ICP - Italian Culinary Program
Advanced Level

The intensive program to become a professional Chef of Italian Cuisine

The course is designed to give International students not just theoretical and practical training in advanced Italian Cuisine but a comprehensive Italian Experience.

The combination of Italian culinary culture, language, history, wine and the field trips combined with the professional training in one of the top Italian Restaurants is a perfect way to learn how to become a true real professional of Italian Cuisine!

Italian Culinary Program – Advanced Level is held in English.


Proficiency in Italian Cuisine

Intended for:

International students aiming to become a professional cook of Italian cuisine

Admission requirements:

To join this course, you must:

  • be fluent in English
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be highly motivated to start a career in Italian cookery
  • have a short previous experience in the catering world or the ALMA Italian Culinary Basic Level certificate or a diploma of an international culinary school
  • Students older than 40 years are kindly required to submit a motivational letter

Maximum number of students: 20 for each edition


The course lasts for 6 months: 2 months in the classroom at ALMA’s headquarters in Colorno (near Parma, the Creative City of Gastronomy) followed by a 4-month internship in a top restaurant or hotel in Italy. The course concludes with a 2-day exam.

There are 3 editions of the course each year.


08 gennaio 2019 - 31 luglio 2019


For more information about the price of this course, please email us at CONTACT US


2-, 3- and 4-bed apartments are available in our comfortable housing residences within walking distance of both the School and our sports facilities.

Each apartment features a living room with kitchenette and bathroom; the monthly rent is €435 including maintenance services.

Starting from october 2018, the rent will change as follows:

  • Shared bedroom: the total cost for person during the whole residential period is € 1090 (VAT included) including maintenance services
  • Single bedroom: the total cost for person during the whole residential period is € 1300 (VAT included) including maintenance services

For more information, call +39 (0)521 525 211 or email

Course content:

  • Italian cuisine & culture
  • Products and raw materials
  • Guest chef demo
  • Cooking techniques and practice
  • Wines
  • Confectionery
  • Italian language
  • Visits to production sites
  • Progress checks and supervisions

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