The International Culinary Institute (ICI), one of the strategic initiatives of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), aims at training and developing talent in culinary arts, wine and beverage business management to sustain Hong Kong's status as Asia's wine-and-dine destination. It provides quality and professional programmes with state-of-the-art facilities to groom aspiring culinarians to be well versed in international cuisines, supporting students' successful career development in the industry. It also provides youngsters with diversified progression pathways leading to various professional qualifications.
ICI offers a wide range of quality professional culinary programmes covering cuisines of Europe, Mediterranean, Americas, Middle East and Asia as well as bakery and confectionery. It also provides wine and beverage business management programmes to groom aspiring youths for career development in the culinary, wine and hospitality industry.
ICI is part of the Vocational Training Council (VTC). Established in 1982, the VTC is the principal vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong and the region, with over 200,000 students studying across 13 member institutions.
Given the VTC’s strength in hospitality, ICI draws upon the resources and experience from within VTC – in particular from the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) and the highly acclaimed Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI).
Programmes are conducted in training facilities of the International Culinary Institute, VTC Pokfulam Complex, VTC Kowloon Bay Complex and Tin Shui Wai Training Center.