ALMA – The School of Italian Culinary Arts

A renowned institution brings the “soul” of Italy to bangkok with a professional cooking classes reflecting the latest culinary trends and innovations.

BANGKOK, January 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ALMA – The School of Italian Culinary Arts – the most internationally renowned higher education center for Italian cuisine and hospitality – has officially marked the opening of its first flagship school in South East Asia with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Food School Bangkok, Thailand first multinational culinary school, where ALMA, alongside TSUJI Culinary Institute and Dusit Thani Collegeis based.

ALMA officially marked the opening of its first flagship school in Southeast Asia with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Food School Bangkok. Speakers for the day included Mr. Enzo Malanca, President and CEO of ALMA (fourth from left); HE Paolo Dionisi Italian Ambassador to Thailand (in the middle); Mr. Siradej Donavanik, Vice President – ​​Global Development, Dusit International (third from left); and Mr. Laurent Casteret, director of The Food School Bangkok (extreme right).


Chaired by M Enzo MalancaPresident and CEO of ALMA – The School of Italian Culinary Arts, His Excellency Mr. Paolo DionysiAmbassador of Italy to Thailand, and ALMA’s Italian Chef Instructors, the inauguration ceremony served as a platform to warmly welcome the first batch of students to ALMA’s Italian Cooking and Italian Baking and Pastry Classes. Mr. Malanca also shared the inspiration and vision behind the opening of the first ALMA flagship school in South East Asia at Bangkok Food School.

“ALMA’s mission is to provide and promote italy unique culinary heritage in the world, and we felt that Thailand was the closest in terms of gastronomic culture,” said Mr. Malanca. “The geographical position of the kingdom guarantees students from all over the world South East Asia can easily get to school and hone their skills with professional courses that reflect the latest culinary trends and innovations.”

Since 2004, ALMA has experienced steady growth and maintains its goals of ensuring ALMA’s educational courses remain current and students become resilient to the ever-changing and professional culinary world. To achieve these goals, ALMA ensures that all of its professional programs, now offered in more than 20 countries, are aligned with the high and renowned standards established at ALMA’s headquarters in Italy.

“Globally, we produce more than 1,000 graduates each year, and we do everything possible to ensure that each of our graduates is equipped with a solid understanding of traditional and contemporary approaches to adding value and creativity to their dishes, and start their career in the industry in a big way. “, said Mr. Malanca.

At The Food School Bangkok, ALMA now offers Certified courses and Short courses in Italian cuisine and in Italian bakery and pastry, and Master classes in Italian cuisine. The professional chef instructors who conduct ALMA’s courses include Chief Francesco DeRosa and Chief Martina Sabbionispecializing in traditional Italian dishes, and Chief native henryspecializing in traditional and contemporary Italian bakery and pastry.

Speaking on behalf of Dusit International, one of The Food School’s main partners, Mr. Siradej Donavanik, Vice President – ​​Global Development, Dusit International, said: “Italian cuisine is rich in heritage, and the country’s cuisine and desserts are among the most popular dishes in the world. To learn how to cook them well, you have to learn from the best, and that’s exactly what ALMA offers. As part of our goal to create the first multi-national culinary institute in Thailandwe are thrilled to work with ALMA as an important educational partner and key investor in The Food School, and look forward to embracing our shared values ​​to build sustainability, nurture entrepreneurship, and build a community of people with them. progressive learning. »

M Paolo DionysiAmbassador of Italy to Thailandsaid, “ALMA, which means ‘soul’ in Italian, represents the essence of our culture and our cuisine. I’m thrilled that ALMA is bringing the true taste and traditions of our country to Thailand at The Food School and inspiring the next generation of Italian chefs in the kingdom and beyond.

Along with The Food School’s other valued partners, ALMA has a fantastic opportunity to innovate the future of food and beverage for the benefit of the wider community. I look forward to seeing graduates wow diners at the best restaurants in the world and create great restaurants themselves. »

Along with its main culinary programs, ALMA hopes to further spread Italian food culture in Thailand through other special activities held at The Food School Bangkok, such as personalized courses for businesses and cooking camps for teenagers.

About ALMA – The School of Italian Culinary Arts

Founded in 2004 in the Food Valley, Parma, ALMA – The School of Italian Culinary Arts is recognized as the world’s leading education and training center for the Italian food and beverage and hospitality sectors internationally. From a home cooking school, ALMA aims to spread italy agricultural and culinary heritage around the world. In line with this vision, ALMA has established a network with the world’s leading culinary training centers in more than 20 countries and tailor-made courses demonstrating real Italian cuisine and made-in-Italy products to foreign chefs. As of now, ALMA extends its network to South East Asia and offering a variety of courses in Thailand in collaboration with The Food School Bangkok — joining Dusit International, Glowfish and Allied Metals (Thailand) as one of the main investors.

About Food School

The Food School Bangkok is a progressive learning community based in Bangkok, Thailand. It offers food enthusiasts and professionals the chance to participate in unique gastronomic programs that unite and leverage the best resources in the industry to facilitate the path to a successful culinary career. Designed to provide an innovative, progressive and experiential learning environment, The Food School brings together three globally recognized institutions – Dusit Thani College, Tsuji Culinary Institute and ALMA. Funding partners include Dusit International, Glowfish Co-Working Space (under a private real estate investment company, Heritage Estates Co., Ltd.), Allied Metals and ALMA.

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