VTC Calendar 2022-23

Part 3 41 MEMBER INSTITUTIONS, SUPPORT UNITS AND SERVICES CHINESE CULINARY INSTITUTE 3.20 The Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) is one of the three Capital Millennium Projects initiated by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is dedicated to providing systematic training in Chinese cuisine from elementary to master chef levels and elevating the professional standard and status of Chinese Chefs in order to strengthen Hong Kong’s reputation as the “Culinary Capital of Asia”. It also aims to establish Hong Kong as a regional training and accreditation centre in Chinese cuisine by introducing the trade test system. 3.21 Apart from offering full-time and part-time certificate, diploma, higher diploma, Professional Certificate and Professional Diploma programmes in Chinese culinary art for aspiring chefs and in-service personnel, the Institute also provides culinary interest course “Fun Kitchen” for locals and tourists who wish to have a taste of Chinese cooking. INTERNATIONAL CULINARY INSTITUTE 3.22 The International Culinary Institute (ICI) endeavours to develop quality manpower in culinary arts and wine to sustain Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s wine-and-dine capital. It aims to become a Centre of Excellence in international cuisines, offering specialised training to build up human capitals which are essential for the development of the culinary and winerelated industry in the region. 3.23 Training programmes of ICI focus on international cuisines covering cuisines of Europe, the Mediterranean, Americas, the Middle East and Asia leading to qualification awards at certificate, diploma and higher diploma levels. It alsooffersWesternCuisineTradeTest andCertifiedPastryCookTrade Test in collaboration with the Education Centre of the Hospitality Industry for Business & Management, Koblenz, Gastronomisches Bildungszentrum Koblenz e.V., IHK-Akademie Koblenz e.V. and Handwerkskammer Koblenz (Chamber of Skilled Crafts) HwK, Koblenz, Germany for practising chefs to obtain professional qualifications.