PROFESSIONAL COURSE
IN ITALIAN CUISINE
& FOOD CULTURE

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PROFESSIONAL COURSE
IN ITALIAN CUISINE
& FOOD CULTURE

NEXT COURSE: 21 JUNE 2021 – 11 JULY 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 24 MAY 2021

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Our Professional Course in Italian Cuisine & Food Culture is designed for those who want to become professionals of the Italian cuisine in the world. To go professional about the Italian cuisine means not only to learn how to employ the main cooking techniques and to recognize the quality of the authentic Italian raw materials and products, but also to internalize “the Italian way” as a lifestyle, a culture to be expressed through the dishes.
During the course you will deepen a full series of both theoretical and practical lessons – held in English – about Pasta, Pizza, Italian Cuisine and Oenology. You will learn everything about the most famous Italian culinary traditions while improving your knowledge of food studies, technologies and processing methods.

The Course will take place at Accademia school located in Verona, Italy.
Verona is a UNESCO heritage site which offers a thriving food and beverage scene, and a burgeoning natural and organic food industry.

Our culinary school is the perfect place to jump-start your culinary career.

COURSE PROGRAMME

3 weeks (112 hours) – theoretical and practical lessons held in English

The Professional Course in Italian Cuisine & Food Culture is organized into three different kinds of activities:

  • Classroom-based lessons about theoretical aspects (48h)
  • Laboratory-based lessons about cooking techniques, Italian recipes, the making of pasta and pizza (64h)
    Learning by doing. The fundamental step to becoming a professional of the Italian cuisine, 64 hours of practice – under the guidance of professional Head Chefs, Pizza Chefs, and Pasta Chefs
  • Educational trips to discover the “Italian way”, visiting some of the most famous cities and some of the most important producers of raw materials and typical Italian products.

COURSE TOPICS

Classroom-based lessons (48h)

  • Italian Culinary Culture | 16 hours
  • Food Safety and HACCP system | 4 hours
  • Typical Italian products and raw materials | 12 hours
  • Food technology | 8 hours
  • Oenology | 8 hours

Laboratory-based lessons (64h)

  • Artisan Pasta | 8 hours
  • Pizza | 16 hours
  • Italian Cuisine | 40 hours

The practical activities will take place in dedicated laboratories of cooking, pastry, and bakery to learn using both traditional and advanced types of equipment.
*details about each topic are in the brochure

COURSE TOPICS

Classroom-based lessons (48h)

  • Italian Culinary Culture | 16 hours
  • Food Safety and HACCP system | 4 hours
  • Typical Italian products and raw materials | 12 hours
  • Food technology | 8 hours
  • Oenology | 8 hours

Laboratory-based lessons (64h)

  • Artisan Pasta | 8 hours
  • Pizza | 16 hours
  • Italian Cuisine | 40 hours

The practical activities will take place in dedicated laboratories of cooking, pastry, and bakery to learn using both traditional and advanced types of equipment.
*details about each topic are in the brochure

In the kitchen it works as in the most beautiful works of art: you do not know anything about a dish as long as you ignore the intention that gave birth to it.

(Daniel Pennac)

EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

Padua, Venice and Florence: three wonderful cities to understand the culture of the Bel Paese and the most significant aspects of the Italian Culinary and Gastronomic Tradition.

Before each educational trip the teacher will explain the itinerary and the main attractions focusing on the typical regional cuisine of every destination.

Students will get in touch with Italy’s history learning the different influences with regard to the the creation of particular dishes and gastronomic specialties.

They will visit local markets and producers of raw materials and artisanal food in order to understand the value of a good ingredient to prepare a great dish.

INTERNSHIPS

We are able to support the requests of those students who would like to spend a period of time working in a typical Italian restaurant, trattoria, pizzeria, artisan laboratory, or catering business.
The internship is included in the subscription costs but it is optional. It will take place at the end of the Professional Course and it represents the perfect opportunity to practice and improve the techniques learned at the Academy.
ACCADEMIA’s list of internship partners include some of the best restaurants in Italy according to the prestigious Michelin Guide and Gambero Rosso Guide.

