"In this two-year programme, apart from the cooking knowledge and skills taught in the classroom, HKCT also provided me with different ways to enrich my culinary knowledge and professional skills. Through the sharing and culinary workshop taught by professional industrial chefs and oversea visiting chefs, I have broadened my horizon by demonstration of the specialties of authentic dishes and traditional cooking techniques in different gastronomies. Furthermore, through the experiential learning activities organized by the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC Hospitality Experience Program) and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival), they allowed me learning more about the development of the Hong Kong’s catering industry, as well as my personal career path.
Meanwhile, through planning and participating in the culinary event (We cook, We cater, We care) for an elderly home, not only could enrich my knowledge in catering and event management, but also allow me to understand more about different special dietary needs of client and the tactics in designing menu for different target groups in future.
The internship opportunity allowed me learning more from the actual working environment, and increasing my competitiveness and acceptance after graduation. I got the valuable opportunity to work in one international hotel chain, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, which not only enriched my culinary skills, but also gave me a chance of applying knowledge I learnt from HKCT into this global hotel group.
Through the extensive range of experiential learning activities, this Higher Diploma programme provided me with vocational direction and fostered me to further develop my professionalism in culinary and catering sector by articulating to relevant bachelor degree programme."