Apicius at Florence University of the Arts offers culinary courses for both professionals and amateurs. Learning to cook is presented in connection to the historic and artistic background of Italy. Our enrichment programs are shaped for individuals approaching Italian gastronomy for the first time and for experts who wish to refresh and deepen their cultural and technical knowledge. Cooking is a special form of art where all the senses come together in appreciation. Food must be observed for freshness and seasonability. Food needs to be beautiful. Food needs to be touched and smelled while cooking, and finally tasted to fully appreciate the full experience of well-prepared cuisine. Cuisine has always been part of the Tuscan heritage, from the Etruscans to the times of the Romans, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the present day. Apicius culinary instructors represent Michelin-star backgrounds, specialized forms of dietetics and nutrition, professional sommelier qualifications, and professional experience in prestigious areas of the restaurant industry. Apicius is the only institution in Italy to implement an active development of educational approaches in the hospitality field as well as instructor credential levels equaling international standards for higher/university-level education.
Apicius is the first academic entity in Italy to receive recognition of quality culinary education from WACS, the World Association of Chef Societies.
Please contact us to request our brochure for information on 1 to 2-Year Professional Programs.