The programme of the Italian cooking academy includes 50 cooking lessons: 25 Level 1 lessons, held at the school every afternoon from 14.00 to 18.00; 25 level 2 lessons, three evenings a week from 18.00 to 22.00, held at the school and in pastry laboratories, for a total of 200 hours. All the lessons include a break.
The study programme is followed by an internship period of 5 weeks, in establishments located either in Florence or outskirts, with times and guidelines determined by the establishment itself.
The cost of the Professional Pastry Arts Programme is € 3,500.00 per person, which includes:
a registration fee of € 500.00 - teaching materials (a recipe manual, an apron and a chef's jacket) -
ingredients used during the lessons - insurance coverage for on-site tuition and internships.
Accommodation is not included in the price. Though the Italian cooking academy does not organize accommodation for students, it may help them look for it.
The aim of the programme is to train people who will specialize in Pastry cooking.
The programme will focus on the fundamentals of Italian Pastry, with some input on International and restaurant pastry, through its theoretical and practical lessons.
The lessons are intended to familiarize students with cooking and pastry techniques.
Students will also learn traditional recipes. The lessons consist of a teacher-demonstration session followed by a practical session where the students will apply what they have seen and learnt.
Students are expected to be punctual and conduct themselves in a professional manner.
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those students who will have:
completed 80% of the course programme
respected the agreement made with the establishment providing the internship
The lessons will be held in Italian, with English support when necessary.
The material provided by the school is non-sponsored.
Those who have a basic pastry education can access level 2 of the programme through an entrance test. The cost is € 2.000,00
Special price conditions could be arranged with reception
The maximum class size is 15 students.