook ingredients according to recipes;
  • direct the work of other kitchen workers;
  • estimate food requirements;
  • order food supplies;

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Best Universities & Colleges for Culinary Arts & Baking in Malaysia


Best Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia to Study Culinary Arts

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The culinary industry is ideal for students who possess a flair for creativity, desire to please peoples’ palates, provide solutions, able to handle pressure, entrepreneurs and a passion for cooking. Malaysians have a love affair with the culinary world. As Malaysians become more affluent, our taste buds become more sophisticated with a ravenous desire to consume more exotic dishes.

Students after SPM or O-Levels wanting to pursue a top culinary arts programme at the best private universities and colleges in Malaysia can go for the Foundation programme or Diploma in Culinary ArtsStudents after SPM or O-Levels can go for the 1-year Foundation course with 5 relevant credits and then enter into the Degree programme for 3 years.

Students with a minimum of 3 credits can go for the Diploma in Culinary Arts for 2.5 years before entering into Year 2 of the Degree programme for another 2 years. If you are sure that you want to study culinary arts, then you can go for the Diploma, if not, go for the Foundation course.

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Top Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for Culinary Arts

  1. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  2. Taylor’s University
  3. Berjaya University College of Hospitality
  4. KDU Penang University College
  5. YTL International College of Hotel Management
  6. UCSI University
  7. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  8. Nilai University
  9. Disted College Penang

Studying at the Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia for Culinary Arts or Patisserie

KDU University College School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts lecturer and kitchen artist Chef Hamirudin Nazir shows off his ice-carving skills at the new lab.

KDU University College School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts lecturer and kitchen artist Chef Hamirudin Nazir shows off his ice-carving skills at the new lab.

Most culinary art schools in Malaysia teach a variety of cuisines and preparation techniques. Instruction ranges from the fancy haute French style cuisine to Italian style cuisine or Asian fusion styles.

This is perhaps the greatest strength of Malaysian cuisine: so many diverse backgrounds and foods come together in the kitchens and restaurants of Malaysia.

At the best universities and colleges for culinary arts in Malaysia you’ll be taught how to make mouthwatering food, and how to combine this with the business side of managing a restaurant.

At any good culinary school in Malaysia, students will acquire important skills in culinary, organising and management.  Students will begin with basic culinary skills such as knife skills, cooking methods, timing, mise en place (Preparation prior to service), creative plates & presentations, flavor & seasoning, cooking on the line and others.

Being well organized is key to running a successful kitchen. Ordering, scheduling, food costing, and

Berjaya University College of Hospitality learn from the best chefs in the industry

Berjaya University College of Hospitality learn from the best chefs in the industry

dealing with suppliers are just some of the work involved. Chefs need to work in a team and as an Executive Chef, he or she will need to manage the kitchen staff well. The intricacies of motivating staff and getting the best out of them are important. Ultimately, the Chef will become a mentor to other chefs and having people skills is important to impart his or her skills to the next generation.

 Culinary arts is perfect for people who desire to be a part of a dynamic and rewarding career. People who love people, work well with stress, creative solution providers and always on the move.

The culinary arts has been gaining its due recognition and chefs can have very successful careers. Celebrity chefs such as Chef Wan, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, “Naked Chef” Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Bourdain, Alain Ducasse and Rick Stein have increased the awareness of successful culinary careers.

You will find that the culinary, hospitality and tourism industries possess high job prospects for graduates with the boom in tourism and increase in affluence of society. Therefore, the job prospects for the various areas of culinary arts are very positive not only locally but globally.

Who should study Culinary Arts in Malaysia

The culinary, hospitality, tourism and services management industries are ideal for people who enjoy experiential learning and

State-of-the-art facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

State-of-the-art facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

being able to apply their knowledge gained immediately to practice. They are people who:

  • Love to cook
  • Enjoy meeting new and exciting people
  • Enjoy traveling and entertainment
  • Are creative thinkers
  • Are hands-on workers
  • Are critical thinkers
  • Are service oriented
  • Provide quick and creative solutions to different kinds of challenges
  • Enjoy being a part of a exciting environment
  • Work in flexible hours
  • Love to explore new and different cultures

Plus points for qualified chefs in Malaysia

  • Able to travel round the world
  • Able to obtain jobs worldwide easily
  • Able to get extra points in the application for Permanent Residency (PR) status in certain countries like Australia, UK, USA or Europe
  • Able to network with people from all levels

Nature of the work for chefs in Malaysia

Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

  • Long hours
  • Weekend work may be required
  • High pressure at peak periods
  • Service oriented – provide a high level of services
  • Customer emphasis – able to cater and adapt customer’s needs and requests
  • Dynamic – on-the-go
  • Able to adapt to changes and stress

It is important to choose a culinary arts college in Malaysia that has years of experience or that can provide you with excellent exposure to the industry. The best colleges in Malaysia in culinary arts can help prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career.

Are there jobs for culinary arts graduates in Malaysia?

The tourism industry is booming with increasing world prosperity and disposable income. Additional factors such as the

KDU Penang's award-winning chefs during the international competition

KDU Penang’s award-winning chefs during the international competition

continued development of low cost airlines making travel available for larger shares of population and increased international tourism is projecting strong growth in the next few years.

Eating is something that everyone does while on tour. Tourists sample the ethnic cooking in the country they are visiting. When tourism increases, naturally there is more business for restaurants and eateries therefore the need for more professionally trained chefs.

With the emphasis on tourism and the increase in tourists to Malaysia and internationally, the industry will need professionally trained chefs to meet the needs of the industry in Malaysia as well as globally.

This global spread of tourism in industrialised and developed states has produced ‎economic and employment benefits in many related sectors – from construction to ‎food or hotels.‎

The Culinary Industry in Malaysia is growing therefore there is an increased demand for professional chefs

Berjaya University College of Hospitality Culinary Arts students are taught by top chefs in the industry

Berjaya University College of Hospitality Culinary Arts students are taught by top chefs in the industry

The world’s love affair with food is unending. Malaysia is an ideal gastronomic paradise, with her multi-cultural traditions mixed in with western industrialisation. This makes Malaysia an ideal location to learn a wide variety of cuisine. As our society increasingly become adept to an enriched lifestyle the taste buds become more sophisticated and a desire to consume more exotic dishes.

The culinary industry is ideal for students who possess a flair for creativity, desire to please peoples’ palates, entrepreneurial and of course, a love of food.

There are four basic skills that every chef uses throughout their career:

1. Technical
These skills are the foundation of a chef’s talent and success – knife skills, cooking methods, timing, mise en place, and being able to cook on the line gracefully even during the peak hour.

