Professional Chef Program - Culinary Arts in Argentina


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Program Description

Professional Chef Program - Culinary Arts in Argentina

In recent years, developments in the gourmet food and restaurant industry as well as an increase in demand for high-quality service have triggered a need for trained professional chefs internationally. With this in mind, Mente Argentina has designed a program adapted to the ever-evolving needs of international gastronomy.

This is an intensive program, created specifically for students who are passionate about gastronomy and expanding their culinary skill set.

Aspiring chefs in the Mente Argentina Professional Chef Degree Program will take intensive classes for five months which cover the same content as a 2-year Culinary Arts degree program. Students will learn to plan and organize various types of kitchen operations, such as: restaurant, hotel, and catering company.

In just five months, graduates will master basic and advanced cooking techniques. Students will learn the gastronomic concepts behind their practical skills which will allow them to independently create original recipes using both classic and modern culinary theory.

In addition to learning all about cooking and food, the student will obtain a comprehensive education in marketing, costs and budgets, and an introduction to wine. The student will have command of all practical and technical facets of cooking and kitchen and restaurant management, where they will also learn how to plan and execute their own culinary endeavors.


Mente Argentina’s culinary institute has been offering courses in Latin-American regional cuisine for more than 10 years.
Mente Argentina’s culinary institute has designed everything to facilitate the highest level gastronomic education. The dedicated, professional instructors practice and teach the most cutting-edge culinary techniques in the industry. The wealth of information available to students allows for a learning experience and education easily comparable to that of the best culinary schools in the world.

The school will provide you with fresh, high-quality ingredients as well as all of the necessary resources for the classes. At the end of many classes you will be able to taste the dishes, often with a wine pairing.

The Mente Argentina Professional Chef Degree Program boasts an impressive faculty that consists of successful professionals with a passion for culinary arts and teaching. They are among some of the best in their fields of specialization and there are instructors from various areas of expertise who know how to teach students to excel in these areas.

Each faculty member leads hand-on-training sessions, field trips, lectures and consulting projects. They are experienced professionals, yet they are accessible, involved teachers who are committed to providing their students with an exceptional educational experience.

With their extensive knowledge of culinary arts and years of experience, they can help you create and refine your own unique culinary style.


The following is the list of Culinary Art Courses that are offered through the Mente Argentina´s Professional Chef Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Food Hygiene
  • Pastry
  • Bakery
  • Costs and Budgets
  • Pasta
  • Wine and Beverage Appreciation
  • Marketing
  • Service Bar and Restaurant
  • Professional Cooking Training




• STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. This statement should detail your reasons for applying to the program and outline your academic and cultural objectives for the program. It should be half a page to one A4 page in length.

• RESUME - CV. Should describe your education background, work experience, and skill set.

Do you need to refresh or improve your Spanish? (optional)

Mente Argentina offers you the possibility to combine your program with Spanish lessons. In this way, you will be able to learn or improve your Spanish while enjoying a unique experience in Buenos Aires.Lessons take 4 hours and are delivered from Monday to Friday at the MA Spanish School in reduced groups of up to 8 students. These group classes will be combined with individual lessons so that you can reinforce your weaknesses and we can answer your inquiries in a one on one meeting.

Spanish School's teachers are highly qualified and have a vast experience in teaching Spanish as a second language. Therefore, the classes will be interactive and above all enjoyable! The classes can be attended both in the morning and the afternoon, so they will not overlap with the activities of your program.


• Professional Chef Degree Full Tuition

• Official Culinary Arts Institute Transcript & Diploma

• Shared Apartment Accommodation (Private Room) in the exclusive area of Palermo, Barrio norte or Recoleta.

• Airport Pick Up

• Airport Drop off

• Welcome Orientation

• Mente Argentina Welcome Kit (calling card, insider's city guide, maps, and more)

• Mente Argentina Card

• Pre-departure Student Advising

• Health Club Membership: Free Gym membership included

• Cell Phone (USD 50 deposit is required)

• Conversation Exchange Partner – Language Exchange Passes

• Tango Lessons

• Full access to Mente Argentina Tours & Activities

• Mente Argentina On-site assistance & Support Services 24/7

Program Start Dates: Jan 2013 / Mar 2013 / Jul 2013

Classes Meet: Monday to Friday (20 hours per Week)

Level: Undergraduate - Graduate

Experience Required: No

Language of instruction: Spanish

Last updated Jun 2018

About the School

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