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Perfecting culinary techniques

Have you studied cooking and feel you still have much to learn? Do you have long experience as a chef but have never been formally trained?

 

During five weeks of intensive training, students, guided by tutors of the Basque Culinary Centre will perfect their culinary techniques; a journey through all the handling and conservation techniques, cooking process, patisserie and introduction to avant-guard trends, all of which will enable you to consolidate your knowledge and acquire new skills in dish preparation and presentation.

AIMED TO

This programme of specialisation is aimed at professionals in the sector, with formal training and/or previous work experience in the field.

PROGRAMME

The programme develops the following knowledge areas:

1. INTRODUCTION TO COOKERY WITH LOGIC

History, sensorial analysis, culinary chemistry and food quality.

2. CULINARY TECHNIQUES:

Fundamentals, applications and preparation of associated dishes.

    Food handling and conservation techniques.

    Cooking techniques applied to the preparation of food.

    Basic manufacture of restaurant patisserie: cakes, pastries, ice creams and sorbets.

    Basic bakery: methodology, techniques and equipment.

    Other techniques:

     -  “To the forefront… a wink to modernist cuisine”.
     - New techniques: gels and thickeners, foams and emulsions.
     - New products: obulato, carta fata, maltodextrine.
     - Serving and staging: tableware and utensils.
     - Creative processes.

80% of the training programme is carried out in practical workshops, using “learning by doing” methodology.

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TERM TIMES: From 27th May 2019 to 28th June 2019

TIMETABLE: Monday to Friday from 15:00 to 20:00

NUMBER OF PLACES: 20

REGISTRATION: the registration period will commence in December 2018 until all places have been allocated

80% of the training programme is carried out in practical workshops, using “learning by doing” methodology

 

    Illustrative explanation and technique foundations.

    Practical application of each technique and the preparation of associated dishes.

    Sensory workshops.

    Restaurant visits

The programme benefits from an academic team made up of:

    Cookery tutors from the Basque Culinary Centre.

    Guest chefs.

    Experts in the various areas of knowledge: history of cookery, sensorial analysis and culinary chemistry.

The fees for the full programme are €2,550 which must be paid as follows:

    €150 at the time of applying for a place (refundable in full in the case of not being admitted).

    40% of the fees, that is, €960 when acceptance has been confirmed, to reserve the place on the course.

    60% of the fees, that is, €1,440 two weeks prior to the start of the programme.

This includes:

    Teaching materials

    Uniform

    Study visits

Financing Options

The Basque Culinary Centre has special financing agreements with various financial organisations.

Options for discount

Refundable (partly or wholly) through the Fundación Tripartita.

Assistance with Accomodation

The students’ information office of the faculty will provide the necessary information and will assist students with their search for accommodation and shared flats.

For those students who wish to study only one of the modules, the fee will be €1,000 payable as follows:

    €150 at the time of applying for a place (refundable in full in the case of not being admitted).

    The remainder of the fees, €850 prior to the start of the course, to reserve a place on the course.

The Basque Culinary Centre has a system of admissions that aims to ensure that our students have the academic level and personal competences required to successfully complete an innovative and demanding study plan.

1. Pre-registration

Students wishing to be considered must send the following either by e-mail or by ordinary post:

    The completed application form.

    A copy of the Curriculum Vitae.

    Documents accrediting their education and/or experience.

    One passport size photo.

    Photocopy of national ID or passport.

    Applicant’s personal statement in support of their application.

    Registration fee, fully refundable in refundable in full in the case of not being admitted. This fee is 150 euros.

2. Period for applications

The period for application will remain open until all places have been allocated. The maximum number of students to be admitted is 16. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within a period of one month.

For any further enquiries regarding course requirements or the admission process, please do not hesitate to contact us on cursos@bculinary.com

Culinary House
DESCRIPTION OF THE RESIDENCE

New residence opened in the academic year 2017/2018.

Located just a step away from the Basque Culinary Center and with excellent downtown connections, the residence has 73 well-equipped studios designed for those who desire luxury student living. All rooms feature the latest trends in interior design and technology and include double beds, flat screen TVs, modern furniture, in-room kitchenettes, private bathrooms, and outward facing views. The facilities are also equipped with a fitness center, meeting and study rooms, a large shared kitchen space for culinary practices, as well as a community living area where residents can socialize and relax.

