Best University College in Malaysia for Hospitality & Culinary Arts at KDU Penang


Top Ranked KDU Penang University College Offers the Best Hospitality & Culinary Arts in Penang

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The KDU University College Penang School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts is one of the pioneers in the northern region in providing top hospitality and culinary arts education to young people who are keen to enter this booming industry.

Since its beginning in 1995, KDU University College Penang has grown by leaps and bounds to become the first and best hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school in Penang.

The success of the school swiftly brought about a partnership with the IMI University Centre (IMI) from Lucerne, Switzerland (the birth place of the hospitality industry) in 1997 and with this, KDU University College Penang quickly became the first private college to offer students the opportunity to obtain prestigious Swiss diploma and degree qualifications without having to go abroad making KDU University College Penang the best college for culinary arts and hospitality in Penang.

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Top Ranked KDU Penang University College Offers the Best Hospitality & Culinary Programmes

KDU Penang University College has excellent facilities and is one of the best colleges in Penang

KDU Penang University College has excellent facilities and is one of the best colleges in Penang

Based on IMI and industry feedback, the school served up popular programmes such as the IMI Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel and Tourism Management (3+0), IMI Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management, KDU-IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training and Chef Academy Italy (CAI) Executive Diploma in Professional Chef.

KDU offered one-of-its-kind “campus experience” that helps unleash the true potential of its students through practical simulations, outcome-based learning and experimental learning initiatives. The programmes also provided exposure to students with industry placements in reputable 5-star local or international hotels and restaurants. Thousands of students were also
given the option to transfer and to continue their studies in IMI Switzerland for a complete Swiss experience.

Today, the school houses 5-star training facilities such as the KDU-Holiday Inn Hospitality Training Suite (suite room and front

Mock Hotel Suite at KDU College Penang

Mock Hotel Suite at KDU College Penang

office), ‘Bon Appetit’ fine dining restaurant, Bar 91 and professional commercial kitchens including patisserie and butchery demo kitchens. The students 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 been led to victory in various culinary competitions locally and internationally.

Armed with a great track record in producing industry ready graduates, SHTCA is confident that it will continue to produce graduates who are competent and professional in the current hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industry and remain to be the premier hospitality school in the northern region for many years to come.

Students interested to register at KDU University College Penang may go to this link. Affordable Accommodation is provided. Scholarships are available.

KDU 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.

Study at KDU University College Penang

KDU University College was founded in 1983 with its main location in Petaling Jaya made it one of the

Top Ranked College in Malaysia - KDU University College Penang

Top Ranked College in Malaysia – KDU University College Penang

first private colleges in Malaysia to

have its own purpose-built campus. It pioneered the American Universities Transfer Programme in Malaysia. In 1987, the British Twinning Degree Programme was introduced at KDU.

KDU University College Penang (KDU Penang) began her chapter when she opens her door to enrol the first batch of students in 1991. Since then, KDU University College Penang has grown by leaps and bounds.

Now, sitting proudly at Jalan Anson, KDU Penang houses more than 2,500 students who hail from neighbouring states in the Northern Region as well as foreign countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, China, Mongolia, Japan and Europe.

In the recent MyQuest 2014/2015, KDU College Penang was rated 6-Stars which is the highest

KDU University College Penang mass communication students gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the job market

KDU University College Penang mass communication students gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the job market

ranking for a college in Malaysia. This would make KDU College the best college in Penang. KDU Penang was also rated an all-round 5-star College status by Ministry of Education (MOE) MyQuest Audit for2011/2012 and 2012/2013.

KDU Penang boasts of state-of-the-art facilities which include industry-standard 5 star kitchens, a Recording Studio, Art Gallery and Design Studios, VLSI engineering labs, Games and Multimedia Computing Design Labs, Business Boardrooms and Lounge, Mock Hotel Suites and many more.

KDU prides itself with its impressive alumni of more than 45,000 graduates. Many have successfully transferred to universities around the world to further their studies and have emerged as top students from these universities to become competent graduates who excel in their workplace.

KDU University College Penang is a subsidiary of Paramount Corporation Berhad Group, a public listed company with a strong property arm consisting of Property Development, Property Investment and Property Construction.

Students interested to register at KDU University College Penang may go to this link. Affordable Accommodation is provided. Scholarships are available.

Excellent Facilities at KDU University College Penang

  • Professional Recording Studio at KDU University College Penang

    Professional Recording Studio at KDU University College Penang

    Business

    • Business Lounge
  • Design & Communication
    • Art Gallery
    • Interior Design Drafting Studio
    • 3D Studio
    • Photography Studio
    • Recording studio
    • iMac labs
    • Spin Doctor Lab
  • Engineering
    • VLSI Engineering Lab
    • Power Lab for Engineering
    • Communication Lab for Engineering
    • Electronic Lab for Engineering
  • Culinary Arts
    KDU University College has the best culinary arts facilities in Penang

    KDU University College has the best culinary arts facilities in Penang

    • Pastry & Bakery Kitchen
    • Escoffier
    • Garde Manger & Butchery Kitchen
    • Preparation & Production Kitchens
    • Carême Kitchen
    • Pastry Kitchens
    • Fully-equipped hotel specification kitchen
    • Service Restaurants
    • Bon Appètit – Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Pre-University
    • Fully-equipped science labs
  • Game Technology
    • Games Design Lab
  • Hotel & Tourism
    Excellent lab facilities for A-Levels Students at KDU University College Penang

    Excellent lab facilities for A-Levels Students at KDU University College Penang

    • Mock Hotel Suite
    • Front Office Mock-up
    • Suite Room Mock-up
  • Nursing
    • Nursing Skill Lab
    • Community Clinic
    • Nightingale Ward
  • General
    • Gymnasium
    • Library
    • Electronic book databases
    • Electronic journal databases
    • Specialized electronic databases
    • Cafetaria
    • Wi-Fi enabled campus

KDU University College Penang offers scholarships to deserving students.Affordable accommodation is also provided. Students interested to register at KDU University College Penang can go to this link.

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