Course in Culinary Arts

Italian cuisine has become one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It has a huge variety of dishes and rich ingredients which not offer rich flavors only, but also beautiful appearance on the plates.

In Italian cuisine the each ingredient contributes to a unique flavor; the chef’s techniques for bringing out the best flavor of each ingredient is crucial. At Vesuvio International School, you will learn these techniques from Italy’s top-level chefs

Diploma course in Culinary Arts


  • History and Culture of Italian & International Cuisine
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Personal and Professional Development I
  • Professional Kitchen Techniques
  • Food Groups
  • Traditional Cuisine and Tasting
  • Cooking Techniques and Practice
  • Products and Raw Materials
  • Italian Language I



  • Contemporary Professional Kitchen Techniques
  • Nutrition Principles
  • Italian Regional Cuisines and Recipes
  • Restaurant Management and Control
  • Kitchen Management and Control
  • Hospitality Services Marketing
  • Menu Design and Product Development
  • Personal and Professional Development II
  • Italian Language II


The program provides students with the basic skills necessary for entering the professional food services industry. It develops the students’ practical culinary skills and prepares them for a professional career in a constantly evolving field, which encompasses a wide range of exciting topics.

The Career Program in Culinary Arts is designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of the principles of cooking and basic cooking techniques. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of Italian food, with special reference to high quality labeled products (DOP, IGP) and ingredients structure in order to develop an understanding of how foods react to cooking methods.

If you wish to enroll in a direct entry (Second Year) for our Diploma program you must also qualify to be able to enter in the level by:

  • Submitting a detailed curriculum vitae specifying any professional experience in the field of desired Diploma program (a minimum of 6 months experience is necessary) and academic ranscripts
  • Submitting educational transcripts
  • Passing an entry examination upon arrival in Naples

Or sending an official undergraduate transcript reflecting courses in the field of the desired Certificate along with the grades you received in those courses.

*International students subject to pay all the fees, before applying for the  Student visa.