This Master’s is addressed to professionals who want to take a quality leap in their training and their career.
The ideal candidate for the Master's program will hold a university degree in the area of gastronomy, pastry or culinary science. For candidates with degrees in other areas, consideration will be given to experience in the gastronomy field, i.e. professional kitchens, restaurants, pastry workshops, etc.
Exceptionally, the master's admissions committee may authorize access to candidates without university degrees who can attest a professional experience profile that makes them eligible for the normal following of classes. As an example, these types of profiles can be:
- Advanced vocational training degrees, technical studies or diplomas in gastronomy and/or pastry.
- Other non-regulated studies in gastronomy and/or pastry from reference schools or centers.
- Having developed a professional activity in restaurants, pastry workshops, etc. for a minimum period of 2 years.
Those candidates without university degree who access the Master’s program and by the end of the program cannot attest to be in possession of the necessary requirements to be able to receive the 'Master’s Degree' title, will receive instead a Specialization Diploma issued by UCH-CEU.
Cardenal Herrera University and Gasma work with a dynamic and innovative methodology that allows students to fully develop their professional profiles. For this reason, 80% of the hours in the Master's Degree are intended for practical training.
Students learn in practical and participatory sessions by working with national and internationally renowned chefs. As far as the management area is concerned, students face real business situations and learn first-hand about major success stories
Within the Master's program, there will be also Master Classes taught by internationally renowned chefs and professionals who, in a session, will show their philosophy, principles and research methods used to develop a personal and differentiating style.
Likewise, the program will have seminars on product and raw materials and their culinary applications: specific sessions that will focus on a raw product, where knowledgeable experts and guest chefs will develop a broad vision on the subject.
The training is completed with internships and on-site sessions at Grup elBarri-Iglesias’ restaurants, where students will put what they learned at Gasma's classrooms to the test. The duration of the internships is approximately 4 months.
The program will last for eight months. The first four months will be taught at Gasma, Gastronomy and Culinary Management Campus of CEU Cardenal Herrera University. The following four months, students will have to rotate stages in different Grup elBarri-Iglesias’ restaurants, thus completing a unique and multiconcept training that will be tutored at all times.
All the subjects in the Master's Degree are divided in three major areas in order to offer a global training.
> Master’s Degree Final Project and Internships
The Master's Degree Final Project allows students to implement all the skills acquired during their training. It reflects the ideal business model that combines excellence in Gastronomy with guidelines for a more sustainable management.
In this project, which will be carried out at the end of the internship, students will develop a new concept whose key element will be the presentation of a tasting menu integrating everything they learned in the program. Staging and service for this menu will be taken into account as well.
The internships will be held at elBarri restaurants. Rotating stages in all of them will allow students to work with different concepts, allowing them to enhance their knowledge and have a global vision thanks to one of the most important gastronomic groups in the world.
* Calendar subject to possible modifications due to organizational or academic reasons.
For this unique Master's Degree, Gasma's Culinary Team will have the collaboration of the professionals at elBarri Group who thanks to their pioneering model, have brought different cooking concepts together in their six restaurants for a global gastronomic experience. In their meteoric journey several of the group’s restaurants have been awarded a Michelin star and recognition in The World's 50 best.
At Gasma we look for success stories to transfer them to the classrooms and train the professionals of the future. With this Master’s you will gain knowledge from the best. You will cook side by side with the head chefs of reference and you will learn to excel in your profession.
If you want to know exactly who will be the teachers assigned to your training, please contact our Admissions Department