Academia Barilla organises an in-depth course to obtain the “Certificate of proficiency in Italian cuisine”, a professional qualification certificate for chefs who want to spread the authentic Italian cuisine worldwide. An intensive course of Italian cuisine, from Monday to Friday, that ends with a final test in front of a board of chefs and experts of Academia Barilla.
To sign up for the exam, it is advisable to have at least 3 years’ work experience in the sector, 2 of which in Italian restaurants.
The first part of the exam is a theoretical test: a writing and a speaking test with the Board of examiners made up of experts of Academia Barilla.
Main topics for the test:
- Basic principles of Italian cuisine
- The Mediterranean Diet and its ingredients
- Insight of Regional Cuisine
- Italian menu and regional recipes
- Pasta, rice, meat and fish
- Sweets and ice-cream
The second part of the exam includes the assessment by the Board of examiners of an Italian menu entirely prepared by the candidate.