Why should I choose Hospitality and Culinary Arts in VUM?

✔️ The culinary programs of the Varna University of Management (VUM) are the only ones in Eastern Europe that allow obtaining higher education in the field of culinary arts and hospitality.

✔️ The Bachelor's program "

Hospitality and Culinary Arts

" is taught entirely in English, and students receive two diplomas - Bulgarian from VUM and British from our strategic academic partner Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

✔️ Students acquire important theoretical knowledge in the fields of economics, finance, accounting, pricing, marketing, business communications, human resources management, studying specialized modules such as culinary arts technology, innovation and creativity in hospitality and culinary arts, international restaurant management. , management of special events and others. Their practical training takes place in the professional environment of the Culinary Arts Institute at VUM under the guidance of an international team of head instructors with extensive practical experience in high-end restaurants in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America.

✔️ As part of their education, students conduct mandatory internships with a total duration of up to 12 months. Thanks to the rich and diverse network of active international partners of VUM, our graduates get the opportunity to work with some of the best chefs in the world, to gain valuable experience in high-end restaurants, as well as to work in those awarded stars " Michelin. In this way, they get a real opportunity to make contacts, gain skills and experience in a real environment and lay the foundations for their future successful realization.

Important information

All modules are taught entirely in English. Small groups are formed to promote intercultural dialogue and personal contacts. As a leading business school in Eastern Europe, VUM has the exclusive privilege of offering programs leading to a British degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University. In addition, without the usual requirement for students to spend a semester or academic year in the United Kingdom.

Place of study


Language of instruction


Beginning of the learning process

October / February

Duration of training

4 years (8 semesters)

Scholarships, fees and student loans
Detailed information on scholarship opportunities, semester tuition fees and student loans
Admission Requirements
We at VUM offer short and clear steps for admission of candidates. The main requirements for students are high motivation, good results from the high school diploma and a good level of English language proficiency.
In the process of admission Varna University of Management strictly follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.


The program is made in a regular form of training. The classes are held from Monday to Saturday, combining lectures and intensive practical training in the modern kitchens of the Institute of Culinary Arts at VUM according to a pre-approved schedule.

First year Second year Third year Fourth year
  • Economics (10 ECTS)
  • Business Communications (5 ECTS)
  • Innovation and creativity in hospitality and culinary arts (5 ECTS)
  • Strategic Hotel Management (10 ECTS)
  • Culinary Arts Technology (10 ECTS)
  • Management (5 ECTS)
  • Human Resources Management (5 ECTS)
  • International Restaurant Management (10 ECTS)
  • Occupational health and safety (5 ECTS)
  • Accounting (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (10 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Food (5 ECTS)
  • Pricing (5 ECTS)
  • Hotel management (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Laboratory exercises 1: Basic culinary skills (5 ECTS)
  • Laboratory exercises 2: Event organization and management (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Management (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Information Technology (5 ECTS)
  • Finance (5 ECTS)
  • Tourism intermediaries (5 ECTS)
  • Thesis (10 ECTS)
  • Marketing and Business Environment (10 ECTS)
  • Restaurant Operations Management (5 ECTS)
  • Practice Hotel (5 ECTS)
  • Graduation seminar
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Research Methods and Statistics (5 ECTS)
  • Technology in Hospitality and Tourism (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Summer Internship I (10 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Physical education and sports
  • Summer Internship II (10 ECTS)

Career development

✔️ Completion of the bachelor's program in hospitality and culinary arts gives many advantages, the most significant of which are the numerous career opportunities, both in Bulgaria and abroad.

✔️ An important advantage of studying at the Institute of Culinary Arts at VUM is the opportunity for our students to be part of the team of some of the best restaurants in the world. We believe that the practice of some of the world-famous and recognized chefs in Michelin-starred restaurants is the best way not only to grow professionally, but also to make useful business contacts.

✔️ Are placed in all areas of hotel and restaurant business. After the successful completion of the program, they continue their professional and career development as chefs, assistant chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant and hotel managers, business consultants and entrepreneurs in the field of hospitality and culinary arts and many others.

✔️ VUM prepares its students for the highly competitive labor market by providing them with practical advice, guidance and career development opportunities. The university maintains excellent relations with business in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, etc., which is a prerequisite for conducting practice and future realization of students in various partner institutions and organizations around the world.



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