Our vision is to fulfill culinary dreams.
Our mission is to provide excellent culinary education and social, leadership values among CCA’s communities.

Our Origin

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. 

MILESTONES

2009
May 2009

Student Visitation Program

Student Visitation Program

Student Visitation Program (Collaborative International Training & Education) with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology established in 2009. The students in the above photo are our recent batch of students that took part in this longstanding program.

2010
May 2010

Partnership with William Angliss Institute

Partnership with William Angliss Institute

Partnership with William Angliss Institute, Melbourne for collaborative education – Started in 2010 – We had collaborations on the delivery of Events Management program, 2+2 program on BS Culinary Management at WAI, The Coffee Academy, Filipino Barbie at Melbourne.

2012
January 2012

Partnership with Korean Agro-Fisheries

Partnership with Korean Agro-Fisheries

The Career Development and Placement Assistance Program of CCA was installed in January 2012. This program refers to the formalized policies on international student internships and training
Partnership with Korean Agro-Fisheries Food Corporation and Korean Food Promotion Institute for Special Education on Korean Cuisine established in 2012.

August 2012

Green Chefmanship Program

Green Chefmanship Program

We are the first and only school with this program.

2014
January 2014

Expansion of CCA Manila

Expansion of CCA Manila

Expansion of CCA Manila Main Campus – CCA Information Resource Center (AK, iLib, Library) and the 4 storey building along Katipunan (The Coffee Academy, Grand Kitchen, Events Hall,etc)
2014 – ISO 14001 Certification.

2016
January 2016

Partnership with ICDE

Partnership with ICDE

Partnership with ICDE for offering the French Culinary Arts Program at CCA in 2016.

November 2016

20th Anniversary of CCA Manila

20th Anniversary of CCA Manila

The Future of Food Conference at the UP-BGC Auditorium; Grand Alumni Homecoming at UP-BGC; Clash of Clan at CCA Manila; Gala Dinner at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel

2018
February 2018

Halal Culinary Arts Program

Halal Culinary Arts Program

In partnership with the National Commission of Muslim Filipinos; Accreditation by HICCIP (Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippines)

2019
July 2019

Holy Angels University Partnership

Holy Angels University Partnership

2018 – Offering of relevant short courses
– Unlock the Values of Your Kitchen

July 2019 – Holy Angels University Partnership – partnership with a premier university in the North

August 2019

Recognition of Chef Students and Faculty

Recognition of Chef Students and Faculty

Diploma in Culinary Agripreneurship Program – in partnership with the University of the Philippines – Los Banos & University of Asia and The Pacific.

Recognition of Chef Students and Faculty in various culinary competitions in 2013, 2015, 2019.

2020
January 2020

UPBGC Campus Opening

UPBGC Campus Opening

Establishment of UPBGC Campus opening this 2020.

February 2020

ACF Re-Accreditation of DCATM Program & Certification of Faculty

ACF Re-Accreditation of DCATM Program & Certification of Faculty

The American Culinary Federation  (ACF) is the largest organisation of professional chefs in North America.

September 2020

Diploma in Culinary Agripreneurship

Diploma in Culinary Agripreneurship

We will welcome the pioneer batch of Diploma in Culinary Agripreneurship, a brainchild program of UP Los Baños, University of Asia and The Pacific, CCA Manila.

I

INTEGRITY

We believe that excellent service begins with respect, responsibility and honesty in everything we do.

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STEWARDSHIP

We believe that giving back to society and caring for its natural environment is central to the success of any institution.

P

PRUDENCE

We regard a high moral standard in everything we do as our responsibility to our students, guests and other stakeholders.

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INNOVATION

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.

C

COMMITMENT

We are committed to giving our 100% in everything we do, most specially in realizing our vision of fulfilling culinary dreams.

E

EXCELLENCE

We strive to to get better every single day.
ISPICE

INTEGRITY

We believe that excellent service begins with respect, responsibility and honesty in everything we do.

STEWARDSHIP

We believe that giving back to society and caring for its natural environment is central to the success of any institution.

PRUDENCE

We regard a high moral standard in everything we do as our responsibility to our students, guests and other stakeholders.

INNOVATION

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.

COMMITMENT

We are committed to giving our 100% in everything we do, most specially in realizing our vision of fulfilling culinary dreams.

EXCELLENCE

We strive to to get better every single day.

Recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as a quality program

Program accredited by the French Ministry of Education, and students can earn a French National Diploma in culinary studies, with worldwide recognition.

LOCATION

UP BGC

Quezon City

Antipolo

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