CCA Manila partners with Hong Kong culinary school 

Photos by Noime Dagohoy

The country’s premier culinary school Center for Culinary Arts, Manila signs a groundbreaking academic partnership with Hong Kong’s Institut Culinaire Disciples Escoffier in a bid to further boost its French cuisine programs.  

ICDE is a professional institute dedicated to upholding the classic foundations of French cuisine. Through CCA Manila’s agreement with the culinary school, ICDE will handle all culinary classes and programs related to French cuisine, that include Disciples Escoffier Diploma in Culinary Arts, French Bakery and pastry courses.

Master Chef from Escoffier, director of ICDE and president of the Disciples Escoffier delegation in Hong Kong, Vincent Leroux conducts a special one-day cooking demonstration
CCA students stand to benefit immensely from the academic partnership with ICDE such as access to world-class facilities, renowned chef-instructors and other career-building opportunities. 

“Escoffier is very pleased to partner with the Philippines’ finest, CCA Manila, which is a prestigious institution that is not only renowned for its track record in the industry, but also for its proactive thrust and commitment to progress topnotch culinary education and sustainable practices in the kitchen,” says ICDE chief operating officer Benjamin Grenier.

The Cravings Group chief executive officer Marinela Trinidad is likewise honored with CCA’s milestone partnership with Escoffier as it boosts their standing as the leading hub of world-class professional culinarians and also strengthens their programs and efforts to create lasting, positive impacts on culinary education in the Philippines.

Partners in culinary education. From left: Institut Culinaire Disciples Escoffier of Hong Kong chief financial officer Thierry Muller, chief operating officer Benjamin Grenier, Center for Culinary Arts Manila founder and president Susana Guerrero and chief executive officer Marinela Trinidad sign the Memorandum of Agreement between CCA Manila and ICDE
Both CCA and ICDE offer high quality hands-on learning experience. They both strive and share the same vision to offer the best culinary programs in their respective institutes. With this development, culinary students and educators expect more promising endeavors in 2016. 

CCA Manila has been partnering with some of the world’s leading culinary institutions which includes Canada’s Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Australia’s William Angliss Institute, and the US’ American Culinary Federation and The Sushi Institute. 

Aside from improving and expanding its culinary programs, CCA is also aggressive in its expansion through satellite campuses. In February 2016, it is expected to launch its Makati facility which will offer various lifestyle classes. Also included in the pipeline is the opening of its second branch at the Bonifacio Global City. 

For inquiries and more details on CCA Manila, call (02) 218-5266 or email 

[email protected] you may also log on to or visit CCA, Manila’s main campus at 287 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Topics: CCA Manila , Hongkong culinary school
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