Certificate in Modern Southeast Asian Cuisine (Senior Secondary Applied Learning)

Modern Southeast Asian Cuisine (Senior Secondary Applied Learning)
Combining the techniques and essence of modern western cooking, students will be able to learn the new Southeast Asian Fusion cuisine, which is an innovative fusion of multi-cuisine flavours, and also learn the traditional and new culinary styles in the catering industry for developing their own personal creativity in cooking.

Programme Contents

The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the features, current trends and developments within the modern culinary landscape and explore the relationship between classical cuisine and modern Southeast Asian cuisine in the catering industry. It aims to strengthen students’ hands on skills for their further study and career development in the related industry in the future.

Main content includes:

  • The instructor is experienced in preparing Southeast Asian and new fusion cuisine including ingredients, spices, cooking techniques, etc. Students will be able to learn the tips and techniques of new Southeast Asian fusion cuisine
  • Learn to grow your own herbs for self-sufficiency and sustainable culinary culture
  • Students are expected to explore the origins of various culinary development in designated Southeast Asian countries which allow them to examine the cultural, social and geographical influences of cuisine in each country
  • Students can act as a chef to develop their own menu, pick the appropriate ingredients and make the dishes. Student can imply their restaurant in the Food and Beverage Training Centre.
  • Built in reference to restaurants in star hotels, the Food and Beverage Training Centre, with the professional facilities such as blast freezer, allows students to practice their modern south Asian cuisine
  • Invite chefs to demonstrate the cooking skills and conduct the workshops on fusion cuisine
  • Arrange visits irregularly, e.g. visits to new Southeast Asian restaurants, so that students can understand the operation and the latest development of the industry

If students attained “Attained with Distinction (I)” in this ApL course^, it is comparable to Level 3 of the Category A subjects of HKDSE examination; if they attained “Attained with Distinction (II)”, it is comparable to Level 4 of the Category A subjects of HKDSE examination.

Programme Features

Southeast Asian cuisine production, culinary skills training, menu development, industrial visit, etc

Programme Structure

  • Food Theory
  • Food Trends & Farm-to-table
  • Culinary Skills Training and Development
  • Culinary Fundamentals
  • Culinary Skills Training of Modern Southeast Asian Cuisine
  • Modern Southeast Asian Cuisine Development and Practice

Reference Table for Grades

Certification Programme

Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority - Applied Learning Subjects Result Assessment and Information

Students can practice Southeast Asian cuisine in the Food and Beverage Training Centre
Students will prepare a variety of creative Southeast Asian fusion dishes in the class
Tutor teached the students to make 'Papaya Salad'
We invited Chef Danny Ho, the famous Malaysian Chef "The Prince of Durians", to give an interactive workshop and create Southeast Asian dishes by integrating durian and new cooking methods
Arrange students to go to farmland to learn the knowledge of herbs and planting, the low-carbon concept of “Farm to Table”
Students cooked a variety of designated new Southeast Asian cuisine in the exam project
Graduation Path

Articulation Path

Upon completion of Form 6, students can apply for Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Culinary / Hospitality),

Career Prospects

Catering services, Airline Catering, Hotel Catering, Conventions & Exhibitions, Clubhouses, etc.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

every September


18 Months


HKCT Jockey Club Ma On Shan Campus (Yiu On Estate, 2 Hang Hong Street, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, New Territories)


Saturday 09:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00 (Lessons will also be scheduled during summer day and will be arranged as full day lesson.)


Lessons will mainly be held at students' own schools. Details will be confirmed between HKCT and their schools.

QF Level
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:3
QR Registration No.:21/001282/L3
Registration Validity Period:1/1/2022 to 31/12/2026

^ According to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 40/2017, applicants of Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes are allowed to use up to two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application for entrance requirements, i.e. "Attained" and "Attained with Distinction", will continue to be used.