Maligaya Institute of Culinary Arts and Residential Services


Maligaya Institute of Culinary Arts and Residential Services (MICARS) is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

As a learning institution, Manila Institute for Culinary Arts and Residential Services sets for itself the objective of forming young women into highly-competent members of the service industry with positive work attitudes and an authentic concern for persons.

Established by the Foundation for Professional Training, Inc., MICARS shares its mother organization’s commitment “to provide innovative education and skills development programs that will promote the well being of the marginalized young women.

As a technical-vocational school that offers skills in culinary arts courses, it aims to provide young women in the urban areas livelihood and employment skills, work attitudes and Christian values that contribute to their economic, social, human and spiritual development. This hereby, enhances their dignity and effectiveness in the performance of their varied roles in family life and nation-building. The Institute is committed to support their young scholars for two years. Thus, financial aid is available to those who would qualify into the program.

These words from St Josemaria best describe the inspiration behind the founding of the Manila Institute for Culinary Arts and Residential Services (MICARS).

From what began as a two-storey house in Malate more commonly known as Maligaya Training Center (named after the street where the house stood) 20 years ago to what is now a tall building, MICARS puts substance and scope to this Feminine Genius, the uncommon selflessness attributed to women. Back then, when the term culinary nutrition and the more formal cooking and baking classes were unheard of, the small institute blazed a trail in forming young women in the essential skills and traits more needed in the home.

Maligaya Institute of Culinary Arts and Residential Services (MICARS)

Address: 2388 Leon Guinto, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Telephone Number: 525-51-40/525-74-29; 524-83-55

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Maligaya Institute of Culinary Arts and Residential Services” in the Manila.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Bread and Pastry Production NC II 141 hours
Commercial Cooking NC II 436 hours
Food and Beverage Services NC II 336 hours
Household Services NC II 216 hours
Housekeeping NC II 436 hours

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 525-51-40;525-74-29; 524-83-55. You can also visit Maligaya Institute of Culinary Arts and Residential Services. The assessment center is located at 2388 Leon Guinto, Malate, Manila, Philippines.

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