FAQ - The Sages Institute

1. What Professional Career will I exercise?
2. What type of Int'l Degree will I get from The SAGES?
3. What is Culinary Arts and Food Technology at The SAGES?
4. What is Food Business at the SAGES?

5. The meaning of the word SAGE?
6. The meaning of the word CULINARY ART?
7. The meaning of the word FOOD SCIENCE?
8. The meaning of the word GASTRONOMY?

9. How does the curriculums at The SAGES looks like?
10. Why choose the name SAGES?
11. What makes The SAGES different from any other culinary institutions?

What Professional Career will I exercise?
If you are fascinated by the wonderful world of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, you will also be delighted by attractive job possibilities such as Chef, Caterer, Culinary educator, Party Planner, Food Stylist, Food Writer, Feast Coordinator, Culinary Journalist, Gastronomic Critics for any multimedia, Corporate Manager, Food Service Entrepreneur, Product Development Specialist, Research and Development, and many more. Whatever your career goals, we will prepare you to achieve them.

Not sure what you want to do? Our Career Services staff can help you discover the career path that is best for you, while you are with us. Individuals holding such an integrated education are usually found working within the top management of Food corporations. They can also be found managing food manufacturing operations or dealing directly with consumers. Food business graduates are able to fulfill many employment opportunities in the Food Industry: merchandising, buying, marketing, promotion, quality control, brand management, food coordination, visual display artist, retail-store manager, business owner, food editor, and many more!

What type of Int'l Degree will I get from The SAGES?
Available when you complete the course work and fulfill the requirements: Two (2) years Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts & Food Technology.
# Please contact our Admissions Office for more information about our Bachelor's Degree Program Abroad.

What is Culinary Arts and Food Technology at The SAGES?
At the only Culinary Arts and Food Technology Program in Indonesia with International credentials we want you to be ready to dare! It is not all about prestige, wonder or myth, three words that definitely illustrate the first image you may reflect upon when you think of becoming a Research Chef. Contrary to a Chef in a kitchen, a Research Chef's fame comes from his or her ability to create or recreate a restaurant-quality food that can be mass-produced and still maintain authenticity, premium quality and fabulous taste. You may ask yourself what makes the everyday role of a Research Chef.

Their role consists of researching new ingredients, food and lifestyle trends, market demographics, and cutting edge technologies. They are indeed responsible for the creatin of hearty items answering to the demands of different consumer target markets. Creating, Preparing, Processing, fascinating cuisines and selecting fine menus is part of their role in insuring innovative ready to serve and memorable cuisine preparations. Culinary Arts is a field that appeals most to those who love to express their creativity and emotions through food.

What is Food Business at the SAGES?
This is the only International Food Business Institute Program of its kind in Indonesia, which encompasses the "successful corporate" side of Food product development. It is an ideal field for anyone that is enterprising, active, dynamic, and also on the outlook for challenges in an extremely competitive environment. If you can perform in this field, without doubts you'll be able to handle any marketing or sales related account. This career answers to the strategist in you.

It requires fresh new creative minds that can make the Food business successful.
Food business combines both analytical and creative dimensions, where individuals develop the "Value chain approach": Concepts in Culinary, raw material analysis, accounting practices, manufacturing knowledge, import - export system, market analysis, product evaluation, marketing strategy, such as market penetration tactics and distribution logistics, consumer behaviors and Food trend analysis, personnel management, and store management, etc. thus everything that make Food brands tempting, exciting, delicious and Marketable.

The meaning of the word SAGE?

  • A person noted for wisdom and knowledge, possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence.
  • Aromatic fresh or dried gray green leaves used widely in cooking as seasoning for meats and poultry.

The meaning of the word CULINARY ART?
The word "culinary" is defined as something related to, or connected with cooking or kitchens. Culinary art is the art of cooking. A culinarian is a person indulged in the culinary arts. A culinarian is commonly known as a cook or a chef. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

The meaning of the word FOOD SCIENCE?
The study of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of foods, in addition to the factors affecting them and their ultimate effects upon the sensory, nutritional, and storage properties and the safety of foods. Food properties are influenced by growing, harvesting, and slaughtering practices, preservation and preparation methods, processing and storage conditions, and packaging. Food science and its applications must be further concerned with economics and marketing; food preferences of various populations; quality assurance and control; regulatory aspects dealing with safety, wholesomeness, and honest representation; and the production of affordable, quality food on a worldwide basis.

The meaning of the word GASTRONOMY?
Art of selecting, preparing, serving, and enjoying fine food. Regardless of regional differences in cuisine, a primary consideration in food preparation is freshness. Others include complimentary or opposition of taste, contrast of textures, and overall appearance, including colour harmony and accent.

How does the curriculums at The SAGES looks like?
The programs offered by the SAGES INSTITUTE follow modern International curriculums of the highest standard. The SAGES INSTITUTE provides a unique combination of academic theory and practical experience or real world opportunities for students to work on industrial projects as well as corporate and culinary internships where students gain invaluable experience.

Why choose the name SAGES?
In parallel with the meaning of word itself, here at the SAGES INSTITUTE not only we are giving the students a strong foundation for a high quality professional careers in the food preparation business. But students are also emotionally and psychologically educated to utilize their professional skills in a very wise, prudence, good sense and judiciousness way.

What makes The SAGES different from any other culinary institutions?
While other culinary institutions designed their program to trained students in ONLY preparing food, The SAGES incorporate its food preparing (*culinary) subject by taking into account some of these disciplines, such as:

  • Food preservation - the causes and prevention of quality degradation
  • Food engineering - the industrial processes used to manufacture food 
  • Product development - the invention of new food products
  • Sensory analysis - the study of how food is perceived by the consumer's senses
  • Food chemistry - the molecular composition of food and the involvement of these molecules in chemical reactions
  • Food packaging - the study of how food is packaged to preserve the food after it has been processed.
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