Some of the amenities include:

  • Weekly jacket cleaning
  • Weekly room cleaning
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Heating, air conditioning, and basic utilities included
  • Laundry facilities with washers and dryers
  • Concierge services and 24-hour surveillance

Preferential fees will apply to BCC students

More information at www.numadstudios.com

OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS


RELIGIOUS RESIDENCES

These types of residence are small and have restricted entrance times. The rooms can be single or double and they do not always have an ensuite bathroom. Those that offer full board may not offer all the meals at weekends. Admission to these residences entails a personal interview with the families.

The prices given below are approximate.

FEMALE RESIDENCES:
RESIDENCIA COMPAÑÍA DE MARÍA
Camino de S. Bartolomé, 24
Tel 943 464795
Regime pensión completa
Approximate price 625€/mes
ESCLAVAS DEL SAGRADO CORAZÓN
Avda. Gral. Zumalakarregi, 11
Tel 943 210800
Regime pensión completa
Approximate price 580-615€/mes
Las residentes tienen que desalojar la residencia durante los fines de semana salvo en época de exámenes.
MISIONERAS DEL SAGRADO CORAZÓN
Paseo de la Fe, 34
Tel 943 456072
Regime pensión completa
Approximate price 350-490€/mes
RESIDENCIA VILLA ALAIDI E.A.M.
Paseo de Heriz, 95
Tel 943 210866
Regime media pensión o pensión completa
Approximate price desde 450€ hasta 590€/mes
No se ofrecen comidas durante el fin de semana aunque hay una cocina a disposición de las residentes.
RESIDENCIA EL CARMELO PASIÓN
Ilumbe, 8
Tel 943 456600
Regime pensión completa
Approximate price 540€-605€/mes
COLEGIO MAYOR JAIZKIBEL
C/ Aldapeta, 49
Tel 616 369 815
Regime pensión completa
Approximate price 932€/mes
No hay cocinas disponibles para las residentes pero las estudiantes de BCC podrán realizar prácticas de cocina.
RESIDENCIA CET ORIA
Paseo de Ayete, 25
Tel 943 242400
Regime pensión completa
Approximate price 370€
El precio del alojamiento y pensión se costea trabajando en el servicio de alimentación. Admisión mediante entrevista.
MALE RESIDENCES:
COLEGIO MAYOR AYETE
Pº Ayete, 25
Tel 943 21000
Regime pensión completa
Approximate price 1.055€/mes
RESIDENCIA LA SALLE
Pº Maddalen Jauregiberri,2
Tel 943 454400
Regime habitación y desayuno
Approximate price 320€-380€/mes

SECULAR RESIDENCES

These are mixed and are larger than the religious residences. As a general rule, they do not have entrance times.

MIXED RESIDENCES:
COLEGIO MAYOR OLARAIN
Pº Ondarreta, 24
Tel 943 003300
Regime alojamiento y desayuno, media pensión o pensión completa
Approximate price desde 498€ hasta 1.090€/mes
El precio incluye la limpieza del uniforme de cocina. No hay cocinas disponibles para los residentes aunque los estudiantes de BCC podrán hacer prácticas de cocina en un espacio debidamente equipado para ello.
RESIDENCIA MANUEL AGUD QUEROL
Pº Berio, 9
Tel 943 563000
Regime alojamiento
Approximate price desde 403€ hasta 690€/mes
Residencia de la Universidad de País Vasco; alojan prioritariamente a los estudiantes de la UPV pero pueden tener plazas disponibles desde la reciente ampliación.

ACCOMMODATION IN SHARED FLATS


Prior authorisation from interested parties, the BCC Students'Office favours contact among admitted students so that they can organise themselves to share flats. Traditionally, students have created groups in social media to contact each other. The BCC also informs students about rented flat offers that the owners send us.
The average price per student in a shared flat in Donostia-San Sebastian is around €300 per month.

Students from European Union member countries, Norway, Switzerland. Liechtenstein and Iceland will not require a visa to reside in Spain.


Other international students will have to request a long-term student visa which will allow them to reside in Spain for a period longer than 180 days.

