Culinary Arts

During this intensive program, students gain a thorough understanding of cooking methods and techniques used in the French and Italian cuisines, and a deeper understanding of the hospitality industry and standards, food hygiene, and restaurant management. The program is highly hands-on, and students spend 80% of class time in practical training, mentored by chef-instructors.

The program covers thermal and mechanical food processing, identifying ingredient quality, coupling seasonings, knife work, creating quality restaurant menus, arranging and serving dishes, professional cooking standards, food portions, food storage and hygiene, and the history of gastronomy.

Daily cooking lessons are supplemented with field trips to renowned restaurants and food productions centers in Croatia as well as guest lectures from successful Croatian and international chefs. In addition, students take classes in enology and wine pairing.

Upon successful completion, each student will receive a certificate from Kul IN for a Professional Culinary Chef.

To apply, you need to send a completed application form to info@kulinst.com, and our team will get back to you.

Teaching structure

3 months

Mon-Fri

Culinary practicum

5h a day

Theoretical and practical lectures

Field Trips

Culinary practicum

  • Food hygiene, safety at work, history of gastronomy
  • Basic cutting techniques
  • Food thermal processing techniques
  • Sauces and soups
  • Meat processing techniques (red meat, poultry, game)
  • Fish and seafood processing techniques
  • Vegetables and vegetarian diet
  • Preparation of Italian pizza
  • Pasta and risotto
  • Desserts

Theoretical and practical lectures

Program duration: 3 months

Program Start Dates:

  • 26.02.2024. – 07.05.2024.
  • 12.11.2024. – 20.12.2024. (1st part) and 13.01.2024. – 21.02.2025. (2nd part)
  • 14.01.2025. – 04.04.2025.
  • 04.03.2025. – 28.05.2025.
  • 11.11.2025. – 19.12.2025. (1st part) and 12.01.2026. – 24.02.2026. (2nd part)
  • 13.01.2026. – 03.04.2026.
  • 03.03.2026. – 27.05.2026.

Price: 9.250,00 EUR*, VAT is included in the price.

Enrollment for all intake dates is open!

* For our first minute students, we offer a 1.200,00 EUR discount on the tuition. You can get the discount if you apply at least 2 months before the program starts.

Tuition includes

  • Course instruction, literature (digital), materials, and uniforms for the program Culinary Arts
  • Transportation to Sisak from Zagreb International Airport
  • Accommodation walking distance from the school
  • Lunch on school days
  • Field trip costs and transportation

Field trips

During the program, students will visit several local food production centers and small-scale local farms. The field trips help students better understand the production chain of the food industry, as well as preparation and storage techniques for various types of food, including cheeses, baked goods, meat products, wine, and coffee. Students are introduced to various brands of local produce from which they can learn to distinguish quality products and create contacts with local producers.