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About Us:

The Culinary Academy of India is the first professional training school for a higher education in culinary arts founded in India. Ever since its inception in 1996, Brand CAI has matched the standards of top American and European culinary institutes. Today CAI is recognized as India’s premier culinary arts and catering technology institute, and one of the best colleges for aspiring chefs’ worldover.

Brand CAI celebrated its silver jubileeyear in 2019-20. Over the course of 25 years, the Culinary Academy of India has placed over 7,000 young Indian’s in leading cruise food production operations globally, and more than 2,000 chef graduates lead the culinary industry in India across the country’s highest echelon of hotels and restaurants.

Learning Options:

Right from our time of beginning, Brand CAI has been at the forefront of culinary education in India. Currently, the Culinary Academy of India is the only culinary arts institution in the country that offers all three university recognised/affiliated levels of culinary training. All this under a single roof.

The three course options available are:

Course Name Duration


Bachelor's Degree in Catering Technology & Culinary Arts
(Affiliated to Osmania University & approved by the AP State Board of Higher Education)
Three Years Osmania University & AP State Board of Higher Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Arts
(Affiliated to Osmania University)
One Year Osmania University
Craft Certification Course in Food Production
(Recognized by the AP State Board of Technical Education)
One-and-Half Year AP State Board of Technical Education

At CAI, your learning curve will be extremely steep. World-class training facilities, kitchens and infrastructure is managed by a team of exceptional chefs-cum-lecturers. At the Culinary Academy of India you can learn the latest culinary concepts, trends and nuanced cooking techniques. Advanced subjects like molecular gastronomy, sous vide, ayurvedic and vegan diets, oriental, far eastern and other international cuisines make it into the curriculum over here. In addition to different recipes and cooking styles, sugar confectionery, edible sculpture making and advance garde manger skills are also taught at the academy.

Our Methodology and Setup:

At Brand CAI our main focus is practical training. Upto 70% of our student’s time is spent in kitchens, while theory makes up the rest. The Academy has 7 fully equipped training kitchens, with each kitchen specifically designed for separate learning opportunities. We are the only culinary college in India to have exclusive simulated kitchens which include a sugar studio, cruise galley, a molecular food lab and a sous vide setup. We also have a compact 36-cover training restaurant where students learn the nitty gritties of guest needs & demands. Students at the Academy are also coached in soft skills and impeccable restaurant etiquettes. It is our belief that these are the minimum requirement to achieve excellence in the culinary landscape.

Our staff of 18 full-time chef instructors cover all aspects of Food Production, Food Presentation, Kitchen Management, Food Hygiene and F & B Matching. All our faculty members have previously worked at some of the world's most famous hotels in India and abroad. Our chefs not only educate the students with practical training and food theory, but also guide our students in their fields of interest in gastronomy. Brand CAI has a highly utilized resource center and library with some of the most iconic gastronomic books ever published. This reading material combined with the theory lessons equip our students with a detailed understanding of food. Additionally we also ensure that we have a low student to trainer ratio, allowing our staff to pay individual attention to each of our students.

The Culinary Academy of India is located in close proximity to some of the most illustrious hotels in Hyderabad. This enables our students to get more practical hands-on training at professional kitchens. The added advantage of convenience for on-the-job experience translates to steeper growth for each individual, while providing a wholesome understanding of the industry they will be working in. Being the first professional culinary arts training school in India, our students are exposed to tremendous job opportunities in the hospitality sector. And our practical training and soft skills coaching empower our students with the prerequisites to handle senior positions in professional kitchens with confidence and dynamism.

Awards, Accolades and Records:

As the premier academy of culinary arts in India, Brand CAI is heavily decorated. The Culinary Academy of India holds the honors of being “India’s Best Culinary Arts College” among 200 other educators that offer exclusive culinary courses at different academic levels. The college has also been awarded the “Best Culinary Educator” and “Best Culinary Institute in India” by the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations. Besides these accolades, Brand CAI has also secured the top spot in India according to, CollegeDunia, CollegeSearch, Google or The college has also been ranked in the top 10 culinary institutes in the world by Asian Correspondence.

Accolades and awards are one thing, Brand CAI also boasts of four world records. These being: BRONZE MEDAL IN HANSBUSCHIKEN WORLD JUNIOR CHEF COMPSTITION CONDCUTED IUNDER THE WACS RECOGNITION.

  1. World Record for Longest Cold Meat Platter
  2. World Record for the Highest Number of Cakes, Gateaux and Tortes at a single venue
  3. World Record for Tallest Cupcake Christmas Tree
  4. World Record for the Highest Number of International Breads

Official Training Galley/ Cruise Courses:

CAI is also the official training center for galley personnel in India. At the Culinary Academy of India we have infrastructure and resources designed specifically to teach the students in a cruise setup, a setup no other culinary college in India can claim.

Our cruise partners have a huge fleet size of around 40 ships, all of which are famous for their food quality and exclusivity. We are the only college in India fully equipped to train and deliver courses tailored to meet the hiring requirements of American and European cruise companies.

Candidates opting for a career on cruise liners may apply for the following programs that are offered in association with our cruise partners.

1.P&O Cruise Lines, UK

Course Name Duration
Basic Commis Trainee Hot Kitchen 6 weeks
Basic Commis Trainee Pastry/Bakery 4 weeks

2.Princess Cruise Lines, USA

Course Name Duration
Second Commis Hot Kitchen 8 weeks
Second CommisPastry & Bakery 8 weeks

3.Costa Cruise Lines, Italy

Course Name Duration
Here For You Galley Basic 9 Days
Here For You Restaurant Basic 9 Days
Here For You Culinary Basic 15 Days
Here For You Pastry Basic 12 Days
Here For You Pizza & Bakery Basic 12 Days
Here For You Housekeeping & Crew 9 Days
HHere for You Bar Basic 9 Days

Please Visit

We invite you to visit the Culinary Academy to tour our facilities on any working day between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.