Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

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Certificate in Basic Culinary Arts

Prepare for a rewarding culinary career through our fundamental culinary program! Learn the fundamentals by immersing yourself in classic and contemporary culinary techniques as well as global cuisines. This program will help you build core skills used by chefs before taking on more advanced courses.

Why take Basic Culinary Arts at MC?

  • Acquire basic culinary techniques, product knowledge, cooking and baking know-how
  • Understand basics of menu development, food safety and food presentation
  • Experience first-hand how successful F&B (Food and Beverage) are operated through our internship programs
  • Learn from Chef instructors who have diverse specialties and years of industry experience
  • Hands-on means more cooking less talking
  • Merit: TESDA NC II Cookery – recognized as a skilled worker in cookery
  • Gain real-world experience through our in-house practicum
  • Curriculum
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  • Course Information & Cost

Module 1: Kitchen SOP, Rules and Regulations
Module 2: Knife Skills, Vegetable Cookery, Salads and Dressings
Module 3: Egg Cookery and Breakfast Breads and Pastries
Module 4: Stocks, Soups and Sauces 
Module 5: Starches – Rice, Potato, Pasta and Legumes 
Module 6: Basic Pastry 1 – Cookies, Cakes and Pastry Doughs
Module 7: Basic Pastry 2 – Quick Breads and Yeasted Breads 
Module 8: Protein: Beef and Lamb
Module 9: Protein: Poultry and Other Birds 
Module 10: Protein: Pork and Variety Meats 
Module 11: Protein: Fish and Seafood 
Module 12: Menu Development and Simulation Planning Session
Module 13: Preparation
Module 14: Preparation
Module 15: Simulation Day (Class culmination)

1. Applicant must be at least a high school graduate.

2. Secure and submit a Medical Certificate that states you are physically fit to take a culinary course

3. Download the Application Form or obtain a printed copy of the form at the Department of Entrepreneurship located at Room 202, 2F Paz Adriano (PA) Building, Higher Education Unit, Miriam College.

4.   or personally submit your Application Form at the the Department of Entrepreneurship. Wait for confirmation of your slot.


5. After confirmation confirmation of your slot, pay the course fee at any of the following venues:

  • MC College Cashier: open Monday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Present your official receipt at the College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy (2F Paz Adriano Bldg)
  • Over-the-counter at Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
    • Miriam College Savings Account: 3081-1192-27
    • Email a clear copy of the VALIDATED DEPOSIT SLIP with your full name and the course you are taking to: mctreasury@mc.edu.ph, csantos@mc.edu.ph, and msevilla@mc.edu.ph
  • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Website or Mobile App
    • Transfer to 3rd Party to 3081-1192-27 (Miriam College Savings Account)
    • Forward the Confirmation Email (or a screenshot of the confirmation page on the app/website) with your full name and the course you are taking to: mctreasury@mc.edu.ph, csantos@mc.edu.ph, and msevilla@mc.edu.ph

6. Claim your official receipt from the College Cashier. Provide the CBEA Office a photocopy of your receipt.

This course has 6 units credit for the ladderized Associate in International Culinary Arts program.


  • Total Program Fee: PhP 30,000
  • You may opt to pay in full or pay 50% of the course fee (PhP 15,000) initially and pay the rest on/before the 5th session


  • All ingredients
  • Manuals and recipes 
  • Use of kitchen 
  • Use of equipment
  • Insurance

Student’s Personal Account:

  • Complete chef's uniform (jacket, pants, apron, and cap) – P 1,800
  • Kitchen shoes 
  • Knife set
  • Number of Sessions: 7 & Simulation Day
    Class Schedule: 9AM-4PM
    Class Dates:  April & May
    Course Fee: PhP 30,000.00

  • Open to female and male students

CHED Center for Excellence

This course is under the the Department of Entrepreneurship which is designated as a Center for Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). More Information >

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Upon completion of the Certificate in Basic Culinary Arts course, you will earn 6 units for the ladderized Associate in International Culinary Arts program. Visit the Associate in International Culinary Arts program webpage to learn more.

Career Paths

Find success in what you love! Many opportunities await, you’ll find plenty of employment at restaurants, hotels, casinos, cruise ships, hospitals and other food and beverage establishments

If you don’t end up being a chef, there are so many avenues that will open up for you. Understanding food can be an igniter for future F&B entrepreneurs and its corollary businesses such as:

  • Catering
  • Hotel F&B Management
  • Food Writing
  • Research and Development
  • Restaurant Ownership
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food/Ingredient Import/Export
  • Kitchen Construction and Restaurant Design


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