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.
Applicants can pursue the Associate Degree 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.
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:
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.
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.
INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION
BAKING TECHNOLOGY I
SANITATION SAFETY AND HYGIENE
FOOD PREPARATION 1
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE
FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION
QUALITY CUSTOMER CARE
FOOD PREPARATION II
BAKING TECHNOLOGY 2
FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL
FOOD PREPARATION 3
WINES AND SPIRITS
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
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.
Admission to the any of the THTI PATH Programme is based on satisfaction of the following pre-requisites:
Be at least eighteen (16) years of age before the date of application
Pass a basic Math & English evaluation test
Tuition & Fees
Trinidad and Tobago Nationals and Residents
Year 1- Semester 1
Year 1- Semester 2
Year 1- Semester 3
Year 2- Semester 1
Year 2-Semester 2
No. of Credits
The Associate Degree, Culinary Arts Programme is 100% GATE funded if eligibility requirements are met. Students with the intention of utilizing GATE funding must signify this upon admission.
While GATE covers 100% of Trinidad and Tobago citizens’ tuition, students are still responsible for annual student administrative fees.
Scholarships are also available for those pursuing full time studies