2. Culinary

Most chefs have a good palate to begin, but training for the nuances of flavor and seasoning, new flavor combinations, creative plates and presentations, delving deep in to a cuisine culture all take training and practice.

Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

3. Organisational

Prior planning is important in a busy kitchen. Organising the menu, ingredients, staffing and kitchen will ensure a smooth running with less stress. Organising also helps in conducting business effectively (ordering, scheduling, food costing etc.).

4. Managerial

Having a keen understanding of human behavior and how to motivate them is important as one gains more responsibility. A good chef understands how to work with people and get them to work for him/her.

These skills are the highest level because they involve sharing knowledge and skills with those working for you.

The most often-seen method is training, but ultimately being a mentor to a cook and to develop their career is the highest skill a chef can attain.

Job positions for chefs in Malaysia

The new KDU University College campus boasts of specialised culinary facilities, such as this Pastry kitchen

The new KDU University College campus boasts of specialised culinary facilities, such as this Pastry kitchen

The chef is not only a cook, but an artist, a manager, a chemist, and an entrepreneur.  The successful chef has to adapt to the dynamic changes of modernization and demands of the clientele. The beauty of a career in culinary is that you can either work for prominent international hotels and restaurants or branch out with your own restaurant. In large establishments an Executive chef may oversee chefs in charge of specializing in everything from sauces to chocolates.

On a typical day a chef will:

  • create recipes;
  • measure, mix, and cook ingredients according to recipes;
  • direct the work of other kitchen workers;
  • estimate food requirements;
  • order food supplies;

Executive chef

KDU Culinary Arts

KDU Culinary Arts

The Executive Chef is the highest position in the industry. Their primary function is to manage the food preparation and cooking for a restaurant. Often, an executive chef will be responsible for a chain of restaurants or other food service establishments.

Some of the work involved are planning menus, estimating food requirements and costs, and supervising the work of sous-chefs, chefs and cooks, and other kitchen staff. They also take care of the hiring and recruitment of kitchen staff. Depending on the occasion, some executive chefs may cook regularly while others may cook for only for special occasions.

Executive chef In most full-service restaurants and institutional food service facilities, the management team consists of a general manager, one or more assistant managers, and an executive chef.

  • Oversee kitchen operations, planning menus, quality control and presentation of meals.
  • Responsible for all food preparation activities, estimate food requirements and costs, stock control, and dealing with suppliers.
  • Supervise the work of sous-chefs, chefs and cooks, and other kitchen staff.
  • Recruiting and managing staff, work delegation, and adherence to high service standards.
  • Often, will be responsible for different kitchens of a hotel, a chain of restaurants or other food service establishments.

Chef de cuisine

  • Reports to an executive chef and is responsible for the daily operations of a single kitchen.

Sous-chef

  • Sous-chefs are like front line managers where they supervise the work of chefs, cooks, and other kitchen workers. They often demonstrate new cooking techniques, recipes, and usage of equipment. In some kitchens, sous-chefs may plan menus, order food and kitchen supplies, and prepare and cook meals and specialty foods.
  • They are managerial chefs on the front line where they supervise the work of chefs, cooks, and other kitchen workers
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques, recipes, and equipment to the kitchen staff.
  • May plan menus, order food and kitchen supplies, and prepare and cook meals and specialty foods.

Chef

  • Teaching studio at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Teaching studio at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Basically, prepares, season and cook a wide range of foods

  • In general, chefs measure, mix, and cook ingredients according to recipes, using a variety of pots, pans, cutlery, and other equipment, including ovens, broilers, grills, slicers, grinders, and blenders.
  • Chefs also are responsible for directing the work of other kitchen workers, estimating food requirements, and ordering food supplies.
  • Each chef or cook works an assigned station that is equipped with the types of stoves, grills, pans, and ingredients needed for the foods prepared at that station. Job titles often reflect the principal ingredient prepared or the type of cooking performed—vegetable cook, fry cook, or grill cook.

Saucier

  • Responsible for making all the sauces or dishes cooked in a particular sauce or gravy.
  • Sauciers must be highly knowledgeable when it comes to the possible mixtures and permutations that can create a fine sauce.

Chef de Garde Manger

  • The chef is in charge of all cold dishes such as appetizers, desserts, pates, cold sauces, salads, dressing and sandwiches. Garde mangers are often skillful in using leftovers to create new dishes.
  • The chef who, in the classic French kitchen brigade system, is responsible for all cold foods.
  • “Garde Manger” is a French term for the pantry area where cold dishes are prepared and stored — foods like appetizers, desserts, pates, cold sauces, salads, dressing and sandwiches.

Pastry or Patisserie Chef

  • Pastry chefs have the enviable job of creating  a multitude of baked good and confections from cookies and cakes to chocolates, petitfours, beignets… any dessert you can think of! The Pastry Chef has to be In creative and well-versed in dessert tastes and flavors.
  • Create a multitude of baked goods and confections — everything from cookies and cakes to chocolates Work involves the preparation of pastries, such as cakes, candies, chocolates, and other specialty dessert items in retail and commercial
    KDU College Penang is the best culinary school in the northern region

    KDU College Penang is the best culinary school in the northern region

    settings.

  • Pastry chefs with sound business skills can move on to opening their own pastry shop or bakery.

Sommelier/Wine Steward

  • Positions in this area require a deep appreciation and understanding of wines, spirits, liqueurs, beers, coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages, including production, bottling, storage, distribution, marketing and pairing with food.
  • The position requires a high level of innovation in beverage products and involves sales skills.
  • They may work with vineyards, fine dining restaurants, hotels, cruise lines, chain restaurants or managing multiple high volume accounts for regional spirits distribution companies.
  • Many fine restaurants with extensive wine lists employ sommeliers — wine experts who recommend wines to customers that are most appropriate for their meals.
  • Drinking and judging wine may sound like an ideal job, but it’s difficult work that requires extensive practice and knowledge.
  • Many take classes at the best culinary schools that teach the chemistry behind making wine, how to taste the wine, and how to judge its colour, aroma, flavour and body.
  • Good senses of taste and smell are essential and a knowledge of food chemistry can be helpful.

Institution and cafeteria chef

KDU Culinary Arts

KDU Culinary Arts

  • Works in the kitchens of schools, cafeterias, businesses, hospitals, and other institutions. For each meal, they prepare a large quantity of a limited number of entrees, vegetables, and desserts.

Research chefs

  • Combine culinary skills with knowledge of food science to develop recipes and test new formulas, experiment with flavours and eye appeal of prepared foods.
  • Test new products and equipment for chain restaurants, food growers and processors, and manufacturers and marketers.

