VISION:

To Fulfill Culinary Dreams

MISSION:

To Provide Excellent Culinary Education and Social, Leadership Values Among CCA's Communities

About

We are the pioneer culinary school in the Philippines. Spanning more than 20 years in culinary education, we have always believed in the talent of Filipino chefs. Our aim is to nurture the chefs of the future by providing innovative culinary education & a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitude.

 

We hope to fulfill as many culinary dreams as we can.

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Our Story

It all began with a group of visitors from Canada, specifically Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. During their visit, they toured the then adobe building that housed Cravings, the restaurant and bakeshop, of mother-daughter tandem, Annie Guerrero & Badjie Trinidad.

One of the visitors asked out of curiosity, “Where do Filipinos learn how to cook?” Both Annie & Badjie were stunned by the question. During that time, Filipinos learned how to cook at home and from relatives. This led to them seeking 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, Diliman to build an effective curriculum. The next three years would be the start of paving the way for several Filipino chefs & culinarians.

CCA Manila was inaugurated in November of 1996 and officially became the Philippines’ first culinary education institution.

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Our Team

CCA Manila boasts of credible culinary educators. Culinary excellence runs in the family.

Meet Our Founders

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“For me, cooking is more than a chore, a means to an end or even a hobby. I must admit the influence of Zen here which has taught me that cooking is a personal spiritual act and that food is a part of the great cycle of life. That is why I recommend the use of fresh ingredients, the maintenance of an absolutely clean kitchen, the practice of cooking with whatever is on hand, of cooking frugally, of recycling leftovers and eliminating wastage. This is cooking with respect, harmony, purity, and tranquility: cooking with love. Which is a redundancy, perhaps, for what else is cooking but a gesture of love? Annie P. Guerrero, Cooking with Love

Susana Pascual Guerrero

Chairman Emeritus & The Founder

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Susana "Annie" P. Guerrero graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics majoring in Nutrition. She has also attended the Culinary Institute of America both in California and New York. Ms. Guerrero is the country’s only Certified Culinary Professional to be awarded the prestigious title by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Susana is the President and Founder of the Culinary Education Foundation. She also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Earth Day Network of the Philippines and is President of Zero Waste Philippines, a movement that aims to promote Zero Waste lifestyle the Filipino way: local, low-cost, and low and appropriate technology.

She is a recipient of various professional awards and citations -- 2006 Mabuhay Gold Award recipient, Excellence in Ecology and Economy Award from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cutting Edge Award from the American Culinary Federation in 2010 for her green advocacy in culinary arts education and the restaurant business, and in 2015, she became the First Filipino awardee of Antonin Careme Society.

Marinela Guerrero Trinidad

CEO

Marinela “Badjie” Guerrero Trinidad has been the CEO of The Cravings Group since 1988, comprising recognized restaurant brands like Cravings and C2 Classic Cuisine, among others, and pioneering schools like the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA), Manila and the Asian School for Hospitality Arts (ASHA). She is a businesswoman and a certified public accountant (CPA). She believes strongly in educating oneself having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy degree at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She also holds two Master’s degrees – Master of Business Administration from UP Diliman and Master in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management.  She also took up post-graduate studies in food and beverage management from the Center for Professional Development at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA and the Global CEO Program from the joint program of Wharton Pennsylvania, IESE Barcelona, and CEIBS Shanghai.

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Her work as a restaurateur, hotelier and culinary school administrator has been recognized in several conferences both here and abroad, and she was awarded the Mabuhay Gold Award in 2014 by the Association of Human Resource Managers in the Hospitality Industry (AHRM), for her major contributions in the Philippine hotel and restaurant industry and culinary education in the service industry map of the world.

Ms. Trinidad is a member of many professional organizations, including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines, and Sigma Delta Phi Sorority.

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 Partnership

Holy Angels Partnership

2018 – Offering of relevant short courses
– Unlock the Values of Your Kitchen
 
July 2019 – Holy Angels 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 & Faculty

ACF Re-accreditation of DCATM & Faculty

ACF Re-accreditation of DCATM & Faculty

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.

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.

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INTEGRITY

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

S

STEWARDSHIP

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

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PRUDENCE

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

I

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.

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COMMITMENT

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

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EXCELLENCE

We strive to to get better every single day.

How to join the CCA Community

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

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

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Schedule

Tuesday 9am–7pm
Wednesday 9am–7pm
Thursday 9am–7pm
Friday 9am–7pm
Saturday Closed (By Appointment)
Sunday Closed
Monday 9am–7pm

Locations

CCA Katipunan
287 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

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