About CAI

The Culinary Academy of India is the first professional training school for culinary arts to be founded in India, matching the standards of top American and European culinary institutes. The academy is located within a kilometer of the premier hotels in Hyderabad, giving the institute and its students the added advantage of convenience for practical on the job experience and later translating to better employment opportunities.



The Academy has 8 classrooms and 7 fully equipped training kitchens. It also has a well designed demonstration kitchen and a compact 36-cover training restaurant. This would give the students the much-needed exposure to customer needs & demands and convert the feedback into practical improvement in their learning process.


The faculty includes 18 fulltime chef instructors covering all aspects of Food Production, Food Presentation, Kitchen Management, F & B Matching etc. All the faculty members have worked in some of the best-known hotels In India & abroad. They would not only take the students through theory and practicals but also advise and guide the students on to the paths of excellence in the study of gastronomy.


All the class rooms of the academy are a fully equipped with audio-visual aids, a highly utilized resource center & library that will be constantly kept in the state of growth. The academy offers two courses for students aspiring to icon the Culinary Profession.


Three Years Bachelors Degree in Catering Technology & Culinary Arts

(Affiliated to Osmania University,Approved by AP State Board Of Higher Education)

Post Gradute Diploma in Culinary Arts

(Affiliated to Osmania University)

One and Half Year Craft Certification Course in Food Production.

(Course recognised by AP State Board Of Technical Education)


CAI is also the official training centre for galley personnel. Candidates desirous of a career on cruise liners can apply for the following programs that are offered in association with various cruise companies.


1. P&O Cruise Lines, UK.


ACKT - 6 weeks
2nd commis   - Pastry&Bakery - 8 weeks 


2. Princess Cruise Lines, USA.


Basic Culinary Course(Commis Trainee) -   8 weeks
Commis Trainee – Pastry&Bakery -  8 weeks

3. Costa Cruise Lines, Italy.


Here for You Orientation - 1 week
Here For You Orientation - 3 Days
Here For You Galley Basic - 2 weeks

Here For You Restaurant Basic - 2 weeks

Here For You Restaurant Intermediate - 2 weeks
Here For You  Culinary Basic -3 weeks
Here For You  Culinary Intermediate - 4 weeks
Here For You Pastry Basic -3 weeks
Here For You Pizza & Bakery Basic -3 weeks
Here For You Housekeeping & Crew -2 weeks
Here For You Housekeeping Room service Intermediate-2 weeks
Here For You Bar Basic - 2 weeks
Here For You Bar Intermediate - 2 weeks


As this is the first professional chef training school in India, the students will have tremendous job opportunities as the hospitality industry in India has always faced an acute shortage of manpower having both skill and managerial qualities to handle senior positions in professional kitchens with determination and dynamism. We invite you to visit the Academy to tour our facilities on any working day between 11.00. A.M to 5.00 P.M.

CULINARY ACADEMY OF INDIA Affiliated to OsmaniaUniversity
6-3-1219/6A, Umanagar, Begumpet,
Hyderabad-500016, Telangana,India.