WHO CAN APPLY

The course is addressed to:

  • Professionals from the Food and Beverage sector who would like to specialize in the Italian Cuisine
  • Holders of diplomas from higher education hospitality institutes or centers
  • Postgraduate students who wish to spend a period of time abroad doing a unique experience.

Since the course will start with the basics of the Italian Cuisine and Food Culture, it is perfect also for food passionates who do not have a previous professional experience in the field.

The course admits a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 18 students.

REQUIREMENTS

The basic requirements are:

  • Intermediate knowledge of English language
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • High school Diloma
  • Great motivation and interest in Italian cuisine

FEES

Price 2.950,00 €

What is included in the fee:

  • All course materials, food, and equipment for lessons, workshops, and tastings.
  • Internship placement assistance (optional – at the end of the course).
  • Chef uniform: jacket with the ACCADEMIA logo and chef hat.
  • Academic Diploma upon successful completion of the course. The Diploma is a Certificate of Competency in “Italian Cuisine & Food Culture” recognized worldwide as it satisfies the European Qualification Framework (EQF).
  • Tuition and fees
  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • On-site orientation and welcome lunch
  • Educational trips
  • Visa guidance
  • Support for housing placement
  • Local Staff support
  • Local travel resources, tips, and suggestions

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ACCOMMODATION

We believe that the experience of the Professional Course should be as personal as possible, because it is a unique opportunity to learn the authentic Italian culinary art while spending some time in one of the most beautiful geographical areas in Europe.
For this reason, ACCADEMIA has decided not to force its students to stay in a fixed facility but allow them the freedom to choose personally their accommodation and to manage their stay as they prefer, especially if accompanied by their families or friends during the experience.
The accommodation is therefore not included in the subscription cost offering the best methods of teaching at a competitive price.
However, to facilitate the search, ACCADEMIA provides to its students a list of affiliated hotels, guest houses and apartments, where to stay at special reserved prices.
Please feel free to contact directly the accommodation listed below.

Please note that availability and accommodations may vary depending on the different periods of the year.

Verona Bottego Guest House

Large apartment with three bedrooms – one quadruple, one triple and one double – with three shared bathrooms, living room, large balcony and TV room. Internet included.

Cà dell’Orto

The residence consists of 26 furnished and equipped apartments along the Adige river. Ca’ dell’Orto is surrounded by large green areas and it also offers dedicated services such as swimming pool and garage.

Verona House

Situated just a few steps away from the Academy, it offers 20 apartments of various sizes with classic furnishings and air conditioning, flat-screen TV, kitchenette, bathroom, free Wi-Fi.

Hotel West Point

The hotel offers overnight accommodation and buffet breakfast. Wi-fi available in the room and in the common areas. Catering services at special reserved prices are available in the immediate vicinity.

Hotel Cristallo

Simple and cozy structure. It offers overnight accommodation with buffet breakfast included. Situated in a place with several restaurants and pizzerias nearby.

Casa Filopanti

Studio apartment with double bed, sofa bed and TV. There is a table for two people and a small but functional kitchenette. Modern bathroom with shower. Towels and bed linen included.

Residenza Emma

Accommodation composed of three mini-apartments complete with kitchen and all the necessary accessories.

La Nuova Corte Verona

A residential structure with eight two-room and three-room apartments. Each apartment is equipped with private bathroom and kitchen. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony with garden views.

TEACHERS

Our teachers are professional of great success and experience with the mission to transmit their passion and expertise to the students.

All practical lessons in the Cooking Labs will take place under the guidance of:

  • Well-known Italian Head Chefs
  • Masters of Pasta
  • Pizza and Bakery Chefs
  • Pastry Chefs and Maître Chocolatier
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