Catering Career

  • The job basically entails the planning of the menu and pricing for a meal to be served at the premises of the client. A good catering company can ensure the success of an event.
  • They will work with the clients planning the food, decorations, entertainment and location of the function while ensuring profitability.
  • Caterers may specialize in birthday parties, official opening of shops, official launching of products, weddings, seminars, conferences and other functions.

    Top notch facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Top notch facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

Others

  • Others combine their culinary education with their personal and professional interests, such as writing or photography, which can lead to careers in food writing for newspapers, magazines or cookbooks. And, of course, there is also food styling, the profession that makes food look its best and/or authentic in front of a camera to produce both still-pictures and video productions that we see of food.
  • Grocery and specialty food stores employ chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers to develop recipes and prepare meals for customers to carry out. Typically, entrees, side dishes, salads, or other items are prepared in large quantities and stored at an appropriate temperature.

Career opportunities in Culinary Arts in Malaysia

  • Restaurants

    Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

  • Bakeries
  • Cafes and pubs
  • Fine dining restaurants
  • Boutique restaurants
  • Fast food
  • Hotels & resorts
  • Spas
  • Airlines
  • Leisure such as theme parks
  • Gaming & casinos
  • Cruise Lines
  • Food service operations in hospitals or universities
  • Managed services
  • Catering
  • Food Media
  • Private clubs
  • Conference & exhibitions
  • Grocery stores
  • Spas
  • Distributors
  • Wineries
  • Hypermarket chains
  • Entertainment industry such as celebrity chef
  • Education – teaching at colleges or universities

Types of positions in the Culinary jobs in Malaysia

  • Expediter

    Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

    Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

  • F&B manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Outlet Manager
  • Banquet & Catering Sales Manager
  • Restaurant/Café owner
  • Sommelier/Wine steward
  • Banquet Chef
  • Fish Cook
  • Chef de Garde Manger
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Meat Cutter/Butcher
  • Pasta chef
  • Rounds/Swing chef
  • Saucier
  • Saute chef
  • Vegetable chef
  • Personal chef
  • Demi Chef
  • Commis 1,2/Junior chef
  • Pastry chef
  • Chef Tournant
  • Line cooks
  • Chef de garde manger
  • Chef de Partie
  • Assistant cook
  • Chef-de-cuisine,
  • Junior sous chef
  • Sous chef
  • Food & Beverage manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Food Service Outlet Manager
  • Banquet and Catering Sales Manager
  • Food Nutrition Balance Counselor in hotels or hospitals
  • Restaurant/Café owner

Career opportunities for Culinary Arts Graduates in Malaysia

Culinary Arts graduates can find work in these industries –  hotels, resorts, restaurants, exclusive clubs, cruise liners, airlines, hospitals, schools, corporate facilities, institutional foodservice,  etc.

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Best in Malaysia for Diploma in Baking or Pastry – Choosing a Top University or College


Best Guide to Choosing the Right Private University or College in Malaysia to Study Diploma in Baking, Patisserie or Pastry

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The Baking, Pastry or Patisserie Diploma course in Malaysia is designed especially for those with a passion for creating gourmet pastries, signature breads, cakes and specialty desserts – an absolute essential for any aspiring pastry chef or baker. Students will learn the principles and procedures of basic equipment and its use and beginning fundamentals of baking.

Students will master the fundamental patisserie practices and principles, resulting in a comprehensive knowledge and skills, enabling you to work successfully in this highly creative and demanding environment. The practical side of the diploma programme involves using commercial kitchen tools and equipment and requires students to demonstrate a level of awareness and skill that doesn’t compromise any health and safety standards for yourself and others.

Choosing a top private university or college in Malaysia for the diploma in culinary arts to study after SPM or O-Levels takes time, it is a process in finding out which one best fits you. You need to talk to the right counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced. They would have in-depth knowledge about the culinary arts course to guide you as well as being aware of the culinary arts facilities available at the university or college.

 

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What Does a Pastry Chef Do?

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A Pastry Chef or Patisserie Chef is someone who is schooled and skilled in the making of pastries, desserts, confections, bread and other baked goods. Some pastry items may include cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, tortes and ice cream. Pastry or Patisserie Chefs have the enviable job of creating  a multitude of baked good and confections from cookies and cakes to chocolates, petitfours, beignets… any dessert you can think of! The Pastry Chef has to be In creative and well-versed in dessert tastes and flavours.

Pastry chefs are employed in large hotels, bistros, restaurants, bakeries, and some cafés. A pastry chef is typically found in a professional kitchen and is the station chef of the pastry department. As with other station chefs, the pastry chef may have other chefs or assistants within their department. Bakers may also be members of the pastry department in larger establishments. Some pastry chefs prefer to have their own small business, running a bakery or dessert shop.

On a typical day a chef will:

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  • Measure, mix, and cook ingredients according to recipes;
  • Direct the work of other kitchen workers;
  • Estimate food requirements;
  • Creating, testing and evaluating new pastry and dessert recipes
  • Keeping a budget for the pastry department
  • Buying fresh fruits and berries and ordering supplies from various vendors
  • Supervising chefs in training in the pastry kitchen
  • Discuss menu planning with the other chefs in the restaurant or bakery
  • Keeping the kitchen organised

Career Opportunities for Diploma in Baking Graduates in Malaysia

  • Bakery Chef
  • Assistant Bakery Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Bakery Assistant
  • Bakery & Pastry Instructor
  • Entrepreneur and many more

How to Choose the Best Private College for Diploma in Baking, Pastry or Patisserie in Malaysia

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While it can be difficult to choose between private universities or colleges in Malaysia offering the diploma in culinary arts, you will find that there are some key differences between them that can help you make the big decision in choosing the right one that fits you.  The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent culinary arts facilities, years of experience running the diploma in culinary arts course, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

Furthermore many of the top private universities or colleges in Malaysia offer similar culinary arts diploma courses therefore making your decision a challenging one! To help you develop a good list of criteria, you need to talk to the right counselors or education consultant who are knowledgeable and experienced. At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have more than 20 years in the private education industry in Malaysia and is well equipped give you sound advise to ensure that you choose one that is the best fit for you.

A knowledgeable counselor or education consultant  in Malaysia would be able to provide detailed

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information about the college or university and its courses, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about  which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor or education consultant would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

Part of finding the right college in Malaysia to study the diploma in culinary arts for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria.

Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

Top private universities & colleges in Malaysia are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian

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Ministry of Education.  The best private university or college in Malaysia will focus on academic quality, overall student character development, have award winners for culinary arts, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment, internships, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.

