Culinary, Wine, Baking and Hospitality

Host School Apicius – School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Terms Professional Certificate
Program Includes Tuition, housing, health insurance, student services, excursions, cell phone
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In one of the most revered hospitality and culinary capitals of the world, the art of Italian cuisine is mastered at Apicius. Whether exploring Italian cooking for the first time or reacquainting yourself with its honored traditions, Apicius offers an expansive offering of courses, ranging from beginning to specialized courses for trained chefs and hospitality majors.
Career Certificate programs in Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Wine Studies and Enology, Baking and Pastry are offered at Apicius. 

The school is located in the historic center of Florence, offering students the opportunity to live in the heart of this bustling Renaissance city while experiencing modern Florentine life. Student accommodations are within walking distance of school facilities. Apicius operates its own teaching restaurant, open to the public, offering delicious food while providing students with hands-on experience, as well as their own bakery.

Apicius International School of Hospitality at Florence University of the Arts is the first academic entity in Italy to receive the WACS Recognition of Quality Culinary Education. WACS, the World Association of Chef Societies, has determined that Apicius “meets and in some cases exceeds the association’s educational standards. The hospitality division at FUA, particularly through the teaching methods and faculty members of the School of Food and Wine Studies, was evaluated by the WACS Education Review Panel for its commitment to and implementation of academic excellence. The resulting decision is a testament to Apicius’ efforts to provide high-quality culinary education at the higher learning level instituted at its campus locations in the historic center of Florence, Italy.

Florence University of the Arts is accredited with the Region of Tuscany, delegated by the Ministry of Education, (Accreditation n. FI 0229). SAI students receive U.S. credit for courses at FUA through the U.S. School of record: University of South Florida.