For those with a creative and innovative vision of the future, who want to turn their love for everything culinary into a profession.
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It’s not enough to be a chef.
Here we train chefs for the 21st century.
When you receive a Chef’s Diploma from the CIB, it’s much more than getting just a professional cooking qualification or doing a chef’s course. The Chef’s Haute Cuisine Diploma from the CIB is part of the chef’s professional qualification (the Grand Chef’s Diploma) and guarantees that students are able to innovate and create, improving what already exists and doing things that nobody has ever done before.
This is an 11-month programme in which students from all cultural backgrounds come together from across the world. This course takes place within the backdrop of the city of Barcelona, where you will not only learn cooking techniques, but you will also gain valuable experience that will be with you for the rest of your life.
The Chef’s Diploma requires a high performance from students. This is not only in their culinary practice. The course brings with it an intense immersion in the future of international gastronomy, as well as the development of these skills and the enhancement of the attitudes required of a chef in the 21st century.
Get ready to cook in the 21st century
Design, implement and supervise
Culinary services in restaurants or in any company in the restaurant and gastronomy industry.
Complete culinary vision
Techniques, methods and ways of working so that you can design, propose and carry out organisational improvements at all levels.
Develop new product proposals and services for your own restaurants or for others.
Vision for the future of gastronomy
Understanding the point-of-view of the restaurant industry and learning the skills needed to be a chef in the 21st century.
Global culinary knowledge
You will acquire knowledge of global cuisine allowing you to work in any kitchen around the world.
New skills, knowledge and attitudes
To head any kitchen, with teams oriented towards culinary creativity and innovation with a new style of leadership.
1,390 hours designed so that each day
is a show for your learning
THE BEST IN EACH FIELD
CHALLENGES THAT WILL PUT YOU
TO THE TEST
OF TUTORED INTERNSHIP
MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF LEARNING
TO EXCEED YOUR LIMITS
AROUND THE WORLD TO DO YOUR INTERNSHIP IN
We don’t teach you recipes, that would be teaching you to copy.
Here we teach you to create, innovate and lead in the 21st century.
We are continuously creating dozens of unique experiences for each programme.
I want to be a professional chef
For people who want to start their academic studies and enter the market with a major competitive edge.
I want to change my sector and my life
For people who want to broaden their comfort zone in order to achieve their personal and professional goals by becoming a chef.
I want to give a boost to my cooking career
For people who have already begun their career in gastronomy but want to reach the next level with their professional cooking.
I want to work successfully in any kitchen in the world
For people who want to gain a holistic and international view allowing them to overcome challenges they may come up against in any kitchen in the world.
I want an international culinary training experience
For people with a broad view of the world who want to have an educational experience that is both international and well-rounded and that meets their expectations.
I want to get ready for the challenges of the 21st century
For those people who believe the culinary world has changed and that being ready is no longer enough to deal with these changes.
I want to go my own way
For those entrepreneurial people with the skills to carry out their own projects and manage them.
Who will you share with?
You’ll live with students with an entrepreneurial profile from every continent.
We try to have the greatest gender diversity in our classrooms. We don’t always achieve it.
Each programme is designed based on the criteria of heterogeneity and compatibility.
COME FROM OTHER SECTORS
Your course mates will have experiences that will help you grow for the future.
And all of them will share this experience with you for the rest of their lives.
Experiences from all ages that will help you grow.
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT
Education in the culinary industry is old fashioned
Education is an investment in my future
Education in general is distant from the realities of the 21st century
Education should be international
Education should allow for both a family life and a professional life
Barcelona is a gastronomic centre
IF YOUR GOAL IS
To start your own business
To change your profession
To gain the best education
To become a great chef
To stand out from the crowd
Are an entrepreneur
Are a leader
Are a non-conformist
Challenge the status quo
What CIBers say
TOMÁS FUENTES - NICARAGUA
Haute Cuisine Chef
DULCE GONZÁLEZ - MÉXICO
Haute Cuisine Chef
NEWTON RIQUE - BRASIL
Haute Cuisine Chef
The moment is yours
Early registration offers
The sooner you register, the less you will pay.
LAST PLACESApply now
From 17,000 € registering before February 25th, 2021
LIMITED PLACES WITH OFFERApply now
From 18,700 € registering before February 25th, 2021
OPEN CALLApply now
Set of professional knives
Your own set of professional knives with unique identifier valued at over €800.
All programme activities, both at the CIB and off campus are included in the price.
Uniform and equipment
All uniform and equipment needed for your Chef’s Haute Cuisine Diploma, backpack with charger, etc.
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.
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.
You will remember this day as one of the most special and memorable days of your life.
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
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.
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.
For whatever your future will be.
Here we teach you how to stand out.
Head of production
Co-owning in the culinary industry
Head of innovation (R+D)
Head of gastronomy in the food production and restaurant industries
Head of development for new projects
Head of food quality and safety in the restaurant industry
Head of gastronomic events and activities
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 all contexts will shine.
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.
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.