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Culinary Institute of Barcelona

Culinary Institute of Barcelona

Culinary Institute of Barcelona


The Culinary Institute of Barcelona is designed so that you have a unique and unrepeatable experience based on multiculturalism, creativity and innovation.

The objective of the school is to teach people to build their own future.

An Institute Designed to Transform Cuisine

This is the idea with which three teachers in Barcelona started to design what is now the Culinary Institute of Barcelona, an educational project to train professionals who will lead the kitchens and restaurants of the 21st century.

Different Training For Professionals Who Do Not Want To Be The Same

We are aware that we live in a world characterized by a constant paradigm shift, a world that demands a new type of professional who can provide valuable solutions and in which technology, creativity and innovation are key. For this reason, we have adapted the teaching model used in Silicon Valley, the Mecca of digital technology, to international gastronomy. That makes us different.


We are born of a change and we keep changing without ceasing. Change is a synonym of evolution. And training also has to serve for that: to grow and evolve.

For years, society tends to be obsessive about overvaluing knowledge. It insists to the point of frustration in putting pressure on young people in their studies, without cultivating their values, skills and attitudes. And that is a big mistake.

In traditional training centers, students are not valued for what they really good at, but for what they’re expected to know. Skills such as imagination, creativity, eloquence and even intelligence are penalized. They aren’t motivated nor trained to be innovators, but they are trained from the past to the past, without thinking about the future.

At CIB we teach to improve, to question, to imagine, to search and to find new possibilities using our intellect, which is not exactly very rational but totally emotional.

We teach to do things more than to know things. We teach to love and to survive, and not to accept the established. Because we know that what’s established is ephemeral and often even incorrect.

We are obsessed with our teaching procedures so that our young people can overcome the scenarios of change, do them their own and know how to adapt to the new circumstances with absolute naturalness. We try to teach to set, pursue and achieve objectives, not be afraid of making mistakes. Because only those who are willing to make mistakes are able to do really wonderful things.

That's why we created CIB. To do it.

Training Model

We base our methodology on 6 axes that allow the formation of leaders capable of successfully facing the challenges of the 21st century.

Learning based on challenges

An education model that:

It exposes students to real problems, favors the development of their transformative leadership competencies and makes them more competitive in today's world.

It generates motivation and a sense of achievement.

It links the student with the environment so that tangible value is generated.

It offers challenging experiences that develop entrepreneurship and human sense.

It is an experiential, collaborative and knowledge integrator.


That's why: flexibility is a living concept, patent in each of our facilities. Teaching spaces, active and dynamic in which the student is the center. And so:

Our classrooms change. With chairs that are not just chairs, but a mobile personal workspace that adapts to the characteristics of each student and each class.

All our students have an intelligent translation PILOT headset, which allows them to speak and follow the classes in their native language. Without cables nor complications.

There is also time for the student and his classmates to work at their leisure.

Inspirational teachers

We know that, although it is reason that teachers, it is learned from emotion. That's why each of our teachers:

Live passionately the pedagogical experience, and it shows.

He is interested in the student, challenging, guiding and strengthening his development.

It stands out as an academic and leader in its discipline, it is innovative and takes advantage of technology.

He participates actively and formally in his professional, business, academic and social environment.

It has a close link with the students, it is a good example and it leaves a mark on them.

Memorable experience

Our students spend at least one year with us and during their training, they live:

A global, diverse and multicultural learning community.

Academic and professional practices on the Campus and outside of it.

Student development activities that provide a diversity of challenges and encourage the development of skills.

360º training

We are not satisfied with being providers of knowledge, all our students receive a 360º training.

  • Knowledge:
    Technological, product and its manipulation.

  • Abilities:
    To manage a business, other people and themselves.

  • Attitudes:
    Leadership, social and professional.

  • Possibilities:
    For the recognition of the environment and of themselves.

Because it is when these four circles converge when success occurs.

Accessibility and transparency

All communication from CIB, teachers and students, is accessible and available 24 hours a day throughout the year.

  • Personal instant messaging, by groups and general.

  • Archive of videos, audios and documents.

  • Video and audio in real time.

  • It's easy, it's Facebook Workplace.

Campus Features

The international school designed to be the best formative experience of your life.


    Start your admission process


    Choose your program

    On all of our program pages you can download more information, request more information and even schedule a call from an advisor for personal guidance.


    Send your application for admission

    When you feel confident enough, fill out the admission form. It's one of the most important steps for moving forward, positioning yourself and taking you to the next step of your candidacy. Take your time to clearly write what you want to express.


    Your assessment interview

    If we are impressed, you will move on to the assessment interview phase, which will be online and at a time that suits you. Remember that, after the interview, you will have about a month to formalize your enrollment month to formalize your enrollment, so you should only take this step when you know you can make the commitment. Don't rush it; do it at the right moment.


    Admissions committee

    The admissions committee meets once a week and reviews your application. We analyze your life experience, your entrepreneurial nature, your attitudes towards creativity, innovation, and our teaching model.



    After receiving notification of acceptance, you will have until Friday of the same week to confirm your booking and 14 days to enroll. This will start you on your path to becoming a CIBer.


    One of the best schools to study gastronomy:


    • Barcelona

      Santander 49-51 08020 Barcelona Spain, 08020, Barcelona