The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia (ACAC) is a hospitality training institution that offers its students an internationally recognized higher diploma/associate degree in the culinary arts. The Academy provides instruction in Khmer and English to students who have completed secondary schooling.

The Academy offers a two-year diploma in culinary arts, accredited through the Swiss Hotel Management Academy Lucerne (SHL). Instruction is in English with Khmer translation. The curriculum exposes students to a comprehensive range of courses covering the interconnected areas of the culinary industry. The programs combine theoretical and practical study, craft-based learning and internships in recognized hotels, restaurants and related institutions. Students’ intellectual abilities are also developed through the general education component of the diploma program.

The Academy ensures that its graduating students possess valuable transferable skills, such as discipline, respect for all, truthfulness, adaptability, the spirit to accomplish, and motivation for lifelong learning. The Academy provides education to students of any race, nationality, sex, color, religion or belief who have completed a high school program.

Through its affiliation with the Swiss Hotel Management School Lucerne (SHL) the Academy’s curriculum was developed in close collaboration with SHL, ensuring that Swiss standards for culinary and hospitality education are followed. The diploma gained by successfully graduated students is acknowledged by SHL.

The Academy’s curriculum is accredited by the ASEAN Secretariat through the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism. The Academy’s diploma is recognized throughout all member states of ASEAN, and allows graduated students to seek employment opportunities abroad.

The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia has an experienced Board of Governors with representatives from the government, the private sector and industry groups:

  • Minister of Tourism, Cambodia – Chairman
  • Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
  • Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia
  • Representative of the Cambodia Hotel Association
  • Representative of the Cambodia Restaurant Association
  • Representative of the Cambodia Chefs Federation
  • ACAC Building Owner
  • Executive Director of Shift360

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