A course aimed at enthusiasts who wish to immerse themselves in the world of cooking, embracing the entire supply chain, from the land with its fresh produce to the plate and beyond!

The cooking activities will be approached in their relationship with sciences such as ecology, botany, nutrition and chemistry, with the value of sustainability as a common thread that unites the various sessions.

Masterclasses will be conducted by university professors and experts to provide the theoretical framework and scientific evidence that will be tested in practical sessions and workshops.

Foraging and harvesting in the nearby woods and gardens will be combined with cooking activities in the Food Lab, transforming fresh herbs, plants and flowers into healthy, sustainable and tasty recipes.

An evening at the wonderful Verduno Castle to discover a restaurant where the kitchen garden of chef Alessandra Buglioni is an integral part of the philosophy and practices of her cuisine.

And, last but not least, an educational journey to discover Reis, a mountain gastronomic reality at the foot of the Monviso mountain, a perfect example of the Farm to Fork concept and of building community through food.

Open for applications

Location: Pollenzo

Start date: July 8th – 11th 2024 (4 days)

Application deadline: June 17th 2024

Language:  English

Participants: Enthusiasts who want to cultivate their passion for food and explore the universe of UNISG and its approach to food.

Cost: 1.200€ (VAT incl*) and includes all the training activities (lessons, workshops, visits and tastings), 4 lunches, 1 dinner and transport during the visits to producers. The cost does not include lodging.

Early bird: 980€ (VAT incl*) for those who apply and pay the deposit by 29th February 2024

  • 20% discount for UNISG students and alumni, UNISG Partner Companies and Slow Food members
  • 20% discount off the cost of the second course if you apply to two Summer School programs
  • 10% discount for you and a friend/member of family if you apply together
  • All students who attended UNISG Summer Schools are eligible for a reduction of 500 euro from the university fee applied to some of UNISG academic programs

Further information> summerschool@unisg.it



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Confirmation Process: 

Once you have sent us your online application, you will receive an email asking you to proceed with the payment of the deposit (180€, VAT incl*). The reception of the deposit will complete the application process and confirm your place in the Summer School.

Waiting List: In case the number of applications exceeds the available places (20 participants per School), candidates will be placed on a waiting list. If places become available, those on the waiting list will be notified.

Final Payment: The second installment (the full cost, minus the deposit) can be paid at any time, but must be wired at least 1 month prior to the start of the course. It is also possible to pay the full fee in one single installment for those who wish to.

Failure to make the full fee by the deadline will result in the loss of their place in favor of a candidate on the waiting list.


Refunds and Cancellations:

Refunds: In case the course does not reach the minimum number of participants (10 participants per School), the deposit (180€, VAT incl) will be refunded to those who have paid it. Please note that the deposit will not be refunded in any other case.

Cancellations: If you have already made the second installment and wish to cancel your participation, you must communicate this intention by email to summerschool@unisg.it at least 1 month before the start of the course. In this case, 50% of the total amount paid will be refunded. After this date, no refunds will be made for cancellations.

Requests: For further questions or clarifications, please contact summerschool@unisg.it.