FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions for Hotel Management and Culinary Arts Education Abroad
Q1. What are the various job opportunity in the field of Hotel Management?
A. The hospitality industry is one of the largest industry in the world. A lot of jobs are available at various levels and Hotel Management covers all areas to successfully run a hotel. Beside 5 / 4 star hotels there are many job opportunities in related fields like Resorts, Restaurants, clubs etc. The various departments and jobs are:
Food & Beverage:
Restaurant Manager, Banquet Manager, Sommelier, Food & Beverage Management
Executive chef, Cuisine chef, Bakery chef, Pastry chef
Front office Manager, Room Division Manager
Executive Housekeeper, Assistant Housekeeper, Laundry Manager, Horticulture Manager
General Manager, Executive Assistant Manager, Sales & Marketing Manager, Regional Manager, Country Manager
Q2. What are the courses available abroad in Global Hospitality education?
A. There are Diplomas ranging from 6 months to 1 year. Bachelor degrees range from 3 to 4 years. Master degrees range from 1 to 2 years. For culinary arts, cookery, baking & pastry there are Diplomas and Bachelor degrees.
Q3. Who should study Hotel Management?
A. Students who have completed year 12 are eligible to study hotel management at the Diploma & Bachelor level. Hotel management is for those who like to work in a luxury atmosphere job, enjoy meeting and dealing with people, like to travel. Those who are passionate about cooking, baking & pastry should also pursue this line and enroll in a Culinary.
Q4. Why should I study top hotel management colleges?
A. Every student has a different reason for studying abroad. Some students go for enhancing their skills/ qualifications with a quality foreign education. Some for the brand value so they can fast track their career. Some study abroad as it can allow them to work in the country after completing their course. Some because certain courses allows permanent residency to live there as well.
Q5. Do I need to know a foreign language to study abroad?
A. Only if you are planning to study in non English speaking countries like Germany, France, Spain or Italy you need to have some working knowledge. Otherwise if you are planning to study in USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, France or Dubai, all you need is to be proficient in English.
Q6. Are there scholarship that I can get for hotel management study abroad?
A. Yes, some colleges and universities offer part, even full scholarship depending on case to case basis. Check with us. Contact our expert advisors.
Q7. What kind of accommodation will I be able to get while studying?
A. There are 3 types of accommodation available. On campus in hostel or off campus student hostel, shared flat or house with other students, paying guest/ home stay accommodation. We will assist you with all of the above. Contact our expert advisors.
Q8. Can I apply now even though I haven’t finished my studies (Class 12 or Bachelors)?
A. Yes, you can apply upto 1 year in advance. You would need to submit your current study details and you can obtain a provisional/ conditional admission offer letter. This will become a full offer when you submit your course completion details. Early admissions give you time to organize your mandatory exam like IELTS/SAT/GMAT etc. It also allows you to get your documentation, finances, passport, visa requirements etc in order by the time you complete your Class 12 or Bachelors.
Q9. How do I apply to study Global Hospitality education abroad?
A. You can contact us by phone or email or make an appointment to meet with Mr Kapil Chandok. After that we will short list courses & colleges and apply for your admission as per your requirement, profile & budget.
Q10. Can I work part time while studying abroad?
A. Some countries allow you to work part time while studying. Some countries allow you to take up teaching assistantship and internships. Payment can be on hourly basis or as a fixed stipend. Check with us for the part time work details for different countries.
Q11. After graduating, can I stay back and work in the country where I am studying?
A. Mr Kapil Chandok is a strong advocate of working for at least a year or more in the country from where you complete your studies. This allows you to put into practice the skills that you have learnt there – be it a Diploma, a Degree or a Masters. Some countries allow you to stay back & work for periods ranging from 1 to 4 years. Check with us.
Q12. What should I pack?
A. We will provide you with a detailed list of things that you need to carry with you. It covers clothes & essential items etc that you must carry with you. Best buy uniforms and kitchen knives set from the college you are going to.
Q13. How much luggage can I take with me on my flight?
