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Studying Enriched with Italian Culture and Gastronomy

Preserving its rich culinary tradition through generations and carefully supplementing it with new ideas, Italy has earned its status as a dominant world gastronomic power. And, while today’s world is intent on globalizing high cuisine, Italy managed to maintain its autonomy and innovation through an earnest approach to gastronomy and food processing industry, thus becoming a leading superpower in training future chefs. Today, modern Italian cuisine is a model for the world gastronomy and its mind-set.

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Lecture of the MasterChef U.S. winner Christine Ha: Cooking as my fifth sens

“Christine has an extraordinary palate, a palate of incredible finesse. And honestly, I know chefs with Michelin stars that don’t have palates like hers.” – Gordon Ramsay

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Career changing experience: from corporate IT job to Culinary Arts

“My professional and personal life were very different. At my free time I was always exploring new restaurants and bars at Sydney just to feel new flavours and combinations. I would very often cook at home for my friends, always trying new ingredients, and at some point I realised I was spending all my free time and income on food and travelling.”

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Meet the world with your culinary diploma

Professional cooks and pastry chefs surprise us with their amazing menus, which fuse personal gastronomic tradition with the multitude of experiences from their education and work abroad. Constant communication, practice, and work with colleagues from around the world make studying at Kul IN a one-of-a-kind experience. The international setting allows students to build networks, which will help them prepare successfully for their upcoming culinary career. We are accepting applications for our July programs until June 30, 2017!

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Every moment in the kitchen makes me more confident that this is what I want

"I grew up in Lebanon and the oldest memories of my childhood are the smell of my mom's homemade cooking and the sound of my father's jazz music."

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On a list of 65 schools, Kul IN was her best choice in Europe

“Studying was very intense. I learned a lot about myself. Me, moving to a country where I don't know anyone, I had never done that. You learn how you would deal with a high stress situation, working with people you don't know very well, and living with people you had never met, and creating new friendships. It is a unique self-journey, learning how to cook, and I've been perfecting it since the day I arrived.”

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An innovator in Croatian pastry profession

Culinary Institute Kul IN strives to bring its students closer to the culinary profession through guest lectures and demo presentations by eminent chefs. Croatia's most famous restaurant pastry chef and chocolatier Robert Bašić recently visited Kul IN, and extra seats were hard to find at his demonstration. Chef Bašić was a fantastic mentor, answering all of the students' questions without hesitation as he shared stories from his professional and private life experiences.

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Jedi from Italy

Vedran was welcomed into this international team of cooks, and after he completed his exams, he was offered to continue working at Al Porticciolo 84. Today, Vedran is the head chef's right hand man. He works a lot and plans even more, and fish has become his specialty.

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Dim Sum: Discipline in Life, Discipline in Food

The culinary heritage of China has left a profound impact on global gastronomy. The unique techniques of thermal processing, pairing and serving foods are an example to chefs around the world. The charm and discipline of Cantonese cuisine were presented to us by our guests, first class chefs Chan Chun Hung and Leung Kim Sum, instructors from the Chinese Culinary Institute CCI in Hong Kong. Discover with us the magic of Hong Kong and the secrets of classical Cantonese Dim Sum.

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Managers in Culinary Arts

The goal of our programs is, besides developing practical knowledge and skills from the culinary cultures worldwide, to offer the basics to our students so that they can create their own identity all over the world by their further work. Because of the fact that we expect our students, after having finished some of the offered programs, to work in tourism and service industry, we consider that, besides the already mentioned culinary knowledge and skills, it is necessary to develop their business, communicative and managing skills as well. That is why the subject Restaurant management has been made a part of the compulsory program.

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Sweet Italy

Every real professional has to be consistent, noble and open, this is what I strive for and what I teach my students. Everyone can be creative at a certain point, but it is not easy to keep that creativity. Therefore, it is of great importance to be consistent and to keep and build your knowledge, because only it is constant as is professionalism.

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Matching California and Croatia brings you to Lovro Miklauzic

Growing in the family with their own wine-cellar, situated at the slopes of Moslavina vineyards, Lovro developed curiosity towards wine as a little boy. Following his father and helping in all procedures of vine cultivation and wine production, he learned to recognize and appreciate good quality wine. Gaining experience at Moslavina vineyards, Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb and California, Lovro today is expert in world class wines.

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Cooking is communication

This restaurant is not like the others. Apart from the fact that there are incredibly tasty, they pay great attention to esthetichs. Very nice dishes, very beautiful serving. Very nice interior and music. In just two years of operation they received the first Michelin star. And we are confident that soon the restaurant will get a second star. The restaurant has its own fruit and vegetable garden with aromatic herbs. New internship experience from Italy

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Knowledge runs the inspiration

Innovative and talented teaching chef Tomislav Primorac is a new staff member at Kul IN educational team. As promising and very ambitious chef Tomislav enjoys sharing his knowledge and energy with the students. At his culinary practicums students will have a chance to master basics of cooking, garnishing and recognizing product quality.

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Blending future chefs with wine culture

To achieve top quality gastronomy experience, menus are always rounded with a carefully chosen droplet of wine. Cookery and wine are inseparable obverse of each table and for centuries they have been developing harmoniously, continuously creating new trends in gastronomy. In order to prepare our students of culinary and pastry programs for managerial posts in restaurants and hotels, we have decided to include the subject Wines in all culinary programs.

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Cuisine is the Child of the Age within which It Lives

Future cook must be able to bring a cultural segment or a bit of their personal gastronomic traditions into their cooking as an essential stamp of individuality.

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All The Flavors of the World in a Single Pot

This career offers a lot of satisfaction. Although the work is hard, you can meet all kinds of people and travel the whole world. And when you see your customers with happy faces, or when you receive a compliment, there is no greater satisfaction in the world than that.

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When work and enjoyment go “arm by arm“

Although till 2011 she had been connected to cookery only by the fact that she is a passionate gourmand, after starting the Institute she soon found herself in the waters, where top quality kitchen managers from all over the world are swimming. Find out closer ambitious and inspiring life story behind executive manager of Kul IN, Ivana Peleš and meet the lecturer of our new subject Restaurant Management.

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Croatia's Premier Culinary Institute

  • Misson

    Culinary Institute Kul IN is the first private culinary and restaurant management college in Croatia. Our mission is to guarantee you the best professional culinary education possible...

  • Vision

    Our vision is to uphold the reputation of an institute for higher education. We are professional in our work and integrated with our surrounding community...

  • About Us

    The Culinary Institute Kul IN is inspired by the wonders of the world’s culinary delicacies, and is Croatia’s leader in educating students interested in the culinary arts...

  • Program

    Professional Cook of Italian Cuisine Program

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Our programs

The Culinary Institute Kul In inspires perfection in the culinary world, and is Croatia’s leader in educating students interested in the culinary arts. Our innovative approach to culinary education emphasizes  individual creativity, highlighting
the details that each student’s unique background and experiences add to their cooking. We don’t simply make chefs; we make future culinary leaders, and thus change the way the world views gastronomy.

Below are the currently available courses: