Manuelina Culinary

Introduction

About Us

Italian Culinary Programs

Manuelina Culinary was founded by Manuelina Director, Melina Puntoriero. After working extensively throughout various culinary schools in Italy, and working in research and development with many different Chefs, Melina began to design programs that would respond to the need for short intensive professional programs that would suit culinary professionals, as well as food lovers, in the area of Italian Cuisine. Our programs have been developed with chefs and culinary experts in Italy, who have a combined experience of more than 60 years. They are a culmination of knowledge from professionals who are the top in their field and are continually updated to accommodate a highly competitive and forever changing industry. Each program is rooted in culture, science and creativity while concentrating on the basic principles of taste texture and flavour. Each program starts from the basics and quickly accelerates, and so in this way, regardless of previous culinary experience, all students end at the same point.

Italian Culinary Tours

Our host is Chef Melina Puntoriero from Manuelina Culinary, an international culinary school that primarily operates in Italy but also around the world. Melina’s passion for cooking not only lies in the food itself but the culture that surrounds each and every ingredient needed to construct a recipe. She has spent the last 6 years in Italy researching the foods of each region. Melina now has a team of Chefs under her wing, who are highly skilled, innovators in their respective sectors and sought after globally by both corporate and private sectors of hospitality for their contributions to cuisine.

While rooted in food and wine, and, drinking and eating are certainly our priority, our tours are not only that. Working in this industry has meant that we have been introduced to some marvellously creative an innovative people across the country and out of a need to share them with people, our luxury tours were born, designed to see Italy through her eyes, to uncover not only the beauty of so many places unseen by the usual tourist, but to show you why you cannot learn to be Italian, but why you must live Italy, spend time with its locals, experience its beauty, to understand the passion behind this amazing culture and how to truly appreciate this simple cuisine.

Our Difference

At Manuelina Culinary we provide short-term culinary programs to allow students and chefs that would not have the time to participate in a long-term culinary course. We allow the student to learn a significant amount of knowledge over a short period of time in small groups which ensure a comfortable learning environment. Students also have an exclusive access to highly experienced Chefs that have worked for the best Italian restaurant and world-class laboratories to learn the latest trends and culinary techniques.

We provide travellers, food and wine passionate with a unique experience of Italy, taking them in areas previously untouched by typical tourist. We provide them with a combination of high-class Michelin Star restaurant and smaller traditional venues. We also follow a relaxed and flexible itinerary to allow travellers to personalise their Italian experience.

At Manuelina we understand your business needs and goals, we have the expert knowledge to help you achieve these goals. We provide expert advice in all areas of Italian culture and we make sure we take your menu to the next level.

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All Inclusive 5 Week Program in Italian Cuisine

Campus Full time 5 weeks April 2019 Italy Brescia

Our Master Program is the most comprehensive short culinary program outside of Italy. Students and Culinary Professionals are given a perspective on Italian Regional Cuisine that can be effectively and simply applied in all areas of the globe. It takes an in-depth look at the raw ingredients needed to execute complete menus and goes far beyond simple recipe repetition that we see in most schools. [+]

Program Overview

Our Master Program is the most comprehensive short culinary program outside of Italy. Students and Culinary Professionals are given a perspective on Italian Regional Cuisine that can be effectively and simply applied in all areas of the globe. It takes an in-depth look at the raw ingredients needed to execute complete menus and goes far beyond simple recipe repetition that we see in most schools. This program combines both demonstration and hands-on methods that showcase contemporary and traditional Regional Italian Cuisine and centres on the fundamental principles of contrasting flavors, color, technique and nutritive value in cuisine, and more importantly, gives all participants the opportunity to see and taste, and the ability to develop and evolve their own individual technique. This program covers all aspects of Italian cuisine, including pasta and risotto, pastry and desserts, gelato, cured and preserved products, and Italian main courses, with an in-depth analysis on the advanced techniques, chemistry and science behind each component.... [-]


Artisan Gelato 1 week Program

Campus Full time 1 week April 2019 Italy Brescia

Italian gelato is definitely a synonym for Italian food and style. This is why the demand for traditional gelato is continuously growing and becoming an increasingly profitable business opportunity all over the world. Under the guidance of the best Master Gelato Makers in Italy, attendees will learn how to prepare primary Italian Gelato flavours. From the most traditional to the most innovative, the key to success is in the method and use of top-quality ingredients. [+]

Program Overview

Italian gelato is definitely a synonym for Italian food and style. This is why the demand for traditional gelato is continuously growing and becoming an increasingly profitable business opportunity all over the world. Under the guidance of the best Master Gelato Makers in Italy, attendees will learn how to prepare primary Italian Gelato flavours. From the most traditional to the most innovative, the key to success is in the method and use of top-quality ingredients.

