How To Become The Next Big Chefpreneur
Check out CCA Manila's groundbreaking program on entrepreneurship + culinary arts
If your dream is to be the next JP Anglo or Thirdy Dolatre — chef entrepreneurs who enjoy commercial success even while they get creative in the kitchen — then it’s going to take more than just having the capital and a few great recipes. To be an entrepreneur in the highly competitive F&B industry is very challenging, and the best preparation is to educate yourself. Luckily, CCA Manila has just launched a groundbreaking new program on entrepreneurial management with a major in culinary arts, in partnership with the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). We looked into it and here's the deal.
The program is a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management Major in Culinary Arts (BSEM-CA), and it's the first of its kind in the country. Aside from kitchen skills, students will learn how to operate a food enterprise. At the same time, the program is designed to hone their character so they can survive in the competitive field of entrepreneurship.
“Students will gain learnings from the best of two worlds — entrepreneurship and culinary arts," says Ma. Veritas F. Luna, CCA Manila's chancellor of education. "They will have the foundational business and entrepreneurial skills [they need to run a business], and at the same time know what’s in it for them in the culinary world. They will be ahead in terms of kitchen skills and product development.”
Many food entrepreneurs or even foodie enthusiasts jump on the idea of creating their own ventures and can get excited planning their menus with all kinds of innovative and creative twists. But sometimes they fail due to lack of preparation on the business side. To be a successful "chefpreneur" means mastering the two worlds of culinary arts and entrepreneurship.