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Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts (SSCA), is a department of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), founded in 2016, and is the first school fully dedicated to offering qualifications in culinary science and arts under an University in the country. SSCA is established with a view to cater to the need of the food industry to have specialized culinary professionals.
Food Services market in India (organized and unorganized) is estimated at INR 3,37,500 crore in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10% over the next 5 years to reach INR 552,000 crore by 2022 (FICCI Report). This projected growth is expected to open up many opportunities for Indian students to pursue a career in the foodservice industry. During the last decade, culinary has emerged as a preferred career option in the foodservice industry in India and the industry is looking to employ skilled and trained manpower.
It takes a well-rounded and planned education to run a food service operation. Along with knowledge of culinary arts, it is also important to know how to manage people, control costs and attract customers in order to succeed in this increasingly competitive industry.
Keeping in view the increasing demand for the specialized programmes in Culinary Arts, SSCA offers a variety of industry compliant culinary courses. The flagship B.Sc. (Culinary Arts) is a three-year degree programme which prepares students for a wide range of career options such as Chefs, Chef Managers, food critics, food photographers, entrepreneurs, concept developers for health foods, culinary advisors and Celebrity Chefs. The diploma programmes are one-year programmes offering specialisations in various culinary fields like Bakery and Patisserie, Food Entrepreneurship and Global Cuisines.
All programmes are highly interactive and practical oriented. SSCA offers its students the most conducive environment for studying and research. Seminars by celebrity chefs, workshops, summer projects and industry visits are incorporated as part of academics. SSCA also focuses on the personality development of the students and grooms them for future challenges in life.
Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the Chair Professor of SSCA and there is a team of highly specialised and professional chef instructors to train youngsters for a skilled and gruelling culinary profession.
Symbiosis believes in industry and academia interaction at all stages of student development and as a part of our curricula, the students undergo well planned and monitored internship in collaboration with leading hotel and food industry organisations.
Innovation in the culinary field, adaptability, business ethics and social responsibility are emphasized to develop students into becoming leaders as well as responsible citizens.