SCAFA’s Professional Finishing Program prepares students for the finer aspects of the culinary arts and the business of running a restaurant. This program runs for 13 weeks and students will learn skills ranging from running a business in the hospitality industry, menu development and costing, purchasing and managing produce, professional service, fine dining preparation, presentation and plating, palate development and restaurant operations.
Students will be required to develop menus which will then be tested on invited audiences as a test of the student’s creativity, planning, execution and of course their own culinary traditions and experiences. While, students completing the Professional Kitchen Program are accepted into the industry as Commis-level chefs, when combined with the Professional Finishing Program, students are armed with 360°advanced skills for kitchen operations of a fine dining standard and are ready for a faster growth in their careers.
Students who successfully complete the Professional Finishing program are eligible for certification duly attested by the Government of Dubai’s Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) as well as a City & Guilds (London) IVQ Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision (Culinary Arts) Level 3 Diploma (8065-04).