The leading Cooking School in Milan

Who we are

Congusto Gourmet Institute is one of the top culinary school for international students in Italy since 2003. The school is located in an area of 1,500 square meters entirely dedicated to the training on culinary arts and pastry, that is the highest concentration of classrooms in the city of Milan.

What we offer

The school offers a variety of possibilities, from culinary education and pastry school to Food & Beverage workshops and events. Our team is made of highly qualified professionals, well-known names of Italian cuisine or expert trainers in the different subjects. The Director of study is Chef Roberto Carcangiu, also President of the Professional Association of Italian Chefs APCI and of the International Chocolier Institute.

Our classes

Our classes for English speaking guests are held by carefully selected teachers or by professional chefs and are specifically designed to teach the actual practice and art of Italian cuisine.

Congusto combination of formal technical training and exposure to professionals makes for a unique opportunity of addressing a sound culinary education.

In the heart of Milan.

  • Our offer
  • Professional program
  • Enthusiasts Classes

Delivering a mix of cooking culture and technique Congusto provides a truly hands-on experience about Italian cuisine, pastry and bakery.

With its professional program Congusto addresses students who aspire to a career in the culinary field, while its enthusiast cooking classes are perfect for those who are in love with Italian food.

International Master Degree in Culinary and Gastronomy Arts

Developed by renowned professional Chefs to respond to industry needs, our intensive program is designed to train students who want to improve their knowledge of Italian culinary and gastronomic traditions. Congusto Program has a strongly practical approach, where theoretical notions are always implemented through everyday practice.

Congusto Program includes 680 teaching hours, divided into a 2-month in-school phase and a 3-month internship. In-school-classes will be held from Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Highlights

  • Theoretical-practical lessons, as per scheduled program
  • Educational material
  • Food products for lessons and tastings
  • Access to various professional tasting sessions all around Milan, field trips and gastronomy events
  • Usage of equipment and tools during lessons in the designated classrooms
  • A complete chef uniform consisting of a chef jacket with Congusto logo, a pair of chef pants, an apron with Congusto logo and a cotton bandana with our logo
  • Ongoing assistance during the course in the bureaucratic procedures for the issuing of the temporary residence permit
  • School Diploma at the completion of the course

Admission Criteria

  • Holders of diplomas from higher education hospitality institutes or equivalent
  • Foreigners with experience from the food and/or hospitality sector
  • Food enthusiasts or people already working in the field with at least one year of documented experience in hospitality industry
  • Eligibility to study in EU
  • 18 years or older
  • Basic knowledge of Italian language (optional)

Although Italian language skills are not required, knowledge of the language will greatly make your stay in Milan and your training experience much easier. We therefore strongly recommend our foreign students to approach learning Italian before the start of the program. Participants to the classes will be required to attend Italian language courses. Furthermore, remember that some classes will be taught in Italian (with translation).

Attendance, Final Examination and Internship

Congusto Program includes 680 teaching hours, divided into a 2-month in-school phase and a 3-month internship*. In-school-classes will be held in Milan from Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

*At the end of the in-school training students who attended at least 80% of the classes will be admitted to the final examination. Once the final test has been passed, students will be placed for their internship in one of our prestigious contracted restaurants located in Milano or hinterland.

The Diploma is awarded on successful completion of both phases.

Intakes

  • January 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022

Tuition Fees

  • Application fee: 200,00 Euros (payable online by credit card/paypal, non refundable)
  • Tuition fee: 9.500 Euros* (Taxes included)

The payment can be divided into three rates (see application guide). Accommodations and living expenses are not included in tuition fee.

Accomodation

Congusto Gourmet Institute has no on-campus housing facilities but the school offers advice on how and where finding suitable accommodations.

A list of housing possibilities and contacts is available to all candidates once they have been admitted to the program.

Classes for Enthusiastic Home Cooks

Tailor-made individual lessons with professional chefs for the ones who want a unique and different culinary experience in Milan. A 3 hour cooking class with Congusto may well afford you your take-home memory!

Congusto classes for English speakers are organized to meet the individual needs of our customers. As a matter of fact, these are personalized lessons that offer high availability of timing and planning: the date of our 3 hour cooking class and its time slot can be agreed according to customer’s availability.

Our clients do always take part in the actual preparation of the recipes together with the teacher, and the class ends with a tasting of the dishes prepared.

Enrollment Info

All you have to do is to choose your menu from the list below and send your booking request to info@congusto.com.

After you receive a confirmation e-mail from our staff, you can proceed with the online payment within two working days, otherwise your reservation will automatically expire.

For any further information or assistance please call us: +39 0289785801.

Pick your menù

  • Italian Style

Make your own pasta and sauces under the guidance of a professional Chef. Learn recipes and preparation techniques of the most popular Italian dishes.

  • Fresh pasta dough
  • Sauces and condiments
  • Homemade bread
  • Carbonara pasta
  • Trenette pasta with pesto

 

  • I love pizza

Pizza is all over the world but Italy has got the original one. Come to learn all the secrets of a real delicious pizza together with one of Congusto’s professional chefs.

  • Pizza dough, proofing and baking
  • Pizza Margherita
  • Pizza 4 cheeses
  • Pizza sea and mountains
  • Pizza 4 seasons

 

  • Typical milanese menù

Risotto, cotoletta and much more. Find out the typical dishes of Italy’s Northern Capital.

