Gain a career advantage in the int'l context of Florence, Italy. Apicius features two Career / AA Program options. The Food, Wine, and Wellness track offers studies in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Wine Studies, and Wellness and Nutrition.
What you will learn
Career Programs are unique for their combination of experiential learning and practice in the field within the Florentine community. The Food, Wine, and Wellness program is designed to full immerse participants in the field of gastronomy and wellness. Fundamentals are covered in the first year, and the second year concentrations deepen knowledge through techniques, direct experience, and broadening of the Mediterranean identity of the curriculum.
Course in both years are supported by experiences in the creative learning labs of Apicius. These labs interact with the local community and are spaces where learning is directly applied and shared in a community context. Professional practice is thus an integrated component of core program academics. Creative labs associated with this program are Fedora Pastry Shop and Ganzo Restaurant.
Year 1: Food, Wine, and Wellness Studies common core
Year 2, choose 1 specialization:
- Culinary Arts Commis Chef (WACS-recognized)
- Baking and Pastry Commis Chef
- Wine Studies and Enology
- Wellness, Health, and Nutrition
Year 3 available in:
- Culinary Arts Chef de Partie (WACS-recognized)
- Baking and Pastry Chef de Partie
A fast-track direct access program is available for students to take 2 introductory courses and transition immediately to Year 2.
A single semester of any of the above programs may be requested, prerequisites may apply.
Who is the course for?
Programs open to motivated students seeking to develop new skills and knowledge while building a body of work and professional experience in an international learning environment. Participant categories may include:
- High school graduates seeking a food/hospitality educations
- Individuals seeking a career change
- Adults for continuing education
- College students who are food/hospitality majors seeking related fields for transferable study abroad experiences.
Tuition benefits available for Italian and EU citizens.
Programs approved for aid through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.