Food and drink is a big thing in Spain. The Spanish are extremely proud of their culinary pedigree, and rightly so! Spain is in a wonderful location to grow all sorts of produce all year round, has seen centuries of gastronomic innovation, and there are endless classic Spanish dishes. It is no surprise that there are Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Schools in Spain of the highest quality. Here’s our pick of the best of them.
Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Schools in Spain don’t simply teach you how to cook. In addition to learning all the different types of cooking techniques, students are taught all about the hospitality industry, restaurant management, kitchen procedures, food storage, health and safety procedures and business practices with practical experience in real hotels and restaurants.
StPOL University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts
One of the most well-known and respected Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Schools in Spain is StPOL University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Students can study Bachelor’s, Master’s and Postgraduate degrees in English or Spanish. StPOL Univeristy is in a fantastic spot, just outside of Barcelona on the coast with some wonderful beaches.
The university works hard to boost career opportunities with links to the human resources departments of numerous hotels and restaurants and practical domestic and international internship programmes. It has its own hotel and restaurant which is open to the public and this is the perfect place to put into practice the theory being learned.
CETT School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
The second of our recommended Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Schools in Spain is CETT School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy. CETT is located in the north of Barcelona and is affiliated with the world-renowned University of Barcelona. CETT has been operating for over fifty years and in this time has built solid relationships with businesses and government organisations from which its student careers benefit greatly.
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are available in Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences. Internships begin from the get-go, with all students gaining real practical experience and knowledge in renowned domestic and international hospitality businesses which significantly raises their professional profile.
Le Cordon Bleu Madrid
The final of our Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Schools in Spain is Le Cordon Bleu Madrid. Located in Spain’s capital, Madrid, Le Cordon Bleu Madrid offers a wide range of short course diplomas and certificates in the areas of cuisine, pastry and baking and a University Degree in Gastronomy. These courses can be completed in Spanish or English.
There are Le Cordon Bleu schools all around the world and the majority of the teachers hail come from Michelin-starred restaurants. The first Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school was founded in Paris in 1895. There are now 35 Le Cordon Bleu schools in 20 countries and the brand’s world-renowned reputation is a big plus to new students.