From the moment you arrive at our California campus, you’ll be preparing for Italy. In ten fast-paced weeks, you’ll dive into Italian cooking fundamentals, authentic ingredients, traditional dishes and Italian language.
Then you’re off to cooking school in Italy! For nine exhilarating weeks, you’ll study at our sister school, ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine near Parma, where you’ll expand your knowledge with history, visits from master chefs and field trips to the sources of authentic Italian cuisine: regional farms, factories and vineyards that employ traditional methods. As you taste and explore the local abundance – you’ll truly understand the Italian approach to ingredients and cooking.
Week 20 marks the beginning of a stage (apprenticeship) arranged with a highly rated Italian chef in his/her restaurant, improving your techniques and language skills every day. (Many of our students decide to stay as long as five months.).