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Italian School of Culinary Arts, Certificates for Chef, Pastry Chef and Sous Chef

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Sous Chef (Aiuto Cuoco) | Certificate Program | Course Fee € 4.600

Sous Chef Course in Italy Sous Chef Course in Italy

Duration: About 8 weeks + Final Exam + 2 months optional internship

Admission requirements: This course is in Italian Language, if stutent is Non-Native in Italian Language we will verify his knowledge, we also offer Italian Languege courses as option. Chef Academy offers also simultaneous translation in English Language, see the Courses List to have more information.

Who can attend the course: Today Italian Culinary Arts are considered an international standard, there are more than 70.000 Italian Restaurants all over the world. This course give you the skills to work for Italian Restaurants and gives you also the knowledge of the most important international cooking standards. The course aims to train students to be able to address issues related to the professional activity of Sous Chef. The qualified sous chef works in catering and restaurants.

Individual recuperation: During the course, whether for personal reasons you miss lessons, you can schedule a recovery and define the cost, taking into account the availability of teachers and the organization of the Chef Academy.

Professional Qualification Certificate: Legally recognized professional qualification of "Sous Chef" (Aiuto Cuoco) valid under Article 14 Law 21/12/1978 n 845, valid throughout the national and European territory.  At the end of the examination each student will receive a booklet showing the level of competence achieved



The course is offered to all those with a good predisposition to the kitchen. who want to know, explore and master the advanced techniques. Students will address the most important issues about culinary knowledge through the practical preparation for dishes and courses at a high level appropriate to the the professional figure of Sous Chef.

Fee: € 4.600 Course fee,  "International Service Package" included

International Service Package:

For students from abroad, there is a specific package of additional services called "International Service Package" for a price of € 1.100,00, already included in the fee, which includes:

- Visa assistance (if necessary)

- Assistance dedicated to the search for accommodation / logistics accommodation in Terni

- Tutoring during the course to solve specific problems

- Support for obtaining the tax code and residence permit

- Support the process of learning progress with the course manager

- Translation of part of the documentation and the essential elements of the teaching material in English


Students who do not need any service and have B1 level knowledge of the Italian language may apply, without the dedicated assistance for students from abroad. In this case the cost will be € 3.500,00


  • Set up the workplace
  • Sanitize working environments and equipment
  • Ensure the conservation of raw materials and semi-finished products
  • Verify the operation of the equipment for the treatment and preparation of food
  • Monitor the characteristics and quality of raw materials
  • Preparation of starters
  • Savoury pies
  • Sauces
  • Bouillon and consommé
  • How to preserve the aromas
  • Decorate the first courses
  • Preparation of egg pasta
  • Baked Pasta
  • Boiling and steaming
  • Blend, mix and assemble
  • The fish preparation techniques, cooking techniques, fish bouillon concentrated, etc..
  • Recipes with blue fish, shellfish, fish larger and fish preserved
  • Shellfish and crustaceans
  • Cleaning and filleting of fish
  • Red meat, poultry and white meat various cuts and their use, deboning, breading, cooking techniques, lardellatura, binding, browning, deglazing, etc..
  • Roast in the oven
  • Herbs and spices
  • Vegetables in batter between East and West
  • Cleaning and cutting vegetables
  • The vegetables cooking techniques: boiled, steamed, glazed, fried, au gratin, roasted in a pan, etc..
  • The art of mincing, grinding and grating
  • Serve the cheese
  • The art of frying
  • Mode of decoration of the dishes
  • The techniques and the chef's secrets
  • Preparation of recipes which include various types of cuts and preparation
  • The desserts, demonstration and implementation of the main techniques



The qualifying examinations will be carried out at our offices with the presence of a commission formed by:

-      Regional President                 - Public education

-      Ministry of Labour               - union organization

-      Provincial representative       - provincial Secretary

The examination will last an afternoon from 15:00 to 20:00


At the end of the course the student will participate in a final exam that will include:

-      Creation of a cake selected from the group extracted by the committee with its tasting and evaluation by the committee members

-      Individual oral examination on the program carried out during the training activities

-      Written test with multiple choice questions

Two days after the examination each student can request the Province of Terni a paper that can be used for competitions and / or transcribed at the Employment Agency.

The official qualification certificate will be written in ITALIAN, ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH and will be delivered to the student after about 3 months.

Enrollment Contract: Participation in courses is defined by a contract in which are indicated the commitments of the company and the participant. The cost (tax-free) defined by the contract will not be varied and will include:


-      SET OF COOKING TOOLS