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What is the ICCA?

Established in 2005, the International Centre for Culinary Arts - ICCA Dubai is an application-focused and outcome-driven vocational education training centre, delivering world-class professional and personal culinary learning experience.

What does the ICCA do?

ICCA Dubai especially trains and equips students in industry best practices for work placement in the Hospitality & Cruise Line Industry internationally and maintains a record of 100% work placement for its students who have been successfully placed on International Cruise Lines & Leading Hotels in the UAE and the region.

ICCA Dubai Graduates do it all in the food world; they are successful Chefs, Restaurant Owners, Hospitality Managers, Entrepreneurs, Food Stylists, Food Writers and more.

ICCA Dubai is collaborating with Unilever Food Solutions to deliver free chef training courses online for UFS Academy since 2018.

Is the ICCA recognized by the industry?

Yes! Featured amongst the 'Top 10 Culinary Institutes in the World', the programs offered at the ICCA Dubai are accredited by the City & Guilds, London, recognized by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) and approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, UAE.

ICCA Dubai is a proud recipient of several international and regional awards, including the ‘International Centre of Excellence Award - Middle East 2016’ and the prestigious City & Guilds Lion Award, ‘International Centre of the Year Award 2016 - 2018’, also renowned as the Oscar of Skills.

How can I get trained online and receive Certificates by the ICCA?

Certification is only available in our UFS Academy app, where you can get FREE Unlimited Access to the latest online courses – all filmed and created with renowned expert Chefs from around the world!

To get certified you will need to:

  1. Download the UFS Academy app
  2. Register for Free
  3. Watch the course of your choice and complete the course quiz
  4. If you pass the quiz, you will automatically receive by email your course completion certificate endorsed by the ICCA.



Does an ICCA-endorsed certificate replace traditional training?

The online certificate attests that you have completed an online course. However, it does not replace any formal learning or Certification in Culinary Arts - Cookery, Bakery & Patisserie. 

What else does the ICCA offer?

As a UFS Academy user, you can get Free Access to ICCA Live! World-class culinary online webinars.