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Affordable Culinary School in Europe?

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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!!

post #2 of 10

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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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

 
post #4 of 10

FrontCook,

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

 

Hope this helps

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post #5 of 10

Thanks

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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

 

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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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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

 

post #9 of 10

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

post #10 of 10

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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