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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!


 
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PROGRAMS
CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILS, DATES & PRICES

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

INFORMATION
SOJOURN, STAFF, LOCATION

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Superior Accommodations

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

All Star Instructors
Meet Italy's top culinary professionals

Locations
Culture, cuisine, art, nightlife & more!

Facilities
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,
click here
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.
SERVICES
EDUCATION & CONSULTING

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

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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.

 

 

 

Professional Italian Cuisine
Tradition & Evolution
in Italy's Gastronomic Heartland
12 DAYS FULL IMMERSION & ALL INCLUSIVE OF ACCOMMODATIONS, ALL MEALS, COURSE MATERIALS & CULTURAL TRAVEL TO ITALY'S TOP RESTAURANTS AND WINE & FOOD PRODUCERS
Specially Presented in Tuscany, Italy with Epicurean Travel to Florence, Umbria, Chianti and more!

•April 11 - 23, 2009
•May 9 - 21, 2009

Professional Italian Cuisine, Tradition & Evolution in 3 Regions and 9 Cities in Italy's Gastronomic & Historic Heartland
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HOW TO GET HERE

Check below for arrival information by train from Rome, Florence or Bologna.

Private car and minibus service is also available. Scroll down for details and prices.


Participants must arrive to the following hotel. Upon arrival, ALL costs for this program are included until departure.

Hotel Apogeo
Uscita A1 Valdichiana - 53040 Bettolle (SI) Italy
Tel. (+39) 0577/624186 - Fax. (+39) 0577/624193
E-Mail: info@hotelapogeo.it


FROM ROME AIRPORT
By car: 2 hours driving time
By train: 1 1/2 hours
Private car service: EURO 250 per trip (can be divided up to 4 persons).

FROM FLORENCE
By car: 1 hour driving time
By train: 2 hours
Private car service: EURO 200 per trip (can be divided up to 4 persons).

FROM BOLOGNA AIRPORT
By car: 2 hours driving time
By train: 2 hours
Private car service: EURO 250 per trip (can be divided up to 4 persons).

Click here for train schedules in Italy including departure times and tariffs
(The link for the ENGLISH version is at the top center of their webpage)


If you already have a confirmed reservation for this program, send us an e-mail here to reserve car or minibus service.

LOCATION
Tuscany and Umbria in Italy's Gastronomic Heartland

Food & Wine
We'd need a lot more space than this to describe Tuscan cuisine in any detail. Besides being a result of its history, influences from past cultures and so on, Tuscan cuisine is primarily a product of this wondrous land. It is natural, one that respects nature and the genuineness of simplicity. These are elements that are much easier to understand once you visit here and have experienced it first hand, from the source.

With that being said, minestrone, pasta fagioli, and many types of stewed vegetables and legumes drizzled with extra virgin olive oil are all classic Tuscan. Wild game, famous 'chianina' beef, black truffles, cured meats, sheep's cheese, etc. are all perfectly complimented by the wonderfully unique Tuscan bread - Tuscany is the only region in Italy that makes its bread without salt. Florence is home to the best gelato in Italy.Gelato aficionados will come back often even while traveling elsewhere in Italy. Finish it all (yes AFTER the gelato) with 'cantucci' cookies soaked in Vin Santo (fruity dessert wine)...although a real Tuscan would finish with another famous local product: Antico Toscano, the most famous cigar in Italy...

The first DOCG wines in Italy were from Tuscany. Chianti was the first of the Italian wines to be exported. This simple but robust wine has been available at modest prices for the past fifty years. Recent agricultural and technological advanced have produced new Chianti Classicos that rival important reds from France and other parts of the world. Besides Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile and other high priced, high quality wines, Tuscany began producing optimum varietals before it was in fashion. Now, these 'Super Tuscans' are a favorite for collectors with prices rivaling famous Italian benchmarks such as Brunello and Barolo.

Art & Culture

Norman castles, 15th century palazzos and medieval bridges are the perfect surroundings in this town along the the most picturesque towns and villages in Europe.

The rest, as they say, is history, a history as rich as anywhere else on earth. Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, of modern literature, art and even the Italian language itself. Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dante, Donatello, Masaccio are just some of the monumental names associated with this city. The list is endless. Even modern gastronomy derives many of its most important elements here thanks to the passionate devotion of Catherine De Medici and her love for food and fine dining.

 

 

 

Professional Italian Cuisine
Tradition & Evolution

FACT SHEET
Start Dates
April 11 - 23, 2009
May 9 - 21, 2009
Duration
12 Days/30.5 hrs. full immersion + cultural excursions
Language
English
All-inclusive Price
Euro 3295 per person
Accommodations
3***Included
All Meals
Included
Certification
Certificate of Excellence, ICI; Certificate of Attendance and Completion Italian Chef's Federation
Location
Tuscany and Umbria, Italy with excursions to towns throughout the regions.
Arrival Instructions
Prerequisites for Attendance
Culinary professional or enthusiast, restaurant owner, artisan producers, students, gastronomes & wine lovers.

 

 

 

 

   
ICI EXCLUSIVES
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
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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!

EVENTS' CALENDAR
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.
DETAILS COMING SOON.


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.
Click
here for a detailed look.


VIRTUAL TOUR
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.

WINNERS!
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!
Click
here for a detailed look.

CULINARY GENEROSITY
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.

GOOD WILL
Please helpPLEASE HELP Everyday, there are thousands of people affected by natural disasters. Their suffering continues long after the media coverage ends. Please help relieve their pain by donating. The charity you choose is not important but giving is.
Cordiali saluti, ICI.

 

 

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