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Every ICI program always includes accommodations, course materials, all meals, cultural excursions, airport transfers and the most in-depth culinary training in Italy!

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The Italian Culinary Institute offers participants the flexibility to change course dates and even switch courses at anytime and for any reason at no cost.

Professional Italian Cuisine

for Chefs, Home Cooks, Entrepreneurs and Hobbyists

The Italian Culinary Institute was established to constantly update cooking techniques and menu development in Italy’s increasingly competitive environment. Today, the Institute is considered by many to be Italy’s top culinary academy and among the most important in Europe.

Master Chef John Nocita leads a faculty of more than ten of Europe’s most renowned Culinary and Pastry Masters.

Master Courses are designed for professionals and concentrate on advanced techniques that are continually being developed through the Institute’s research and participation in international culinary competitions.

Our worldwide clientele includes chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, gelaticians, artisans, entrepreneurs and home gourmets from six continents, many of whom shape the international food scene year after year.

Our full immersion programs cover a variety of subjects including cuisine, pastry, gelato and decoration, cheesemaking, charcuterie as well as fine dining experiences at several of Italy’s most unique restaurants.

3 MONTHS - ALL INCLUSIVE

Working alongside Europe's top master chefs, pâtissiers and sommelier, this course presents the most thorough spectrum of Traditional & Italian Haute Cuisine in Italy. The program covers every aspect of gastronomy including cooking, pastry, baking, gelato, curing, drying and conserving, cheesemaking, pairing food and wines and much more.

Master of Italian Cuisine

3 months - 350+ hours
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TWO WEEKS - ALL INCLUSIVE

The most advanced full immersion culinary course available in Italy where particular attention is given to nutrition, gustatory perception, recipe development and spectacular plating presentations. Antipasti, pasta, sauces, seafood, meats, baking, desserts and vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine are all covered. Cultural exploration and travel in southern Italy & Sicily and fine dining highlight the experience.

The evolution of Italian cuisine

2 weeks - 100+ hours
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1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE

The Foundation of Italian Cuisine is the first week of the two week course Evolution of Italian Cuisine. Designed for professionals and gastronomes, the course is fast paced and features cultural exploration, hands on full immersion days and fine dining by night. Includes cultural travel.

The Foundation of Italian Cuisine

1 week - 50+ hours
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1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE

Famous internationally, most of the world hasn't seen most of the cured delicacies of Italy. In this unique program participants work hands-on producing over 25 types of sausages, salumi and meats that can also be personalized. This program uses only natural ingredients for long term conservation and does not employ the use of nitrates or nitrites

Traditional Italian Charcuterie

1 week - 45+ hours
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1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE

Artisan Cheese Making is the most complete one week cheesemaking program in Italy. The hands-on course begins with the science necessary to process any type of cheese and quickly moves into the production phase. In addition to producing classic regional Italian cheeses, a special section of the course shows participants how to develop personal cheeses to fit any taste and preference. As in all ICI programs, ingredients are always all natural...

Artisan Italian CheeseMaking

1 week - 50+ hours
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1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE

During this hands-on course, we first prepare traditional baked products and then a line of innovative delicacies demonstrating how anything can be personalised for our clients or guests. Using Italy's unique flours, seasonal ingredients & natural yeasts we create a series of specialtities including pizza, focaccia and over 20 breads with an array of textures, flavors and colors.

Pizza, Focaccia & Specialty Breads

1 week - 50+ hours
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1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE

This course combines centuries old traditional pastries, modern desserts and artisan Italian gelato during one week of hands-on full immersion. Every participant who attends will gain the skills to make a wide range of sweets and become an expert gelato maker. Everyday we taste all of the products we make for an ongoing gustatory analysis which we consider indispensable for the learning process. The program includes the food science to develop your own creations and to eliminate 'recipes' forever!

Pastry, Desserts & Gelato: Tradition & Evolution

1 week - 50+ hours
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