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Colegio EPI

General course information

Degree:Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts
Level Equal To: MBO 3
Duration: 3 years
Tuition fees: Click here


Students in the Immediate Employment (IE) Program will develop job skills, social skills and competencies critical to the demanding culinary profession.

During the 3 years of this course each student will get the opportunity to earn certifications in the areas of Breakfast Cookery, Vegetables, Soups, Sauces, Baking and Buffet. Additionally, each student will have to complete 36 weeks and/or 1664 hours of internship in the kitchen areas of highly qualified companies in the industry.

This program consists of 26 different courses, covering subjects such as Languages,
Information Technology, Industry Related Business and Management and Personal

Graduates will be skilled and employable in all areas of food preparation and
production, in restaurants, catering companies, and any other type of Food & Beverage
institution or operations.

Further study possibilities

The student may opt to further his/her studies in the Associate of Science Degree Program at the unit, or at selective international institutions specialized in the culinary arts, for example MBO schools in The Netherlands.

Program Entry Minimum Requirements

  • Completed MAVO Diploma
  • EPB Doorstroom
  • Foreign diplomas have to be evaluated by the Department of Education of Aruba
  • English Aptitude Test