Culinary Institute of Barcelona


The culinary school where chefs of the future are trained.

We teach chefs from around the world to think, create, undertake and innovate, in order to transform 21st century gastronomy into a responsible sector. The best learning experience of your life.

Culinary Institute of Barcelona

Our focus is innovation, creativity and everything else the future has in store



Have experienced a transformation



Students from around the world choose CIB



Our students push the industry’s limits



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CIB, ranked as one of the best cooking schools

Professional cooking courses

Choose your path

I want to
become a chef

Student to be a chef cooking a dish in the kitchen

I want to

Female chef cooking embers at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Student of the postgraduate course in healthy cooking kneading
Chef cooking with nitrogen in the Molecular Cooking Course
Pastry chef detailing a pastry making process

I want to become
an executive chef

Two executive chef students debating

I want it

Candidate chef presenting a gastronomic elaboration.

CIB Methodology

We shape our students using transformational learning experiences

Students in a creativity and innovation workshop at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona

If you don't change, you can’t evolve, and that's what precisely education should be: teaching people to evolve.

As a culinary institute we prepare our students acquire the skills and competences to be able to question, think outside the box, push the boundaries to seek and find new possibilities.

We teach how to set, pursue and reach goals, to dare to make mistakes. Because only those who are willing to make mistakes, are capable of doing truly wonderful things.

We founded CIB to make thing happen.

You have three options: witness, adapt or lead the change.


CIBers: Our students

People like you who
have transformed their lives.

Haute molecular cuisine Watch the video
Chef haute cuisine student from Brazil at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona Watch the video
Student chef specialist from Lebanon at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona Watch the video
Student chef in healthy cooking in Portugal at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona Watch the video
A Mexican student changes her careers to become a chef at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona Watch the video

Who are the CIBers

Meet the CIBers

Live the CIBlife experience.

It's not what it is,
it’s what’s going on.

Students attending and professor teaching in future classes at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona. Agricultural teacher from the Culinary Institute of Barcelona #NOchef Movement for the International Chef's Day at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona Cover of the Mexico culinary session of the haute cuisine chef diploma program. Three CIB students making chocolates Cover of the culinary session species of the haute cuisine chef diploma program.
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Culinary school Barcelona

We were founded on an international outlook and the idea of nurturing a new generation of chefs and entrepreneurs to build their careers based on a principle of respect for the products and people. A generation capable of confidently leading their own future and being key players in the changes that the 21st century will bring.

We are committed to teaching that transforms people through our unique methodology. We use creativity to solve problems, we apply innovation as a driving force in the market, and we are permanently looking ahead to the future in order to move in the right direction.

CIB is the Barcelona cooking school.


Classes per year

Unique content that provides more than knowledge



The best in their field


Meters Squared

For culinary innovation and creativity


Field Trips

Discovering new perspectives



Graduated to date


Challenges each year

Because life is about challenges, not exams

Why study cooking
in Barcelona?

The Culinary Institute of Barcelona was born in the heart of Barcelona. If you want to study cooking abroad, the Catalan capital is one of the most culturally and gastronomically diverse cities in the world. It is the point at where diversity, creativity, and innovation meet, and where leading culinary artists and world-class restaurants were founded.

If you are looking for a cooking school in Spain, choosing the Culinary Institute of Barcelona means living in an environment of multicultural heritage, talented entrepreneurs and dynamic economic climate creating the perfect background for those with the skills to adapt to change, stand out with their culinary creations or or live your transformation as a chef.

Life here is calm and easy. The city has more than 400 km of cycle lanes to explore the city and you can get just about anywhere on public transport. There are cultural, sports and music events happening all year round. Its artistic and cultural history, where gastronomy is the center of all eyes and palates, make the Catalan capital a unique place to live and study.

Welcome to CIB, welcome to Barcelona!