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Master of Italian Cuisine, 3 Months Full Immersion with 10 Master Chefs covering all areas of Italian Regional and Mediterranean Haute Cuisine, Patissier, Baking, Artisan Gelato, Sommelier, Curing, Gastronomic Travel throughout Italy and much more!



Master of Italian Cuisine
3 months full immersion
The Evolution of Italian Cuisine
2 weeks full immersion
Tradition & Evolution
1 week full immersion + 1 week culinary travel in North Italy
Italian Culinary Exploration
1 week full immersion
Italian Wines & Haute Cuisine
1 week full immersion
Pastry, Desserts & Specialty Breads
1 week full immersion
Artisan Gelato: Technique & Production
1 week full immersion
Advanced Mediterranean Cuisine
1 week full immersion + gastronomic travel to Sicily
IKA Culinary Olympics
5 days all inclusive attendance

The Foundation of Italian Haute Cuisine
1 week full immersion

Advanced Cuisine, Baking, Patissier & Gelato in Dubai
1 week full immersion
+ gastronomic travel presented in Dubai, UAE


Superior Accommodations

All programs are inclusive of hotel, all meals & wines, market visits & much more!

All Star Instructors
Meet Italy's top culinary professionals

Culture, cuisine, art, nightlife & more!

Work with Europe's latest culinary equipment
in a real world setting

All of our programs and excursions are available for your association at special group rates.
Culinary Institutes,
corporations and agents,
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to learn more about special offers for our partners as well as the Institutes' custom courses.

Mediterranean cuisine, buffet, vegetarian, pasta, baking, hearth breads, desserts and more from the Institute's and Italy's top culinary professionals.

Restaurant, Hotel, Industry
Food, Pastry , Bakery, Gelato, Trade Shows

Planning a Special Event that requires Master Chefs from Italy?
Our masters travel to every continent presenting haute Italian dinners, events, demos and expert seminars on Italian and International Cuisine for restaurants, resorts, hotels, cruise ships, gourmet shops and
trade fairs. E mail us your plans to find out costs and sample itineraries.

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 or are considering a rollout, ICI can assist in full immersion staff training or to perfect your menu or concept. E mail us here.

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.

Recreational & Educational Programs & Excursions
Luxurious Epicurean Excursions
Are you a Gastronome looking for 1st Class accommodations, itineraries and fine dining. Our recreational programs are designed to fit all budgets.




Luxembourg, November 18 - 22, 2006
Two ICI Masters Join the Italian National Team to Compete Against the Best Chefs on Earth

...See how they did it and set the trends for the future by presenting the art of cooking perfection!

Gold Medal Cooking!

Power Training for the Masters: The Strategy

Our strategy for winning a world class competition is actually quite simple in theory: choose authentic specialties that are indigenous to our area, Italy, and present them with absolute perfection.

The theme of a presentation is similar to designing a menu for a special event. Items should not be selected just for the sake of being novelties. Rather, they should be somewhat familiar to the clientele, or judges, while being spectacular both in taste and appearance. Preparation time should be taken into account as most guidelines also consider prep time and organization as part of the overall competition.

Our philosophy at ICI is to continually present the latest in culinary and pastry arts to our clientele. The same preparedness that goes into our own in-house training is applied to the culinary competitions. Therefore, masters have an advantage as they are constantly studying and creating in order to be the best. This means that they are aware that international competition is fierce and one must be fiercely talented, and most of all, dedicated, to win.

The Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts and International Culinary Competitions

ICI masters have a long history competing in international culinary competitions winning hundreds of medals in both individual and team competitions in virtually every aspect of gastronomy including hot and cold cuisine, patissier, baking, gelato and decorative food art.

Besides being an incredibly satisfying professional experience, the importance of these events should not be measured by the number of medals won. The competitive nature of this, and other similar events, is to show the world the latest developments in culinary art. For ICI masters, the importance is reciprocal as we, too, see the latest trends from around the world ensuring that participants who attend courses at ICI work with the latest in culinary innovations.

With that being said, we trained to win, and did!

The Menu that Won: Desserts


Festive Dessert
Tribute to “Vespa”
Hazelnut Bavarian with Chocolate Biscuit and Strawberry Salsa

5 Pralines
• Hazelnut and Sour Cherry
• Pistachio e Walnut
• Liquorino alla Grappa
• Citrus Jello
• Ganache al Caffè

4 Desserts
• Chocolate Log with Vanilla Spumone with Passion Fruit Zabaglione Sauce
• Mascarpone Bavarian with Apples and Raspberry Biscuit
• Semifreddo all’italiana with Chestnuts and Wild Berries
• Hot Walnut Brownie with Gratined Fruit and Chocolate and Rum Meringue


• Mandarin Mimosa with Caramel Sauce and Hazelnut Parfait
• Blood Orange Gelato with Limoncello Cream Salsa and Spicy Chocolate Cookies
• Almond Cream Bavarian with Maraschino Cherry Coulis Accompanied with Sesame Biscuits

Mini Desserts
• Millefoglie with Coconut and Pineapple Cream
• Pistachio and Banana Gelée
• Alchermes tapioca with Fried Spaghetti
• Amarone Wine Pudding
• Cassatina Siciliana with Hot Strawberries and Meringue

Coming Soon
Scenes from the training Lab, the participants and their works and exclusive photos of the winning masterpieces.

This page is being updated. Thank you for your patience.




Click here for more about Andrea VoltolinaAndrea Voltolina
• Current World Champion Master Chef Patissier and m
ember of the Italian National Team combines advanced baking techniques & chocolate & sugar art with Mediterranean Cuisine during two intensive days exclusively during the 2010 and 2011 programs!
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, patissier and sommelier. Click above to choose which location you prefer!

Details about this event coming soonIce Carving Classic
Chicago, ILL, USA
MAY, 2011
•Sponsored by ICI, Italy's top Ice Artists compete in this world class competition. Ice carvings are an exclusive part of the finest buffets at the most elegant hotels and private parties in haute dining. Watch and see these masters turn water into art.

Explore the most ancient wines and cusine in the world. Details coming soon6th Annual Celebration of the Mediterranean Cuisine of Great Greece
Calabria, Italy
JULY 21-25, 2009
• 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.

Advanced Cuisine, Baking & Patissier in Dubai, UAE with the ICI Masters Haute Italian Cuisine in Dubai
Dubai, UAE
Dates to be announced
• Join ICI master chefs beginning in 2011 for one week in the city of lights and work together with them during five days of full immersion haute Italian cuisine, patissier, gelato and baking!
Click here for details.

Click here for a detailed look at White Truffle Event, a Divine Indulgence & More... Annual White Truffle Week
Naples, Florida, USA
November 2011
• Accredited culinary courses by day and fine dining by night featuring master chefs from Italy and the USA preparing the world's most elusive gourmet treasures. Presented in the grandest style in Naples, Florida, USA.
here for a detailed look.

Click here for a virtual tour ...Click here for a detailed look at at our programs. This link includes photos of the courses, market visits, night life and a panorama of the exciting culinary and cultural experience.

Click here for a look at  this world class culinary event! Culinary World Cup EXPOGAST
•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!
here for a detailed look.

Click here to help save this beautiful child...

5 year old Laura has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of Osteosarcoma. In order to rid Laura of this devastating disease, she will need to undergo extremely expensive intense chemotherapy. ICI Chef Sabrina Mancin is assisting in fundraising to save this beautiful child. Please help... To learn more about Laura, click here.

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