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The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts was inspired by the vision of his Majesty King Abdullah II, for Jordan to be the pioneer in all sectors and help provide Jordanians with the best education available. Managed and operated by les Roches, one of the best hospitality universities in the world, helps provide the Jordanian market and the region with highly qualified and skilled culinary managers and to bring this honorable profession to a new height.
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will be the market leader in the region for culinary education. Through commitment to quality, innovation and an industry-relevant education program, coupled with the highest values of social integration, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will ensure that its graduating students will become its finest ambassadors in this important economic sector.
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts aim is to provide the industry with more than just culinary graduates and give its students more than just culinary qualifications. The ultimate goal of the Academy is to provide the industry with future leaders, trendsetters and innovators. Furthermore, the Academy will ensure that the graduating students possess valuable transferable skills such as self-discipline, respect for all, integrity, adaptability and motivation for lifelong learning and the spirit to achieve.
Swiss Education in Jordan
For students entering the Royal Academy is like entering Switzerland without the visa requirements. And instead of being greeted by the Alps they are greeted by the peak of culinary education preparing them to become the future leaders in the culinary field.
The Academy is built over 4,022 square meters of private setting, offering students a privileged culinary learning experience in a pleasant and serene atmosphere.
The classrooms are equipped with the latest smart board technology and media document cameras allowing for very interactive, class room teaching.
There are nine craft-based learning centers at the academy such as the pastry and bakery lab, theatre kitchen, a production area kitchen, a la carte section, as well as a modern restaurant and banquet facility. These industry relevant settings allow students to acquire valuable transferable skills that make them immediately employable upon graduating.
At the Academy, students find all resources for effective learning; the largest culinary library in the Middle East, and a spacious student study area with unlimited access for online research. Everything is a contributing factor to success, from the facilities and the high performance atmosphere to the faculty and the spirit of all students to achieve.
Diploma in Culinary Arts:
The curriculum at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is based on the principles of professional education in Switzerland. Balancing practical craft based learning with theoretical subjects that underline culinary management theories.
Students receive a dynamic package of 870 hours of craft based learning covering culinary aspects from basic to contemporary.
324 hours of important general educational subjects, such as language, information technology, personal and professional development, organizational behavior, history and physics.
336 hours are covering theoretical culinary management subjects such as accounting and control, materials management, quality management, culinary administration, nutrition, menu engineering and many more.
The Diploma will provide students with skills to confidently enter the culinary industry. Students will acquire a solid foundation of appropriate operational and supervisory skills, knowledge and attitudes that will assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals.
Program Intakes and Delivery
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has three intakes a year, January, May and September. Each Year is divided into 3 equal 15 week semesters.
Students will spend both semester one and two on campus followed by the one semester industry internship. The exit point for the Certificate is at the end of the first internship.
The diploma program starts with semester four and five on campus and ends at the end of the industry internship in semester six.
Staff & Faculty:
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts an Affiliate of Les Roches, has recruited an experienced team of International professionals with high standard credentials, working and teaching in leading culinary institutions and universities.
Combined, the Faculty at the academy has more than 200 years of five star industry and educational experience. Key faculty holds a masters degree in culinary management. The Faculty has extensive international exposure working in five continents in different countries such as USA, Switzerland, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Kenya, Oman, Honk Kong, South Africa, Indonesia, England and many more. Full time faculty is supported by international guest lecturers that are among the leading personalities in the subject specialization.