Ask yourself what’s important to you, where you want to be and who you want to become. Then you can figure out what types of colleges will allow you to achieve your goals. Which of these aspects are things you feel you must have to be comfortable at a private university in Malaysia. Which things are you flexible on?

In addition, think about what you want to accomplish in your college life. Do you want to train for a specific job or get a wide-ranging education? If you have a specific area of specialisation in mind such as pastry, Asian Cuisine, French Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Molecular Gastronomy, is the private college or university that you’re considering strong or famous in that area of study?

Top Criteria to Consider When Choosing the Best Private College in Malaysia to Study the Diploma in Culinary Arts

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After SPM or O-Levels, there are many different pathways for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing.  Choosing the right university or college for the diploma in culinary arts to study in Malaysia after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared.

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM or O-Levels can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university in Malaysia. At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have counseled and helped thousands of students to choose the right course and private university to study in Malaysia.

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university or college in Malaysia to study the diploma in culinary arts:

Recognition & Reputation of the Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

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  • Is the Diploma in Culinary Arts course popular at that university or college?
  • What is the reputation or ranking of the private university in Malaysia? Global ranking by QS World University Rankings or locally by MQA in the SETARA 2013
  • Is the Diploma in Culinary Arts course recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia?
  • Is the Diploma in Culinary Arts course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Awards won by the university, staff or students for the particular course of interest. The number of awards won would be a guide on how good the university is for the course.
  • Type of programme (local diploma or dual award diploma or diploma awarded by foreign university partner?)

Academic Quality of the Diploma in Culinary Arts course at the University in Malaysia

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Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

  • Subjects offered in the Diploma in Culinary Arts course (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • Entry requirements for the Diploma in Culinary Arts course courses at the university or college in Malaysia
  • What is the Class size for the culinary arts course? (Small class size for personal attention)
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  • Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Ask your friends who have studied there or currently studying there for their opinion on the teaching quality, environment and facilities.
  • Does the university or college have a strong internship or Co-Op programme?
  • Do they have enough students to start a class?
  •  How many students do they have studying that course at that college?
  •  What is the duration of the course? When are the intake dates?

Facilities at the University for the Course of Interest in Malaysia

Culinary arts lecture theatre at Taylor’s University

  • When choosing a university or college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you.
  • Location of the university or college. Is it in the city, suburbs or country side? You should also consider the ambience of your surroundings when choosing a university. If you can’t live without nightlife, think city! If you’re into the great outdoors, you might want to go rural. Some students prefer a city life while other students prefer a quieter university environment away from the city. On the other hand, if you’re used to shopping malls and cinemas and choose a university in a rural area, you might get bored.
  • Size of the university.
  • Transportation. Is the university accessible to you? What are the public transportation available? If you drive, is there ample parking?
  • Campus resources (labs, library or resource centre, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)

Facilities for Culinary Arts at the University or College in Malaysia

KDU Penang University College culinary arts students are taught by award-winning chefs

It is important for the college or university to have the necessary culinary arts facilities so that you can gain the necessary skills in your culinary education. The university or college doesn’t necessarily need to have all the facilities needed but should have the basic ones. Special labs and kitchens will depend on the area of specialisation in the culinary arts at the college or university. You will need to look at the subjects offered to see which one fits your career goals and area of specialisation that you want to pursue.

Does the university or college have facilities such as:

  • Fine dining restaurant – Built to mimic a true fine dining restaurant, students are given real practice
  • Training restaurant – Training Restaurant – students run everything from scratch while serving real customers and countering real-time situations.

    Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

  • Preparation kitchen
  • Production kitchen
  • Bakery, pastry or patisserie kitchens
  • Butchery Kitchen – students learn and master the techniques and skills to create various deli products.
  • Atelier – Hot Kitchen
  • Garde manger kitchen
  • Artistry kitchen – students are trained to master the most delicate of arts.
  • Molecular Gastronomy Lab
  • Sugar artistry laboratory
  • Chocolate Room
  • Culinary Lecture Theatre – Top notch facilities equipped in the theatre allows for in-class demonstrations.
  • Ice Carving Lab – students are taught first hand on the art of ice carving.
  • Wine Laboratory (oenology laboratory) – Students are given a holistic education complemented with our state-of-the-art facilities inclusive of a wine tasting lab.

Cost for your Diploma in Culinary Arts Studies in Malaysia

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Kar Wai, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

  • How much money do I have to pay for the course and cost of living? Ask your parents. Note that you will need to have enough to pay the tuition fees as well as your cost of living. (Costs for university studies in Malaysia would include tuition, hostel, food, transportation, entertainment, etc.)
  • What are the Financial assistance available at the university? (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, etc)
  • Is the PTPTN loan available for the course at the university?
  • How much are the tuition fees? Does it include the exam and other fees?
  • How much is on-campus accommodation?
  • How much is off-campus accommodation? (Off-campus apartments, houses, condominiums) Note that it might be cheaper to find off campus accommodation on your own with friends. Is the accommodations near eateries, banks, entertainment, public transportation, safe & secure, etc.?

Student Environment and Activities at the University & College

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Tan Wei Kang
Diploma in Culinary Arts at KDU University College

  • What is the student culture at the university? (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc) The language spoken mostly at the college by the students may also matter if you don’t know Mandarin or BM or English. If most of the students speak Mandarin at that university then it will not help you to improve your English. Having a good command of the English language helps you to get good jobs and promotions.
  • Size of the university or college in Malaysia. Some students prefer a large campus with sports facilities and other resources while other students like small colleges with family-like environment. A small college may offer individualised attention, as well as a more intimate and personalised experience. for your studies You might even want to think about how far you want to walk to get from one class to another in a large university campus. Even those little details may affect your decision.
  • Make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.) Universities with a good proportion of international students will help you to improve your English language skills since you would need to communicate with them in English. In addition, you will learn about their culture, behaviour and discover new ideas. These skills will be useful to you when you work overseas or in a multi-national company.
  • What are the Extra-curricular activities available? (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Is the university or college campus a safe area? Safety within the campus and outside.
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)

Top Guide to Choose the Best Private University in Malaysia to Study the Diploma in Culinary Arts

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged to take me and my mother to tour the college that had excellent facilities and where I could learn without paying too much.
Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

If you’re among the lucky who can factor more than cost and proximity into where you decide to go, studying in a private university in Malaysia is a ticket to an adventure beyond the boundaries of what you’ve experienced so far. It’s a passport to the far side of what you already know. It’s a chance to be challenged, not coddled. To be provoked, not pacified.

