Study Italian Style Cuisine at a Culinary College

Italian cuisine is the result of more than 2000 years of culinary development. The Greeks gave their spices, sea food with calamari, still a popular dish on Italian menus. Spices from Africa and Egypt came in on the waves of a vigorous sea trade. Marco Polo was said to have brought noodle use from China, though that is in dispute. Italy’s maturing culinary traditions moved to France in 1534 when Catherine de Medici became part of the French court and changed that country’s culinary fare forever. That change rippled through all of Europe and underpins Western culinary culture.

Keeping the Tradition Alive

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With Italian cooking holding a central place in culinary development, and maintaining a substantial following throughout the world, serious chefs find cooking courses in the Italian tradition a big advantage to have in their professional cooking bags. The not-so-serious food aficionado also is attracted to this flavorful, practical culinary tradition.

Cooking courses

Any and all quality cooking schools, such as the Cordon Bleu group and the Art Institute group offer a smattering of Italian dishes, but don’t offer a specific course in Italian cuisine. A few educational facilities in the United States cater to students with specific interest in all things Italian. Several have, as part of their curriculum, an Italian experience. The other option is to go to the source. Italy has several excellent schools to choose from. Check the length and depth of the programs to see if one is right for your particular needs.

Italian Culinary Arts Schools, North America

International Culinary Center
462 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(888) 324-2433
Italian Culinary Experience
Train for 10 weeks in NYC then head to ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine near Parma for 9 weeks, then 9 weeks in apprenticeship

The International Cooking School of Italian Food and Wine
201 East 28th Street, Suite 15 B
New York, NY 10016
Three-day immersion course
Single session courses

Lincoln Culinary Institute
85 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Advanced Culinary Arts Program, 41.9 credit hour diploma
Professional Pastry and bakery program, 41.9 credit hour diploma
Advanced Italian Culinary Arts Program, 58.7 credit hour diploma

George Brown College
P.O. Box 1015, Station B
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2T9
Culinary Arts, Italian postgraduate program, 3 semesters, diploma

Italy bases cooking schools

Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts
Via T. Campanella, 37
88060 Satriano CZ
39 334 333 2554
Master course, 3 months
1 and 1 week courses

Cordon Bleu-School Di Arte Culinaria
Via Di Mezzo, 55-red
50121 Frienza, Italy
39 055 2345468
Professional program of Italian Cooking, 3 months
Cooking lessons, 8 lessons

Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu Perugia
Via Rivolta Valvitiano, 10
Italy 6100
39 333 981 3695

Via Guelfa, 85
50129 Frienze
39 055 265 66 89
Baking and Pastry, One year certificate
Culinary Arts, One year certificate; two year certificate
Wine Studies, One year certificate
Hospitality management, four year certificate
Maser in Italian Cuisine, post graduate

Arte and Cucina
Via T. Pendola, 37
53100 Siena
Amateur culinary course, 1, 2, 4, 12 week courses, certificate
Professional culinary course, 4 weeks, certificate

Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Art
Via T. Campanella, 37
Brescia, Europe 88068
Italy 39 334 333 2554
1 to 3 week, full immersion courses for professionals

Magici Sapori
Via Giovan Battista Pergolesi 10
Firenze, 80144
39 55 354 6746
Culinary Arts, Certificate

Culinary Institute Gianni Brera
Via Carloni 8
Como, 22100
39 031 30 5540
Culinary Arts, certificate

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4 Responses to “Study Italian Style Cuisine at a Culinary College”

  1. pritesh kotecha Says:

    I am looking out for 2 courses
    1] baking and pastry 8 to 12 weeks
    2} Advanced pizza baking course {Wood , brick & Electric]
    Kindly let me know the culinary institutes which have the following courses

  2. sunil Says:

    I am looking for a course in culinary arts which is a diploma for 6 months aleast. can i have full details and the fees also


  3. precious Says:

    I want a full training on every culinary art course,how do I go about it.all the courses am interested in are in broken down into different segments,would I have to take them one @ a time and would your govt allow me stay for those period of time? Because I would really love to be trained in every aspect. Do u have a masters degree in culinary art in italy,that’s what I would really love to do.pls I need info on this things and how to go about it too.thanks.

  4. Ashwini Says:

    I am looking for the advance course in culinary art. currently pursing my .Sc in hotel management from Mumbai India. would I be able to register myself in your institut. Can I have the full detail and with the fee structure.

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