Visas should be requested from, and issued by the Diplomatic Missions and Spanish Consul Offices abroad.  It is important to obtain information on the required documentation and gather it as soon as possible, since the relevant authorities may take up to two months to notify that visas will be granted.

Once students have arrived in Donostia-San Sebastian, they have one month from the time of their arrival to request the foreign students’ card at the Foreign Residents Office in Donostia-San Sebastian. The students’ office of the BCC will provide the necessary information to students in this matter.


Through the MU Sports Service, students can access team sports as well as individual sporting activities and Group trips (weekend skiing, surfing trips….).

Donostia-San Sebastian also has an extensive offer of municipal sporting facilities. The Kirol Txartela (sport card) permits access to all the city’s municipal facilities at a very economical price. For more information, go to the following link.

Deportes
Deportes
Deportes

Information on the COST OF LIVING in San Sebastian is given below:

Entertainment
Transport

The best way to move around the city is with the network of urban buses. The company which provides this service is Compañia del Tranvia de Donostia-San Sebastian.

Their web page www.dbus.es contains all information on routes, timetables and tariffs. The web page also enables the calculation of the bus route between two points and its estimated duration.

Students can benefit from monthly season tickets which reduce the cost of travelling by bus.

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Accommodation

Donostia-San Sebastian offers accommodation in student residences. It is advisable that those interested in this type of accommodation make their reservation as soon as possible.

A document containing information on some of the residences in the city can be found below.

Download: Accommodation in San Sebastian


Donostia-San Sebastian is the administrative capital of Gipuzkoa, one of the territories that integrates the Basque Country. There are two official languages: Spanish and Basque.

On the banks of the Bay of Biscay,, Donostia-San Sebastián is a small town within a natural framework of incomparable beauty. A holiday destination for monarchs and nobles during the Belle Epoque, Donostia-San Sebastian arose as a lordly city where tradition and modernity exist side by side.

donostia
donostia
donostia
Images courtesy of San Sebastian Tourism
If there is something that can compete with its spectacular beauty that is its gastronomy: cradle of the “new Basque cuisine”, Mecca of culinary avant-garde and the world capital of the pintxo, Donostia-San Sebastian is the city with the most Michelin stars per square metres in the world. The importance of its restaurants, its famous gastronomic societies and the quality of its raw material convert Donostia-San Sebastian into a gastronomic reference in the world. Not in vain, the British magazine, “Which”, chose Donostia-San Sebastian as the best gastronomic destination in the world.

Over the last few years, innovation and sustainability have been the two main pillars for the development of Donostia-San Sebastian, which has fostered an ideal city of pedestrians and bicycles.

donostia
donostia
donostia
Images courtesy of San Sebastian Tourism
WHY STUDY GASTRONOMY IN DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN?
  • Because in Donostia-San Sebastian, as in the rest of the Basque Country, gastronomy forms part of society and good food is present at any event and celebration. Donostia-San Sebastian, a city of 185,000 inhabitants, has 120 gastronomic societies.
  • Because four of the eight restaurants with three Michelin stars in Spain are in the Basque Country, three of them in Donostia-San Sebastian.
  • Because of its cultural offer, which includes internationally renowned film and jazz festivals. Donostia-San Sebastian has been named as European Capital of Culture for 2016.
  • Due to its beaches, ideal for practicing surf all year round.
  • Due to its mountains, just 2.5 hours from the Pyrenees.
  • Because it is a safe, accessible and welcoming city.

donostia
donostia
donostia
Images courtesy of San Sebastian Tourism
HOW TO REACH DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN
Donostia-San Sebastian is connected to the main Spanish cities by bus, train and plane.

The airport of Donostia-San Sebastian is 20 kilometres from the city. It is a small airport with direct flights from Madrid and Barcelona. It has a bus service to the city centre.

The international airport of Bilbao is one hour from Donostia-San Sebastian, and it is connected to the city with a frequent bus service from the actual airport.

The international airport of Biarritz is 45 minutes away although it only offers a direct bus to Donostia-San Sebastian once a day.
DISTANCE IN KMS.
   Bilbao – 99 km
   Biarritz – 50 km
   Madrid – 450 km
   Barcelona – 570 km

donostia Images courtesy of San Sebastian Tourism


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