International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi

Sharing Knowledge, Building Happiness
Est. 2005



  • Professional Courses
  • Hobby chef Courses

Professional Courses

Globally recognized culinary & Baking Programs that will ensure to make all the difference in your professional pursuits and aspirations.

Offline Courses

In our specialised classes, learn the tricks of the trade from our experienced chefs. Hands-on training will no doubt increase your confidence in experimenting with new recipes.


International Institute of Culinary Arts, India’s premier culinary arts institute that offers chef courses in India is the country's first to be accredited by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).

IICA in New Delhi, founded by Chef Virender S Datta, who has over 50 years of experience in the hospitality industry, has been a catalyst in opening Culinary Arts as a career opportunity and a Knowledge Hub for anyone looking for courses to become a chef in India as a viable career opportunity. It provides total industry support for aspiring chefs.

"We are also thrilled to extend our expertise and educational offerings to Imphal, Manipur through JCRE. This collaboration with JCRE is a step towards creating a strong foundation for culinary education in the region, and we look forward to nurturing the next generation of culinary talent."

Founder Message


MR. Virender S Datta

Founder & Chairman, IICA
Addressing Chefs at the WACS Annual Congress

Only At IICA

International Institute of Culinary Arts, founded by legendary Chef and hospitality veteran Mr. Virender S Datta, since its inception has preserved its identity as a ‘Research & Innovation Focused Culinary Institute’. While teaching all of its students the fundamentals of culinary arts and bakery and patisserie sciences, the institute prides itself on offering premier chef courses in India and providing comprehensive courses to become a chef in India. IICA has secured numerous credentials and achievements, reflecting its commitment to excellence in culinary education.


Students graduated till date

18 Years

of successful operations


Faculty to Student Mentorship Ratio

International Affiliations & Accreditations

Knowledge Partner for leading organizations


State of the art training centres in Delhi.
Imphal campus coming soon



IICA MasterStrokes is a unique talk-show hosted by Mr. Arjun Datta (OUR M.D & COO, IICA) where we talk to leading hospitality experts and get an insight into their journey and views, a must-watch for everyone.
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Our Accreditations

International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi is proud to be accredited and approved by globally renowned qualification awarding bodies including the World Associations of Chef Societies (WACS), City & Guilds- UK and Edexcel UK and The Indian Culinary Forum.


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Mastering Culinary Arts with IICA

Embark on an exciting culinary journey and refine your culinary and baking skills with IICA, the leading institute for cooking and baking in India. IICA offers a diverse range of chef courses in India, tailored for aspiring chefs who aspire to master the art of culinary arts, and stands out as the top choice for individuals seeking courses to become a chef in India and professional baking classes. Elevate your culinary expertise with our dedicated community of passionate chefs and seasoned culinary experts, bringing years of industry experience to the table.

Join a community of passionate chefs and culinary experts who bring years of industry experience. Benefit from their invaluable insights, personalized guidance, and hands-on training. From mastering the techniques of world cuisines to the delicate artistry of bread-making and the sweet symphony of cake decoration, immerse yourself in a dynamic and interactive learning environment. Enhance your credibility in the culinary world with IICA’s bakery courses and professional baking classes, designed to provide you with comprehensive training and expertise for anyone willing to do chef courses in India.


Chef Davinder Kumar

Chef Davinder Kumar is presently the Vice President F & B Production & Executive Chef at the Le Meridien, New Delhi. He is also the President of the Indian Culinary Forum. Chef Davinder has been pivotal in laying the foundation of IICA, New Delhi making it India’s first culinary institute to be accredited by the Indian Culinary Forum.


Chef Srijith Gopinathan

Chef Srijith is a culinary icon after becoming the 1st Indian Chef to receive 2 Michelin Stars and he has become a role model for millions of aspiring chefs. Chef Srijith was IICA’s very special guest for its digital talk show - IICA MasterStrokes with Arjun Datta in June 2020.


Dr. Pushpesh Pant

Dr. Pushpesh Pant is a PadmaShri awardee and highly accomplished Food Writer, Food Historian and an authority of Cuisines of India. IICA has been privileged and honored to have known Dr. Pant for over the last few years and recently Dr. Pant was also a very special guest on IICA MasterStrokes by Arjun Datta.


Chef Satish Arora

I am proud that industry which was not considered as a career making industry earlier, now today with colleges like IICA has started developing & shaping students

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