Details Start Dates: 29 April 2018 Length: 1 week program, 9am - 4pm Language: English Where: Brescia, Italy Address: Via Serenissima, 5 Brescia Max Number Per Class: 20 Cost: €2,500

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Artisan Pasta 1 week Program

Campus Full time 1 week April 2019 Italy Brescia

Pasta has become a recurring item on restaurant menus across the globe, regardless of restaurant orientation. For the consumer, pasta is a healthy and tasty menu item, and for chefs it represents considerable profits and a dish that has no limitations, making it always easy and flexible. Each day offers complete hands-on lessons where students will learn regionalism, understand where pasta comes from, and therefore be able to choose suitable condiments and sauces for any pasta they use. [+]

Program Overview

Pasta has become a recurring item on restaurant menus across the globe, regardless of restaurant orientation. For the consumer, pasta is a healthy and tasty menu item, and for chefs it represents considerable profits and a dish that has no limitations, making it always easy and flexible. Each day offers complete hands-on lessons where students will learn regionalism, understand where pasta comes from, and therefore be able to choose suitable condiments and sauces for any pasta they use. The course covers all the distinctive preparations: dried pasta, stuffed fresh pasta, gnocchi, rice and risottos. All dishes will be proposed by comparing the traditional version of the recipe with the creative reinterpretation of the Chef, to make them even tastier and more pleasing aesthetically. This week is a colourful buffet of one of Italy’s most prized menu items.... [-]


Italian Breads and Baking 1 week Program

Campus Full time 1 week April 2019 Italy Brescia

Bread and pizza have always represented the unique nature of Italian culinary. Under the supervision of master bakers and pizza-makers among the best in Italy, attendees will learn to prepare a wide range of core traditional Italian bread, pizzas and bakery products; from the simplest to the most complex. Whether in conventional or hearth baking ovens, participants will reproduce textures and flavours that evade most chefs today. [+]

Program Overview

Bread and pizza have always represented the unique nature of Italian culinary. Under the supervision of master bakers and pizza-makers among the best in Italy, attendees will learn to prepare a wide range of core traditional Italian bread, pizzas and bakery products; from the simplest to the most complex. Whether in conventional or hearth baking ovens, participants will reproduce textures and flavours that evade most chefs today.

Details Start Dates: 22 April 2018 Length: 1 week program, 9am - 4pm Language: English Where: Brescia, Italy Address: Via Serenissima, 5 Brescia Max Number Per Class: 20 Cost: €2,500

Your 1-week itinerary includes*:

Combination hands-on and demonstration lessons by Italian Master Gelato Makers Complete course Manual written by Italy’s Master Chefs with all theory and recipes included an English translation where necessary Fully equipped classrooms/laboratories Classroom Assistants Raw materials Lunch and coffee breaks throughout the course Certificate of Completion 1 Week study in Italy** 6 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast and evening meals for those choosing a board option *** ... [-]

Italian Cuisine 1 week Program

Campus Full time 1 week April 2019 Italy Brescia

Italian cuisine is characterised by a unique and distinctive style, which includes an amazing variety of dishes, products and technique. Every dish is only as good as the raw ingredients that are used to construct it. For every chef to be a Master in their own field, and to innovate on tradition, they must first understand where a particular plate, a particular taste, or a particular ingredient comes from. [+]

Program Overview

Italian cuisine is characterised by a unique and distinctive style, which includes an amazing variety of dishes, products and technique. Every dish is only as good as the raw ingredients that are used to construct it. For every chef to be a Master in their own field, and to innovate on tradition, they must first understand where a particular plate, a particular taste, or a particular ingredient comes from. Understanding the concept of regionalism in Italian cuisine is vital to understand where a particular product in Italy comes from and therefore how that product is used to create menu items. As well as understanding the truths and myths about Italian food, participants are able to combine culinary training with cultural history making them better chefs and more skilled culinarians.... [-]


Italian Pastry and Dessert 1 week Program

Campus Full time 1 week May 2019 Italy Brescia

Italian artisan pastry is known worldwide for its raw ingredients strongly related to the culture of the territories from which they were born. This results in a confectionery known worldwide for an exceptional selection of forms and tastes. Under the guidance of Master Pastry Chefs among the best in Italy, attendees will learn how to prepare some of the best and most famous desserts of the Italian pastry tradition; from the simplest to the most complex, the key to success is in the method and use of products and equipment of excellence. This is a unique program that concentrates on both traditional and innovative flavour combinations and culminates into an impressive display of artistry. [+]

Program Overview

Italian artisan pastry is known worldwide for its raw ingredients strongly related to the culture of the territories from which they were born. This results in a confectionery known worldwide for an exceptional selection of forms and tastes. Under the guidance of Master Pastry Chefs among the best in Italy, attendees will learn how to prepare some of the best and most famous desserts of the Italian pastry tradition; from the simplest to the most complex, the key to success is in the method and use of products and equipment of excellence. This is a unique program that concentrates on both traditional and innovative flavour combinations and culminates into an impressive display of artistry.... [-]