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Culinary Arts & Hospitality

In SAA’s culinary arts and hospitality programs, students learn from locals and professional chefs alike how to prepare traditional dishes from the countries they are visiting.

From simple to extravagant, students will learn how to prepare the most definitive dishes from the world’s most famous cuisines. Dishes in cooking lessons are prepared in a variety of settings, from the classroom to local farms, where ingredients will be sourced for the recipes.

To learn about local specialties and production methods, students can tour factories, vineyards, markets, bakeries, farms, and more.

Studying culinary arts abroad allows students to perfect their skills while being immersed in the local culture. Receiving lessons directly from masters living in the home of the cuisine will greatly improve students’ understanding of the finer details of the flavors and recipes that make up the traditional dishes from the country they are visiting, which can often have subtle regional variations not taught internationally.

Browse our most popular culinary arts and hospitality programs below, with links to view the full itinerary and request a personalized quote.

Available Destinations*

• Italy
• Spain
• France
• Japan

*We offer programs in over 24 countries worldwide. If you have another destination in mind for your program that is not included in this list, feel free to contact us to begin fully customizing your perfect itinerary.

Italy: Culinary Arts

  • 2 Tuscan Cooking Classes
  • Homemade Fresh Pasta Cooking Class
  • Bakery Visit & Tasting
  • Gelateria Fassi Tour & Tasting
  • Vineyards and Winery Tour
  • Rome & Florence Market Tours
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Factory and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Tour & Tasting
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Borghese Gallery

Spain: Culinary Arts

  •  Tapas Cooking Session
  • Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class
  • Bike & Tapas Tour
  • Winery Tour
  • Day Trip to Albufera (National Park & Boat Tour)
  • Flamenco Show
  • City of Arts and Science (Oceanografic)

All of our programs are 100% customizable.

Looking for another area of study or destination? We are always expanding to new fields and countries around the globe.
Contact us to get started building a fully-customized itinerary. Tell us your dream program and we’ll make it a reality!