The ICCA Dubai One Million Dirham Culinary Scholarship


Finding one’s calling in life and making it into a profession is perhaps what dreams are made of. Just imagine the pleasure of doing something​ that you enjoy and then making it into a career! It is precisely with this thought that ICCA has taken the initiative to introduce an industry focused Corporate Social Initiative to Train & Certify, talented and deserving but financially under-privileged young chefs in the UAE Hospitality industry.

The ​ICCA Dubai Culinary ​Scholarship program is designed to create ‘chefs from cooks’ in strategic partnership with the Emirates Culinary Guild, World Chefs (World Association of Chefs Societies) and City & Guilds London.

A distinguished panel comprising Chef Andy Cuthbert, Chairman ECG and Young Chefs Development Team for WACS, Chef Uwe Michael, President of ECG and Mr. Sunjeh Raja, Director and CEO, ICCA Dubai will employ an innovative and time tested processes while selecting candidates for the program.

Get trained to sharpen your skills is the motto of the program to bring out the chef in each candidate, who will be put through the intensive ICCA Dubai – International Chef Training Program, a City & Guilds London, accredited IVQ Level 2 Qualification, along with other Industry Skills Proficiency Training, through a 52 Week Day Release Program.

The Graduates of the Program will be eligible for the Worldchefs Certified Professional Cook​ Certificate, under the World Chefs Global Certification Scheme, aprt from the City & Guilds, London Diploma Qualification, that will set them up for an enriching and rewarding international career ahead.​



The core team here consists of individuals who are highly motivated, dedicated and with a keen eye for detail to ensure qulaity delivery. ICCA Dubai stays true to its mission and remains committed to providing the opportunity for its students to realize their dreams through applied knowledge and the hands on approach here ensures that our students are given personalized attention to help achieve their very best. The laurels and achievements of our students are a testimony of our absolute commitment.

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