The Davao City Culinary School is providing opportunities for people interested in learning top-notch culinary skills in a short period of time. The students are taught the skills needed to work in foreign restaurants and cruise ships. The Davao City Culinary School is the third school of its kind and specializes in teaching most Middle Eastern, Halal and Asian meal preparations.
Over 1,000 students have graduated from the six-month training program and have landed jobs in the Middle East. Most jobs pay between $700 and $2,000 per month. This is a great salary to earn for an overseas position after taking such a short culinary course. Graduates are offered on-the-job training in a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dr. Mario Onagan, the founder of the culinary school, believes that the school's accreditation plays a major role in its success. The Halal courses have also been certified by the Office of Muslim Affairs. In addition to the basic meal preparation courses, the Davao City Culinary School teaches a variety of specialty skills includes the baking of desserts, cakes, pastries and chocolates. Providing the business skills needed for his students to become successful chefs at any location is a top priority for Dr. Onagan. Learning about catering operations, accounting, housekeeping, and restaurant entrepreneurship are also taught as part of the six month program.
Many Middle Eastern countries are familiar with Dr. Onagan and his culinary schools. The Davao City Culinary School is a great alternative for people who are interested in learning the skills needed to become a great cook or chef but do not have the money to attend a culinary school in Cebu or Manila.