Why Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts

Fulfill that passion for crossing continents & cultures!

Hospitality, tourism, and culinary arts are all inextricably interrelated to the pursuit of fulfilling experiences. Dynamic and constantly evolving, the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industries are bustling full of exciting employment opportunities, locally and internationally.

These exciting service-focused fields require broad skills, knowledge and etiquette covering a range of areas; from front office management, hospitality and tourism geography, event management, food and beverage services, menu development and such for hospitality, to culinary essentials, food nutrition and production, culinary artistry, molecular cuisine, advanced butchery and various cuisine styles for culinary.

At KDU, students are taught in specialised facilities that mirror state-of-the-art, real world environments. Our range of programmes ensure graduates are armed with a combination of knowledge and skills for an industry that is a growing contributor to burgeoning economies.

KDU is also a member of and carries recognition from:
  • World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
  • The Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association
96% EMPLOYED UPON GRADUATION
Upon graduation, our students are employed in renowned hotels and service related industries, with 30% obtaining employment overseas.
PRACTICAL PROGRAMMES FOR THE REAL WORLD
Our programmes are taught by the best in the industry with more than 50% of our curriculum emphasising hands-on practice In addition, our Industry Advisory Board is made up of top-tier management from the industry.
STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES
13 kitchens cover 65,000sf with ample space for niche studies in molecular gastronomy, wine, chocolate and coffee, and charcuterie. There are also realistic mock hospitality training facilities, student-run restaurants Saveur and Mirabelle, as well as a fine dining restaurant Dewakan, which is an entrepreneurial project by the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.
INTERNATIONAL RESIDENT AND STUDENT-EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
Students at degree level have the option of participating in a 2-week resident programme at IMI University Centre (Switzerland), as well as a student-exchange programme in France at local fee.