Does food invigorate and excite you? Wait, let me rephrase that.
Does making good food and baking the perfect crème brûlée excite you?

If it does, you’re at the right place! You know that studying the culinary arts is your true calling and you aspire to be the next Julia Child or Jamie Oliver, making a dent in the world by making yummy food for people you love. Big dreams and don’t know where to start? We help you kick start your gastronomical pathway by narrowing down a list of top culinary schools in Malaysia, based on:

  • Cost
  • Modules
  • Industry placements
  • Location
  • Career Prospects

Do note that the criteria in choosing a college / university varies in individuals, depending on what you feel is important to you. This article is in no particular order and simply serves as a guide in hopes of helping you to narrow your choices down.

Le Cordon Bleu (LCB) Malaysia

Campus Location: Sunway, Selangor
Estimated Cost: RM 88,000

By just looking at this institution’s name, it is without doubt that Le Cordon Bleu is known for its excellent niche in French cuisine and patisserie. Internationally recognised, this culinary school provides students with world-class education through committed Michelin-starred chefs, international personalities and professionals from hospitality industries. This is no wonder graduates leave school with plenty of industry tips, tricks and experience, and land themselves a job in fine Michelin restaurants or own a local business of their own upon graduation. What can I say? With refined techniques, graduates make simple yet delectable food with that extra tinge of je ne said quoi.

Taylor's University

(university.taylors.edu.my)

Campus Location: Lakeside Campus, Petaling Jaya
Estimated Cost: From RM 60,000

Renowned in the private education sphere, Taylor’s University’s Diploma in Culinary Arts is designed to equip students with the basic fundamental skills and techniques, varied product knowledge, exposure to a worldly array of cuisines and additionally, how to operate and optimize the food production process. Unlike a specialized culinary institution, the modules in Taylor’s emphasizes on the areas of culinary, patisserie as well as culinary management. What makes a Taylor’s culinary graduate stand out is that students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the Académie de Toulouse, a division of the French Ministry of Education. How cool is that?

KDU University College

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Campus Location: Glenmarie, Selangor
Estimated Cost: From RM 47,600

Based in the Glenmarie campus, culinary arts students get the privilege to cook up a storm with new kitchen facilities and equipment. Courses are mostly 75% practical and hands-on training in famous restaurants / hotels. So, don’t fret on your Gordon Ramsey dreams because you will be one step ahead to achieving it. You do not want to miss out on some of these modules - International Cuisine, Classical French Cuisine, Butchery, Bakery and etc. Besides a Diploma in Culinary Arts, you can pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Management with KDU as well which will give you a management edge, when you graduate!

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