A. Normal luggage allowance is 40kgs on student ticket. But most airlines allow you an extra baggage allowance ranging from 10 to 20kgs if you are travelling on a student visa on a 1 way ticket. Check with us for the current extra baggage.
Q14. Who will receive we at the airport?
A. Top Hotel Managements Colleges will organize for the college to pick you up from the airport on arrival. Flight details have to be sent to the college before your arrival. Most colleges provide free airport pickups for their international students. Contact our expert advisors.
Q15. Who will arrange my accommodation when I arrive at college?
A. Top Hotel Managements Colleges will arrange for your accommodation through the college. This could be permanent or temporary (for 10 – 15 days if you are looking at sharing flat/ house with class mates) as per your requirement. Not to worry, we take care.
Q16. Do I need an education consultant to apply for a course in Hotel Managements and Culinary Arts?
A. Yes, you need to have a proper guide and genuine support to help you with choosing the right course, right country & right college. The student visa process is also complicated and an error can result in missing a semester or even risk a refusal. Top Hotel Managements Colleges will assist you at every step and help you do your dream course from abroad.
Q17. Can I get an education loan?
A. Yes, every student can apply for an education loan. Banks give up to 90% funding for education abroad by meeting their criteria. The interest rate for education loans is lower. The repayments generally start 6 months after completion of the course. We will give you all the details and help you with your education loan and Forex living expenses.
Q18. Foreign education is very expensive?
A. Yes, foreign education is expensive than Indian education but there are some affordable options available as well. Bank loans can be taken to meet the cost of study abroad. Some countries allow part time work while studying and some even post study work permits. This allows you to recover your expense and investment and save money too.
Q19. There is a recession abroad. Will I get jobs abroad?
A. This is the right time to upskill or start your education abroad. by the time you finish your Diploma/ Bachelor or Master, the covid-19 effect will be gone. A few countries are having an economic slowdown but there are always job opportunities for good workers with a quality qualification from that country. We will guide you further as to how to deal with covid-19.
Q20. To do a Culinary, Cookery, Bakery or Pastry course I need to have a Diploma or Bachelor in Hotel Management?
A. No, to do a Culinary or Pastry course from abroad you do not need any prior qualification but if you have one it will help you get a higher position and better paid job later. You need to be passionate and have a strong drive to cook or bake and create. He is looking for students with the right aptitude to do this course. Check with Mr Chandok to see if you have what it takes to be a Chef!
Q21. What are the benefits of studying hotel management?
A. Benefits of studying hotel management are literally boundless. Firstly, the career options after having a degree in hotel management are large, diverse and lucrative. It is not a regular desk job; allows tremendous opportunities to explore one’s creative side and most importantly offers exceptionally promising career. If you are creative and passionate, then hotel management is the right course for you. The hospitality industry rewards professionals who are passionate about their job roles and look out for creative ways to keep the clients satisfied.
Q22. Who are eligible to study hotel management?
A. Students who have completed Class 12 qualify to study hotel management. The Hotel & Tourism Management Programmes are open for students of all streams i.e. Arts / Commerce / Sciences/ Others. The internal admission procedure varies with colleges.
Q23. What is the tenure of a hotel management course?
A. Like most Bachelor’s Degree courses, the duration of hotel management course is 3 years e.g. in Australia and 4 years in U.S/Canada. During the course of these academic years, students learn all the skills, including culinary skills, communication skills, relationship management, etc. needed in the hospitality industry. You can boost the value of your hotel management degree by doing an internship during your academic tenure.
Q24. What are the career options after completing hotel management?
A. This is what makes this sector incredibly attractive as it offers multiple career opportunities after completing hotel management course. Examples include Chefs, Catering Manager, Accommodation Manager, Customer Service Manager, Retail Manager, Event Manager Hotel Manager, Guest Relation Executive, Housekeeping, Associate/Team Leader to name a few.
Q25. Will I be able to open my own hotel after studying hotel management?
A. Absolutely; however, it is strongly advisable to gain experience of working in the hospitality industry before venturing into your own restaurant/hotel as it will get you insights of the industry which in turn, is highly valuable while running the business.
Q26. How to choose the right hotel management college?
