La Scuola di Cucina - Cuisine Academy

Introduction

The ‘Scuola di Cucina’ Cuisine Academy belongs to a tradition which started in 1951 with the founding of Scuola Radio Elettra.

Objective

Our aim is to promote the tradition of Italian food through practical courses which offer a range of job opportunities in the culinary sector.

Courses are designed for all those who want to achieve a high level of specialisation in Italian cuisine.

Teaching method

Our teaching method combines theoretical lessons and practical classes with optional work experience and internships in the best Italian restaurants, allowing students to put into practice what they have learnt and acquire a high level of mastery.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

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Courses

Chef

Campus Full time 2 - 6  April 2017 Italy Florence

Designed for those who want to achieve a high level of specialisation in Italian cuisine. [+]

Designed for those who want to achieve a high level of specialisation in Italian cuisine. The course allows students to gain highly-qualifying skills that will enable them to invent and propose menus which exalt the value of the products found within the Italian culinary tradition. The course covers The culinary industry The Chef profession The organisation and management of stock and supplies The organisation of marketing strategies specific to the culinary industry Hygiene practice regulations – HACCP The planning and construction of new menus The creation and development of recipes for complex culinary specialties The making of traditional Italian and regional dishes The preparation of: Hot and cold Appetizers and Starters, First Courses (Pasta, Rice and Soup dishes), Main Courses, different types of dough and egg and/or cheese-based courses and dishes Products within pastry-making, baking, and ice-cream making Working as an employee or running your own business Human resources management and teamwork Organising work in the kitchen Hygiene, cleanliness and safety in the workplace Quality assessment of the services offered to clients [-]

Ice Cream Maker

Campus Full time 1 - 3 months September 2017 Italy Florence

A theoretical and practical course which teaches the techniques and methodologies for the production and selling of Italian artisanal ice cream. [+]

A theoretical and practical course which teaches the techniques and methodologies for the production and selling of Italian artisanal ice cream. The course covers Hygiene practice regulations – HACCP The components of ice cream Basic concepts of food properties: raw materials and assembled ingredients The Chemistry and Physics of ice cream Balancing principles Balancing techniques and working methods The production of artisanal ice cream Making fruit ice creams Practical laboratory work Using balancing software Basic demonstrations of decorating Decoration using chocolate and sugar Basic concepts of the art of fruit and vegetable cutting Planning and presentation techniques for goblets and trays Marketing, Communication and Business Management Starting your own business Planning and structuring the ice cream laboratory and parlour [-]

Pastry Chef

Campus Full time 1 - 3 months June 2017 Italy Florence

Students learn the pastry chef profession in order to work in environments such as cafés and pastry shops, artisanal pastry shops, quality restaurants, and other confectionery businesses. [+]

Teaches specialised pastry making skills and high-level practical and working abilities for preparing confectionery products. Students learn the pastry chef profession in order to work in environments such as cafés and pastry shops, artisanal pastry shops, quality restaurants, and other confectionery businesses. The course covers Hygiene practice regulations – HACCP Food properties Staff and business organisation in a pastry making company The features and techniques of pastry making equipment and machinery for working the dough, leavening and cooking The work cycle of confectionery products Pastry making technologies Production techniques for basic doughs The production techniques, composition, filling, and decoration of confectionery products The working techniques of cocoa and chocolate Working as a pastry chef: legal requirements and work safety Application of skills learnt (internship) [-]

Pizza Chef & Baker

Campus Full time 1 - 3 months July 2017 Italy Florence

The Pizza Chef & Baker course professionally qualifies those who aim to work in the baking industry and in pizza restaurants. [+]

The Pizza Chef & Baker course professionally qualifies those who aim to work in the baking industry and in pizza restaurants.   The course is taught by qualified bakers and pizza-makers who are all experts in the field. The course covers Food properties Organising the workplace in a pizza restaurant The techniques and practice of the pizza restaurant (plated pizzas, those cooked on the peel, and pan pizzas) Bread-making techniques The management and balancing of pizza ingredients and personalising of recipes The use of natural yeast and mother doughs Using specific and alternative types of flour The bromatology of the basic ingredients used for pizza Working as a pizza chef: legal requirements and work safety Hygiene practice regulations – HACCP Application of skills learnt (internship) [-]