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

International bachelor 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



  • International Gastronomy
  • International Culinary Arts Business Concept
  • Wine and Cheese Studies
  • Managing People in the Hospitality Industry
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Personal and Professional Development III
  • Practical Gastronomy Production


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.

In order to give College Applicants the greatest opportunity for success, their suitability for admission to a program will be assessed and considered based on a range of factors including their academic history and credentials. Each VISH program has academic, language, and status requirements that applicants must satisfy in order to be admitted to that program. Specific admission requirements may vary from program to program. The application process ensures we find not only the best students, but also the most diverse group who fit hand-in-glove with our “Think in the Next Credo”. We make sure that you and your classmates will excel while supporting each other in reaching beyond conventional thinking and becoming the industry-shaping leaders of tomorrow.

For all Bachelor programs students are required to submit a completed Application Form and certified/official High School Diploma (a certified English translation might be required). In case a student is transferring from another higher education institution, a copy of their certified/official transcript or diploma supplement and passport copy will be required.

If an applicant’s first language is not English, he/she must be able to demonstrate oral and written fluency in English. Students require an English language proficiency of B2 level with a TOEFL 500 or IELTS 5 or Equivalent. Working or studying in an English-speaking environment will usually be sufficient to demonstrate an acceptable competence.

Each qualified applicant will be interviewed by an Admissions officer of VISH or their nominee in person, by telephone, or other communication means. The main purpose of the interview is to select motivated applicants with the ability to benefit from a solid commitment to our program. VISH actively encourages applications from students of all ages, gender, ethnic, and/or social background, and from students with disabilities.

GPA Requirements: For US and Canadian students wishing to complete their Bachelor Program with VISH, they must meet a minimum required cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation are not required. If however a student chooses to include a letter, or letters, of recommendation with their application, they must be addressed to VISH Admissions Office, in a sealed envelope. The contents of the letter should address the student’s academic ability, potential and what he/she will gain from studying at VISH.

Personal Statements: An applicant can choose to include a personal statement with their application. This letter should help us learn about you, the applicant, and your qualities beyond your test scores, grades and work history.

Curriculum Vitae: Applicants can elect to send Curriculum Vitae along with their application. This document should reflect the applicant’s work and research history.


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


(Admission to non-beginning levels of Career Programs)

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.

 Secondary education credentials accepted:

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