Foreign LocationsThe overseas divisions of the ICIF Institute of Regional Italian Cuisine are located in China and Brazil
ICIF China was founded in 2004 during this remarkable period of historic and cultural change, as a result of collaboration between the Shanghai Lingang Science and Technology School and ICIF – Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners, with the objective of furthering the development of Italian culinary traditions in China. It is the first, and so far the only, Institute authorized by the Chinese government permitted to teach foreign cuisine. The fulfillment of this project has been possible thanks to our Chinese partners (The Department for the Development of Trade and Industry of Shanghai and the Shanghai Lingang Science and Technology School) who supplied the building. Our gratitude also goes to those Italian Institutions who have contributed: The Ministry of International Commerce (renamed The Ministry of Economic Development), The Region of Piemonte and ICE – The National Institute for Foreign Trade.
The ICIF Institute of China is situated in the Nanhui district of Shanghai which is 15 km from the international airport of Pudong and 45 km from the centre of Shanghai. The school is housed in a new building with a floor space of 3500 m², comprising several classrooms where the Chinese students are taught the techniques of Italian cooking, where they become familiar with the Italian taste and learn the importance and quality of typical Italian products. The new dormitory can accommodate approximately 200 students, with meals provided in the canteen of the Shanghai Lingang Science and Technology School.
The ICIF teaching staff is made up of highly qualified Italian professionals. The courses are aimed at young Chinese cooks, sommeliers and maitre who would like to specialize in Italian food and wine. At the end of the course the students receive an ICIF diploma, recognized by the Chinese government which attests their specialization in the Cuisine, Culture and Oenology of the Regions of Italy, thus becoming true ambassadors of Italian Gastronomy and of “Made in Italy” in China.
ICIF – Institute of Cuisine, Culture and Oenology of Italian Regions
c/o Shanghai Lingang Science and Technology School
Shanghai City, New District of Pudong, Nanhui New Town
Fangzhu Road N.801 • 201306
Phone: + 86 021-68031866
Fax: + 86 021-68031866
ICIF Brasile San Paolo
ICIF Brasile Flores da Cunha
ICIF BrazilFlores da Cunha
In 2004 we opened a new school in Brazil, in Flores da Cunha, where, in collaboration with UCS – University of Caxias do Sul, we opened the “Escola de Gastronomia of the Regions of Italy” The new school is equipped with an auditorium for seminars, a practical laboratory (with fully equipped individual workstations), a professional kitchen with a restaurant open to the public, a wine cellar, a showroom, a library and a store dedicated to Italian products; covering an area of 1600 square meters.
The School offers a variety of courses, from those for gourmets and wine lovers, to professional courses for chefs and sommeliers who wish to broaden their knowledge on Italian food and wine.
UCS- ICIF Escola de Gastronomia delle Regioni d’Italia
Avenida Vidima 1000, 95270-000 Flores da Cunha (RS) – Brazil
Phone/Fax: +55 5432923071
In Sao Paulo, the city in which Brazil encounters the world, is the Centro Paula Souza which administers 180 Technical Schools and 49 State Faculties of Technology and where the first ‘Hospitality School’ has been established. The intent is to train professionals in the hotel and catering industry with the support of ICIF, already present in Brazil for over 11 years. The numerous teaching laboratories, each with 24 individual work stations, and the teachers trained by ICIF ensure that the flag of culture, food and wine from the regions of Italy continues to fly high in Brazil.
- Central Kitchen
- Restaurant Dining Room
- Lecture Hall
- Tasting Room
- Laboratory for First Courses
- Two Laboratories for Main Courses
- Pastry and Bakery Laboratory
- Chocolate Laboratory
- Sensorial analysis room
- Bar and Cafeteria Laboratory
- Laboratory of Hospitality and Reception
- Computer Laboratory
- Language Laboratory
- Classroom of Training Cleaning Personnel
Centro Paula Souza
c/o Nova Sede do Centro Paula Souza
Rua dos Andradas, 140 – Santa Ifigênia
01208-000 São Paulo – Brazil
Phone: +11 3324-3300