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Best Days of My Life

Our alumni Marina has loved to bake since she was a little girl. However, she decided to dedicate her career to pastry arts after graduating from high school, so she enrolled in the Professional Pastry and Confections program. The last few years have been very busy and inspiring for her, and the best is yet to come - after completing the program and her internship, her career has taken off and she is living the dream of every young pastry chef. Marina worked at the renowned pastry shop Vis a Vis by Vincek for a time, and received a scholarship from the Budi Foodie foundation and participated in the prestigious Chef's Stage congress this year, also she was one of the winners of the competition part.

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Sweet Fine Dining Story from Alumna Ema Lušetić

„I used to tell people that I was going to become a pastry chef, even if it happened at the age of 90. However, some life events have taught me that life is too short! This is exactly what inspired me! Life is short, we shouldn’t wait on the perfect timing to start pursuing our goals.“

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Chef Patissier with Austrian and Canadian Address

Our alumni Andrea Filipović has truly realized her goal of an international pastry career. However, she continues to further her education by attending workshops and seminars, and she had the opportunity to work beside the renowned pastry chef Karim Bourgi during one of the workshops. In the past, Andrea's pastry career took her all the way to Canada but now she is working in Austria - she is the head of the pastry department and delights the guests with her pastries at a five-star hotel every day.

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New York student office

We are thrilled to announce that from now on we have a New York office! Our New York recruitment office will be facilitating the enrollment of prospective students who are interested in acquiring credentials in the gastronomy industry.

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Join Kul IN’s international student network

If gastronomy is on the list of your priorities, join us this winter and become a part of Kul IN’s international student network! The enrolment period is opened until February 21, 2020!

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Entrepreneur Going “Back to the Kitchen”

An entrepreneur, winemaker, restaurant owner, professional chef and Kul IN alumni, Damir Josić had spent decades running successful gastronomy-related business projects. However, at the age of 52 he realized that a key ingredient had been missing and the puzzle of his professional life still wasn’t complete, so he decided to enroll in the Culinary Arts program at Kul IN and he is currently studying in Italy to become a Professional chef of Italian cuisine.

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Studying With a Purpose – Opening a Pastry Shop

"I don't feel like an entrepreneur yet, I still haven't even had a day off, I'm tired but it's a “good kind of tired” situation!" Natalija Čukman, a Kul IN alumni, had dreamed of opening a pastry shop for a long time. With a lot of dedication, joy and invaluable practical advice and ideas she got through professional training, she made it! Read her story to find out how education can be the catalyzer you need for a great business plan.

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Culinary Entrepreneurship – How to Build a Successful Restaurant

Seeing the smile on the guest's face - that is something special, something that truly matters.

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Everything I love about gastronomy

„For me, it's great to have a diploma and skills because no matter where I go, even if I go to a foreign country, I don't have to speak their language I can just show them what I can do.“

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Dream career at Meneghetti

„Persistence pays off! They say dreams can't come true but that is not the case. If you diligently work on your dream, you can and may realize it. I am making my dreams come true this very second.“

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New Generation of Chefs from Eastern Europe

Culinary professionals get to experience different cultures and specialize in different cuisines. Culinary enthusiasts and young chefs are constantly seeking new education options, which is why, At Kul IN, young chefs from around the world are gathering to gain new experiences and knowledge. In this article, we are highlighting our promising team of young chefs from Eastern Europe!

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Italian Michelin Chefs are back at Kul IN

Food and different cuisines always provide us with a lesson in culture, history and geography, as they represent a characteristic way of living and being. Having that in mind, we can safely deduce that national cuisines are the symbol of national spirit and soul.

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Traveling, Exploring and Meeting Different Cuisines

“I like to say that I quit working for the system and left the corporate world to go live on the beach!”

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Why You Should Combine Management with Culinary Arts

I had learned how to manage a restaurant and that aspect of the industry was clear to me, but it was also clear to me that I needed to understand the kitchen aspect better if I wanted to run a successful restaurant, so I decided to invest in my skills and career and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program.

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It all started while studying journalism

In my opinion, Kul IN is the best starting point for those who want to become professionals and for those who want to improve their culinary skills. I know that people who work there put in a lot of effort to accommodate each of us students. So, I advise every prospective student to be focused while at Kul IN but don’t forget to enjoy every day of your study because you probably won’t have a chance like this again in your life.

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From the vibrant Moscow to the tasty Mediterranean

I prefer simple techniques, simple plating and Italian style. I think you should keep it simple and focus on the quality of products rather than on the number of techniques.

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Professional pastry with a French twist

"I experienced full freedom regarding my work in the kitchen almost from the beginning, and after three weeks I started creating pastries by myself. I am very happy to have been given that opportunity. I dare say I have made a lot of progress, the idea of working in a professional kitchen doesn't seem strange to me anymore."

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Advanced Culinary Program

This new international culinary program offers students the insight and opportunity to experience comprehensive learning about gastronomy and hospitality. Students will have the opportunity, after two months of studying culinary arts at Kul IN, to continue their education at a school in Lucerne, Switzerland. Partner school from Switzerland, the Business and Hotel Management School offer students the opportunity to further develop their culinary skills and knowledge with the help of top-ranking lecturers from around the world.

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Career worth journey from Australia

Studying in Europe can be a thrilling professional and life experience, and studying in Croatia is an oncoming trend. With its fusion of Mediterranean, Central European and bit of Middle Eastern Cuisines, Croatia definitely offers a culinary journey worth thinking about. As an international culinary school for cooks, pastry chefs, and sommeliers, we are always happy to have ambitious and talented students from all over the world, and our alumni team from Australia is one of those. Meet our students from Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Some of them are running their private culinary projects, and others stayed in Europe, working in Michelin restaurants. Read more...

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Meet the world with your culinary diploma

Professional cooks and pastry chefs surprise us with their amazing menus, which fuse personal gastronomic tradition with the multitude of experiences from their education and work abroad. Constant communication, practice, and work with colleagues from around the world make studying at Kul IN a one-of-a-kind experience. The international setting allows students to build networks, which will help them prepare successfully for their upcoming culinary career. We are accepting applications for our March programs until February 21, 2020!

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Wine program

Within the wine program, we use theoretical and hands-on training so that students can have a complete insight into the world of wine. Upon completion, the student is going to have knowledge to independently determine wine quality, select wines, pair wine with food and compose the wine chart.

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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...

  • Program

    Italian Culinary Program

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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: