As the birthplace of one of the most highly respected and most award-winning cuisines in the world, Donostia/San Sebastián is the natural home for this innovative centre that opened for the 2011-2012 academic year. The objective of the Basque Culinary Centre is to promote training, research, innovation and the exchange of knowledge and technology in the different areas of gastronomic science.
The foundation came into being in collaboration with the University of Mondragón, Basque chefs and public institutions.
The Basque Culinary Center offers undergraduate degrees in Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, master’s degrees in Innovation in Restaurant Management, and Culinary Techniques and Products, along with other professional development courses. Up to now, the centre has run 22 courses for food lovers, with more than 300 participants. They have recently launched 18 practical courses, with a very hands-on approach, aimed at cooking enthusiasts.