Affordable Culinary School in Europe?

Discussion in 'General Culinary School Discussions' started by cakeandcookie, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. cakeandcookie

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    I've been researching a lot about culinary schools in Europe...but I can't seem to find an 'affordable' one. I am from Canada too, so the Euro is higher than the Canadian dollar. I'm tight on money, and I am actively seeking a culinary school to attend in 2012. Any advice? suggestions? 
    I really want to go to France (haha like everyone else) oh, and and English speaking institute. Please help!!
     
  2. foodpump

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    What you will find is that the "professionals" in Europe  ie cooks, bakers, pattisiers, butchers, etc. take apprenticeships, and do not got to private culinary schools.

    I really need you to think about your last sentence.  If you only want to speak english in France, and plan to stay there for any length of time,  you will be treated like a tourist.  Canada is a bilingual country and you have all available opportunities to learn French for your preparations for a trip to France. 

    I strongly urge  you to learn French if you are serious about going to France,   
     
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  3. frontcook

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    Great point and I agree with you foodpump.

    Cakeandcookie, there's something about learning a particular cuisine that comes with regularly eating the food, living the culture and speaking the language.

    Imagine going to an authentic Chinese restaurant and the chef there is Caucasian that doesn't speak a word of Chinese.

    How authentic does that feel? At best, you'd expect this from a takeaway place, not a restaurant hey?

    My intention is not to be racist, but I hope you see the point I'm making.

    It's just not right if you're serving the best French dishes and pronouncing them with a Canadian accent!

    Jokes aside, if you really, really are serious about learning genuine French cuisine, learning the language should go hand-in-hand and that's not really a bad thing right?

    Good luck on your travels by the way. A bientot!

    Quick plug for my team, come find us if you're in Melbourne, Australia we run a cooking class www.frontcookingschool.com.au
     
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  4. foodpump

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    FrontCook,

    The OP (original poster) has not responded to my post, but has instead started new threads on similiar topics.

    Hope this helps
     
  5. frontcook

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    Thanks
     
  6. isgunaydin

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    There is one clunary school in Bulgaria, which is very affordable tuition is 3900 Euro per year for Non-EU citizens and cheeper for EU citizens. I am still gathering information of this school. Seems a nice one;

    1 semester courses in Bulgaria

    2.semester paid internship in Europe

    3.semester courses in Bulgaria

    4.semester paid internship in the US
     
  7. isgunaydin

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    There is one clunary school in Bulgaria, which is very affordable tuition is 3900 Euro per year for Non-EU citizens and cheeper for EU citizens. I am still gathering information of this school. Seems a nice one; HRC CLUNARY ACADEMY

    1 semester courses in Bulgaria

    2.semester paid internship in Europe

    3.semester courses in Bulgaria

    4.semester paid internship in the US
     
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  8. isgunaydin

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    There is one clunary school in Bulgaria, which is very affordable tuition is 3900 Euro per year for Non-EU citizens and cheeper for EU citizens. I am still gathering information of this school. Seems a nice one;

    1 semester courses in Bulgaria

    2.semester paid internship in Europe

    3.semester courses in Bulgaria

    4.semester paid internship in the US
     
  9. balla ali

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    am more than glad to be part of this.cooking is all i ever want to do and i badly need an affordable culinary school in Europe.writing from Cameroon ,Africa
     
  10. cook and school

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    Dear Culinary Student !   

    Everyone likes getting something for nothing; the money also plays a part but it’s even sweeter when you’re surrounded by people who’ve paid full whack.

