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About ICCA Dubai

Established in 2005, the International Centre for Culinary Arts - ICCA Dubai is a state of the art, purpose-built, and internationally renowned award-winning, vocational education training center, delivering a truly world-class professional and personal culinary learning experience.

What does ICCA Dubai do?

ICCA Dubai especially trains and equips students in industry best practices and also offers industry exposures & experiences like no other, for work placement in the Hospitality Industry. It maintains a record of 100% work placement for its students, who are successfully placed in the Leading Hotels in the UAE and the Middle East 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 has strategically partnered with Unilever Food Solutions to deliver free chef training courses online through the UFS Academy, since 2018.

Is ICCA Dubai 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 also 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 known as the Oscar of Skills.

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

The Online Certification is available on the 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 accompanying quiz
  4. If you pass the quiz, you will automatically receive your course completion certificate endorsed by ICCA Dubai, via email. 



Does an ICCA Dubai-endorsed certificate replace traditional training?

The online certificate attests that you have completed a Culinary Course, online. However, it does not replace any formal learning or certification in Culinary Arts - Cookery, Bakery & Patisserie at ICCA Dubai.

What else does ICCA Dubai offer?

As a UFS Academy user, you also get Free Access to ICCA Live! World-class Culinary Online Webinars, to explore and experience in the world of culinary online.