The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia (ACAC)

Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia, Saint 139, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia (ACAC) is a hospitality training institution that offers its students an internationally recognized higher diploma/associate degree in the culinary arts. The Academy provides instruction in Khmer and English to students who have completed secondary schooling.

Our vision and mission is to train Cambodian youth to be competent, skilled ,and professional players in the hospitality sector. By exposing our students to a wide range of hospitality courses, and through theoretical and practical instruction, regular internships, and on-the-job training in partner restaurants and hotels, we help each student manage change and prepare for real-life challenges in the workplace.

The ACAC is the first culinary academy in Cambodia with an international hospitality curriculum that aligns with ASEAN standards and a Swiss work ethos. As the country’s first Public-Private Partnership, key stakeholders from government and the private sector have come together to address the shortage of educated and skilled employees in the hospitality sector and to forge new opportunities for youth skills development and unemployment reduction through the Academy in Cambodia and throughout the region.

The Academy offers a two-year diploma in culinary arts, accredited through the Swiss Hotel Management Academy Lucerne (SHL). Instruction is in English with Khmer translation. The curriculum exposes students to a comprehensive range of courses covering the interconnected areas of the culinary industry. We combine theoretical and practical study, craft-based learning and internships in recognized hotels, restaurants and related institutions. Students’ intellectual abilities are also developed through the general education component of the diploma program. The Academy ensures that its graduating students possess valuable transferable skills, such as discipline, respect for all, truthfulness, adaptability, the spirit to accomplish, and motivation for lifelong learning. The Academy provides education to students of any race, nationality, sex, color, religion or belief who have completed a high school  school program.

Motivated by our vision and mission as the leading premier culinary training institution in Cambodia, we commit to deliver the best culinary training in terms of excellence, practice and professionalism that reflects the contemporary culinary industry and current trends.

Please feel free to contact us with any queries or questions you may have.

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