“It takes five minutes to look like a chef, but it takes a lifetime to be the real chef”. A chef is not molded in a short time, but a great deal of process, strong will and determination to work hard is needed.

Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy has global missions, not only to educate chefs so they gain excellent competence and skills, but also to be chefs with moral and ethical codes, strong character, sensitivity to surroundings and a sense of responsibility.

In the academy, the students will learn a lot of things which support their career in the professional world. The instructors do not make students prepare dishes from recipes, but they also embrace underlying philosophy of culinary arts.

There are a lot of aspects taught to students, creativity, originality, choice of ingredients, flavor combinations,
time management, plate presentation, until how the students plan their menu carefully and in details.

Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy does not teach the students to cook directly. They are obliged to understand what they need to do in the kitchen through theoretical preparation in the first semester. Therefore, the students will be able to understand everything about the kitchen and ready for practical work in the next semester.

Students of Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy are given a set of skills different from other cooks.
They can translate and develop their own menu as well as calculate the cost needed to prepare the dishes.

I realized that culinary education in Indonesia cannot be provided with only national standards. But Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy has an extensive curriculum equal with the Diploma III (three year program) degree, referring to international curriculum. The goal of the academy is to be the renowned culinary education trending in Asia even the world.

Indonesians do not have to go to neighbouring Asian countries or other countries to get prestigious culinary education. Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy is on a par with other culinary schools in Asian, European or even American countries.

From the observations and experiences I gained abroad, the standards of education set in Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy are designed to be similar. Located in Citraland, the campus and the curriculum of his academy are of international standards. The instructional language used is English.

Students are not only taught to cook and bake but also to learn about English, Nutrition and other courses. They are also taught to be entrepreneurs who can start their own culinary businesses. Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy really concerns with its education to produce world class chefs.

The students of Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy are aimed to have global scale mindset, not only in Indonesia. The academy also has premium facilities, from the kitchen, pastry set, cooking utensils to the ingredients are of international standards.

Another essential aspect is the quality of the instructors. They are not only chefs with real-world experience but they also have skills and dedication to teach and assist students in their studies.

The learning method of Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy is currently the best in Indonesia. The academy always make efforts to improve the quality and quantity of the students and to assist them to be professional chefs in order to meet the demand of growing culinary industry.*

By : Zaldy Iskandar (Director of Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy)