• Learn about CIA's latin cuisines concentration: Castello di Ugento in Ugento, Italy is home base for the semester abroad for bachelor's degree culinary students.
  • Italian Cuisine
    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration

     

    Earn a “molto delizioso” education as you immerse yourself in the culinary and cultural traditions of Italy. Examine the history of Italian dishes as well as the unique ingredients found in Italian and Mediterranean food. You’ll spend a semester at Castello di Ugento, a newly restored 900-year-old castle in Puglia, Italy. This historic location, situated in Italy’s southern “boot,” is a home to renowned art, architecture, and dining.

    Other highlights:

    • Interact with Italian chefs, growers, and food producers during field trips to local markets, wineries, and businesses.
    • Complete a three-week internship at a restaurant serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
    • Perfect techniques and culinary practices used in Italian cooking, including preserving and pickling, curing meats, cheese making, and fermentation.
    • Gain expertise in the cuisines of Northern Italy from regions such as Lazio, Umbria, and Marche, as well as Southern Italy from regions such as Abruzzo, Molise, and Campania.

    Learn more about the CIA’s travel abroad program to Italy.

    Only students in the CIA bachelor’s degree Food Business Management and Applied Food Studies programs are eligible for this concentration.