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Food Culture & Culinary Arts



The semester-long program of Food Culture and Culinary Arts in the Mediterranean is specially designed for international students pursuing a degree in culinary arts as well as for those pursuing degrees in the social sciences and business. Course content has been extracted from the Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences. Students will deepen their understanding of food as art and science, as well as food as an expression of culture. This hands-on program allows for students to develop their technical and theoretical knowledge of gastronomic culture essential for any professional career in cuisine and an enhancement for any professional career in the social sciences. Food Culture and Culinary Arts in the Mediterranean implements a methodology that puts the student at the center of a pedagogical, innovative and unique process. It is a meeting point of the Catalan gastronomic sector that, with an international vision and a Mediterranean identity, responds to the goals and challenges in the culinary and gastronomy fields.


Within the tourism industry, gastronomy has become an asset and a reference over the last few years. At present, Spain has ascended towards a landmark of global trends, predominantly thanks to the awareness and leadership of its chefs. At the same time the food service sector has been targeting the optimization of its processes and the intensification of customer loyalty. Students take between 30 ECTS credits per semester, equivalent 300 contact hours. Additionally, students who fulfill the requirements will have the opportunity to obtain a Certificate in Culinary Arts from CETT-University of Barcelona.

Food Culture & Culinary Arts