1 month of academic training
2 months of internship
Max 16 partecipants
Experience required

Specialization course in Italian Cuisine for international students

The Specialization Course is designed for all the students who desire to improve their skills through a unique experience that will help them refine their Italian cooking style, to better grasp the “Mediterranean philosophy” and to learn new techniques to display elegant and modern dishes. IFSE has developed a training program full of innovative recipes and Food Design training, as well as in-depth study of dishes.

IFSE’s goal has always been to shape the future Ambassadors of the Italian cuisine in the world.
Specifically, IFSE developed a rich formative program with recipes of the tradition and focused on the teaching of the cornerstones of the authentic Italian cuisine, the knowledge of the products, the discover of the enogastronomic excellences of the territory.

Each lesson of the course will give the opportunity to learn the true Italian cuisine through the study of each dish, focusing on the taste, the chromatic feature, and the plating. Students will learn innovative cooking methods to better manage the raw materials.

The course is intended for those who have attended culinary schools or basic cooking classes, as well as professionals in the tourism/hotel sector, chefs with previous experience, and other related type of professionals and foreign students.

Training program

Next dates:

–  June 3, 2024

–  September 9, 2024

The training program consists in:
Institute: 1 month of classes at the Academy – full time, 5 days a week
Internship: 2 months in selected and accredited restaurants, laboratories, or hotels.

At the end of the course, you will receive:

  • IFSE Certificate for the Specialization Course in Italian Cuisine
  • Certificate Professional Association Italian Chefs
  • ITA0039 Certification "Ambassador of Italian Cuisine" in defense against counterfeiting and protection of Made in Italy

Accommodation for students

IFSE has accommodation solutions, just a few metres from the school, of different types, capable of meeting the needs of all students. There is the possibility of staying in a double, triple or quadruple room solution, shared with other students on the course, or in a single room.

Alternatively, it is possible to stay in the centre of Turin for those who want to have a different experience, experience a great city and discover its beauty.

Easy Life Solution

Piobesi Torinese

City Life Solution


Registration fee

The cost of the course is € 4550 per person (including accommodation) to be paid according to the installments described below:
– Enrollment confirmation deposit: 20% of the total price
– Balance by the start date of the course

The course is conducted in English.
*Course will start with a minimum number of 8 participants

Fee includes:
Theoretical/practical lessons inside the IFSE institute, full kit of student uniform (jacket, apron and hat with IFSE logo), handouts, IFSE Certificate, Professional Association of Italian Chefs Certificate, lunch in IFSE (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excluded – dinners excluded) – transfers during educational visits, airport/hotel transfers (only for groups of at least 8 people from Caselle Airport – additional costs for transfer from Milan).

N.B. The fee includes only the services mentioned above.

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Payment facilities

Thanks to the agreement with important banking institutions, it is possible to finance the entire amount of the course with payment in convenient monthly installments.
Possibility of deferment agreement directly with the Institute without interest.

Merit-based loan
Your future begins at IFSE

Sign up today, pay in 2 years!

Our Academy has obtained the possibility of offering loans based on merit to those who have a high school diploma with a score of at least 70/100 or a degree certificate.

This allows you to immediately obtain the full amount of the course value and pay in very convenient installments starting 2 years after the end of the training course.

“per Merito” also allows you to cover enrollment fees, the purchase of teaching materials, accommodation costs and everything necessary to do your studies with peace of mind.

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“per Merito” is a credit product dedicated to students attending universities in Italy and abroad, or post-diploma training institutions. For the contractual conditions, consult the Information Sheets available in the branch and on the bank’s website. For more information, ask your branch manager or go to the tab dedicated to Merit on the website www.impresasanpaolo.com

Do courses take place in-person?

Yes, our courses take place in-person involve mostly hands-on activities in order to give our students the possibility to acquire high level practical competences to be prepared to face the working world in conscious way.

Will I find a job after the courses?

The percentage of employment of our students after the course is extremely high: more than 90% of our students find a job within a few months after the end of the formative training in IFSE.

How do payments work?

There is the possibility to finance the cost of the course. Our offices will be happy to give all the details regarding the payment solutions.

What kind of certification will I receive at the end of the course?

Ours is a certificated Academy, the only one to have received a recognition of Italian Excellence at the General Secretariat of the Italian Republic. At the end of the course, you will obtain the IFSE Certificate with international validity, the Certificate of the Association of the category that patronizes IFSE courses, the HACCP Certificate and the Certificate for Occupational Safety Dlgs. 81/08.

Are there any requirements to join the course?

The formative courses start from the foundations, therefore there are no requirements requested for the participation in the courses (obligatory scholastic requirements fulfilled).

Are there any planned Open Days to visit the Institute?

Every day is an open day in IFSE: our choice is to welcome you through individual appointments where, in addition to the visit of the Institute, you’ll be able to have an individual interview to analyze your needs and answer specific doubts and questions.

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