Overview

Deepen your love for all things culinary. Learn about food technology and management, professional standards and skills to function effectively in a commercial kitchen. Our programme provides students with intensive professional and practical experience and a hands-on approach to the daily operation of a professional kitchen. The programme focuses on developing culinary skills, problem solving, and challenging students to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of culinary operations and identify entrepreneurial approaches to operations. For the Food Prep 3 Course work, students will demonstrate all the skills and knowledge acquired during their programme of studies by hosting Student Dinners which are formal dining experiences.

Duration

Applicants can pursue the Associate Degree in Applied Science in Culinary Arts:

Full Time: Two (2) Years or Part Time: Three (3) Years

Each year is divided into three Semesters.

Classes are conducted Monday to Saturday depending on your courses and class schedules.

Career Opportunities

With so many possibilities, a student with a Culinary Arts degree can be employed in many establishments including restaurants, hotels, casinos and many more places. There are even more options as an entrepreneur with high class culinary skills. Career options include:

  • Executive Chef

  • Restaurant Owner

  • Food Writing

  • Food Scientist

  • Caterer

  • Personal Chef

  • Dietary Manager

  • Food & Beverage Management

Internships & Pathway Programmes

Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute’s partnerships with several educational institutions, organizations and businesses, both locally and internationally, means students have a world of opportunities for internships and further education.

INTERNSHIPS

We recognize the importance of applying the skills taught in the classroom in the real world. Students will be placed in positions which best match their interests and field of study after they have completed the course work.

PATHWAYS TO FURTHER EDUCATION 

Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute students have the opportunity to apply for academic pathways to pursue further education in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at several local and international institutions.

 

Course Outline

COURSE NAME

 

INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

 

ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION

 

CULINARY MATHS

 

BAKING TECHNOLOGY I

 

SANITATION SAFETY AND HYGIENE

 

FOOD PREPARATION 1

 

COURSE NAME

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE

 

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

 

BUTCHERY TECHNIQUES

 

FRENCH 1

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

MENU PLANNING

 

COURSE NAME

 

ACADEMIC WRITING

 

QUALITY CUSTOMER CARE

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

FOOD PREPARATION II

 

  
  

COURSE NAME

 

CARIBBEAN STUDIES

 

BAKING TECHNOLOGY 2

 

INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

 

ACCOUNTING 1

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL

 
  

COURSE NAME

 

FOOD PREPARATION 3

 

WINES AND SPIRITS

 

FOOD ART

 

KITCHEN ORGANISATION

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 
  

COURSE NAME

 

INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

 
  
  
  
  
  

Entry Requirements

Students must be at least sixteen (16) years of age to be admitted into the Associate Degree Programme, as well as satisfy the following pre-requisites:

Caribbean Examinations Council CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) at General or Technical Proficiency:

    • Five (5) subjects (English and Mathematics are compulsory) at Grades I, II and Ill OR  
    • Four (4) subjects (English and Mathematics are compulsory) at Grades I, II and Ill, and at least one (1) year’s work experience in the Hospitality Industry

 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCE) Ordinary Level:

    • Five (5) subjects (English and Mathematics are compulsory) at Grades A, B, and C OR

    • Four (4) subjects (English and Mathematics are compulsory) at Grades A, B, and C, and at least one (1) year’s work experience in the Hospitality Industry.

 Diploma or equivalent qualification providing evidence of successful completion of secondary level courses for international students.

 Successful completion of the THTI PATH Programme

Admission to any of the THTI PATH Programme is based on satisfaction of the following pre-requisites:

Be at least sixteen (16) years of age before the date of application

Pass a basic Math & English evaluation test

Tuition & Fees

Trinidad and Tobago Nationals and Residents

Tuition Fees

Culinary

Year 1- Semester 1

TTD $7,700

Year 1- Semester 2

TTD $6,160

Year 1- Semester 3

TTD $3,010

Year 2- Semester 1

TTD $7,000

Year 2-Semester 2

TTD $6,790

TOTAL

TTD $30,660

No. of Credits

79

International Students/Non-Residents

Full Time

 

Year 1 

Year 2

Annual Tuition Fee

TT$26,200

TT$21,900

Annual Student Fee

TT$1300

TT$890

Click here to see a breakdown of annual fees.

Scholarships

THTI Associate Degree Programmes are GATE eligible for students who qualify for GATE funding. Currently, up to $4,500 of the tuition fees for the 2-year Associate Degree Programme is GATE eligible. Our new tuition fees are being reviewed by the Ministry of Education’s GATE programme, we will be able to inform applicants how much of the tuition is GATE eligible before the academic year starts in September 2021. While $4,500 of the full tuition fees are eligible for GATE funding, the student will have to pay the balance of the tuition fees along with all annual student administrative fees.

Our Associate Degree Programmes are 100% accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT). To find out more information about accreditation, please visit   http://www.actt.org.tt/

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