Culinary Institute of Barcelona
For people who want to become a professional chef with a global vision of restaurant kitchens, businesses and be specialists in their sector.
Any school can teach you to be a chef.
But here you will learn how to tackle the gastronomic challenges of the 21st century.
The gastronomic sector demands increasingly qualified professionals, not only those who have mastered cooking techniques, but also those with lateral skills such as leadership, decision making, critical thinking, an awareness of responsibility and sustainability, efficient communication and a creative attitude. In short, people who can solve problems and find opportunities in the world of gastronomy.
Our students choose the chef career for many reasons, whether they are starting out in their culinary career, retraining after years in the restaurant business, or changing profession to become a chef or entrepreneur. They come from all over the world to undergo a transformation that allows them to stand out in the market.
The Gran chef diploma offers disruptive training in the gastronomic sector, designed to prepare, train and transform students into all-round chefs. Our pedagogical model is centered around creativity and innovation, two driving forces that help us keep ahead of the market and find the best solutions.
This professional chef's training combines four learning and developmental stages to transform you into a 360° chef
Two years of cultural immersion in the city of Barcelona. Study to become a chef amidst the international atmosphere that the CIB is so well known for, which transforms you and prepares you to become a chef with a global vision of the kitchen, of business and as a specialist in your sector.
Become a chef with a global vision
Training you to develop
products and services in your own or other restaurant businesses.
Learn new skills
required by chefs in the 21st century, for the present and future of gastronomy.
Assume the culinary leadership
of yourself, others and businesses.
Develop new aptitudes
to create and innovate in the culinary field and restaurant business management.
Acquire business knowledge, language and a vision
for business development and become the protagonist of your own future.
Learn about managing finances, performance and accounting
for an efficient kitchen and business that is profitable and meets yours and others' objectives.
Create, design, implement and supervise
culinary services in any restaurant in the world.
Align yourself with a global culinary culture
allowing you to apply it to any context in any kitchen around the world.
Acquire a global vision of the kitchen
including techniques, methodologies and responsibilities in order to design, propose and execute it successfully.
Act like a leader
capable of designing, managing and empowering complex and multidisciplinary teams.
2,150 hours designed to transform
every day of your learning into a show
THE BEST IN THEIR FIELD
OF CHALLENGES & WORKSHOPS
THAT WILL PUT YOU TO THE TEST
UNIQUE CONTENT THAT PROVIDES
MORE THAN KNOWLEDGE
MORE THAN 160 HOURS OF LEARNING
THAT WILL PUSH YOUR LIMITS
TO SEE WHERE PRODUCTS COME
FROM AND THEIR APPLICATION
OUR ASSESSMENT IS YOUR
We do not teach you recipes, that would be teaching you to copy.
Here we teach you how to create, innovate and lead gastronomy in the 21st century.
International internships where
you can continue learning with the CIB.
Working in one or two restaurants
Suited to your goals, interests and performance
You’ll spend six months practicing everything you have learned while you continue your training in one of the many national and international restaurants with which the CIB has a collaboration agreement. These agreements adhere to our educational quality criteria and we monitor your progress as you continue on your journey to becoming a chef.
We are constantly creating dozens of unique experiences for each call.
Applying innovation in real projects.
Knowing the first agent in the value chain.
Sustainable professional kitchen applying Zero Waste.
For future chefs who want
to transform the gastronomic future and their own
I want to be a professional chef
For people who want to start their academic journey and apply for jobs with an outstanding competitive advantage.
I want to change my industry and my life
For people who want to step out of their comfort zone and achieve their personal and professional goals by becoming a chef.
I want to work in any kitchen around the world
For people who want to acquire a holistic and international vision that allows them to face challenges presented by any kitchen in the world.
I want an international culinary training experience
For people with a broad vision of the world who want an international experience and comprehensive training that meets their expectations.
I want to be ready for 21st century challenges
For those people who believe the culinary world has changed and that knowing how to cook is no longer enough to adapt to these changes.
I want to go my own way
For entrepreneurial people with the skills to launch and manage their own projects.
I want to be a 360 degree chef
For people who want a holistic vision of kitchens and businesses and to specialize in a culinary field.
I want to start a culinary business
For people who want to start a gastronomic business with a unique value proposition.
I want to own a restaurant or hotel
For people who want to launch new projects related to restaurants and dining.
I want to lead and manage
For people who aspire to lead professional kitchens with a competitive advantage in the market.
Entrepreneurs from all over the world
who want to revolutionize the gastronomic sector
You'll live with students with an entrepreneurial profile from all over the world.
We aim for gender diversity in our classrooms.
Each program is based on heterogeneity and compatibility criteria.
COME FROM OTHER SECTORS
Your peers will have experiences that complement your learning.
Friends with whom you will share professional experiences.
Peers of all ages with experiences that will help you grow.
YOU BELIEVE THAT
Barcelona is a leading city in international gastronomic innovation
Education today does not line up with 21st century reality
Education should allow for a positive work-life balance
Education is an investment in your future
Current culinary training is outdated
Education should be international
YOUR GOAL IS
To take your career to the next level
To acquire the best education
To stand out from the crowd
To start your own business
To change your career
The CIBers, our students, talk
"As a chef I wanted to gain an exceptional education and reinterpret cooking”
"I came here to open my mind and innovate as an entrepreneurial chef”
"I have evolved as a chef to improve the standard of living of others”
“From journalist to chef entrepreneur”
"I got the transgressive point of view of the cooking”
“Studying haute pastry is growing as a chef”
“Cooking challenge, from food to nutrition”
"Being an agent of gastronomic change”
"I started my career as a chef"
"From Marketing to becoming a professional chef"
"It's never too late to reinvent yourself”
“A chef never stop learning”
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Set of professional knives
Your own set of professional knives with unique identifier valued at over €800.
Uniform and equipment
All uniform and equipment needed for your training, backpack with charger, etc.
All raw ingredients included
In no other school in the world will you handle and cook with so many raw ingredients as those included in the price at the CIB.
All program activities, both at the CIB and off campus are included in the price.
Membership of the CIB
You will become a CIBer for the rest of your life. You will have access to unique job offers, benefits and work 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 board. Restaurants, hotels and food production businesses know that when they hire students from the CIB, they are getting a high level of talent.
The CIB is also an ecosystem for opportunities. We love to surround ourselves with talent and we know how to support you along the first steps of your journey, helping you to develop your ideas.
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.
For whatever your future will be.
Here we teach you how to stand out.
Head of innovation projects (R+D)
Co-owning in the culinary industry
Head of gastronomy in the food production and restaurant industries
Head of development for new projects
Executive chef of any international restaurant and hotel chain
Food and Beverage (F&B)
Any departure from our culinary or managerial specializations
Your competitive edge:
You will have gained an in-depth understanding of products, unlike in other schools.
You will have developed cognitive and leadership skills allowing you to lead a world-class culinary team.
You will have the preparation to successfully join any multidisciplinary and international culinary team.
Your 360º vision of gastronomy, the culinary world, its products, technology and in all contexts.
You will have developed cognitive skills that will help you stand out with your team, your customers and suppliers.
You will be able to create, innovate and achieve your objectives faster than the rest.
You will have an advantage in restaurants or communities where the specialty you have chosen has influence.
Getting accepted by the CIB
At the CIB, we receive thousands of admissions requests, but only a few of them are accepted.
Candidates' profiles are 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.
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