Diploma in Italian Cuisine, Bakery and Pastry

The combination of formal technical training and exposure to professional reality makes for a unique educational opportunity

Congusto Gourmet Institute is since 2003 one of the top italian culinary arts school. Congusto has chosen a complex of 1500 square meters, the highest concentration in the city of classrooms, for the training of culinary arts and pastry. The location therefore offers a variety of possibilities, from traditional training to workshops and events. Our teachers are highly qualified professionals, well-known names of Italian cuisine or expert trainers in the various fields of expertise.  The teaching management is entrusted to Chef Roberto Carcangiu, also President of the Professional Association of Italian Chefs APCI.

Congusto provides a truly hands-on experience for students who aspire to a career in the culinary field (Italian cuisine, pastry and bakery). The didactic approach of the School is a mix of cooking culture and technique. Students are awarded the CONGUSTO’s DIPLOMA upon successful completion of the training with a passing grade average. The EQF certificate (European Qualifications Framework) is recognized by professionals both in Italy and abroad.

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’s Program has a strongly practical approach, where theoretical notions are always implemented through everyday practice.


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



Congusto’s Program includes 480 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.

*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.

  • Spring 2020 (March 2020)
  • Autumn 2020 (October 2020)

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.

Admissions criteria 

  • Holders of diplomas from higher education hospitality institutes or equivalent
  • Foreign from the food and/or hospitality sector
  • Food Enthusiasts or workers from the sector with at least one year of documented experience in hospitality industry
  • Eligibility to study in the EU
  • 18 years or older
  • Basic competency in Italian language (optional)

For further information please send an e-mail to info@congusto.com or call us +39 0289785801. You can also visit the School by appointment (Via Davanzati #15 Milan, Italy).

How to apply

Please click the following link to get further instructions about required documents and to start an online application.



23 novembre 2018


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Buone Feste!

Via Davanzati, 15 - Milano - 02/89785801