Tour overview

Since 1985 competence, professionalism, a variety of formative offers, and didactic method have made this school located in Florence a cooking academy of excellence. The school is in a super new location in Palazzo Panciatichi Ximenes, and it is 450 sqm.


The programme for cooks consists of a four-week intensive course and ten internship weeks in restaurants or other culinary establishments. The course programme comprises 20 five-hour cooking lessons. In addition, there will be three four-hour lessons which will focus on HACCP (Food safety and management systems). The internship programme follows the intensive study course and lasts eleven weeks. The students will be able to train in culinary establishments in and out of Florence, or in other areas upon students’ request. The internship period and procedures will be decided by the establishment itself.


The aim of the course is to form cooks who will master the techniques of Italian cuisine.
By successfully completing the course the student will be ready to work in any culinary establishment after having learned all the necessary professional skills. The programme focuses on an intensive study of the recipes and the fundamental techniques of Italian cuisine. The students will also familiarize with all the kitchen utensils and ingredients.

The course students will earn a Certificate of attendance if they have:
– attended at least 80% of the course
– respected the terms agreed upon with the internship establishment.

Course information

Maximum number of people:15
Duration: 14 weeks
Time: Morning
Start: Monday, 7th September 2020 (morning)
End: Wednesday, 16th December 2020

The course include:

  • enrolment fee
  • learning materials (recipe book, apron, hat and uniform)
  • chef/tutor instruction
  • ingredients
  • off-site internship planning
  • insurance coverage during the study programme and internship.

The lessons will be in Italian and English.


Partner: Cordon Bleu


  • Professional certificate
  • Enrolment fee
  • Learning materials (recipe book, apron, hat and uniform)
  • Chef/tutor instruction
  • Ingredients
  • Off-site internship planning
  • Insurance coverage during the study programme and internship
  • Visa support

Not Included

  • Accomodation
  • Meals
  • Transfers