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Molecular Cuisine

For professional chefs who want to master the science and techniques of molecular cuisine to apply them to the gastronomy and food of the 21st century.

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Beyond cutting-edge cuisine.

Get ready for the scientific kitchen of the 21st century.

In the last 25 years, cooking has evolved more than in the last 250 years. Cooking is science, physics and chemistry, so in this course, you will have scientists, physicists and chemists as mentors, alongside great chefs, creators and disseminators of molecular cuisine.

We break the culinary rules, blur the lines and dogma through the most scientific creativity with CIB’s methodology to show the gastronomy of the future using science. Whether enhancing textures, discovering new flavours, using techniques such as freeze drying, systematising processes, conceptualising productions, researching the behaviour of gasses in a carbonation or discovering how emulsions behave in a sauce using the latest tools and technology.

CIB’s Postgraduate Degree in Molecular Cuisine is a specialisation aside from the Grand Chef’s Diploma and is 3 months long. With the multicultural mix of the students who come from across the globe, this cooking specialisation is aimed at chefs who want to acquire the knowledge, skills, possibilities and techniques involved in molecular cuisine and who want to create and innovate in the world of professional cooking, bringing any restaurant to the forefront of 21st-century gastronomy.

Culinary Institute of Barcelona students

Learning aims

Get ready for the scientific kitchen of the 21st century.

How you will learn

246 hours designed so that every day

is a show for your learning

We don’t teach you recipes, that would be teaching you to copy

We teach you to create, innovate and lead in the 21st century





For who?


Who will you share with?

Who is right for this program


  • Training for chefs is old-fashioned

  • Education is an investment in my future

  • Traditional education is far from the 21st century

  • Education should be international

  • Education should allow for both a family life and a professional life

  • Barcelona is a key centre for gastronomic businesses


  • To give your career a boost

  • To master molecular cuisine

  • To gain the best education

  • To stand out from the crowd


  • Are an entrepreneur

  • Are passionate

  • Are creative

  • Are a non-conformist

  • Challenge the status quo

People like you

What CIBers say

When and how much

The moment is yours

Early registration offers

The sooner you register, the less you will pay.

Next call for applications

January 2022

8,250 €


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Upcoming calls for applications

May 2022

8,250 €


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September 2022

7,425 €

Offer valid until 02/02/2022

8,250 €



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What the price includes

Absolutely everything

After CIB

Cibers, students of the Culinary Institute of Barcelona cooking.

[ Attitude ]


Being a CIBer is to be ready for tomorrow. This attitude is what unites them, as well as the goal of impacting the future by changing their surroundings.

After the CIB everything starts

  • Jobs board

    Former students of the CIB have access to our jobs board. The CIB guarantees a level of talent for restaurants, hotels and food production businesses.

  • Starting your own project

    The CIB is also an ecosystem for opportunities. We love to surround ourselves with talent and we know how to come along with you on the initial steps of your journey, helping you with your ideas and even assisting you in gaining financing.

  • The next generation of teachers

    We nurture the talent that comes from our classrooms. Sometimes we have the chance to bring this talent on to our team.

  • Next generation of teachers

    We are attentive to the talent that emerges from our classrooms and if the opportunity arises to join our team.

  • Networking

    When you finish your course, besides the knowledge you will have acquired, you’ll carry with you countless contacts from talented students from across the world and your teachers. It will be up to you to make the most of them.

  • Your continuous education

    CIBers always have privileged access and the best conditions under which to keep learning on our continuous education programmes, post graduate programmes and Explorer Campus.

  • Use of the facilities

    Whenever you need it, the CIB will be available for you to use to accelerate your ideas, do your presentations or whatever your proposal is.

Career opportunities

For whatever your future will be.

Here we teach you how to stand out


  • Chef specializing in molecular cuisine

  • Chef specialising in food behaviour

  • Head of kitchen

  • Second head of kitchen

  • Team leader

  • Innovation Project Manager (R&D)

  • Co-business owner in the culinary area

  • Private chef

  • Culinary director in the food and restaurant industry

  • Director of new product development

  • Gastronomic advisor

Your competitive edge:

  • You will have reached a deep understanding of the product that you could not gain in other schools.

  • You will have a gastronomic vision to give solutions to food and pathological problems.

  • You will gain an in-depth 360º vision of molecular gastronomy, its environment, its products, technologies and all contexts.

  • You will be able to create, innovate and complete the objectives before others.

  • You will have an advantage in restaurants where molecular cuisine has an influence.

  • You will be able to promote the influence of molecular gastronomy in any gastronomic restaurant.

Admissions process:

Getting accepted by the CIB

At the CIB, we receive thousands of admissions requests, but only a small amount of them reach the final acceptance phase.

The profile of our candidates is determined beforehand for each new intake and the Acceptance Committee strives to comply with the established criteria.

Only a handful of candidates pass the final phase.


  • Be over 18

  • Pass the Admissions Committee Assessment

At the CIB, we do not take into account your academic background. Instead we look at your attitude and inclination towards creativity and innovation, as well as your entrepreneurial spirit and your life experience. We believe in people, not curriculums. That's why you should go for it.

  • 1

    Request information
    Send us your request and an advisor will call you as soon as possible to talk you through the process.
  • 2

    Send in your admissions form
    Once you have spoken with the advisor, they will give you access to the admissions form and advise you on how to complete it successfully. We want to know about you, how you live, how you think, what you’re doing and what’s important for you.
  • 3

    Assessment interview
    If your motivation form stands out, you will pass to interview phase. You will be able to arrange it at your convenience. We look at your attitude and inclination towards creativity and innovation as well as your entrepreneurial spirit and your life experience. We believe in people, not curriculums. That's why you should go for it.
  • 4

    Acceptance Committee
    The Acceptance Committee will look over your application the Monday after your interview and that same day we will notify you by email.
  • 5

    In the same notification, we will explain all about the process to reserve your place and to begin registering for the course. You will have 30 days to complete this process.