An Award Winning Learning Experience.

Through its tenure as a leading culinary school in the Middle East region, ICCA has become internationally renowned as an icon of world-class culinary education, offering professional chef training certificates and diplomas, as well as commercial cooking classes targeted to everyone who aspires to excel and be successful in the hospitality and food industry.

Awards & Recognitions

We are what the World says...

Winner of three Guinness Book of World Record Recognitions

Dubai Municipality Recognition for School Initiatives 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) GulfHost Innovation Awards - Outstanding Contribution Award 2017

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards “Young Chef Supporter of the Year 2017”

Dubai Knowledge Park & Dubai International Academic City “Year of Giving 2017”

Middle East Broadcast PRO - Best Digital Initiative of the Year Award 2016

Caterer Middle East “Power 50"

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Pro Chef Middle East - Cooking School of Year Award 2016

City & Guilds Lion Awards (also known as the Oscars of Skills)

International Centre of Excellence - Middle East (2016 – 17),

International Centre of Excellence - Centre of the Year 2016

Interior Design of the Year 2014 - Sustainable Interior Design Initiative

Interior Design of the Year 2014 - Public & Institutional


ICCA’s cooking classes and culinary courses are approved by City & Guilds, UK, recognised by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WorldChefs) and approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, UAE for Dubai and The Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET), Govt of Abu Dhabi, UAE for Abu Dhabi.


ICCA Dubai is also proud to be associated with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WorldChefs), a network of more than 100 global chef's associations, representing 10+ million professional chefs worldwide. ICCA has received WorldChef’s “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” award, a credit that indicates that the training and education provided at ICCA Dubai meet or exceed the culinary standards of education established by WorldChefs.

City & Guilds, UK

ICCA Dubai’s Professional Cooking Courses and Chef Training Certificates are approved and accredited by City & Guilds, UK, the world’s largest awarding body. Established in 1878, City & Guilds certifies more than 1.3million students annually the world over. A course accredited by City & Guilds, UK, is well recognised as a sign of quality and standards by more than 100 countries around the world.