Does brand matter? To a point. There are indeed future employers in Malaysia who see certain degrees as seals of approval, as pre-screening of a sort. However, obtaining a degree from a famous private university will only take you so far.

Some private universities have spent millions of Ringgit throughout the years telling you that they are the best. You should objectively look at the information carefully to assess which university in Malaysia is best for you. If you do not have the necessary knowledge and skills, you won’t get far in your career.

We must be careful when choosing a private university in Malaysia as many students listen to advise from

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Weng Kang, Culinary Arts at IMI Switzerland

friends and relatives who are not knowledgeable offering information not supported by facts and evidence. Choosing a private university should be done carefully and objectively, not based on the number of glitzy advertisements you have heard or seen about that university.

Talking to counselors from the private universities is a common practice to obtain the necessary information to help you to decide. You should evaluate the information provided to see if what they say is true and supported by facts and evidence. There are also many agents in Malaysia offering their services where most of the staff are young and inexperienced. They would not have the skills to guide you on this most important decision in your life.

How many of a college’s or university’s students are coming from other countries? Favour private universities with higher percentages of foreigners, because as much of your education will happen outside as inside any lecture theatre, and globalisation is here and real. The dexterity with which you can navigate other cultures — your awareness of, and openness to, them — could be more valuable than any knowledge gleaned from a book.

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Austin Ang, KDU University College Penang

Remember that no university is good at everything. Each university in Malaysia excels in particular courses, so you should check to make sure that your field of study is a strong-point of the university you choose.

Choosing a university that excels in your field of study may provide you with access to more specialised opportunities, including custom-built facilities (a moot court for law students or Film & TV studio for mass communication students, for examply), field-specific academic opportunities (such as student mobility programmes or overseas study trips) and employment or internships opportunities with top companies in. If your university excels in research in your field, it’s also likely that its research will filter through to your course, that you will be taught by prominent lecturers, and that there will be opportunities for you to undertake research.

Choosing the best university for your studies in Malaysia is important as it will help to shape your mind,

Culinary Teaching Studio at YTL International College of Hospitality located inside Starhill Gallery

character and help you to develop the necessary skills for a successful career. Therefore, not all private universities & colleges in Malaysia are the same. You should not choose a university because it is the cheapest, easiest and nearest. It should be based on which university that best fits your needs.

Many students in Malaysia also make the common mistake in choosing a university because their friends are going there. I even had one student tell me that his choice of university depends on where his girlfriend is going! This is one of the most important decisions that may change your life forever hence it should not be taken lightly.

Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria. To help you to choose the best university that fits you, you can build a list of top universities in Malaysia that meets your criteria.

Here’s some advice for trying to find the university in Malaysia or Singapore that works for you.

Start with who you are and why you are going to university in Malaysia

Taylor’s University top ranked in Malaysia for culinary arts

You need to examine yourself and your reasons for going to college before you start your search. Why, really, are you going? What are your abilities and strengths? What are your weaknesses? What do you want out of life — something tangible or intangible?

Can the student environment, extra-curricular activities and student support services at the university help to shape and equip you with the necessary skills to handle the challenges of the working world?

Are you socially self-sufficient or do you need warm, familial support? Talk with your family, friends and high-school counselors as you ask these questions. The people who know you best can help you the most with these important issues.

What course do you want to study? Is the university of choice famous, recognised, accredited and reputable for the course of interest?

A Name-brand University in Malaysia will not Guarantee your Success

KDU Culinary Arts students, Gladlyn, Daniel, and Azfar, classroom experience with Chef Torturro (Pastry class) at ALMA, Italy

Think about the people in your life who are happy and successful and find out where (and if) they went to college. Ask the same about “famous” people. You will likely find that success in life has less to do with the choice of college than with the experiences and opportunities encountered while in college, coupled with personal qualities and traits.

Some private universities have spent millions of Ringgit throughout the years telling you that they are the best. You should objectively look at the information carefully to assess which university in Malaysia is best for you. If you do not have the necessary knowledge and skills, you won’t get far in your career.

We must be careful when choosing a private university in Malaysia as many students listen to advise from friends and relatives who are not knowledgeable offering information not supported by facts and evidence. Choosing a private university should be done carefully and objectively, not based on the number of glitzy advertisements you have heard or seen about that university.

Employers and graduate schools are looking for outstanding skills and experience, not how famous a university is in Malaysia that you come from. Remember that the employer will be interviewing you and not the university that you come from, therefore, if you do not possess the necessary knowledge and skills, you would not get hired even if you come from a top university in Malaysia.

You can afford to go to a Private University in Malaysia.

EduSpiral provides free campus tours to YTL International College of Hotel Management and other universities in Malaysia to help students make a good decision

If you make the assumption that you cannot afford a private university or college in Malaysia based on the tuition fees, you will miss out. It is difficult to talk about money, but if you investigate all the options and ask for help and advice, you will find affordable choices.

Not all colleges and universities in Malaysia or Singapore have the same price tag and there are a variety of ways to cut your costs. Most universities offer scholarships, and students are able to apply for the PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, etc

Many students have chosen the cheapest private university to study, not taking into consideration the important skills that they could have gained from a better university. Higher education is an investment for a better future that takes sacrifice.

Campus Culture and Community Life at the Private Universities in Malaysia

The new KDU University College campus boasts of specialised culinary facilities, such as this Pastry kitchen

When developing your list of top universities, consider the schools’ values such as commitment to diversity, vibrant campus life, and dedication to academic excellence. Also consider the range of student organizations, student support services, sports and recreational activities.

It is important to choose a private university in Malaysia that has an English-speaking environment, students who are ambitious and serious about studies, and a globalised student body. Mixing around with international students will help to improve your English language skills and understanding of different cultures.

Some private universities in Malaysia are known for their focus on lifestyle or known as party universities.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Coffee Lab

There is nothing wrong with choosing them if you are able to control yourself. If not, you have to consider that this could affect your future.

A private university in Malaysia that has a diverse student body with many international students would help students to improve their English-language and cross-cultural communication skills. With globalisation, many top companies in the world are looking for professionals who are dynamic with strong management skills to lead a globalised work force.

In addition, the university’s relationship with the larger community, availability of on- and off- campus housing, quality of food and health care services, and campus security contribute to the quality of university life.

Quality/reputation/ranking of the Private University in Malaysia

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Patisserie Kitchen

There is no official ranking system in Malaysia for private universities. The MQA and Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia has a rating system for universities in Malaysia. It is the SETARA rating system.

Looking at the number of awards that the university and its students have won in competitions related to the course can be a guide in helping you to make the right choice. Many students make the mistake of just listening to advertisements or friends without checking the information.

