Niko Romito’s cooking school has opened the registrations for the next course which starts on 1 October 2018.
The Professional Italian cuisine course of the Niko Romito academy is aimed to train future professionals in the restaurant world. It is aimed at those that have a diploma from a hotel school or those who are passionate and want to learn the principles and techniques of the Italian kitchen.
The course lasts one year and is held at the Niko Romito academy, a cookery school that is annexed to Ristorante Reale and Casadonna, the three Michelin star restaurant and hotel of Cristiana and Niko Romito.
The one year course, which ends in October 2019 allows students to study, practice and work throughout the year. Those taking part in the course will also be able to gain experience at one of Niko Romito’s Spazio restaurants which was created by the Italian chef to give his students real-life experience in a restaurant while enabling clients to learn about the chef’s cooking philosophy. They will also be able to work at Reale as well as other Italian or international top restaurants.
Access to the Niko Romito Formazione is open to 16 students up to the age of 35 and will be selected by a group of experts. They will need to undergo a test to demonstrate their passion, their tenacity and their strong motivations to become chefs in a professional kitchen.
The course costs EUR 16,000 exclusive of VAT. There are possibilities for 3 scholarships as well as financial assistance thanks to BCC of Roma.
This is a unique opportunity for students to learn the techniques and also the philosophy of a self-taught chef who is redefining Italian cuisine. Romito started cooking when he was 26 years old never having gone to a cooking school or having cooked in a restaurant before.
Niko opened the school when Reale moved to the Casadonna complex in Castel di Sangro, Abruzzo. Since then, the restaurant has been awarded 3 Michelin stars, has the highest scoring points of any restaurant in Italy in Italian guides and is 41st in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The cooking school at Casadonna, the former monastery which houses the restaurant and a small hotel.
Niko Romito has also opened a chain of restaurants called Spazio which enables students from the cooking school to get real experience of Niko’s cooking methods in cities like Milan and Rome (as well as Rivisondoli on the site of the original restaurant). He is also responsible for opening restaurants with the Bulgari chain of hotels that are distinctively Italian.