You are a professional who is perfectly at home in the fascinating world of the restaurant business. Our programme offers a firm base of classes in management, ICT, communication and teamwork. On top of that, you will get specific practical and theoretical courses that will lead to a bright future as a chef in a renowned restaurant.
If you have a passion for restaurants and cooking, the Culinary Arts-specialisation of the Bachelor in Hotel Management is something right up your alley. If you don’t have a degree in cooking, we organise a summer school, to prepare you for all practical kitchen courses. All practical courses take place in the former Michelin 3-star restaurant De Karmeliet, in the centre of the historical city of Bruges. Led by Geert Van Hecke, the renowned chef of De Karmeliet, you will get high level kitchen courses, given by lecturers of Hotelschool Ter Duinen.
Direct contact with people in the field is an essential part of the bachelor programme. In the first and second year of the programme, you will run restaurant De Karmeliet for several months. You will cook for external guests and manage the restaurant on a high level. In your third year, you will do an 18 weeks traineeship in an internationally renowned gourmet restaurant.
The Culinary Arts specialization is an initiative of the Flanders Culinary Arts Centre (FCAC), a collaboration between VIVES University of Applied Sciences and Hotel School Ter Duinen. All info about FCAC and the Culinary Arts specialization can also be found here.