Excellent Culinary Facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Students should look at the qualifications of the lecturers at the university. How many are PhD and Master degree holders. Are the lecturers mostly part time or full time? Experienced lecturers would be able to guide students to achieve academic success.

All foundation, diploma and degree programmes must be accredited by MQA in Malaysia.  Taking a professional certificate course with a title “diploma” would not allow you to continue on into a degree programme accredited by MQA.

Students should check with the relevant professional bodies to see if the courses the university of interest are accredited. For example, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Nursing Board, Pharmacy Board, Malaysian Bar, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, etc.

The Most Important Factor in Choosing a College or University in Malaysia is Fit.

KDU University College has the best culinary arts facilities in Penang

Choosing a university or college in Malaysia because your friends are going there or because of where it ranks on a list does not take into account who you are and who you will become. University is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. Finding a good fit requires time, effort and thoughtfulness.

The best way to really get a feel for a university is by visiting the campus, taking a tour, meeting with students & lecturers, attending a class, reading the campus newspaper, eating in the cafeteria, etc. You have to feel “at home” at the place where you will spend the next four years of your life, so visiting is important.

EduSpiral Consultant Services provides a Free Campus Tour for our students to help them make the right

Mirabelle – Training Restaurant at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

choice for their university studies.

For more information and strategies, read our article, EduSpiral University Campus Tours to Help Students Choose the Best Universities. If some universities on your list are just too far away to make a trip, then you can add us on Facebook (EduSpiralsik) and we can show you videos and photos of the campus and its facilities. Or you can add me in WhatsApp at 01111408838 and I can send the pictures to you and share my advise with you on how to choose the right course and university.

Talk to a Knowledgeable & Experienced Education Consultant to Help you to Choose the Best Private University or College in Malaysia

Lonnie Sik, Founder & Managing Director of EduSpiral Consultant Services has more than 20 years experience in the private education industry and counseling students on choosing the right course

Choosing a the right university to study after SPM or O-Levels in Malaysia takes time, it is a process in finding out which university in best for you. You need to talk to the right counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced.

A knowledgeable counselor would be able to provide detailed information about the course, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

A knowledgeable education consultant means that he or she would know the entry requirements, course details, in-depth knowledge of the hundreds of courses out there, career prospects, job demand, professional recognition requirements, accreditation, best universities for the course, and other information that would help a confused student to make the right choice.

While an experienced education consultant would have had counseled hundreds of students analysing their

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

personalities and skilfully guiding them to the right course and university.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression. After knowing which course, we can then determine which private university in best for that course.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia.

I found EduSpiral on Google after reading their article on culinary arts. He advised my online and then arranged for me to tour the college and talk to the counselor.
Kar Wai, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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Top 10 Culinary Arts Diploma Courses in Malaysia


Best Guide to Choosing a Top Private University or College in Malaysia to Study Diploma in Culinary Arts after SPM or O-Levels

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Choosing a top private university or college in Malaysia for the diploma in culinary arts to study after SPM or O-Levels takes time, it is a process in finding out which one best fits you. You need to talk to the right counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced. They would have in-depth knowledge about the culinary arts course to guide you as well as being aware of the culinary arts facilities available at the university or college.

While it can be difficult to choose between private universities or colleges in Malaysia offering the diploma in culinary arts, you will find that there are some key differences between them that can help you make the big decision in choosing the right one that fits you.  The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent culinary arts facilities, years of experience running the diploma in culinary arts course, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

Furthermore many of the top private universities or colleges in Malaysia offer similar culinary arts diploma courses therefore making your decision a challenging one! To help you develop a good list of criteria, you need to talk to the right counselors or education consultant who are knowledgeable and experienced. At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have more than 20 years in the private education industry in Malaysia and is well equipped give you sound advise to ensure that you choose one that is the best fit for you.

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Top Diploma in Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia at Top Private Colleges & Universities

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Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

  1. Diploma in Culinary Arts at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  2. Diploma in Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University
  3. Diploma in Culinary Arts and Diploma in Heritage Cuisine at Berjaya University College of Hospitality
  4. Diploma in Culinary Arts at KDU Penang University College
  5. Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management
  6. Diploma in Culinary Arts at UCSI University
  7. Diploma in Culinary Arts at HELP College of Arts & Technology
  8. Diploma in Culinary Arts at Nilai University
  9. Diploma in Culinary Arts at Disted College Penang

How to Choose the Best Private University or College for Diploma in Culinary Arts in Malaysia

Lonnie Sik, Founder & Managing Director of EduSpiral Consultant Services has more than 20 years experience in the private education industry and counseling students on choosing the right course

A knowledgeable counselor or education consultant  in Malaysia would be able to provide detailed information about the college or university and its courses, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about  which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor or education consultant would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

Part of finding the right college in Malaysia to study the diploma in culinary arts for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria.

Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

Top private universities & colleges in Malaysia are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged to take me and my mother to tour the college that had excellent facilities and where I could learn without paying too much.
Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Ministry of Education.  The best private university or college in Malaysia will focus on academic quality, overall student character development, have award winners for culinary arts, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment, internships, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.

Ask yourself what’s important to you, where you want to be and who you want to become. Then you can figure out what types of colleges will allow you to achieve your goals. Which of these aspects are things you feel you must have to be comfortable at a private university in Malaysia. Which things are you flexible on?

In addition, think about what you want to accomplish in your college life. Do you want to train for a specific job or get a wide-ranging education? If you have a specific area of specialisation in mind such as pastry, Asian Cuisine, French Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Molecular Gastronomy, is the private college or university that you’re considering strong or famous in that area of study?

Top Criteria to Consider When Choosing the Best Private University or College in Malaysia to Study the Diploma in Culinary Arts

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Weng Kang, Culinary Arts at IMI Switzerland

After SPM or O-Levels, there are many different pathways for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing.  Choosing the right university or college for the diploma in culinary arts to study in Malaysia after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared.

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM or O-Levels can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university in Malaysia. At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have counseled and helped thousands of students to choose the right course and private university to study in Malaysia.

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university or college in Malaysia to study the diploma in culinary arts:

Recognition & Reputation of the Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

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Nicholas Chong, Hospitality at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

  • Is the Diploma in Culinary Arts course popular at that university or college?
  • What is the reputation or ranking of the private university in Malaysia? Global ranking by QS World University Rankings or locally by MQA in the SETARA 2013
  • Is the Diploma in Culinary Arts course recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia?
  • Is the Diploma in Culinary Arts course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Awards won by the university, staff or students for the particular course of interest. The number of awards won would be a guide on how good the university is for the course.
  • Type of programme (local diploma or dual award diploma or diploma awarded by foreign university partner?)

