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Master of Italian Cuisine, 3 Months Full Immersion with 10 Culinary Masters covering all areas of Italian Regional and Mediterranean Haute Cuisine, Patissier, Baking, Artisan Gelato, Sommelier, Curing, Gastronomic Travel throughout Italy and much more!
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Professional Italian Cuisine
Full Immersion Culinary, Baking, Pastry and Gelato programs for Professional Chefs, Pâtissiers, Culinary Instructors, Advanced Students and Serious Home Gourmets presented by Europe's most Renown Master Chefs.

Every program is always inclusive of all expenses from the time of arrival until departure including accommodations, all meals, course materials, gastronomic travel, ground transfers and much more!


3 MONTHS - ALL INCLUSIVE
Master of Italian Cuisine
ICI's longest running all-inclusive program presents the most thorough spectrum of Italian Haute Cuisine in Italy. For three months participants work alongside Europe's top master chefs, pâtissiers and sommelier. The program covers every aspect of gastronomy including traditional and innovative cuisine, pastry, baking, gelato, curing, drying and conserving, pairing food and wines and much more. Click here for details, price and itinerary.
 Master of Italian Cuisine

2 WEEKS - ALL INCLUSIVE
The Evolution of Italian Cuisine
The most advanced full immersion culinary course available in Italy where particular attention is given to nutrition, gustatory perception, recipe development and spectacular plating presentations. Cultural exploration and travel in southern Italy & Sicily and fine dining highlight the experience. Click here for details, price and itinerary.
The Evolution of Italian Cuisine

 
1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE
Italian Culinary Exploration
Italian Culinary Exploration encompasses the first week of the Evolution of Italian Cuisine. Designed for professionals and gastronomes, the course is fast paced and features cultural exploration, hands on full immersion days and fine dining by night. Includes cultural travel. Click here for details, price and itinerary.
Italian Culinary Exploration

1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE
Advanced Mediterranean Cuisine
Presented in the South Italy location, this program includes one week of full immersion concentrating Regional Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine. Highlights of Advanced Mediterranean Cuisine take pace every evening where participants dine at unique restaurants that culminates with a trip to Sicily, completely inclusive in one price. Click here for details, price and itinerary.
Advanced Mediterranean Cuisine

1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE
Pastry, Desserts & Specialty Breads
This course is instructed by John Nocita and Alessandro Urilli, pâtissier for the Italian National Pastry Team. The masters concentrate on Euro technique for restaurants, catering and display cases... Includes cultural travel. Click here for details, price and itinerary.
Pastry, Desserts & Specialty Breads

1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE
Artisan Italian Gelato: Technique & Production
This program is designed for both experienced gelato makers and aspiring shop owners and covers every aspect of real artisan gelato production including personal recipe development, blueprinting for a single gelato shop or multiunit operation, equipment specifications, and a profound examination of the chemistry and physics needed to render a perfect product, pricing, etc. Click here for details, price and itinerary.
Artisan Gelato: Technique & Production

1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE
Artisan Italian Cheese Making
Artisan Cheese Making is the most complete one week cheesemaking program in Italy. The hands-on course begins with the science necessary to process any type of cheese and quickly moves into the production phase. In addition to producing classic regional Italian cheeses, a special section of the course shows participants how to develop personal cheeses to fit any taste and preference. As in all ICI programs, all ingredients are always all natural... Click here for details, price and itinerary.


1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE
Traditional Italian Charcuterie: Curing Meats, Sausage Making & Artisanal Salumi
Famous internationally, most of the world hasn't seen or tasted most of the cured delicacies available throughout Italy. Traditional Italian Charcuterie literally brings participants first to the farm demonstrating how to identify and select livestock and then to the laboratory for hands-on production of over twenty-five types of sausages, salumi and meats that can also be personalized. This program uses only natural ingredients for long term conservation and does not employ the use of nitrates or nitrites.


1 WEEK - ALL INCLUSIVE
The Foundation of Italian Regional Cuisine: Curing, Pickling & Sun-drying
Since ancient times, people have been conserving seasonal foods for later use. ICI's perfect location in the heart of the Mediterranean assures that the best array of produce, fruit and verdure are in season year round. The Foundation of Italian Regional Cuisine: Curing, Pickling & Sun-drying goes beyond the standard and enables culinarians to develop and conserve component ingredients that can be incorporated to any chef's or pastry chef's repertoire with personal products that can be stored on a shelf freeing precious refrigerator and freezer space. All products are long term cured utilizing antique and state of the art methods and no conservatives, preservatives or gelatins are used during the program. Price and itinerary online momentarily


 

The Italian Culinary Institute was established to constantly update cooking techniques and menu development for chefs, pastry chefs, bakers and gelaticians in Italy's increasingly competitive environment Today, the Institute is Italy's top culinary academy and considered among the most important in Europe.

Our Master Courses are designed specifically for professionals and concentrate on highly developed techniques that are continually being developed through the Institute's participation in international culinary competitions. Our full immersion programs cover a variety of subjects including cuisine, pastry, gelato and decoration as well as fine dining experiences at several of Italy's top restaurants. Master Chef John Nocita leads a faculty of more than 20 of Europe's most renowned Culinary and Pastry Masters.