    If you want general advice, don't be afraid to search via internet around to different schools and remember to never give up. Simply stated, they are at your service and it is their pleasure to be at your service. Nobody will invest in an uncertain, suspicious, secretive, introverted, very bad rumors and cunning environment. A serious hospitality school will be pleased to assist straightforward applicants with their asking queries. Check out and look at “Recognized Cook Studies”:
    Good Luck

    1# There are some schools globally. WACS: World Association of Chefs Societies www.worldchefs.org
    2# ICCA International Centre for Culinary Arts, a world-class culinary training centre, accredited by City & Guilds, London www.iccadubai.ae 
    3# City Unity College, Hospitality Department  www.alpine.edu.gr   
         A simple Certificate it costs: ~4950 euro. “Certificate in Culinary Operations”
         1 semester studies, 1 semester paid internship placement in 5 stars hotel or restaurant.
    4# http://swissalpinecenter.com  Alpine Center, Switzerland, Algeria, India
     
     
     
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  11. konvict

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    A late reply, but still valuable for those who read this.. Currently enrolled in the academy. Doing my 3rd semester. Excellent training, low fee structure. Happy to be here. 
     
  12. adwaitnigade

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    Hey convict,

    I've the exact same interests and constraints as you, regarding an affordable culinary school.

    Since u've currently in hrc , I would like to know about the pros and cons of the school.
     
  13. konvict

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    Hello... Regarding hrc I don't think they have much cons. because me and my friends are much happy over here. we are having a good time in soifa too.

    If you are planning to join, you would be luckier than me, because the new facility is getting here.
     
  14. bushra lakhani

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    Is it easy to get a part time job in bulgaria to bear living expenses? If ill join the culinary school there.
     
  15. konvict

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    I believe it won't be a problem. But you won't be having much income if u even find a job. Since the expenses are also really low when compared to other european countries
     
  16. icruz19

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    This post has been really useful to me. Konvic, what can you tell me about your experience in HRC? is it a legit school? are you currently working as cook? 
     
  17. sourdough67

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    What about UK, any recommendations? 
     
  18. greek cook

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    As a graduate of Alpine Center www.swissalpinecenter.com class of Culinary Arts 2001 I must say that I am very happy I went there.

    Its a good school and has a huge network of graduates which helped me a lot in my career the past 15 years.
     
  19. ajeesh

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    wats the institute name
     
  20. nitin

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    hi . 

    i am nittin from india 

    i just love cooking . i want to join culinary academy . i just saw your message in chef talk 

    this is great message for me i inspire really .

     in the age of 19 i went  to  cyprus for  study in business administration  and i  did there
     while doing study in cyprus i work there for  pay my school fee
     i worked in the kitchen as  a helper.
     slowly slowly i was  understanding  the  kitchen .
     then i came into the kitchen as a chef helper . after one year i was falling in the cooking . i became there  cook  and after i work there  as  a  chef
     i love cooking  i wanted to be a  cook  as  a  professional
     i left my study i just did diploma in business administration and came back to my home in india
     and i started finding culinary colleges but the fee  was  very high in every where
     so i started work in india my sallery was not enough for getting study abroad
      and my age was also increasing so . i want to tell you  now i want  to do diploma in culinary art fromH.R.C
     please tell me  is that possible for me to do study 

    you helped me my friend i like the way you guide . 

    now i have only one question . as i told you i am from india. i belongs from a normal family 

    i dont have enough money, but i will collect for my culinary course in H.R.C

    but please tell me i have a chance to get study visa . i am 29  year old 

    i love to come bulgaria to join the culinary course but if bulgarian ambassy refused my visa

    then college will return my fee or not i am affraid to take this step but love to join H.R.C culinary acadmy

    so my friend please give my this message to the H.R.C culinary acadmy so they encourage me and give some 

    best options to dont get refusal 

    hope you understand my circumstances. its all depends on my study i dont want to take risk but i dont want to

    miss this opportunity 

    so please please help me and guide me to get the visa and full fill my dreams 

    i love cooking i love to join H.R.C . 

    if there is any other know about affordable and best culinary institute or know about H.R.C culinary academy then

    please tell me or help me or guide me i will be thank full to chef talk 

    i will wait for  your answer dear 

    thanks 

    regards 

    nittin

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