Basque Culinary Center

Introduction

The Basque Culinary Center is a pioneering academic institution worldwide, created by seven of the top Basque chefs along with Mondragon University, and with the involvement of eleven of the most influential chefs in the world.

At the Basque Culinary Center our main aim is higher education, research, innovation and promotion of gastronomy and nutrition.

Since its creation, in September 2011, we have worked to become the international benchmark in this field and also to promote gastronomy as a lever of social-economic development through the Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences and the Centre for Research and Innovation. We also develop many different promotional activities.

The Basque Culinary Center Foundation is composed of:

  • Board represented by:
    • Institutions
    • Leading chefs
    • National and international company
  • International Advisory Council
  • Mondragon Unibertsitatea

CAMPUS

The BCC contains a Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences located in Donostia-San Sebastián attached to Mondragon University and a Centre for Research and Innovation in Food and Gastronomy, which is a unique project in Europe.

It is a living Faculty where food enthusiasts and catering professional live side-by-side, where events, series of conferences and seminars and cultural events are organised.

In a unique building that has won several awards, equipped with the best facilities so that students can learn in the most effective and practical way possible.

A building that blends in with its surroundings. It projects an emphatic, innovative, suggestive and bold image. 15,000 square metres built in the middle of a campus surrounded by the landscape.

The Basque Culinary Center is located on a hillside in an area in the south of San Sebastián known as Miramón, within the Technology Park of the same name.

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL

The most influential chefs in the world most important gastronomical countries constitute the International Council, and its work is to advise the Basque Culinary Center on strategic tasks.

Active members and founding members make up the International Council, who are the directors that are renewed after a period.

Chaired by Joan Roca, they are members of the Council Ferran Adrià , Gaston Acurio, Massimo Bottura, Michel Bras, René Redzepi, Heston Blumenthal, Alex Atala, Dan Barber, Enrique Olvera, Yukio Hattori, Dominique Crenn, Yohishiro Narisawa and Maria Fernanda Di Giacobbe.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master's Degree in Advanced Cookery

Campus Full time 6 months February 2018 Spain San Sebastian

Traditional and modern cuisine in a training programme designed to help you improve and learn new techniques and to monitor the systems of production and culinary management. Deal skilfully with products and acquire the technical knowledge that will enable you to obtain optimum results. A fundamentally practical 6-month programme: cookery workshops, and a month and a half of actual service in the faculty’s restaurant. An opportunity to test the design of your culinary project and improve your competences in order to develop your professional future. [+]

Traditional and modern cuisine in a training programme designed to help you improve and learn new techniques and to monitor the systems of production and culinary management

Deal skilfully with products and acquire the technical knowledge that will enable you to obtain optimum results.

A fundamentally practical 6-month programme: cookery workshops, and a month and a half of actual service in the faculty’s restaurant. An opportunity to test the design of your culinary project and improve your competences in order to develop your professional future.

REASONS TO DO THIS MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE You will improve your professional profile with expertise in the application of traditional and state of the art techniques. You will learn the physical and chemical principles of classic and modern cookery techniques. You will learn about the gastronomic properties and the best applications of products. An in-depth technical knowledge will enable you to adapt to different cookery styles. You will acquire knowledge in different areas: cookery, production management, nutrition, personal skills development, etc. You will train with a very practical methodology: cookery workshops, the faculty’s restaurant and external practical work experience in restaurants of the BCC network. You will have at your disposal the best facilities and equipment, in the most real environment possible. You can rely on a team of prestigious tutors and master classes from international guest chefs. You will become part of BCC, an international benchmark whose ethos is gastronomy.  You will improve your competences to ensure the perfect development of your... [-]

Master's Degree in Cooking: Technique, Product and Creativity

Campus Full time 6 months October 2018 Spain San Sebastian

This master’s degree course, aimed at chefs with professional experience, is the training that will allow you to take a leap forward in your professional career. Obtain a real understanding of products, their origin, varieties, gastronomic properties and behaviour in the kitchen. Learn everything about modern techniques, from their physics and chemistry to becoming skilled in their application. Become immersed in the latest trends of the most prestigious chefs. [+]

This master’s degree course, aimed at chefs with professional experience, is the training that will allow you to take a leap forward in your professional career. Obtain a real understanding of products, their origin, varieties, gastronomic properties and behaviour in the kitchen. Learn everything about modern techniques, from their physics and chemistry to becoming skilled in their application. Become immersed in the latest trends of the most prestigious chefs.

A 6-month programme, which culminates with a stage at the best national and international restaurants.

