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Postgraduate course in:
Integrative Healthy Cooking

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

Healthy cooking course student plating up

Introduction to the postgraduate course in healthy cooking

Beyond healthy cooking.

We will 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 can be seen in new market consumer habits and awareness on a global scale.

In a growing and increasingly demanding market, one that is diverse and that needs health-inspired solutions, healthy cooking has become an essential consideration when planning and preparing the food offered in restaurants or nutrition services, whether they form part of a hospital sports medical or psychoneuroimmunology center.

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

At just over three months long, this program forms part of the training on two of the CIB's combined programs. It allows you to specialize in the world of healthy cooking and learn about aspects such as healthy eating, lifestyles, products, their transformation and the benefits for the social, cultural, nutritional and ecological spheres that we are working towards.

The following combined programs include the Postgraduate Course in Integrative Healthy Cooking:
  1. Grand Chef Diploma: To become a chef with a global understanding of how kitchens operate by choosing from a variety of specialization courses.
  2. Specialist Chef Diploma in Integrative and Healthy Cooking: For future chefs and nutritionists who want to kick start their career in healthy cooking..

    You will learn to innovate by gaining comprehensive knowledge of raw materials, their value chain and transformation, and by practicing an infinite number of time-honored techniques (such as fermentation), modern techniques (such as low temperature cooking) and techniques from other cultures and schools of thought. We will combine the impact food science has on health with culinary practice in order to generate proposals that benefit physical, mental and social well-being.

Learning objectives

Preparing for healthy cooking in the 21st century

How you will become a chef specialized in healthy cooking

230 hours designed to transform

every day of your learning into a show

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

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


CIB Methodology

Who is the healthy cooking course for?

For chefs and healthcare professionals
who want to positively impact the health and well-being of others

Who chooses the Healthy Cooking course?

Experienced professionals
from the culinary, health or nutrition sector

The CIB is for you if...


  • Education in healthy cooking offered today is outdated

  • Education is an investment in your future

  • Education today is not aligned with 21st century life

  • Education in healthy cooking must be international

  • Education should allow for a positive work-life balance

  • Barcelona is a leading city in international gastronomic innovation


  • To be an active player in new trends and frontiers

  • To become an expert in using cooking to benefit health and well-being

  • To take your career to the next level

  • To acquire the best education

  • To stand out from the crowd


  • Entrepreneurial

  • Non-conformist

  • Passionate

  • Defiant

  • Creative

Opinions on the healthy cooking postgraduate course

We hear from the CIBers

Upcoming admission calls and prices

Your time is now

Early enrollment offer

The sooner you enrol, the less you pay.

Next admission call

January 2024

€ 7,425

Offer valid until 07/07/2023

€ 8,250



Apply now

Upcoming admission calls

May 2024

€ 7,013

Offer valid until 07/07/2023

€ 8,250



Apply now

What the price includes

Absolutely everything

Benefits of being a CIBerSon

The CIB is just the beginning

Cibers, students of the Culinary Institute of Barcelona cooking.

[ Attitude ]


Being a CIBer means being ready for tomorrow. They are united by this forward-thinking attitude and their goal of impacting the future by enhancing their surroundings.

  • Job opportunities

    Former CIB students have access to our job opportunities board. Restaurants, hotels and food production businesses know that when they hire students from the CIB, they are getting a high level of talent.

  • Entrepreneurship

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

  • Events

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

  • Networking

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

  • The next generation of teachers

    We keep an eye out for talent and nurture that which emerges from our classrooms. Sometimes we have the honor of incorporating this talent into our team.

  • Your continuous education

    CIBers will always have privileged access to our continuous education programs under the best conditions, including our postgraduate programs.

  • Use of the facilities

    The CIB will be available for you to accelerate your ideas, give your presentations or propose an activity whenever you need it.

Career opportunities

Whatever your future holds.

We teach you how to stand out.


  • Specialist chef in healthy cooking

  • Cooking professionals in hospitals, schools and communities

  • R&D leaders for healthy cooking projects

  • Healthy cooking consultant and adviser

  • Monitoring healthy cooking in schools

  • Expanding nutrition services applied to cooking

  • Health coach

  • Entrepreneurial business in healthy gastronomy

Your competitive advantages:

  • You will have an exceptional level of knowledge of the ingredients, their nutritional content and the individual cooking techniques needed to prepare medicinal dishes.

  • You will have a holistic vision of different types of diseases and conditions and their nutritional and dietary requirements.

  • You will obtain broad and comprehensive knowledge to develop alternatives and solutions that benefit people’s health and well-being

  • Your vision and training will be suitable for providing solutions to food problems and restrictions.

  • You will obtain a well-rounded understanding of gastronomy that will make you rethink the dishes you prepare in the future.

  • You will be able to create meal plans and culinary solutions to help others with specific problems.

The CIB admission process

Getting accepted by the CIB

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

Candidate profiles are determined before 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 admission form
    Once you have spoken with the advisor, they will give you access to the admission form and advise you on how to complete it correctly. 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 go onto 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 we will notify you of the result by email that same day.
  • 5

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