The Atlas Culinary Institute is an education based company, dedicated to teaching restaurant-centric knowledge to aspiring students all across the Philippines. Their programs can take about several months for serious enthusiasts, to even a few
hours for the more casual clients. The School is located near the heart of Dasmariñas City; conveniently situated along Governor’s Dirve, a main road that is highly accessible to those living in the vicinity. Current facilities of the school include a 300
square meter building; the space includes the school’s classroom, lecture room, library, coffee shop, kitchen laboratories, storage space, and reception area.
Established last June 2015, the fledgling company was spearheaded by chefs, Lawrence and Camille Zafra, who are both influencers in the restaurant consultancy business. The concept of the school was brought to life by the owners’ desire to give
not only an affordable and practical education, but also to bring closer top quality culinary education closer to students who live outside Metro Manila, and plan to work for hotels or even put up food service businesses. Its long standing industry partners
scale far and wide, from small scale local farmers to food industry giants; Atlas Culinary Institute is devoted to utilizing all their resources in giving their students the far range of knowledge and utilities they can offer.
The school utilizes both comprehensive and progressive approach in the manner of conducting the classes. Students will be taught concise information and techniques on classical French cuisine as a foundation. In a comprehensive curriculum approach, instructors
have a standard theme and objective, but they do not just design a course of study for the students. Teachers design it with the students, and they have to be prepared to welcome unexpected detours. The progressive curriculum utilizes experience-based learning
that will equip students enough knowledge and expertise they will need in pursuing a career in the food industry here and abroad.
Their resolve to give the best in everything they do lies behind the three guiding principles that encapsulate the school’s motto: Passion, Discipline, and Professionalism. The school’s determination is not a fad; it’s a way of life.