Culinary dreams are made of these: a well-brewed palate adaptable to world class cuisines, a well-stocked knowledge for knife, plating, and multi-lingual skills (Fricassé, anyone?), a good-portioned serving of gastronomic travels, a sizzling hot resto oozing with foodies and seasoned chefs –all for a golden crusted chef’s career, seared to perfection.
No need to rely though on rare chances of spinning the Lazy Susan of fortune to fulfill those epicurean fantasies… luck usually has a pretty short shelf life. One must invest in good old solid education and training for full-flavored success. So for those toque-aspiring gourmands out there craving for a Bobby Flay lifestyle, there is just the place for you. Simmering the future stars of the gourmet world is Enderun Colleges –an International Hotel School that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in culinary arts and hotel administration.
Claire Hernandez, Assistant Marketing Manager, states, “Enderun Colleges offers a program of study that leads to a bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management where students can major in hotel administration and/or culinary arts. Unlike other culinary schools, Enderun provides students with a solid foundation for building a career in hospitality management with a balanced curriculum that includes: general education, management subjects (such as finance, accounting, business communication, sales and marketing), as well as specialized subjects in hotel administration and culinary arts. Moreover, Enderun’s distinctive edge over other hospitality management and culinary arts courses lies on its emphasis on international internships and its academic partnerships with key institutions around the world. These academic partners include some of the world’s leading hospitality management schools and culinary training institutions; namely, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland and Alain Ducasse Formation in France.”
And since experience is still the best teacher, Enderun students get a practical education on restaurant management at Restaurant 101 – a private dining facility run by students under the tutelage of the most respected chefs and F&B managers. So while restaurant-goers are savoring global flavors at its best, it’s classes as usual for the students… lucky for those who get to sit in this delectable class (reservations are highly recommended).
With such an immersion in knowledge and practice, students become armed and ready for the culinary world. Claire adds, “Enderun graduates are prepared for leadership positions in the dynamic hospitality industry. Composed of a myriad of employment opportunities, the hospitality industry is a huge umbrella that covers travel, tourism and other businesses such as cruise lines, resorts, restaurants, hotels and other culinary-related businesses. This diversity, coupled with industry’s rapid growth, provides Enderun graduates with varied and countless career options under the management and culinary side of the industry. Students may opt to work in the hotel under the Front Office, Rooms Division, Sales and Marketing, Food and Beverage Service, or Events Management departments. The culinary industry is diverse in itself. Culinary major graduates may opt to become corporate chefs, personal chefs, hotel chefs, or even chef entrepreneurs.”
And to further the world-class education of its students, Enderun will grace the McKinley Hill area of Fort Bonifacio with more than 7,000 square meters of classroom space for 7 academic buildings, set to open this year. Enderun Colleges will soon rise as an architectural landmark campus that will foster the future chefs, connoisseurs, entrepreneurs, and restaurateurs bound to reshape the culinary landscape of the Philippines, and the world.
Enderun Colleges is located at 2/F Wynsum Corporate Plaza, 22 F Ortigas Jr Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600 Philippines
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