Academic Quality of the Diploma in Culinary Arts course at the University in Malaysia

KDU Culinary Arts student preparing the Molecular Gastronomy meal

  • Subjects offered in the Diploma in Culinary Arts course (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • Entry requirements for the Diploma in Culinary Arts course courses at the university or college in Malaysia
  • What is the Class size for the culinary arts course? (Small class size for personal attention)
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  • Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Ask your friends who have studied there or currently studying there for their opinion on the teaching quality, environment and facilities.
  • Does the university or college have a strong internship or Co-Op programme?
  • Do they have enough students to start a class?
  •  How many students do they have studying that course at that college?
  •  What is the duration of the course? When are the intake dates?

Facilities at the University for the Course of Interest in Malaysia

Culinary arts lecture theatre at Taylor’s University

  • When choosing a university or college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you.
  • Location of the university or college. Is it in the city, suburbs or country side? You should also consider the ambience of your surroundings when choosing a university. If you can’t live without nightlife, think city! If you’re into the great outdoors, you might want to go rural. Some students prefer a city life while other students prefer a quieter university environment away from the city. On the other hand, if you’re used to shopping malls and cinemas and choose a university in a rural area, you might get bored.
  • Size of the university.
  • Transportation. Is the university accessible to you? What are the public transportation available? If you drive, is there ample parking?
  • Campus resources (labs, library or resource centre, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)

Facilities for Culinary Arts at the University or College in Malaysia

KDU Penang University College culinary arts students are taught by award-winning chefs

It is important for the college or university to have the necessary culinary arts facilities so that you can gain the necessary skills in your culinary education. The university or college doesn’t necessarily need to have all the facilities needed but should have the basic ones. Special labs and kitchens will depend on the area of specialisation in the culinary arts at the college or university. You will need to look at the subjects offered to see which one fits your career goals and area of specialisation that you want to pursue.

Does the university or college have facilities such as:

  • Fine dining restaurant – Built to mimic a true fine dining restaurant, students are given real practice
  • Training restaurant – Training Restaurant – students run everything from scratch while serving real customers and countering real-time situations.

    Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

  • Preparation kitchen
  • Production kitchen
  • Bakery, pastry or patisserie kitchens
  • Butchery Kitchen – students learn and master the techniques and skills to create various deli products.
  • Atelier – Hot Kitchen
  • Garde manger kitchen
  • Artistry kitchen – students are trained to master the most delicate of arts.
  • Molecular Gastronomy Lab
  • Sugar artistry laboratory
  • Chocolate Room
  • Culinary Lecture Theatre – Top notch facilities equipped in the theatre allows for in-class demonstrations.
  • Ice Carving Lab – students are taught first hand on the art of ice carving.
  • Wine Laboratory (oenology laboratory) – Students are given a holistic education complemented with our state-of-the-art facilities inclusive of a wine tasting lab.

Cost for your Diploma in Culinary Arts Studies in Malaysia

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Kar Wai, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

  • How much money do I have to pay for the course and cost of living? Ask your parents. Note that you will need to have enough to pay the tuition fees as well as your cost of living. (Costs for university studies in Malaysia would include tuition, hostel, food, transportation, entertainment, etc.)
  • What are the Financial assistance available at the university? (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, etc)
  • Is the PTPTN loan available for the course at the university?
  • How much are the tuition fees? Does it include the exam and other fees?
  • How much is on-campus accommodation?
  • How much is off-campus accommodation? (Off-campus apartments, houses, condominiums) Note that it might be cheaper to find off campus accommodation on your own with friends. Is the accommodations near eateries, banks, entertainment, public transportation, safe & secure, etc.?

Student Environment and Activities at the University & College

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Diploma in Culinary Arts at KDU University College

  • What is the student culture at the university? (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc) The language spoken mostly at the college by the students may also matter if you don’t know Mandarin or BM or English. If most of the students speak Mandarin at that university then it will not help you to improve your English. Having a good command of the English language helps you to get good jobs and promotions.
  • Size of the university or college in Malaysia. Some students prefer a large campus with sports facilities and other resources while other students like small colleges with family-like environment. A small college may offer individualised attention, as well as a more intimate and personalised experience. for your studies You might even want to think about how far you want to walk to get from one class to another in a large university campus. Even those little details may affect your decision.
  • Make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.) Universities with a good proportion of international students will help you to improve your English language skills since you would need to communicate with them in English. In addition, you will learn about their culture, behaviour and discover new ideas. These skills will be useful to you when you work overseas or in a multi-national company.
  • What are the Extra-curricular activities available? (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Is the university or college campus a safe area? Safety within the campus and outside.
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)

Top Guide to Choose the Best Private University in Malaysia to Study the Diploma in Culinary Arts

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Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

If you’re among the lucky who can factor more than cost and proximity into where you decide to go, studying in a private university in Malaysia is a ticket to an adventure beyond the boundaries of what you’ve experienced so far. It’s a passport to the far side of what you already know. It’s a chance to be challenged, not coddled. To be provoked, not pacified.

Does brand matter? To a point. There are indeed future employers in Malaysia who see certain degrees as seals of approval, as pre-screening of a sort. However, obtaining a degree from a famous private university will only take you so far.

Some private universities have spent millions of Ringgit throughout the years telling you that they are the best. You should objectively look at the information carefully to assess which university in Malaysia is best for you. If you do not have the necessary knowledge and skills, you won’t get far in your career.

We must be careful when choosing a private university in Malaysia as many students listen to advise from

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Weng Kang, Culinary Arts at IMI Switzerland

friends and relatives who are not knowledgeable offering information not supported by facts and evidence. Choosing a private university should be done carefully and objectively, not based on the number of glitzy advertisements you have heard or seen about that university.

Talking to counselors from the private universities is a common practice to obtain the necessary information to help you to decide. You should evaluate the information provided to see if what they say is true and supported by facts and evidence. There are also many agents in Malaysia offering their services where most of the staff are young and inexperienced. They would not have the skills to guide you on this most important decision in your life.

How many of a college’s or university’s students are coming from other countries? Favour private universities with higher percentages of foreigners, because as much of your education will happen outside as inside any lecture theatre, and globalisation is here and real. The dexterity with which you can navigate other cultures — your awareness of, and openness to, them — could be more valuable than any knowledge gleaned from a book.

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Remember that no university is good at everything. Each university in Malaysia excels in particular courses, so you should check to make sure that your field of study is a strong-point of the university you choose.

