Culinary Institute of Barcelona
For chefs and nutritional professionals who want to integrate health into 21st century gastronomy.
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.
With just over three months of study, this postgraduate course is an independent module of the Gran Chef Diploma and integrates healthy eating, lifestyles, products, their transformation and benefits for the social, cultural, nutritional and ecological contexts we will face in the future.
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.
Preparing for healthy cooking in the 21st century
To monitor and manage nutritional balance
Nutrients, food, nutritional energy, balance through food, food philosophy and alchemy in the kitchen.
To master culinary trends focused on health and well-being
Learning about and bringing together current trends in healthy eating such as energetic cooking, living food and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as introducing a therapeutic perspective to nutrition.
To adapt healthy cooking to each consumer
Creating, adjusting, rethinking and planning food for different physiological and hormonal needs, diseases and nutritional requirements, whether for a baby, an athlete or a diabetic.
To apply the past, present and future of healthy cooking
Knowing where our ingredients come from and how to apply new developments in nutrition science. You will transform them using technology and your new skills to innovate and adapt proposals for healthy cuisine.
Scientific knowledge and its culinary application
Applying psychoneuroimmunology to personalized proposals, studying the gut microbiota, identifying metabolic or hormonal changes and adapting diets to suit each case.
Mastering techniques and skills for healthy cooking
Using respectful techniques such as fermentation or low temperature cooking to keep the food’s nutritional value as high as possible.
Creating and innovating for healthy cooking
Working with methodologies that encourage creativity to solve problems and using innovation as a tool to generate value and a competitive edge.
Living the product
Valuing where food comes from and how it is transformed consciously, highlighting the importance of seasonality and drawing inspiration from the environment by prioritizing the use of sustainable raw materials.
246 hours designed to transform
every day of your learning into a show
THE BEST IN THEIR FIELD
OF CHALLENGES & WORKSHOP THAT
WILL PUT YOU TO THE TEST
MORE THAN 20 HOURS TO PUSH YOUR LEARNING TO THE LIMIT
DISCOVER AND EXPERIENCE
ALL KINDS OF PRODUCTS
OUR ASSESSMENT IS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE
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.
For chefs and healthcare professionals
who want to positively impact the health and well-being of others
I want to specialize as a chef
For professional chefs who want to focus on the field of healthy cooking.
I want to expand my culinary knowledge
For doctors, nutritionists and dieticians who want to apply culinary knowledge to their professional background in various fields such as macrobiotics, Ayurveda, hormonal changes or improving the gut microbiota.
I want to be a coach and chef specialized in healthy eating
For chefs or nutrition experts who want to offer integrated nutrition solutions through cooking intended for consumers' wellness plans.
I want to apply psychoneuroimmunology to personalized proposals
For psychoneuroimmunology experts who want to apply culinary techniques and technologies to their knowledge of holistic psychoneuroimmunology.
I want to improve my patients’ physical and mental performance
For professionals in the sports sector who want to incorporate integrative medicine into cooking to improve their patients’ personalized nutrition plans.
from the culinary, health or nutrition sector
You will live with entrepreneurial students from all over the world.
Experiences from all ages that will enrich your learning.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
In the catering, professional cooking and nutrition sector.
THE HEALTHY-COOKING SECTOR
They have been bringing value to the worlds of cooking, health and science for years.
Your peers are pursuing a professional career in gastronomy.
WANT TO START A BUSINESS
Professional friendships with like-minded entrepreneurs.
YOU BELIEVE THAT
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
YOUR GOAL IS
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
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Your time is now
Early enrollment offer
The sooner you enrol, the less you pay.
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All the equipment you will need for the course.
All raw ingredients
At no other school in the world will you get to handle and cook with as many raw ingredients as at the CIB, all included in the price of the course.
All the experiences
All program activities, both at the CIB and off campus are included in the price.
You will become a CIBer for the rest of your life. You will have access to unique job offers, benefits and professional opportunities.
You will remember this day as one of the most special and memorable days of your life.
The CIB is just the beginning
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.
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.
We nurture the talent that comes from our classrooms. Sometimes we have the honor of inviting this talent onto our team.
The CIB organizes and hosts many events, and you, as a student or alumnus, will always be more than welcome.
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.
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
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.
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.
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