Confidence > Honesty > Creativity

Did we mention innovation and creativity earlier? And did you know that they are closely related to arts? How? Through the fine art of cooking – the culinary art. If you want to become a culinary architect, food artist and innovator on a plate, get to know our Culinary Arts Institute here. Become one of a few sustainable cooking artists.

VUM was the first university in Central and Eastern Europe to introduce contemporary Culinary Arts Education 8 years ago. Now, VUM is giving its Culinary Studies a fresh start, new unique concept, new premises, brand new internships programmes and a team of world-class professionals through introducing Culinary Arts Institute and its accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

The Hospitality and Culinary Arts programme is offered in the professional settlement of Culinary Arts Institute at VUM. The programme is the only one in Eastern Europe that allows acquisition of higher education (full-time studies) in the field of hospitality and culinary arts, combining theoretical and practical training.

The February intake is now open! For more information please contact us at +359 885 398 663 or use the button bellow and apply for scholarship:

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Ensured internships in Michelin Star restaurant,

English as the language of instructions

An interesting fact is that 95% of the students from the September Intake 2017 in Hospitality and Culinary Arts are going to Michelin Star restaurants, 15% of them will receive experience from Michelin restaurants with 3 stars. This study programme gives students the opportunity to work with some of the best chefs in the world, to acquire valuable experience in high-categorised restaurants, as well as to work in Michelin Star restaurants. The internships (up to 12 months during the education period) are provided with the support of VUM’s Career Center, which could offer the students Michelin internships in countries such as France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and others.

The creation of dishes and the practice of culinary arts аre combined with a series of interesting modules. During the period of education, the emphasis is placed on sustainable cooking, which is in accordance with nature’s laws. Students will learn how to correctly select quality products from local producers, seasonal products, they will see in detail how crops are cultivated in an organic garden. Additionally they will use the organic garden for practical lessons and will experiment in a special research and innovation laboratory. Last but not least, the programme provides field trips – visiting local wineries, truffle hunting, collecting herbs, visiting theme markets for spices in Istanbul, farmer markets etc.

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