Training in Sisak
Students spend two months at Kul IN practicing fundamental culinary techniques, learning about wines and restaurant management, and preparing for life in Italy.
Training in Colorno
Students continue their education in ALMA in Colorno, where they are immersed in the Italian culture, which so heavily influences cuisine. The school’s ALMA Method of training adds a new dimension to students’ skill development in the kitchen. The program provides a dynamic international environment for students to perfect their cooking techniques in the Italian culinary arts.
ALMA, la Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, and its professor-chefs will intrigue you with their knowledge and train you to become truly competent in the culinary industry. You will study the secrets of Italy’s 20 culinary regions while training under the mentorship of skilled Italian chefs. Your culinary training will be further enhanced by trips to local production centers, which will give you a look into the preparation of famous products such as Parma ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, truffles, wineries and many others.
The classes in Colorno are designed based on the ALMA Method, which combines the following:
- cooking skills and techniques for Italian cuisine
- direct experience with local production centers and raw ingredients
- experience as the head chef
- knowledge of Italian recipes and traditions
- understanding of Italian history and culture
At the end of training in Colorno, and before the beginning of the internship, each student’s progress will be evaluated by the staff at ALMA.
Other information about your three months of training in Colorno:
- Class size: minimum 15 to maximum 20 students
- Language used in class: English
- Readings and materials: provided by ALMA (in English)
- Uniforms: provided by ALMA
Five months of training in a renowned Italian restaurant
The last part of the program is a five-month internship in a well-known Italian restaurant. After evaluation in Colorno, students move to the city where they will be interning, at a restaurant chosen by ALMA. During these five months, students put to practice all the skills that they’ve learned in Kul IN and ALMA, and they gain first-hand experience in the culinary industry.
ALMA carefully chooses the internship destination, based on individual students’ personalities, interests, strengths and weaknesses, and future plans. Throughout the internship, students still have the full support of ALMA, and can always ask the school’s staff for help and advice. The host restaurant will provide the student with room and board during the internship.
At the end of the internship, students return to ALMA to take a final practical exam and receive their certification.