Certificate 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

Certificate 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


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. During this program of three levels, students will have the opportunity to understand the importance of seasonality as the most important ingredient of Italian local cuisine and to experience a first approach to Italian culinary arts.

Wine tasting skills as well as restaurant planning and organization complement the program, by offering students a basic yet complete overview of food service industry fundamentals, including food safety and sanitation.

Admission requirements for Certificate Courses are the following:

  • Application form
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstration of English fluency (applicants who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Program)
  • Passport copy

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