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Certificate in Chinese Cuisine (QF Level 2)

Programme code HT112818

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Chinese Culinary Institute

(Class venue at Chinese Culinary Institute (Pokfulam).) 

(Class and training venues include but not limited to International Culinary Institute, VTC Pokfulam Complex, VTC Kowloon Bay Complex, Tin Shui Wai Training Centre, Chinese Training Restaurant and Western Training Restaurant at Pokfulam, The T Hotel, Training Café and Western Training Restaurant at Kowloon Bay.)

Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 3 or equivalent
Programme Aims
  • Aims to provide students with essential knowledge and skills in Chinese kitchen operations.
  • Integrates a defined range of key technical and operational skills required by Chinese chefs to prepare provincial cuisines of China.
  • Students are able to extend their knowledge and skills in other study areas relevant to Chinese catering service and catering with event operations to widen their exposure for articulation or employment opportunities.
  • Emphasises hands-on experience that will help students shape their attitudes and professionalism in catering industry.
  • Students who have successfully passed the programme with prescribed module can choose to articulate to Diploma in Hotel / Food & Beverage / Chinese Cuisine / International Cuisines programmes offered by the Institutes or start a career at operative level.
Career Prospects
Upon graduation, job placement assistance will be provided to facilitate graduates to join the Chinese catering industry, such as Junior Chef. By accumulating relevant experience in the industry, graduates can further progress to senior positions as Chinese Chef – Cantonese Cuisine or Chinese Chef – Regional Chinese Cuisine.
Students who have successfully passed the programme with prescribed module can choose to articulate to Diploma in Hotel / Food & Beverage / Chinese Cuisine / International Cuisines programmes offered by the Institutes.
Professional Recognition
Students who study food preparation and catering programmes are required to take the food hygiene and safety module. Students who have attained the specified score or above at the relevant examination will be awarded the “Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Supervisors” which is recognised by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong.
QF Level
QF Level: 2
QR Registration No.: 15/002819/L2
Validity Period: 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2026
  1. Medium of Instruction: Chinese supplemented with English Terminology.
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  3. Students enrolling for the programme must maintain the health standards required of a food handler throughout the duration of training. This encompasses taking a medical check, at students' own expenses, which includes chest X-ray, urine routine, stool routine, stool culture, hepatitis A virus Ab lgG.
  4. For students who have a negative hepatitis A virus antibody result, a vaccine is recommended.
  5. Students are required to have a medical check, purchase designated reference books, uniform and shoes where applicable, at their own costs. The Institute reserves the rights not to admit students who fail to follow this clause.
  6. Items listed in the curriculum are key modules only, more modules are included in the programme.
  7. Upon completion of the food hygiene and safety module, students may sit for the “Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene” examination offered by the Royal Society for Public Heath (RSPH), UK at their own expense. Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate.
  8. Applicants should have good sense of smell.
  9. Subject to training requirements, students may be arranged to attend lessons or to undergo practical training which may be scheduled on evenings, Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays at other campuses or venues.