CAST Alimenti - Food, Art, Science and Technology Centre - is a training and specialization school founded in 1997. It is the only center in Italy providing specific courses in all culinary arts, in specially equipped classroom and laboratories. CAST Alimenti deals with young students and established professionals as well, providing educators and equipment to integrate knowledge and know-how. Great attention is given to "Made in Italy" products, which are employed during all didactic programmes and practical lessons.

The School of World Champions

We are proud to represent the only school in the world with 18 world championship titles, gained attending the most important international competitions, by teams and individual professionals, who find in CAST Alimenti the ideal place and the right people to prepare, compete and win.

Job Opportunities

The school is a privileged access channel for students placement: it favors the meeting of students with great professionals and large companies, it allows the activation of internships in prestigious settings and it offers students exclusive access to a private area of the website with job listings.

Certifications and Recognitions

CAST Alimenti:

  • is recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research
  • is recognized by the Region of Lombardy
  • it complies with the ISO 9001 Quality System certification and the Code of Ethics.

The Training Offer

In the various disciplines of culinary arts, Cuisine, Pastry, Pastry Chef, Baker, Gelato, Pasta, Chocolate, Pizza, Bartender, CAST Alimenti provides courses of:

  • High-level Education
  • Specialization
  • Cooking and Pastry Master
  • Organization and business management

Structure and Numbers of CAST Alimenti

The headquarters of CAST Alimenti today is a structure of about 2,500 square meters entirely dedicated to teaching activities with

  • 12 laboratories with the most advanced equipment
  • common areas for breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks
  • executive and organizational offices
  • warehouses and changing rooms.

There are 6,000, including professionals and aspirants, who each year pass from CAST Alimenti.

  • 2,400 annual participants to our training proposals: long term training, specialization and English courses for professionals from all over the world.
  • 300 courses and activities scheduled each year.
  • 2,000 course days in attendance.
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Programs taught in:
English
Italian

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

CAST Alimenti

The chef is certainly one of the most requested figures on the job market. It is a profession that requires passion, commitment, in-depth knowledge, and manual skills: ch ... [+]

The Modern Cook: Knowledge, Skills, and Technique

The chef is certainly one of the most requested figures on the job market.

It is a profession that requires passion, commitment, in-depth knowledge, and manual skills: characteristics and skills that, if cultivated and developed, can lead to great satisfaction in terms of creativity and personal affirmation.

The advent of new technologies has further enriched and completed this figure, outlining multiple possibilities for employment or self-employment.

The evolution of the trade must be based on solid foundations and CAST Alimenti, strong in its history and expertise, offers a concrete and complete intense program to build a chef and a restaurateur in step with the times, ready to face the challenge of the market through the tools learned: basic food processing techniques, traditional and modern cooking systems, aesthetics and pairing criteria to enhance the creativity of dishes, an organized, rational and efficient way of working, specific equipment and their correct usage, a winning gastronomic offer.... [-]

Italy Brescia
September 2019
Full-time
8 - 12 months
Campus
CAST Alimenti

The ‘pasticcere’ or pastry chef in the catering and hotel industries, combines in itself all the knowledge and technical skills of the traditional pastry chef, but at the ... [+]

The Pastry Chef in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry

The ‘pasticcere’ or pastry chef in the catering and hotel industries, combines in itself all the knowledge and technical skills of the traditional pastry chef, but at the same time, interprets and creates a pastry art with completely different objectives from the conventional laboratory: they contextualize their work within a team, working closely with the Executive Chef, to ensure superior quality in the catering service and within hospitality.

They are responsible for all the desserts, and not only, served during the main meals, for breakfast and in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. They deal with the preparation of savory dough for the kitchen, such as fresh pasta, but also other baked preparations, such as bakery products. Essential elements: extreme attention to detail, a strong aesthetic component during service, creativity, and transversality compared to the kitchen brigade in which they are inserted.... [-]

Italy Brescia
September 2019
Full-time
8 - 12 months
Campus

Courses

CAST Alimenti

This is a program for professionals and students with a diploma or experience in the field of gastronomy. The program will last 4 weeks, which can also be attended separa ... [+]

This is a program for professionals and students with a diploma or experience in the field of gastronomy. The program will last 4 weeks, which can also be attended separately, with practical and demonstrative teaching. We will present you with an elite team of Italian chefs, both innovative and at the top of their field, and an unforgettable experience in Italy.

Our Course Strengths Master Professors certified by CAST Alimenti Individual multiuse workstations Multipurpose training laboratories with the most advanced equipment Language assistance during the course Authentic Italian ingredients to learn real Italian cuisine All inclusive: meals, coffee breaks and accommodation throughout the course Didactic field trips to discover Italian landscape and products Duration ... [-]
Italy Brescia
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus