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Postgraduate specialist in:

Integrative healthy cooking

For chefs and nutritional professionals who want to integrate health into the gastronomy of the 21st century.

Culinary Institute of Barcelona student in a class of the Integrative Healthy Cooking program
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Beyond healthy cooking.

Here we show you how to create, innovate and take the lead in healthy cuisine in the 21st century

Healthy cooking is both the present and the future. It is integrated into new market consumer habits and awareness on a global scale.

With an increasingly demanding, growing market, one that is atomized and with pathological needs, healthy cuisine is a pillar in the gastronomic offering from restaurants or services related to nutrition. Whether as part of a restaurant, hospital, nutrition service, sports, medical or psychoneuroimmunology menu.

It is time to break down the conceptual barriers of diets to offer consumers organic benefits, discovering ingredients, products, time-honoured techniques and new trends in modern cuisine in order to create healthy dishes and change eating habits.

With a duration of just over three months, the postgraduate course is a module independent of the Gran Chef Diploma and integrates healthy eating, ways of living, products, their transformation and benefits for the social, cultural, nutritional and ecological contexts ahead.

Innovation will come from providing total knowledge of raw materials, as well as their value chain and transformation, through an infinite number of time-honoured techniques (such as fermentation), modern techniques (such as low temperature cooking) and techniques from other philosophies. We will merge the impact of food science on health with culinary practice to generate gastronomy based on physical, mental and social well-being.


Learning aims

Preparing for healthy cooking in the 21st century

How you will learn

246 hours designed to transform

every day of your learning into a show

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

Here we teach you to create and lead in the 21st century.






The profile

Who will you share with?

Who should study at the CIB


  • Education in healthy gastronomy that is offered is outdated

  • Education is an investment in my future

  • Education in general is distant from the realities of the 21st century

  • Education in healthy cooking must be international

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

  • Barcelona is a key center for gastronomic businesses


  • Be an active player in new trends and frontiers

  • Master gastronomic applications for health

  • Give a boost to your career

  • Gain the best education

  • Stand out from the crowd


  • An entrepreneur

  • Non-conformist

  • Passionate

  • Challenge the status-quo

  • Creative

People like you

The CIBers, our students, talk

Upcoming calls and prices

The moment is yours

Early registration offer.

The sooner you register, the less you’ll pay.

Next call for applications

January 2023

€ 7,425

Offer valid until 08/06/2022

€ 8,250



Apply now

Upcoming calls for applications

May 2023

€ 7,013

Offer valid until 08/06/2022

€ 8,250



Apply now

September 2023

€ 7,013

Offer valid until 08/06/2022

€ 8,250



Apply now

What the price includes

Absolutely everything

Benefits of being a CIBer

The CIB is just the beginning

Cibers, students of the Culinary Institute of Barcelona cooking.

[ Attitude ]


Being a CIBer means being ready for tomorrow. This attitude unites them, as does their goal of impacting the future by enhancing their surroundings.

  • Job board

    Former CIB students have access to our jobs board. The CIB guarantees a high 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 support you on the first steps of your journey, helping you to develop your ideas and even to secure financing.

  • Events

    The CIB organizes and hosts many events, and you, as a student or alumnus, will always be more than welcome.

  • Entrepreneurship

    We nurture the talent that comes from our classrooms. Sometimes we have the honor of bringing this talent onto our team.

  • Next generation of teachers

    We keep an eye on the talent that emerges from our classrooms and if the opportunity arises, there may be an opportunity to join our team.

  • Networking

    When you finish your course, besides the knowledge you will have acquired, you’ll also have gained 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 will always have privileged access to the best conditions under which to keep learning on our continuous education programs, post graduate programs and through our Explorer Campus.

  • Use of the facilities

    Whenever you need it, the CIB will be available for you to accelerate your ideas, do your presentations or propose an activity.

Career opportunities

Whatever your future will be.

Here we teach you how to stand out.


  • Specialist chef in healthy cuisine

  • Gastronomic professionals in hospitals, schools and communities

  • Responsible for R&D projects for healthy gastronomy

  • Consultant and adviser of healthy gastronomy

  • Monitor healthy gastronomy in educational centres

  • Expanding nutrition services applied to gastronomy

  • Health Coach

  • Entrepreneurial business healthy gastronomy

Your competitive advantages:

  • You will have a high level of knowledge of the ingredients, their nutritional content and their individual cooking techniques need to prepare medicinal dishes.

  • You will have a transversal vision of the different types of diseases and their nutritional and culinary needs.

  • You will obtain a complex 360º knowledge to develop alternatives in gastronomy from the point of view of health.

  • You will have a vision and training suitable for providing solutions to food problems and restrictions.

  • You will obtain a gastronomic understanding that will make you rethink the way to feed in the future.

  • You will be able to create gastronomic plans and solutions to provide answers for specific problems.

Admissions process:

Getting accepted by the CIB

At the CIB, we receive thousands of admissions requests, but only a few of them are accepted.

Candidates' profile is determined beforehand for each new enrollment period and the Acceptance Committee strives to comply with the established criteria.

Only a handful of candidates pass the final phase.


  • To be over 18

  • To pass the Admissions Committee's assessment

At the CIB, we do not take your academic background into account. Instead we look at your attitude and inclination towards creativity and innovation, as well as your entrepreneurial spirit and life experience. We believe in people, not CVs. 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 to you.
  • 3

    Assessment interview
    If we think you meet our criteria, you will pass the interview phase. You will be able to arrange it for a time that suits you. We look at your attitude and inclination towards creativity and innovation as well as your entrepreneurial spirit and life experience. We believe in people, not CVs. That's why you should go for it.
  • 4

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

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