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Open Enrollments

If gastronomy is on the list of your priorities, join us and become a part of Kul IN’s international student network! The enrollment period for programs starting in June is open until June 3, 2022!

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Restaurant Desserts à La Martina Marton

It is great that we finally get to introduce you to Martina Marton, a successful pastry chef who has managed to try her hand at many different types of professional kitchens in just over a year since finishing the Professional Pastry and Confections program. First, she worked as a pastry chef in a pastry shop, and then at a hotel. Today, she develops creative restaurant desserts at one of the top restaurants on the Croatian coast - Plavi Podrum.

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Atmosphere Of Friendship And Bustle In The Kitchen Was Appealing - Michelin Chef Jorg Zupan

We recently sat down with Slovenian Michelin chef Jorg Zupan, who visited us and prepared 4 dishes from the tasting menu of his restaurant Atelje with Kul IN students. Check out the interview and read what he told us about his culinary philosophy, modern guests and personal development!

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Kul IN Alum In Sweden

Today, the Kul IN alum Ivan Marinović is realizing his professional dreams as a chef in Sweden and is making progress every day. It’s easy to forget that his career almost went in a completely different direction. Meet Ivan and learn what he was like as a Kul IN student and catch up with him today when he is a chef. Read the interview to find out what working in an international environment is like, how Ivan progresses through the kitchen ranks and what his beginnings at Kul IN looked like.

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Organic Take On Culinary Arts

Having completed the Culinary Arts program, Gregor worked at Zrno bio bistro, and today he is now a sous chef at the fun dining restaurant Sopal. He's truly come a long way, so let's take a look at his beginnings at Kul IN and his dreams as a culinary newbie!

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From Family Business To Excellent Fine Dining Restaurant

Although still in his mid-twenties, Roko Nikolić managed to work in Michelin restaurants, be part of the Meneghetti team and start a success story with the restaurant Locanda Blu, which immediately became one of the most important restaurants on the Croatian coast. Here's his story!

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Relaxing Baking Story From the US

Cristina Ramos comes from Ecuador and has lived in the US for quite a while now. She says that confectionery serves as a form of therapy for her, a way to relax after work. While preparing a cake at home, she realized she needed to hone in on her baking proficiency and decided to look for pastry programs. Two weeks later, she was at Kul IN.

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From Baking During Lockdown To Pastry Chef

One of our latest alumni, Kristof Bardos, discovered pastry and confectionery almost by accident, during the lockdown. Today, he has big plans for his newly found passion. Kristof comes from Romania, but lives in Iceland and he shared with us why he decided to further his education in Croatia. We discussed and reminisced about his time at Kul IN, final exams and desserts that he likes to prepare.

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Studying Pastry In Croatia - Djenane Gaspard

"To get the most out of your time on the program, you have to study and push yourself. The feeling after you finish will be truly rewarding. There are different ways to approach this program but I do everything 100 %"

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New Teaching Chef - Kul IN Team Is Growing

After 19 years of working in a bank, Natalija Jagunić decided to turn her hobby into a business opportunity, and finding the right education program was an important part of her business plan. She enrolled in the Professional Pastry and Confections program, became a Kul IN alumna and successfully started her own business. Now, she is returning to us as a lecturer!

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Croatian Named World's Best Pastry Chef

Kul IN alumna Maša Salopek won The Best Chef Pastry Award, making her the best pastry chef in the world.

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Future Pastry Encyclopedia

Sanja Belac is a young and ambitious pastry chef who grew up preparing desserts in her family’s restaurant, but she put an official stamp of approval on her knowledge when she enrolled in the Professional Pastry and Confections program. She best described her goals herself when she said she wanted to become a walking pastry encyclopedia. Read the story of Sanja Belac!

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Your Meeting With Kul IN

Schedule a meeting with Kul IN staff and ask us anything about the programs!

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Culinary Entrepreneurship After Kul IN

The Culinary Arts program paved the way for Hrvoje's new career, which was only a hobby for him while he was in college. Read how Hrvoje Gjurkinjak combined his business skills with his newly acquired culinary skills and opened a restaurant immediately after completing his education at Kul IN.

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Realizing Career Goals During the Pandemic?

Lucian Martinis decided to continue his education after high school and enrolled in the Culinary Management program despite the many obstacles chefs and gastro industry came upon last year. The determination paid off and Lucian found his place in the prestigious Michelin restaurant Boškinac right after completing the program.

