The Goa College of Hospitality and Culinary Education, formerly known as the Academy of Culinary Education (ACE) is a premier Hospitality Institute established in the year 1995.
The College today has the unique advantage of offering the only Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality and Culinary Education affiliated to the Goa University.
The course curriculum includes subjects on Front Office Management, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage (service), Food and Beverage (production), Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Strategic Management, Safety and Security, IT skills, Hotel Law, Gender Studies, World Culture, French among others.
The college is managed by the Fomento Educational and Charitable Society and shares space with a Five star deluxe hotel, Cidade de Goa, which proves to be of major advantage to the students. The Industry-Alumni interface is a big advantage for the students. The management goes an extra mile by providing practical knowledge to the students by letting them get hands-on experience at the hotel. This, in turn, gives the students the necessary industry exposure and helps them comprehend theoretical knowledge in a better manner. It also makes them prepared in the true sense to perform in the industry after they complete their education at the college.
In addition to offering a three year BBA Program, the Institute also offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Management for those who have completed a three year Degree/Diploma in Hotel Management studies. Shorts term Courses, registered with the Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF), Govt. of Goa, too are offered in Food and Beverage (production), Food and Beverage (s) and Housekeeping.
The contribution of the Institute in creating Ambassadors for the industry has been noteworthy with students who have graduated from the alumni finding placements in Organizations such as the Hyatt, Marriott, Radisson, Four Seasons, Oberoi, ITC, Taj, Leela, Jumeirah etc. The college has a success rate of 100% placements, thus ensuring the beginning of the career of the students, right from the moment they graduate from the institute.