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ICIF - Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Asti - Italy - Cooking School

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ICIF - Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners
Address:Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 10
Locality: Costigliole d'Asti (Asti)

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Seaside: 90 minutes
Railway Station: 10 minutes
Airport: 80 minutes


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The overseas divisions of the ICIF Institute of Regional Italian Cuisine are located in China and Brazil.

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The ICIF Headquarters is in the medieval castle of Costigliole d'Asti, located in the Langhe and Monferrato area, one of the most important areas from the point of view of tourism and for the production of the finest denominations of wine from the Piedmont Region.
ICIF - Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners

ICIF - Institute of Cuisine, Culture and Oenology of the Regions of Italy – founded in 1991,has as its main objective the promotion of food and wine traditions and of Italian agricultural-food products abroad, by holding training courses on Italian Cuisine and Wine. ICIF organizes Master, Short Courses (generic and thematic) and advanced Courses on wine for groups of foreign professionals (chefs, sommeliers, restaurateurs), who wish to acquire a specialization in Italian Cuisine and Wine.


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Professional Cooking ITALIAN GELATO
Region: Piedmont Locality: Costigliole D'Asti (Asti)
from: 29 October 2021 Duration: 3 weeks
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ICIF has created a specific training program for the Ice cream industry: the Course on Italian Gelato. A 4-weeks training course of theoretical and practical lessons at the Institute, the program of the course allows you to undertake, through an integrated approach between theory and practical skills, a profession that give unlimited satisfaction as well as personal and professional growth in the context of the true Italian tradition. Through a relatively brief training period, the student learns from Master Ice Cream makers, promoter of the Italian Artisan Gelato, whom introduce also the beginners, to the world of the Italian Gelato, starting from the organoleptic composition of the raw materials in order to learn the techniques for the preparation of properly balanced ice creams, sorbet and granites, the student at the end of the course is able to create and study his own recipes for any flavor of ice cream, offering flavors appropriate to the tastes and local customs of his own Country. The training program is also complemented by basic concepts for the food industry such as the HACCP system, concepts related to projecting a classical artisan ice cream parlors or a central laboratory for a more industrial production, the Cake Design related to the ice cream world, modern and innovative trends such as the Gourmet Gelato or the Natural Gelato, and the correct pairing of Gelato with wines and spirits. A training Course to become a professional Ice cream maker, a profession that is strongly required both in Italy and abroad. The course is in Italian language and teachers are supported by an interpreter in English language.
Professional Cooking ITALIAN PASTRY
Region: Piedmont Locality: Costigliole D'Asti (Asti)
from: 8 November 2021 Duration: 3 weeks
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THE COURSE ON ITALIAN PASTRY ICIF has created the Course on Italian Pastry in collaboration with the Italian Pastry, Ice Cream and Chocolate Federation (. Federazionepasticceri. It). The program of the Course offers demonstration lessons held by professional Pastry Chefs, Master Ice Cream Makers and Master Chocolatier, instructed by the Italian Pastry Federation. The topics of the Course focus on all the preparations of Italian pastry and of confectionery Italian art, from the basic dough, to the Italian style creams, to small pastries, with insights on regional traditional sweets and modern creative desserts, cake design and manual chocolate tempering methods, decorations with chocolate and ice cream lessons. The training is complemented by educational visits to companies of the confectionery sector. The Course is in Italian language and teachers are supported by an interpreter in English language.
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