Correlation of Culinary Education to Job Employment of LPU Graduates

Authors: Shaina Marielle A. Dalangin, Andrei Mikaela P. Baun, Paul Nazarene M. Bandaeril, Dennis Aaron S. De Jesus Reyman Gapas and Dr. Jocelyn Y. Camalig

Issue: 2020-2021


This research paper investigates the correlation between the culinary education provided by Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) and the professional outcomes of its graduates. The primary aim is to understand how various educational elements impact graduates’ performance in their respective occupations and how their tertiary education shapes their professional identities. Employing a Causal Research approach within a Quantitative Research design, the study assesses the relationships among LPU Curriculum, Institutional Resources, Faculty, Learning Outcomes, and Job Performance of LPU – Manila Culinary graduates. The study population comprises alumni of LPU- Manila Culinary program. A research-made questionnaire, drawing from relevant literature, was utilized to collect data aligned with the research objectives. Statistical analysis techniques were applied to analyze the gathered data comprehensively. Descriptive statistics were employed to outline the demographic profile of respondents, while inferential statistics were used to ascertain reliability, validity, and relationships between different components. WarpPLS 7.0 facilitated partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) to evaluate study hypotheses. Results indicate a robust correlation between the culinary education received by alumni and their current professional status. The study underscores the pivotal role of tertiary education in shaping graduates’ professional trajectories and highlights the intricate interplay between various factors in influencing learning outcomes and subsequent job performance. By scrutinizing graduates’ experiences during their tertiary education, the study sheds light on how these formative years serve as the bedrock for their careers. This research underscores the significance of educational factors in shaping individuals’ professional journeys, particularly in the context of their employment.

Keywords: culinary, culinary education, job employment