11 Months an a half
14 Weeks - Unit 1
30 Weeks - Unit 2

Intended for

International students that are looking for a real full immersion in the Italian food and a complete study experience to become a professional chef of Italian Cuisine


  • Proficient knowledge of English language
  • At least 18 years of age
  • High-school diploma
  • Great motivation and interest in Italian cuisine
  • Applicants older than 40 years of age are asked to submit a motivational letter

The NEW Italian Culinary Program, organized in two educational units, is the perfect course if you are looking for a real full immersion in the Italian food and a complete study experience to become a professional chef of Italian Cuisine.

The Italian Culinary Program is a long term/one-year course: starting from the basics, it moves up to the advanced level and offers a fully and professional italian food&cuisine study experience.

Designed to offer a «love-at-first-sight» experience of the Italian Cuisine, students will be able to attend training and demonstration lessons as well as travel across Italy accompanied by ALMA teachers and visit the most important Italian food excellences, food&wine producers and food markets.

This is a master course of Italian cuisine designed for international students: an opportunity to live the Italian cuisine from a privileged point of view, learning the best advanced techniques with ALMA chef trainers, working with excellent raw material during training lessons and meeting the greatest Italian Chefs, discovering and tasting the typical regional products during the field trips and visiting producers around the Italian Food Valley.

Usually students attend classes 3 days each week, 8 hours per day; however, frequency may slightly vary depending on bank holidays and school closing days.

The Italian Culinary Program (Unit I and Unit II) is accredited by Region Emilia Romagna and issues certificates that are recognized all over Europe.

ALMA reserves the right to admit students directly into Unit II depending on previous experience: cv and motivational letter are required. For further information write to ALMA at: admission@scuolacucina.it


3 months and half

The programs starts with the basics, combining lessons at ALMA premises and field trips all around Italy, for a first approach with the italian food and the culinary techniques. No previous experience in catering world is required. The Unit I ends with a final assessment of each student’s path to verify the acquired skills.

At the end of the Unit I you will be issued the Certificate of Attendance “Fundamentals of Italian Cuisine -products & techniques” and the Certificate of Skills.

4 months residential phase at ALMA premises + up to 4 months traineeship in Italian restaurants.

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 together with the professional training in one of the top Italian Restaurants is a perfect way to learn how to become a real professional of Italian Cuisine.

Theory tests

Practical test: personal menu


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Professional Diploma “Cook of Italian Cuisine – Advanced Level” Certificate of Professional Qualification of “ Operatore alla Produzione Pasti (Operator at the production of meals) – Level EQF 4”

ICP - 3° Edition 2019 - 30 September 2019
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ICP - 4° Edition 2020 - 13 January 2020
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ICP - 5° Edition 2020 - 18 May 2020
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ICP - 6° Edition 2020 - 28 September 2020
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Introductory offer is extended to all the editions starting until the end of 2020: 15% OFF!

from 24.500 € to 20.800 €

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