Royal Academy of Culinary Arts



The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is a nonprofit private Jordanian project of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development that seeks to fulfill the vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II of having a culinary school in Jordan operating at the highest international standards, and to introduce the ‘Swiss experience’ of merging practical and hands-on training with academic education.

Since its foundation in 2008, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has relentlessly promoted gender equality, integration, and women empowerment within its curriculum design and delivery.

The Royal Academy’s learning environment enables students to develop their sense of responsibility, initiative, work ethics, entrepreneurship, team spirit, creativity and many more key life and professional skills that are essential to future personal and professional successes in today’s world.


Enriched with more than a decade of experience, the Royal Academy is proud to provide its students with industry-relevant transferable competencies. Its educational approach balances practical training with theory that helps the learner develop a solid foundation to start a career path in the Food & Beverage sector. The industry offers numerous exciting job opportunities for young and passionate people who are seeking a stimulating, fascinating, and rewarding career, and who wants to be part of a vibrant and dynamic world.

Recognized as the market leader for culinary and F&B education in the region, the Royal Academy crowned its 10th anniversary by signing a partnership agreement with EHL, and therefore becoming an associate member of its network of certified schools.

On August 26, 2022, the Royal Academy became the first institution certified under the new EHL certification scheme (in effect since January 2020). The Certification Commission considered that the Academy was demonstrating sufficient compliance with the EHL Certification Standards, and it had developed the right quality mindset, demonstrating awareness and transparency regarding areas of improvement. 

In its formal program, the Academy offers students a two-year diploma in Culinary Arts and a four-year bachelor’s degree in food & Beverage Management.

The Academy has been able to constantly grow and attracts new students through offering an education that makes a difference, such as:

  • Swiss-quality hospitality education offered in Jordan,
  • Experienced and diversified faculty,
  • Rigorous academic program,
  • Hands-on practical classes,
  • Effective internships in Jordan and abroad,
  • Leadership and business-oriented syllabi,
  • Career opportunities without boundaries.

Key information & figures

Certified School Member

Since 2022


Amman, Jordan


2-year Diploma in Culinary Arts

4-year bachelor’s in food & Beverage Management

Number of Students



The following schools integrated the EHL network of schools by demonstrating a high level of commitment towards hospitality education and strong partnerships within their local industry.