Founded in 2019, The International Academy of Chinese Culinary Arts provides expertise and insight on good practice, education, and development issues within the Chinese food related industry in the UK. Its International Chefs Academy offers International Programmes, Professional Programmes, and Continuing Professional Development Programmes aiming to nurture intellectual and professional competencies of our learners to meet the industry's demand for a new generation of chefs with multi-culinary and management skills, as well as professional mindset and work attitude.

IACCA also provides bespoke professional consultancy services to businesses and educational resources to training providers, who are wishing to deliver professional chefs’ or hospitality management programmes within Chinese Culinary Arts


Vision: To be the Global Leader of Chinese Culinary Arts education and development.

Mission: We set and maintain professional standards for Chinese culinary practitioners and driving positive change in Chinese food related industry

Core Values

  • Creating experiences driven by quality and authenticity is at the centre of all we do
  • Committed to our people by developing their competences and capacity
  • We grow our business sustainably and profitably
  • We continue to improve through innovation and technology
  • We contribute back to our communities



A group of 5 experienced practitioners in the UK’s vocational related education sector founded PAM Education Consultancy Services Ltd. As an independent education solution provider with the main objective of bridging the gap between vocational education and industry development and employability skills. Pam Education ensures that learners are not only vocationally competent but employment ready.

PAM Education officially established its strategic partnership with Tianjin Economics and Trade School (then the Tianjin No. 2 School of Commerce & Tianjin School of Cuisine) to bring authentic Chinese culinary arts training and education onto the global stage.


The partnership has successfully obtained funding from Tianjin Municipal Education Commission under the Lu Ban Workshop Project to establish education and training centre in the UK for Chinese Culinary Arts, to develop fully regulated qualifications and the associated learning resources in English.

In May, the first Lu Ban Workshop in Europe was opened at Chichester College (CC). Officials from the Tianjin Education Commission, Senior management from PAM, TES, and CC were participated in the opening ceremony.


In April, the first and only UK fully regulated Level 3 Diploma in Chinese Culinary was approved by PAM Education’s awarding Body - Qualifi and appeared on the Regulated Qualification Framework.

In October, PAM Education offered 10 scholarships to prototype the L3 Diploma course with Chichester College Group. Most learners reported to have benefited from the course professionally.


In Early January, PAM-TES collaboration continued to flourish. Witnessed by the senior management team of the Tianjin Food Group, PAM Education and TES signed a MoU to develop a restaurant and international training centre at the iconic building of Cains Brewery in the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant Baltic Triangle.

On 31st January, PAM sponsored Chinese Culinary Arts students were given the opportunity of a lifetime when they cooked for Number 10 Downing Street and the Rt Hon Theresa May at the 2019 Chinese New Year Reception. With 150 people attending the event, the students excelled in cooking a variety of canapés alongside four prestigious Chinese master chefs, flown in to help prepare for the event.

In February, built on the success, PAM created IACCA, aspired to be the global leader of high quality and authentic Chinese Culinary Arts education and development.

In July, the Level 2 Certificate in Chinese Culinary Art was approved

In October, the Level 4 Diploma in Chinese Culinary Management was approved

In November, Lu Ban Restaurant and Training Centre Liverpool was launched, which have not only brought premium Chinese cuisine and dining experience to Liverpool but also provide the state of art learning venue and work placement opportunities to Chinese culinary lovers.

BBC North West and the BBC the One Show have reported on the ground-breaking Chinese cuisine experience that the Lu Ban academy and the IACCA training centre offers.


In January, IACCA was named finalists in the Education Link Awards at the Department for International Trade, North West England Greater China Awards Ceremony.

In July, IACCA initiated the Master Chef Programme together with TES.

In August, IACCA launched its first two programmes of study to the International market.