WHO WE ARE

SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary And Finishing Arts is a full-service culinary art training institute offering the complete spectrum of culinary arts courses.We have full-time education programmes for students aspiring to become professional chefs.Under the expert guidance of our instructors, students will learn practical skills that will become second nature.

With world-class culinary arts training, SCAFA students learn the skills they need and receive international diploma qualifications to obtain career opportunities in the high growth food and beverage industry of Dubai, U.A.E. and internationally.

At SCAFA our mission is to ensure the greatest success possible for our students in starting their careers as culinary professionals. Every aspect of SCAFA is constantly optimized to this objective – from the calibre of our full time and visiting faculty, the content of our programmes, the equipment our students build their experience on, to the organizations that offer our students jobs. In each of these, our objective is guided by the question “does this serve the future success of our students?”.

To achieve this objective we take a modern approach to culinary arts and therefore to our teaching. Our students learn traditional skills but are also armed with skills that foster creativity and enable innovation that goes beyond tradition. This is what we see as the great event in the culinary world over the last couple of decades and this is the phenomena we teach our students to be a part of.

In order to deliver this, we identify and recruit outstanding instructors from around the world who then get to work teaching what we consider to be one of the best curriculums there is.

Course range from 3 months to 12 months in duration. Fees range from AED 33000 (US$9042) to AED 83000 (US$ 22740). SCAFA obtains student visas for its international students and also offer cost-effective student accommodation.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Courses

SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary And Finishing Arts

As the name suggests, this programme is a combination of the Professional Kitchen and the Professional Finishing Programme. While students completing the Professional Kit ... [+]

Combination Programme

As the name suggests, this programme is a combination of the Professional Kitchen and the Professional Finishing Programme.

While students completing the Professional Kitchen Programme are accepted into industry as Commis-level chefs, when combined with the Professional Finishing Programme, students are armed with 360° advanced skills for kitchen operations of a fine dining standard. Students also have the option of completing both these programmes together over a period of 6 months.On successful completion of the programme students will receive multiple Diplomas, Level II, III from City and Guilds, London and an attested certification from KHDA (Govt. of Dubai)... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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6 months
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SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary And Finishing Arts

The Home Professional Programme is a 3-month programme to help students who are holding full-time jobs or cannot participate in a full-time culinary education programme, ... [+]

Home Professional Programme

The Home Professional Programme is a 3-month programme to help students who are holding full-time jobs or cannot participate in a full-time culinary education programme, but who love the craft and are keen to pursue a culinary career. Key features of the programme are:

• The programme is delivered through 40 intensive classes, 3 times a week in the evenings.

• The condensed programme is derived from the professional programme and covers many of the same cooking techniques as covered in the full-time professional programmes.

• The programme focuses on teaching all the fundamental techniques for cooking and food handling, and prepares students to become professional chefs suitable for entry-level positions (commis) in any restaurant kitchen globally.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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English (US)
Part-time
3 months
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SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary And Finishing Arts

The Professional Apprentice Programme is the elite offering at SCAFA, combining the teaching of SCAFA’s Professional Kitchen and Professional Finishing Programmes togethe ... [+]

Professional Apprentice Programme

(In association with Sofitel Jumeirah Beach, part of the Accor Group, Europe’s largest hotel group and Jones the Grocer)

The Professional Apprentice Programme is the elite offering at SCAFA, combining the teaching of SCAFA’s Professional Kitchen and Professional Finishing Programmes together with structured on-the-job training with the Middle East’s best five-star business hotel and restaurants.On successful completion of the programme, students will earn multiple Diplomas Level I, II, III from City and Guilds, London and various other certifications including an attested certification from KHDA (Govt. of Dubai)and partner hotel certificates and more... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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English (US)
Full-time
12 months
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SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary And Finishing Arts

The Professional Finishing Programme is a 3-month programme designed for students who have completed their Professional Kitchen Programme, or an equivalent programme from ... [+]

Professional Finishing Programme

The Professional Finishing Programme is a 3-month programme designed for students who have completed their Professional Kitchen Programme, or an equivalent programme from another culinary school. For applicants who have qualified from another school, SCAFA will conduct a practical evaluation to assess their eligibility for the Professional Finishing Programme.

On successful completion of the programme students will receive a Level III Diploma from City and Guilds, London and an attested certification from KHDA (Govt. of Dubai)Key features of the programme are:

• This programme prepares students for the finer aspects of the culinary arts and the business of running a restaurant.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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English (US)
Full-time
3 months
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SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary And Finishing Arts

The Professional Kitchen Programme is for a duration of 3 months and is designed for beginners looking for an international standard, professional cooking programme. Earn ... [+]

Professional Kitchen Programme

The Professional Kitchen Programme is for a duration of 3 months and is designed for beginners looking for an international standard, professional cooking programme.

On successful completion of the programme students will receive a Level II Diploma from City and Guilds, London and an attested certification from KHDA (Govt. of Dubai)

The Professional Kitchen Programme focuses on teaching all the fundamental techniques for cooking and food handling, and prepares students to become professional chefs suitable for entry-level positions (commis) in any restaurant kitchen globally. Key features of the programme are:

• Students will spend approximately 70% of their time learning culinary techniques (French classical) with the remainder of the programme devoted to the application of these acquired skills to world cuisines.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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Full-time
3 months
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SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary And Finishing Arts

Professional Pastry is the 3-month baking, pastry, and desserts programme offered at SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary and Finishing Arts. It is the best programme ... [+]

Professional Pastry Programme

Professional Pastry is the 3-month baking, pastry and desserts programme offered at SCAFA, Dubai’s School of Culinary and Finishing Arts. It is the best programme of study for students looking for professional pastry qualifications and skills.

On successful completion of the programme students will receive a Level II Diploma from City and Guilds, London and an attested certification from KHDA (Govt. of Dubai)

Programme fees cover:

All course and study material Ingredients, tools & equipment Uniforms Exam Fee

Programme Fee: AED 33,000

Registration is now open. Classes, conducted in our new, purpose-built pastry laboratory, are strictly limited to 12 students.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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English (US)
Full-time
3 months
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Philosophy and Ethos of SCAFA - Dubai’s School of Culinary and Finishing Arts