FAQ - The Sages Institute

1. What professional career will I exercise?
2. What type of international degree will I obtain from SAGES?
3. What are Culinary Arts and Food Technology at SAGES?
4. What is Food Business at SAGES?

5. What is the meaning of SAGES?
6. What is the meaning of Culinary Arts?
7. What is the meaning of Food Science?
8. What is the meaning of Gastronomy?

9. How do the curriculums at SAGES look like?
10. Why did the founder choose the name of SAGES?
11. What makes SAGES different from any other culinary institutions?


What professional career will I exercise?
If you are fascinated by the wonderful world of Culinary Arts & Gastronomy, Baking Pastry, and Hospitality, you will also be delighted by attractive job possibilities such as Chef, Caterer, Culinary Instructor, 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. To assist your career goals, we will prepare you to achieve them at SAGES.

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. SAGES graduates are able to fulfill many employment opportunities in food industry such as 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 international degree will I obtain from SAGES?
For students joining one year program in Culinary Arts & Gastronomy plus six months internship, they will graduate with an "Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts & Gastronomy". Meanwhile, those continuing program to Baking Pastry plus at least six months internship, they will graduate with an "Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts & Gastronomy, Baking Pastry, and Hospitality". If the students would like to obtain Bachelor of Culinary Arts, they might contact Admission Office for more information about pathway programs offered by international SAGES partners.

What are Culinary Arts and Food Technology at SAGES?
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 working 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.

The role consists of researching new ingredients, food and lifestyle trends, market demographics, and cutting edge technologies. Research chefs are indeed responsible for creating hearty items answering to the demands of different consumer target markets. Creating, preparing, processing, fascinating cuisines, and selecting fine menus are part of their roles in ensuring 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 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.

What is the meaning of SAGE(S)

  • 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.

What is the meaning of CULINARY ARTS?
The word "culinary" is defined as something related to, or connected with cooking or kitchens. Culinary arts 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.

What is the meaning of FOOD SCIENCE?
TThe 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.

What is the meaning of GASTRONOMY?
Gastronomy is the 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 do the curriculums at SAGES look like?
The programs offered by SAGES follow modern international curriculums of the highest standard. SAGES 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 did the founder choose the name of SAGES?
In parallel with the meaning of word itself, here at SAGES not only are we 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 SAGES different from any other culinary institutions?
While other culinary institutions design their program to train students ONLY in preparing food, SAGES incorporates 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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