well, there is a certificate program being offered by CIA in napa valley side for an individual in your kind situation. The pre-req is that you have to have a four year degree in related field. And you will enter what they call Accelerated culinary program for 6 month, it sound pretty good. Since they are offered by CIA, it should really give you a booth on your resume, not much but a little, and don't forgot they have a huge alumni network as well, at the end "who you know" sometimes helps.
In RI JWU, they offer "garnish your degree program" sound similar to the CIA program, not sure though, but check them out.
By the way, the CIA program is coast around 35k(include room and aboard)
which part of Asia are you? there is four Le Cordon Bleu schools around Asia, Two in Japan, one in Thailand, one in Korea, I have never enter either one of them, and since they all advertise through THE Le Cordon Bleu Paris web, they should be really worth look into. I know they are expensive schools to enter, everything together just for the Grand Diploma will coast you around 40K, however, you can complete all three tiers of study both culinary, and patisserie in about nine months, it will be time will worth spend from what I see. Myself will going to the Ottawa school at the end of this year as well. I think you give them a hard look, if you don't what to fly 14 hours around the globe.
hope this will help you.