Frequently Asked Questions
1How is this Academy an International Pastry School?
Our team of chefs is the largest and strongest pastry chef’s team in entire Asia and Middle East. Our Program are designed to ensure you learn all form and components of pastry, bakery, chocolate, displays and international cuisines. The professional set up and training makes it a truly International pastry and culinary school.
2Where is your school located?
APCA Philippines is located in a very central location with several hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and entertainment parks nearby. Located at 32nd st. corner C-5 road, University Parkway District, Treston International College, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines. The area is very vibrant, with several local and international educational institutions.
3How do I enroll in APCA Philippines? What are the entry requirements?
To enroll, please fill in the online registration form and submit it, our staff at the academy will contact you soonest possible. Otherwise, you can also schedule an appointment with the Academy, meet our admission officer and personally register yourself at the academy. The minimum age is 16 years unless stated differently. There is no maximum age limit. We can organize classes for children, on a special request basis. You should have at least a Secondary School Education, and a good command of English, since the medium of instruction is English.
4How is APCA Philippines different from any other Philippines college or institute offering pastry/culinary courses?
At the APCA Philippines we boast an International team of Chefs. We emphasize on a unique teaching and learning environment, with smaller classes (1 instructor : 14 students) and a more hands on approach (80% practical + 20% theory). We use fine quality ingredients that are internationally sourced and our kitchen facilities that prioritizes the needs of our students.
5How many students do you have in a class?
There will be maximum 14 students in a class at any given time. This way we can ensure our instructors give you the best guidance and supervision in accordance to your personal needs.
6Will I work individually or in a group?
Depending on the topic there will be recipes you work on by yourself or work in a teams.
7How does a normal day in the APCA Philippines look like?
Your entire schedule is pre-planned on a monthly and weekly basis. You will know what you will be doing next week. Your class starts at 9am, with a short morning briefing, after which you will be able to watch the instructing pastry chef demonstrating what needs to be done. In the meanwhile the kitchen assistants will do the “mis en place” for you. Later you will be making the same products on your own tables under the instructing chef’s guidance. Depending on your schedule, you will be making one or more products daily. Class ends at 4.30pm and you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself. At 5pm your day at the Academy comes to an end.
8Will I do more practical or more theory training?
Although at APCA Philippines we focus on hands-on teaching, theory does play an important part in your training. Therefore 80% of your time will be in the kitchen training hands-on and 20% in the classroom learning the theory basics.
9Is your pastry program accredited?
Yes, APCA Philippines is accredited by City & Guilds.
10Where else can I find more information about Academy?
You can have a look on Facebook and join following groups and Pages. These Pages and groups are to give you more causal information about Academy.