A. There are various factors to consider when it comes to choosing a hotel management college. First, ensure that the college you choose must be affiliated to a recognised university. Another important factor that is of utmost important is the quality of education of a hotel management college is the faculty. Ensure that the faculty of the college you choose is well-trained and experienced. Another significant factor is to check the infrastructure of the college; practical session rooms, cafeteria, and library are a must. Last but not the least, make sure that the hotel management college you choose provides good and relevant placement.
Q27. What are the academic programmes offered in Hotel Management?
A. Mainly following Programmes in Hotel & Tourism Management are offered:
- Post Graduate Programmes:
Two Year Master of Hotel Management
Two Year Master of Tourism Management
- Under Graduate Programmes:
Three Year Bachelor of Hotel Management
Three Year Bachelor of Tourism Management
- One Year Diploma Programmes: Diploma
Diploma in Food & Beverage Production Management
Diploma in Food and Beverage Services Management
Diploma in House- keeping Operations Management
Diploma in Front Office Operations Management
Q28. How many years will it take for me to become Top post of a Star Hotel?
A. It is tough to ascertain the exact time and duration as it is totally personal and individual performance that lays the foundation of a person’s success in this very demanding industry. Hard work dedication and commitment are the key factors to reach the top. However, it is not uncommon to find people as young as 35 years old occupying the G.M.’s Chair.
Q29. What are the academic programmes offered in Culinary Arts?
A. There are mainly 3 types of academic programs offered in Culinary Arts; the options available to you depend on which school you attend.
- A culinary certificate takes about one year of full-time study, and it provides you a good overview of different chef duties and cooking skills.
- An Associate’s degree consists of more in-depth courses, so that you may learn about international cuisines and advanced cooking methods. This degree takes two years of full-time work.
- A Bachelor’s degree is the most comprehensive one, requiring four years of full-time study.
Q30. What kind of job can I get with a culinary degree?
A. Culinary school makes you ready for work as a cook or chef. Most new graduates start out as a line chef, since most kitchens need you to start out in this position. As you gain experience and seniority, you may be able to become a sous chef or executive chef. One may also find work as a private chef or catering chef. A culinary degree provides you experience and knowledge in many different cuisines and cooking methods, which you can use in a restaurant, in a private home, or at a party.
Q31. What kind of practical experience can I get in culinary school?
A. Practical experience is foundation of every culinary program. While theory and book knowledge are equally important, they don’t really help you at all if you can’t deliver when you’re put in a kitchen. Many culinary schools have practice kitchens. You may spend most of your class time in here, using kitchen tools and working with food.
Q32. Do I need cooking experience?
A. Culinary arts programs begin by building a strong foundation of cooking skills. You get to learn everything you need to know in school, so it doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have in cooking. Whether you’ve never diced an onion before or you have created gourmet dishes on a regular basis, a culinary degree starts from the foundation level and goes all the way up to advanced level.
Q33. What kind of salary can I expect after I graduate from a culinary school?
A. Most beginning cooks earn between $8.50 and $16.00 an hour. Chefs and head cooks earn significantly more. However, wages depend on the area of the country. They also depend on the type of establishment. Pay is usually highest in world-class restaurants and hotels. In such places, an executive chef can earn over $100,000 a year.
Q34. Do I Need to Go to Culinary School to Become a Chef?
A. While going to culinary school may accelerate the task of becoming a chef, many do choose to step into this position through years of hard work and direct experience in a restaurant. Being promoted from a prep or line cook to chef may take several years, but the advantage is that you’re making money while getting a sense of how the career will be. The disadvantage to this approach is there will possibly be little time on the job to attempt new dishes or experiment as customer orders will always be a priority. Nonetheless, the professional relationships you create and the knowledge gained are well worth it.
Q35. Which are the top Culinary Schools?
A. Here is a list of top culinary schools in Australia, Canada and U.K
Le Cordon Bleu – Adelaide
Le Cordon Bleu – Melbourne
Le Cordon Bleu – Sydney
William Angliss Institute
Leiths School of Food and Win
Le Cordon Bleu London
Westminster Kingsway College – London
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa
Imperial Hotel Management College
George Brown College