Is Taking Culinary Arts worth it?
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Is Taking Culinary Arts worth it?

The first step to being a certified chef is be a culinary student, and this is where First Gourmet Academy comes into play. Like any other course, however, culinary studies can be expensive and very challenging.

One can say that being a chef is a calling, and thus, when you are chosen, you take your passion through and risk it all in order to be part of the industry.

At First Gourmet Academy, you are assured that your investment of hard earned money and time will be worthwhile. Given the highest education standard delivered by the best chefs headed by Mr. Mats Loo and the affiliation that the school provides, every student is a sure winner!

Let’s take a look at the interesting stories of some of the students who are successful with their career as a Professional Chef:

 

 

AMIEL TECHON

 

Why did you choose First Gourmet Academy as your culinary school?

"I chose First Gourmet Academy because of the quality education offered that outshines the other culinary schools".

Do you think that taking up culinary arts in First Gourmet Academy was worth it?

"Definitely. After graduation, I tried to apply for a position abroad right away. I did not have enough experience then but I believe that having graduated from First Gourmet Academy helped me to land that job overseas".

Did First Gourmet Academy meet your expectations especially with regards to giving basic skills and knowledge about culinary arts?

"Yes. The quality of education is superb. The basic skills and knowledge I learned in First Gourmet Academy have been the strong foundation of my culinary education. It helped me to think critically and develop new food concepts. I usually get compliments from my colleagues and superior for showing off my skills and knowledge. I am proud that I am competent working with other chefs from different countries".

Can you say that you have reached ROI which what you had put out and invested in First Gourmet Academy?

"Yes I have. First Gourmet Academy has prepared me for the real world, and with my strong drive to deliver my capacity with passion, I am confident that I will be able to land a higher position in a five-star hotel or restaurant which will even bring bang for the buck".

Being an alumnus of First Gourmet Academy, what wisdom can you impart to students who aspire to become a professional chef in the future?

"Keep learning. Discover something new every single day. Further develop your skills so that you can also contribute to the industry ".

 

 

 

BRYAN CALANOG

(Executive Sushi Chef in La Usteria - Solemar Yatching Club Restaurant )

Why did you choose First Gourmet Academy as your culinary school?

"I chose First Gourmet Academy because I believe that it's the best culinary school in the Philippines. I think that if you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best".

Do you think that taking up culinary arts in First Gourmet Academy was worth it?

"Yes, it's all worth it. I will never be where I am today if not for First Gourmet Academy."

Did First Gourmet Academy meet your expectations especially with regards to giving basic skills and knowledge about culinary arts?

"Yes, all the things that I learned from First Gourmet Academy was enough to prepare me for the real work".

Can you say that you have reached ROI which what you had put out and invested in First Gourmet Academy?

"Yes, now I can earn double and triple than what I spent for my education in First Gourmet Academy".

Being an alumnus of First Gourmet Academy, what wisdom can you impart to students who aspire to become a professional chef in the future?

"I would say, soul search. Think long and hard if being a professional chef is really what you want. It’s not easy being one. You have to sacrifice a lot of things especially time, missing special occasions here and there. Have a firm mind and a solid heart before taking the plunge. Be passionate and dedicated at all times. Remember that it is you who create your own destiny”.

 

 

 

MARK JEROME JUSTO

(Cook at Swissôtel Sydney)

Why did you choose First Gourmet Academy as your culinary school?

"The roster of instructors is what really made me decide to enrol. I was impressed at the onset with their credentials so I was convinced that I will learn a lot from them”.

Do you think that taking up culinary arts in First Gourmet Academy was worth it?

"Of course! It is worth it because all the instructors and staff are nice, friendly, good and knowledgeable. It feels like home and you will learn a lot from them." 

Did First Gourmet Academy meet your expectations especially with regards to giving basic skills and knowledge about culinary arts?

"Definitely! I'm currently working as a cook in a 5-star hotel here in Sydney. It has empowered me to showcase my knowledge and skills."

Can you say that you have reached ROI which what you had put out and invested in First Gourmet Academy?

"Yes. Right now, I’ve probably earned more than 10x of what I spent for tuition fee." 

Being an alumnus of First Gourmet Academy, what can you advise to students who aspire to become a professional chef in the near future?

"First Gourmet Academy is the best culinary school in the Philippines. Enrol to believe what I say and experience it for yourself. It can take you to greater heights if you persevere”.

 

 

 

EDISON MANUEL

(Owner of Adamo Restaurant located at Dumaguete City)

Why did you choose First Gourmet Academy as your culinary school?

“I enrolled at First Gourmet Academy because I think that it is one of the most reasonably priced culinary schools in the country given the quality of education that it provides.”

Do you think that taking up culinary arts in First Gourmet Academy was worth it?

 “It’s WORTH IT. 101%”

Did First Gourmet Academy meet your expectations especially with regards to giving basic skills and knowledge about culinary arts?

 “Yes. I actually learned more than the basic skills. I came out very knowledgeable in my field and equipped with soft skills needed to succeed in my profession”.

Can you say that you have reached ROI which what you had put out and invested in First Gourmet Academy?

“All investments spent are worth it. It came back a hundred folds”.

Being an alumnus of First Gourmet Academy, what can you advise to students who aspire to become a professional chef in the near future?

“Be passionate and professional. Respect the ones who have come before you and learn for them at every opportunity”.