An Award Winning Learning Experience.

Through its tenure as a leading culinary school in Dubai and the Middle East region, ICCA has become internationally renowned as an icon of world-class culinary education, offering professional chef training certificates and diplomas, as well as commercial cooking classes targeted to everyone who aspires to excel and be successful in the hospitality and food industry.

Awards & Recognitions

We are what the World says...

Winner of three Guinness Book of World Record Recognitions

Dubai Municipality Recognition for School Initiatives 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) GulfHost Innovation Awards - Outstanding Contribution Award 2017

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards “Young Chef Supporter of the Year 2017”

Dubai Knowledge Park & Dubai International Academic City “Year of Giving 2017”

Middle East Broadcast PRO - Best Digital Initiative of the Year Award 2016

Caterer Middle East “Power 50"

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Pro Chef Middle East - Cooking School of Year Award 2016

City & Guilds Lion Awards (also known as the Oscars of Skills)

International Centre of Excellence - Middle East (2016 – 17),

International Centre of Excellence - Centre of the Year 2016

Interior Design of the Year 2014 - Sustainable Interior Design Initiative

Interior Design of the Year 2014 - Public & Institutional


All of ICCA’s cooking classes and culinary courses in Dubai are accredited by City & Guilds, UK, recognised by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WorldChefs) and approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, UAE.

Being a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centre, ICCA Dubai, is also registered with the National Qualification Authority (NQA) UAE.

National Qualification Authority (NQA)

The NQA was established to develop and maintain a qualifications framework for the UAE. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that the quality of vocational qualifications as well as occupational standards delivered meet industry requirements and those of the economic and labour markets. The NQA also develops various policies, frameworks and standards related to TVET according to international industry best practices.

Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)

All chef training programs and culinary courses offered by ICCA Dubai are recognised by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of the Dubai Government, and delivered under its Educational Service Permit. The KHDA is the main government body that oversees the quality of private education in Dubai, intending to create a high-quality education focused on happiness and well-being. At the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai are under the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, UAE, Approved Educational Service Permit.


ICCA Dubai is also proud to be associated with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WorldChefs), a network of more than 100 global chef's associations, representing 10+ million professional chefs worldwide. ICCA has received WorldChef’s “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” award, a credit that indicates that the training and education provided at ICCA Dubai meet or exceed the culinary standards of education established by WorldChefs.

City & Guilds, UK

ICCA Dubai’s Professional Cooking Courses and Chef Training Certificates are approved and accredited by City & Guilds, UK, the world’s largest awarding body. Established in 1878, City & Guilds certifies more than 1.3million students annually the world over. A course accredited by City & Guilds, UK, is well recognised as a sign of quality and standards by more than 100 countries around the world.