Choosing a university that excels in your field of study may provide you with access to more specialised opportunities, including custom-built facilities (a moot court for law students or Film & TV studio for mass communication students, for examply), field-specific academic opportunities (such as student mobility programmes or overseas study trips) and employment or internships opportunities with top companies in. If your university excels in research in your field, it’s also likely that its research will filter through to your course, that you will be taught by prominent lecturers, and that there will be opportunities for you to undertake research.

Choosing the best university for your studies in Malaysia is important as it will help to shape your mind,

Culinary Teaching Studio at YTL International College of Hospitality located inside Starhill Gallery

character and help you to develop the necessary skills for a successful career. Therefore, not all private universities & colleges in Malaysia are the same. You should not choose a university because it is the cheapest, easiest and nearest. It should be based on which university that best fits your needs.

Many students in Malaysia also make the common mistake in choosing a university because their friends are going there. I even had one student tell me that his choice of university depends on where his girlfriend is going! This is one of the most important decisions that may change your life forever hence it should not be taken lightly.

Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria. To help you to choose the best university that fits you, you can build a list of top universities in Malaysia that meets your criteria.

Here’s some advice for trying to find the university in Malaysia or Singapore that works for you.

Start with who you are and why you are going to university in Malaysia

Taylor’s University top ranked in Malaysia for culinary arts

You need to examine yourself and your reasons for going to college before you start your search. Why, really, are you going? What are your abilities and strengths? What are your weaknesses? What do you want out of life — something tangible or intangible?

Can the student environment, extra-curricular activities and student support services at the university help to shape and equip you with the necessary skills to handle the challenges of the working world?

Are you socially self-sufficient or do you need warm, familial support? Talk with your family, friends and high-school counselors as you ask these questions. The people who know you best can help you the most with these important issues.

What course do you want to study? Is the university of choice famous, recognised, accredited and reputable for the course of interest?

A Name-brand University in Malaysia will not Guarantee your Success

Berjaya University College of Hospitality Culinary Arts students are taught by top chefs in the industry

Think about the people in your life who are happy and successful and find out where (and if) they went to college. Ask the same about “famous” people. You will likely find that success in life has less to do with the choice of college than with the experiences and opportunities encountered while in college, coupled with personal qualities and traits.

Some private universities have spent millions of Ringgit throughout the years telling you that they are the best. You should objectively look at the information carefully to assess which university in Malaysia is best for you. If you do not have the necessary knowledge and skills, you won’t get far in your career.

We must be careful when choosing a private university in Malaysia as many students listen to advise from

Avant – Molecular Kitchen for Culinary Arts Students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

friends and relatives who are not knowledgeable offering information not supported by facts and evidence. Choosing a private university should be done carefully and objectively, not based on the number of glitzy advertisements you have heard or seen about that university.

Employers and graduate schools are looking for outstanding skills and experience, not how famous a university is in Malaysia that you come from. Remember that the employer will be interviewing you and not the university that you come from, therefore, if you do not possess the necessary knowledge and skills, you would not get hired even if you come from a top university in Malaysia.

You can afford to go to a Private University in Malaysia.

EduSpiral provides free campus tours to YTL International College of Hotel Management and other universities in Malaysia to help students make a good decision

If you make the assumption that you cannot afford a private university or college in Malaysia based on the tuition fees, you will miss out. It is difficult to talk about money, but if you investigate all the options and ask for help and advice, you will find affordable choices.

Not all colleges and universities in Malaysia or Singapore have the same price tag and there are a variety of ways to cut your costs. Most universities offer scholarships, and students are able to apply for the PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, etc

Many students have chosen the cheapest private university to study, not taking into consideration the important skills that they could have gained from a better university. Higher education is an investment for a better future that takes sacrifice.

Campus Culture and Community Life at the Private Universities in Malaysia

Glace – Ice Carvery at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

When developing your list of top universities, consider the schools’ values such as commitment to diversity, vibrant campus life, and dedication to academic excellence. Also consider the range of student organizations, student support services, sports and recreational activities.

It is important to choose a private university in Malaysia that has an English-speaking environment, students who are ambitious and serious about studies, and a globalised student body. Mixing around with international students will help to improve your English language skills and understanding of different cultures.

Some private universities in Malaysia are known for their focus on lifestyle or known as party universities.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Coffee Lab

There is nothing wrong with choosing them if you are able to control yourself. If not, you have to consider that this could affect your future.

A private university in Malaysia that has a diverse student body with many international students would help students to improve their English-language and cross-cultural communication skills. With globalisation, many top companies in the world are looking for professionals who are dynamic with strong management skills to lead a globalised work force.

In addition, the university’s relationship with the larger community, availability of on- and off- campus housing, quality of food and health care services, and campus security contribute to the quality of university life.

Quality/reputation/ranking of the Private University in Malaysia

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Patisserie Kitchen

There is no official ranking system in Malaysia for private universities. The MQA and Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia has a rating system for universities in Malaysia. It is the SETARA rating system.

Looking at the number of awards that the university and its students have won in competitions related to the course can be a guide in helping you to make the right choice. Many students make the mistake of just listening to advertisements or friends without checking the information.

Excellent Culinary Facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management

Students should look at the qualifications of the lecturers at the university. How many are PhD and Master degree holders. Are the lecturers mostly part time or full time? Experienced lecturers would be able to guide students to achieve academic success.

All foundation, diploma and degree programmes must be accredited by MQA in Malaysia.  Taking a professional certificate course with a title “diploma” would not allow you to continue on into a degree programme accredited by MQA.

Students should check with the relevant professional bodies to see if the courses the university of interest are accredited. For example, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Nursing Board, Pharmacy Board, Malaysian Bar, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, etc.

The Most Important Factor in Choosing a College or University in Malaysia is Fit.

KDU University College has the best culinary arts facilities in Penang

Choosing a university or college in Malaysia because your friends are going there or because of where it ranks on a list does not take into account who you are and who you will become. University is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. Finding a good fit requires time, effort and thoughtfulness.

The best way to really get a feel for a university is by visiting the campus, taking a tour, meeting with students & lecturers, attending a class, reading the campus newspaper, eating in the cafeteria, etc. You have to feel “at home” at the place where you will spend the next four years of your life, so visiting is important.

EduSpiral Consultant Services provides a Free Campus Tour for our students to help them make the right

Mirabelle – Training Restaurant at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

choice for their university studies.

For more information and strategies, read our article, EduSpiral University Campus Tours to Help Students Choose the Best Universities. If some universities on your list are just too far away to make a trip, then you can add us on Facebook (EduSpiralsik) and we can show you videos and photos of the campus and its facilities. Or you can add me in WhatsApp at 01111408838 and I can send the pictures to you and share my advise with you on how to choose the right course and university.

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