Master Admission Coordinator
Phone: +39 011 6706129
Mobile Phone: +39 347 7851211
Since 2004, ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine, has been the pioneer in developing future professionals in the food and beverage industry – chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, restaurant and bar service professionals and managers – thanks to its high-level courses and professional staff who are considered as some of the most important representatives in the Italian restaurant and catering industry.
ALMA is situated 10 kilometres from Parma in the breathtaking Royal Palace of Colorno which houses classrooms equipped with the latest cooking technologies and equipment. ALMA’s Dean, Gualtiero Marchesi, is renowned worldwide for having changed the history of modern Italian cuisine.
ALMA’s core values and teaching methods are based on advanced techniques and respect for tradition, practical activity, a profound food culture and knowledge of raw materials and Italian regionality.
ALMA’s infrastructure makes study for international students a reality who come from all over the world thanks to a network of 20 partner schools over five continents. In collaboration with these schools ALMA develops study programs which comprise of specialised courses in the school’s headquarters followed by working internships in Italy. This approach allows ALMA graduates the opportunity to become ambassadors of Made in Italy’s values and promoters of Italian enogastronomy throughout the world.
Passion for the excellence is the common denominator for ESCP Europe, the world’s first Business School with a true international presence, and ALMA, the world’s leading school for Italian Cuisine.
With this common feature, ESCP Europe Business School and ALMA boost the training experience for you.
In particular, you will have the chance to be "Chef for a week", learning directly from culinary Masters, recognised all over the world, how to manage complexity and unleash creativity.
The project “Chef for a Week” of the Master in IFBM will take you to the beautiful Italian Food Valley for 5 days of meetings with Masters, cooking classes, tasting sessions, training experiences and company visits with famous Italian business leaders in the Food & Beverage sector, such as Barilla.
“Chef for a Week” is an integrated part of this unique international ESCP Europe Master, allowing you to have an unforgettable experience in ALMA at no added cost (see Fees & Scholarships).
The ESCP Europe Master in IFBM is the only one that offers to you the unique opportunity to be “Chef for a Week” with ALMA International School of Italian Cuisine in Parma , the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine, known worldwide.
The Rector of the ALMA International School of Italian Cuisine, Gualtiero Marchesi, says that “Example is the highest form of teaching” and in fact every day ALMA represents an extraordinary training experience for those who aim to work in the delightful world of fine cooking as chef or sommelier.