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Meet Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Chef Instructor & Chocolatier Elaine Young

Elaine is a chocolatier of rare skill, a distinguished pastry chef overall, a savvy marketing specialist, and a true inspiration. She is going to share her insights with Kul IN pastry students in an online lecture soon, and we are looking forward to it already.

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Winner of Michelin “Chef Donna 2021” Said This For Kul IN

"When I started cooking, I focused on a cuisine that did not represent me. It represented only the techniques and foods that I had learned to cook. But at one point I realized that I wanted to create a cuisine that carries a part of me, which is not that simple. To reveal your own identity and personality through cooking, it is necessary to go through a long process, take everything off yourself, strip everything down, and give yourself freedom."

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Insights From A Worldwide Chef

After Kul IN, Sylvia really achieved an international career and made herself cozy in professional kitchens on three different continents, eventually settling down in her own professional kitchen when she opened her cafe! She opened her own small restaurant and applied what she had learned at Kul IN and around the world. Read the interview and follow Sylvia from Kul IN through England, France, Canada and all the way home to Australia.

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A Small Family Restaurant That Does Things Differently

The long-term plan is to open a restaurant in the city where I would continue to entertain the guests with Bosnian cuisine but in a different and contemporary way. Kul IN gave me many ideas and confidence.

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Professional Advice By Renowned Croatian Pastry Chef

With interns, I most like to see the enthusiasm for work, and if I feel their diligence, that person will always stand out above others. The passion for baking and doing what we do is sacred to me, making desserts with emotion cannot be compared to anything else. If emotions disappear, the only thing that's left is the mechanics and routine.

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Comprehensive 2-Month Education

My topic for the final exam is the city of Lima. In Peru, people eat sweet potato puree with marshmallows for Christmas. I will make a cream out of puree, the base will be dacquoise with pecan nuts and orange peel, and everything will be topped with cocoa butter, and marshmallows with a little lime gel.

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Ambitious, Young Pastry Chefs Who Further Their Education

I finished high school this year and wanted to continue my education right away while I was still in that school state of mind. After the program, I am going to work in a restaurant, gain experience, and one day I want to open my own pastry shop.

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Peruvian Take on European Pastry Tradition

Kul IN stood out as an attractive option because of its location, price, duration, and the fact that the programs are in English. Those aspects helped me make the decision to study here.

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Building Michelin Reputation As A Pastry Chef

I looked at pastry and culinary school options in Croatia and Kul IN seemed like a great opportunity for advancing my skills. The program remains one of my favorite memories of all times…

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Chef On A Yacht - Everything You Need To Know

I am very happy with the program, I truly enjoyed it. The curriculum and the whole layout have been well elaborated and realized, study materials are also great. I am also glad that we got together well as a team, it will be difficult to part with my colleagues. We are already making plans for the summer! You meet people who share the same love, the same passion for food that you have here. There is always something to talk about, a recipe or idea that requires a discussion.

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How I Got My Dream Internship

Interning surrounded by the nature, in a picturesque Mediterranean town sounds like a dream but for Kul IN alumna Anastasiya Korol that dream became a reality when she got a call that said she would be interning at Meneghetti. Today, she has a vision and a clear path to unlocking her full potential, creativity and ambition. Read the full interview and get inspired to push beyond your wildest expectations.

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Michelin Chef's Empowering Message

A Slavonia native, Goran Kočiš left Croatia after graduating from high school to pursue a career that would eventually earn him a Michelin star. He had worked all over Austria and after ten years he returned to Croatia. With his project Noel, he acquired the first, long-awaited Michelin star to continental Croatian gastronomy. One goal was achieved and Goran returned to Slavonia in pursuit of new challenges. His return has empowered local producers and inspired many to look for a successful career in the place closest to them - home.

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Croatia's Premier Culinary Institute

  • Mission

    Culinary Institute Kul IN is the first private culinary and restaurant management college in Croatia. Our mission is to guarantee you the best professional culinary education possible...

  • Vision

    Our vision is to uphold the reputation of an institute for higher education. We are professional in our work and integrated with our surrounding community...

  • About Us

    The Culinary Institute Kul IN is inspired by the wonders of the world’s culinary delicacies, and is Croatia’s leader in educating students interested in the culinary arts...

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Our programs

The Culinary Institute Kul In inspires perfection in the culinary world, and is Croatia’s leader in educating students interested in the culinary arts. Our innovative approach to culinary education emphasizes  individual creativity, highlighting
the details that each student’s unique background and experiences add to their cooking. We don’t simply make chefs; we make future culinary leaders, and thus change the way the world views gastronomy.

Below are the currently available courses: