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Culinary Pathway to Croatia

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

Calling all aspiring culinary artists who have walked the halls of Apicius Culinary Arts! Your culinary dreams are about to be enriched by the flavors, traditions, and innovation that Croatia has to offer. Join me as we explore the enticing opportunities that await you on your journey to culinary excellence in this stunning Adriatic gem.

Croatia is one of the most famous and well-known summer vacation destinations in Europe. Its coasts and seas are captivating, the food is delicious, and it is full of history, culture, and natural beauty.

With its breathtaking landscapes, Mediterranean charm, and diverse culinary heritage, Croatia is a paradise for chefs who seek to learn, create, and share their passion with the world. Here's how you can take your culinary journey to the next level in this remarkable country.

Why Choose Croatia for your Culinary Pathway?

  • They have 10 Michelin restaurants

  • They have 130+ indigenous grape varieties

  • They have 4 distinct gastro regions

  • They have 10+ million tourists every summer

  • They have 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites

  • Top 3 world destinations in 2020 by The Times

Kulinarski Institut (Kul IN) is our new partner school

  • Oldest private culinary academy in Croatia

  • Alumni from over 40 countries

  • 3 international partner schools

  • Partnerships with over 50 restaurants and hotels

  • One alumna named “Best Chef Pastry” in the world by The Best Chef Awards in 2021 Regional Gastro Center

The Study, Work And Travel in the Heart of the Mediterranean program is intended to equip students with the necessary skills to work and prepare the traditional dishes of the Mediterranean.

Over the course of the program, the students will practice foundational culinary techniques and advance their creativity. They will discover more about kitchen ecology and kitchen etiquette, as well as learn the importance of teamwork, product knowledge, time management, European culinary tradition, and the value of kitchen discipline. The skills acquired will make them fit to start their career in some of the best restaurants on the Adriatic coast.

Program Details:

  • Students may choose from International Diploma for Culinary Arts or International Diploma for Professional Pastry & Confections

  • 1-year training in Apicius

  • 1-month Training at Kulinarski Institut (Kul IN) in Croatia

  • 4-5 Months Paid Internship Program

  • Earn an International Diploma

  • Job Offer after Training


  • Pick up from the airport in Zagreb

  • One-month program at Kul IN

  • Accommodation during studying at Kul IN

  • Accommodation during internship

  • Lunch during studying at Kul IN and internship

  • Teaching chefs, guest chefs, sommeliers

  • Study materials

  • Kul IN Uniform

  • Kul IN Apron

  • Transportation to the internship (Hotel)

  • Four to five months internship

Apicius Graduates, Croatia invites you to embrace its culinary treasures and forge your own path to excellence. With its rich history, diverse gastronomy, and Mediterranean lifestyle, this country offers the canvas you need to create masterpieces that reflect your passion and expertise.

From the pristine coastline to the charming villages, every corner of Croatia holds a culinary story waiting to be uncovered. So pack your knives, follow your dreams, and let the Adriatic breeze inspire your culinary creations as you embark on a flavorful journey through this remarkable country.

Interested students may coordinate directly with your branch or send us an email at:

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