Taught by tutors with extensive professional and academic experience, the course includes seminars and master classes attended by product experts and prestigious international chefs. The acquisition of knowledge is complemented with study excursions and the production of a master’s final project.... [-]


Master's Degree in Gastronomic Sciences

Campus Full time 18 months October 2018 Spain San Sebastian

In this University Master's Degree, the first official Master to offer specialisation in research in the culinary, hospitality and food sector, you'll learn about the research methodologies used in the gastronomy sector and how to apply them in order to create innovative business propositions, managing multi-disciplinary teams. You'll also gain expertise in the development of new products and services, with a scientific-technological base. You'll acquire in-depth knowledge of the market and you'll be able to identify new business models. This Master's Degree will also open the doors to teaching and doctoral studies. [+]

Become a highly qualified professional, thereby allowing you to work in areas realated to scientific and technological research and innovation in food and gastronomy.

The culinary, food and catering sector is constantly developing. As a result, there is a need for professionals who are familiar with, and apply valid research tools in order to allow the sector to move forward in any of its forms.

In this University Master's Degree, the first official Master to offer specialisation in research in the culinary, hospitality and food sector, you'll learn about the research methodologies used in the gastronomy sector and how to apply them in order to create innovative business propositions, managing multi-disciplinary teams. You'll also gain expertise in the development of new products and services, with a scientific-technological base. You'll acquire in-depth knowledge of the market and you'll be able to identify new business models. This Master's Degree will also open the doors to teaching and doctoral studies.... [-]


Master's Degree in Restaurant Innovation and Management

Campus Full time 9 months October 2018 Spain San Sebastian

The success and sustainability of a restaurant depends largely on a rigorous project design and on the acquisition of the competences necessary to manage it. You can obtain the competences required to manage the different areas of a restaurant (kitchen, service and business management) and develop a global and innovative vision of its concept and management in one year, in a format compatible with your job or on the completion of a stage. [+]

ENROLLMENT OPENED!

Next Editión: October 2018.

The success and sustainability of a restaurant depends largely on a rigorous project design and on the acquisition of the competences necessary to manage it.

You can obtain the competences required to manage the different areas of a restaurant (kitchen, service and business management) and develop a global and innovative vision of its concept and management in one year, in a format compatible with your job or on the completion of a stage.

You will discover new trends in business models and will be given key ideas to create profitable and sustainable formats.

32 credits, which include the production of a final master’s project that can be completed either individually or as part of a team, and for which tutors specialised in the different areas covered by the programme will be made available.... [-]


Master's Degree in Restaurant pastry and sweet cousine

Campus Full time 6 months October 2018 Spain San Sebastian

The master’s degree course in Restaurant Patisserie and Dessert Cookery offers all the training a chef needs to specialise in restaurant patisserie, a speciality that requires highly qualified professionals. The study programme is designed for students to master the avant-guard techniques applied to the world of dessert cookery and to develop their sensory and creative skills to achieve coherent desserts that stimulate all the senses. [+]

Do you want to become a Pastry Chef?

Master the sweet flavours of the kitchen and the secrets of their preparation.

Next master edition will start in October 2018! 

The master’s degree course in Restaurant Patisserie and Dessert Cookery offers all the training a chef needs to specialise in restaurant patisserie, a speciality that requires highly qualified professionals.

The study programme is designed for students to master the avant-guard techniques applied to the world of dessert cookery and to develop their sensory and creative skills to achieve coherent desserts that stimulate all the senses.... [-]


Master's Degree in Sommelier Studies and Enomarketing

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain San Sebastian

The aim of this master’s degree course is to train professionals who specialise in the world of wine with a broad base of skills relating to wine and the wine business, including its relationship with food. A multidisciplinary vision to develop a professional career in wine production, distribution and catering. [+]

Registration opened

Start date:  January 2018

Spain is one of the largest wine producers in the world and its gastronomy has a natural relationship with that product. . 

The aim of this master’s degree course is to train professionals who specialise in the world of wine with a broad base of skills relating to wine and the wine business, including its relationship with food. A multidisciplinary vision to develop a professional career in wine production, distribution and catering.

Master Classes, business case studies, tastings and seminars conducted by reputable wine experts, sommeliers and wine-making entrepreneurs.... [-]


Master of Food Tourism

Campus Full time 9 months October 2018 Spain San Sebastian

This Master's Degree will give you the competencies required to efficiently manage businesses and organisations linked to the culinary tourist sector, in the public and private spheres alike, and with a strategic approach, in line with the reality of the sector and the most innovative trends. [+]

Become a highly qualified expert in  culinary tourism and stand out in today's market.

The unquestionable influence of cuisine on travel and the growing demand for culinary tourism mean that this subject has become one of the segments with the greatest development opportunities.

The World Tourism Organisation and the Basque Culinary Center have joined forces to create a benchmark training program, designed to professionalise this fast-growing sector.

This Master's Degree will give you the competencies required to efficiently manage businesses and organisations linked to the culinary tourist sector, in the public and private spheres alike, and with a strategic approach, in line with the reality of the sector and the most innovative trends.... [-]