Culinary professionals benefit by being instructed by a faculty of the same chefs who have allowed the Italian Culinary Institute to become the center of culinary information in Italy through its' vast resources including:

Italy's center for Culinary Events
*Training Center for Italian Pastry Teams and Italian Individual Teams for the 2016 Culinary Olympics

*Headquarters for the Italian Association of Master Pâtissier and the Academy of Artisan Gelaticians
*Tasting Center for the Italian Association of Sommeliers.
*Calabria Base for La Chaine des Rotisseurs

The Professional Cookbook Series
Internationally endorsed for advanced techniques and stunning photography, the collection is considered to be among the best culinary texts for professionals. Used by the world's top corporations and culinary Institutes for advanced training. Non professionals will find our oversized full color texts perfect for the coffee table or for entertaining.

R & D
Italy's leading food companies work closely with the Institute for new product research, development and promotion.

Consulting
Whether it's for menu development for a single or multi-untit restaurant, hotel or cruiseline, a new rollout for gelato production, bakery or pastry facility, ICI understands client trends, the ever changing demands within the industry and the necessity of efficient and innovative back of the house operations.

Flexibility
Equipped with progressive facilities, the Institute is completely financially independent. Custom programs can be tailored to meet specific necessities.

Location location location!
The Institute is ideally in the Heart of the Mediterranean...

Calabria, the Mediterannean Dream...Calabria, Italy's Southernmost region, is a land immersed in the clearest blue waters in Italy and located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea near Sicily. Rich in history, Calabria is bristling with countless medieval fishing towns, Norman castles and Ancient Greek and Roman ruins. Most importantly, it produces many of the world's best olive oils and has spent the past 5000 years perfecting the art of Mediterranean cuisine.

Superior Accommodations on the Seaside
All of our programs always include superior accommodations in a fine hotel, all meals with wines, market visits and special dinners in the regions' finest restaurants. Our southern Italy location features the Hotel Baia dell'Est on the Ionian coastline. Click here for more!

Special incentives are available to colleges, associations and agents. Click here for details.

 

 

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Maestro di Cucina ItalianaMaster of Italian Cuisine
• 3 months and 300+ hours of Italian Haute Cuisine & Wines. ICI's most comprehensive master's program is the only course in Italy that is all-inclusive of course fees, accommodations, meals, cultural travel and much more in one price. Instructed by i Maestri (the masters), this dynamic program includes certification for cuisine, pâtissier and sommelier. Click above to see this course in detail!
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BROWSE ICI's 1 & 2 WEEK COURSES
Click here to check availability, full course descriptions, dates and prices for ICI intensive full immersion one and two week programs

Gelatician Magazine: Knowledgebase of the Art, Science & Business of Gelato... Gelatician Magazine
Knowledgebase of the Art, Science & Business of Gelato
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Il Maestro Alessandro UrilliAlessandro Urilli
World Champion Master Chef Pâtissier,
combines advanced baking techniques & chocolate & sugar art with Mediterranean Cuisine during three intensive days exclusively during the 2015 programs!

Click here for a virtual tour ...Virtual Tour
Click for a detailed look at at our programs and meet your peers who participate in them. This link includes photos of the courses, market visits, night life and a panorama of the exciting culinary and cultural experience.

SERVICES
EDUCATION & CONSULTING
Restaurant, Hotel, Industry, Food, Pastry, Bakery, Gelato

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Do you require professional training for your staff or menu development for authentic Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine?
Whether you already have a successful restaurant, need to update your repertoire or are considering a rollout, ICI can assist in full immersion staff training or to perfect your menu or concept. Click here for details.

Planning a Special Event, Trade Show or Demos that require Master Chefs from Italy?
Our masters travel to every continent presenting haute Italian dinners for private and public events or expert seminars on Italian and International Cuisine for restaurants, resorts, hotels, cruise ships, gourmet shops and trade fairs. Click here for details.

Looking for an Apprenticeship or Stagiere in Italy?
Learn authentic Italian cuisine from the source. Work alongside a master following a course. E-mail your resume here

Are you a restaurateur looking for a Professional Chef from Italy?
The Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary & Pastry Arts receives scores of inquiries from both Italian chefs and restaurant owners around the world who are seeking either permanent or seasonal positions or consulting services. E mail us here to inquire.

EVENTS' CALENDAR
Explore the most ancient wines and cusine in the world. Details coming soon10th Annual Celebration of the Mediterranean Cuisine of Great Greece
Calabria, Italy
JULY 21-25, 2015
Italy's 's stylish Naussica Resort on the Ionian Sea is the consummate setting for the annual week-long celebration of 3000 years of southern Italian food and wine. Lectures and demos by ICI Masters and three gala dinners highlight the unique culinary and cultural event.

Details about this event coming soonIce Carving Classic
Chicago, ILL, USA
MAY, 2015
•Watch as the masters turn water into art...

Click here for a look at  this world class culinary event! 2016 IKA Culinary Olympics
The Italian Culinary Team steals the show at one of the most prestigious culinary competitions in Europe. See how our ICI master won against the elite of chefs and pastry chefs from thirty three countries and became the reigning world champion until we takes the prize again this year!
Click here for a detailed look.
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