Our vision is to fulfill culinary dreams.
Our mission is to provide excellent culinary education and social, leadership values among CCA’s communities.
Our story began when Canadian visitors from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology toured Cravings, the restaurant and bakeshop of the mother-daughter duo, Annie Guerrero and Badjie Trinidad.
One visitor asked, “Where do Filipinos learn how to cook?”
Both Annie and Badjie shared that Filipinos learned how to cook in their home kitchens.
That moment was the spark to the flame of CCA Manila’s 20 plus years in culinary education.
Our founders set on the path of building an effective curriculum with the help of Dr. John Knapp, project coordinator of The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and The College of Home Economics of the University of the Philippines.
It took three years, but CCA Manila opened its kitchens in November 1996.
Today, we are home to thousands of Filipino chefs, culinarians and entrepreneurs who have trusted us with their culinary dreams.
We are proud of our community. And, we continue to flame on till this day.
We believe that excellent service begins with respect, responsibility and honesty in everything we do.
We believe that giving back to society and caring for its natural environment is central to the success of any institution.
We regard a high moral standard in everything we do as our responsibility to our students, guests and other stakeholders.
We believe that creativity and the desire to constantly improve and find new ways of doing things is essential in the development of our students and the culinary industry as a whole.
We are committed to giving our 100% in everything we do, most specially in realizing our vision of fulfilling culinary dreams.
We strive to to get better every single day.