  • Meat balls (Mondeghili)
  • Risotto alla Milanese (stirred rice flavored with saffron)
  • Cotoletta alla Milanese (Veal Cutlet Milanese)
  • Profitterol chocolate

Rates

  • 1-2 person: 600,00 € (22% tax included)
  • 3 to 6 people: 250,00 € (22% tax included) each person
  • 6 to 10 people: 180,00 € (22% tax included) each person
  • More than 10 people: please ask for a customized quote

Where We Are

The school is located in via Bernardo Davanzati 15, Milano, in the Northwest of the city and inside the Bovisa University District, former industrial and emerging area.

Reach us by:

Office opening hours:  from Monday to Friday 9:00 AM / 6:00 PM

Menù

  • SCHOOL MANAGEMENT BOARD
  • CULINARY ARTS
  • PASTRY ARTS
  • OTHER SUBJECTS
    CEO

    Federico Lorefice

    Il fondatore di Congusto, Federico Lorefice, inizia la sua avventura professionale molto presto, a soli 15 anni. Con la complicità...
    Director of Study

    Roberto Carcangiu

    Roberto Carcangiu è il direttore didattico di Congusto Gourmet Institute. Chef, Presidente dell’Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani e dell’Istituto Internazionale Chocolier,...
    Executive Pastry Chef

    Riccardo Magni

    Riccardo Magni, classe 1973, comincia a esercitare la professione di pasticciere all’età di soli 16 anni. È l’inizio di una...
    Executive Chef

    Emanuele Giorgione

    Meranese, classe 1984, vent'anni di esperienza in cucina in Italia e all'estero, con un focus lungo oltre 17 anni sulla...
    Executive Chef

    Gaia Giordano

    Subito dopo il corso di formazione presso il Gambero Rosso è entrata nelle cucine di Angelo Troiani e Cristina Bowerman. E' stata executive chef...
    Cook Instructor

    Domenico Della Salandra

    Nato in Germania nel 1979, scopre sin da giovanissimo la passione per la cucina e si diploma all’istituto alberghiero I.P.S.S.A.R...
    Cook Instructor

    Mirko Ronzoni

    Giovane chef, comunicativo, istrionico, socievole, amante della moda, degli accessori, del ben vestire ma sempre con un tocco personale ed...
    Executive Chef

    Elio Sironi

    Nato e cresciuto in Brianza, Elio Sironi lascia presto la sua regione per intraprendere un lungo periodo di formazione durante...
    Executive Chef

    Alberto Citterio

    Milanese, 40 anni,  ha frequentato le cucine della grande ristorazione milanese lavorando presso numerosi ristoranti gourmet quali Giannino di Milano (1 stella...
    Executive Chef

    Sergio Mei

    Sergio Mei è uno dei più apprezzati interpreti della cucina italiana. Affascinante fantasista con una solidissima cultura professionale, è conteso...
    Resident Cook Instructor

    Roberto Preziuso

    Classe 1983, Preziuso è nato a Saronno ma ha sempre viaggiato molto per passione e per lavoro. A cavallo tra...
    Executive Bakery Chef

    Matteo Cunsolo

    Presidente dell’Associazione Panificatori Milanesi, Matteo Cunsolo vive a Parabiago (MI) dove ha aperto nel 2003 il suo locale, La Panetteria....
    Executive Pastry Chef

    Gianluca Fusto

    Creativo e rigoroso, Gianluca Fusto è come la sua pasticceria: sensibile alle evoluzioni contemporanee. La sua formazione, di respiro internazionale,...
    Executive Pastry Chef

    Ernst Knam

    Ernst Knam, classe 1963, tedesco di nascita e milanese d'adozione, dopo numerosi anni passati nelle cucine dei più grandi ristoranti...
    Pastry Chef

    Davide Pisano

    Classe 1985, giovane e brillante pasticciere del varesotto, sin da bambino sviluppa una grande passione per la cucina che lo...
    Resident Pastry Chef Instructor

    Elisa Lanzillotti

    Classe 1980, ha conseguito il diploma di pasticciere professionista nel 2014 ad Alma concludendo il suo percorso formativo con uno...
    Executive Pizza Chef

    Corrado Scaglione

    Classe 1966, Corrado è un pizzaiolo molto apprezzato e stimato. E’ stato Campione del mondo STG nel 2011 ed è...
    Executive Pizza Chef

    Giuseppe Rizzo

    Classe 1968, Giuseppe Rizzo sta scrivendo una storia interessante a Vittuone, nella cintura Nord-Ovest del Milanese. I genitori, mamma di...

Admission Procedure

  • 1.

    Admission request

    Fill in the admission request here underneath, include the listed documents and then just send them to us

    Congusto professional courses of advanced training are designed to allow entering the job market quickly and include a curricular internship that is aimed at effectively learning processing techniques during the training itself.

  • 2.

    Admission

    After receipt of the admission request and related documents one of our educational consultant will get in touch with you and schedule an individual interview (via Skype).  You must pay the application fee of 200,00 € prior the interview will be scheduled. The aim of the interview is to learn more about you, your interests, your aspirations and your personal and educational background.

    The internal School Committee will evaluate your qualifications as per pieces of information collected and will decide about your acceptance into the selected course.

    Congusto welcomes all the requests of prospective students and accepts the candidates that show the best potential, regardless of their high school education.

    If you’re not an EU citizen, you’ll have to attend an Italian language examination before being accepted.

  • 3.

    Enrollment

    The decision made by the Committee will be shared with you in very short time.

    If your request has been accepted, you will immediately be able to enroll and pay tuition fee. This way you will secure your place in your classroom!

Application form for admission

Upload documents

Curriculum Vitae
Health insurance card
ID card

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