Global Academy opens doors to a culinary career here and abroad

Hotels, restaurants, country clubs, resorts, spas, private residences, diplomat homes, airline catering, events catering, cruise ships, cargo ships, and educational institutions. These companies here and abroad all need someone to whip up delicious dishes and create a sumptuous fare for them and their clients.

Opportunity alert: there are endless opportunities if you are a graduate of the culinary arts!

Looking for the right school to help you achieve your dream of becoming a master chef? As a premier culinary school, Global Academy has been the preferred source of talent for many foodservice establishments. Global Academy, with centers in Ortigas, Quezon City, Makati, and Alabang, is accredited by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) for Quality Culinary Education. Its internationally-recognized curriculum opens doors for work opportunities both locally and abroad.

“We offer top quality education at a very reasonable cost, thereby putting a culinary degree well within the average Filipino’s reach,” said Chef Mike Yap, Global Academy’s Program and Faculty Director.

According to Yap, it pays to start from the bottom and work your way up to become the executive chef. This way, culinary graduates get to develop their culinary skills and build their portfolio.

“Fresh graduates can expect to start in the kitchen with tasks like peeling and chopping. Eventually, they will be assigned to the pantry, garde manger, which is the section of the kitchen with minimal cooking tasks like assembling simple, short order, or cold dishes,” explained Yap. “Once they are proficient, they can then move on to the hot line, where most of the cooked dishes from appetizers to main dishes are produced. After spending some time as a line cook, they may be promoted to chef de partie (senior chef), or the head of a particular station.”

Kitchens are typically divided or organized into several stations such as grill, entremetier (entrée preparer), and poissonnier (fish cook). Once a chef de partie has gained significant experience in various, if not all stations in the kitchen, he or she may be promoted to sous chef. The sous chef is second in command to the executive chef, who is the chef in charge of the kitchen.

Can’t stand the heat in the kitchen? You can still use your culinary skills in careers outside of the main kitchen. Other aspiring culinarians may find themselves in research and development or in cooking demonstrations for food and equipment manufacturers. There are also various non-traditional, but viable options for those interested in entering the culinary industry—consultancy, catering, food styling, and packaged food catering. Culinary graduates may also consider careers in food journalism, dietary, and nutrition-related professions, and consultancy to food purveyors.

“A culinary school prepares students for the competitive culinary arena in whatever setting they wish to enter,” added Yap. “At Global Academy, we produce strong graduates who have gained relevant hands-on experience and are ready to take on the world.”


About Global Academy

Global Academy is an award-winning culinary academy recognized for its world-class excellence and competitiveness. The academy offers professional courses for aspiring chefs, pastry chefs and hospitality professionals for affordable tuition fees. As the first culinary school in the Philippines recognized by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), Global Academy is distinguished for its quality education and unmatched culinary standards. For more information, visit

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