The following schools and their related departments represent academic areas of study at Apicius:


Baking and Pastry
Culinary Arts
Dietetics and Nutrition
Food and Culture
Food, Family and Consumer Sciences
Wine and Culture
Wine Expertise


Hospitality and Tourism Management
Hotel and Lodging Management
Restaurant, Food and Beverage Management


Physical Education and Physical Therapy
Sports Sciences


Apicius graduate-level studies in organizational management are a part of FUA’s School of Graduate Studies.

For further details regarding Apicius departments and courses, please consult the FUA Academic Catalog available at the
Academics area of the FUA website. The Academics area also includes current and upcoming course schedules per academic session.

Apicius Culinary Arts Career Program graduates have the opportunity to automatically qualify for WACS fast track "gold" status.

WACS Professional Chef Certification Level

Thanks to Apicius' WACS certification for quality culinary education, graduates from the culinary program are eligible to apply for the WACS Certified Professional Cook (Commis Chef) level.


Apicius culinary graduates who have successfully completed their program after May 17, 2014 automatically qualify for the fast track "gold" status. Future graduates must submit the WACS application within five years of program completion.

Two Fast Track options are available:

1. Professional Cook (Commis Chef) level for graduates of the Apicius 2-Year Culinary Arts Career Program

2. Chef de Partie level for graduates of the Apicius 1-Year Master in Italian Cuisine Career Program


How to Apply

The following instructions are provided by WACS:

  • Have a scanned copy of your certificate ready as you will need to upload it as part of the fast track application process
  • Go to the certification scheme website and select the level to apply for based on Apicius program completion as described above.
  • Make an application and pay the application fee
  • Once your application has been processed, you will be issued with a Learning 
Assistant account
  • Follow the 'Joining instructions to fast track 'gold' applications' which you have received from your school. This brief guide will show you how to log into Learning Assistant and download your guide to the application process
  • Download the 'Candidate guide to fast track 'gold' applications' and follow the step-by-step instructions on what you need to do next
  • Follow the instructions in order to make your application as easy as possible
  • Should you have any questions, you can get in touch with WACS at 

About WACS

The World Association of Chefs' Societies was founded at the Sorbonne in 1928. Currently WACS' global network has 100 chefs' associations and over 10 million professional chefs internationally. WACS launched the first global culinary certification in the world for culinary professionals who can apply for nine distinct titles within the culinary certification scheme. The association is non-political and its mission is based on setting global culinary standards through education and professional development.

Further details may also be requested from .

APICIUS reinterprets the concept of hospitality and tourism in the international destination of Florence, where the cityscape is teeming with traditional and contemporary structures sought by people from all over the world. APICIUS firmly believes in the importance of a cultural approach to hospitality by examining the unique context of cities and countries in a global framework. Hospitality should and must be enhanced by the local culture of a city, and our position and interaction with the city of Florence has the goal of culturally educating those who visit through the hospitality industry.

APICIUS seeks to shape students who make dynamic, proactive contributions to the areas of hospitality in Italy during their studies and go on to become excellent professionals with the same impact in future destinations. APICIUS is deeply committed to making a prolific vital impact on the city of Florence not just for its obvious touristic aspects but as a viable city, where city conservation and contemporary implementation complement each other in a delicate balance, through its belief in eco-sustainable methods and didactics. APICIUS strives to provide its students with an experience that goes beyond the tourist facade of Florence by communicating to them that who we are and what they experience goes beyond cultural stereotypes.

APICIUS believes that each student should go back home with a clear concept of Florence and Italy that includes a profound cultural understanding gained from integration with the city, its population, its art, and its culture. What they receive from the experience is a life changed and newfound understanding and perspectives that they will carry in their hearts for the rest of their lives .


To provide a professional and academic environment in which students gain expertise in the areas of business, hospitality & tourism, culinary arts, wine studies, and publishing. To go beyond classroom learning by promoting student interaction with the convergence of the multicultural societies in the city of Florence, achieved by unique practical experiences in direct contact with various and service areas and the various professional figures who operate in these spheres. To redefine the idea of sustainability by rethinking how services and structures enhance local economies and culture through a respectful balance of technology, innovation, and tradition.

To positively direct Florence's position as a historic Italian cityscape in a globalized world economy in the following ways:
  • Increase our efforts in favor of sustainable hospitality and tourism starting from our own structures and teaching methods
  • Promote student knowledge and capacity to recognize and actively participate in the conservation of the Florentine cultural and economic heritage
  • To shape students for careers in a rapidly developing industry that encompasses a wide range of exciting, constantly evolving fields


To offer a passionate, highly competent and international faculty; a broad curriculum, and state of the art facilities that broaden our students' horizons and perspectives. To enhance the concept of technical learning by integrating training opportunities into the curriculum, allowing for students to be involved in cultural integration projects that require active participation in Florentine and Italian society and that reward challenging professional experiences.

One such example is the professional internship program at Ganzo Cultural and Gastronomic Association open to the public, a place where cultures and communities unite. An academic structure based on lectures, workshops, seminars, and laboratories that activate diverse types of student engagement with study discipline Exciting programs created for post grad and professional studies offered for durations of 1, 2, and 4 years.

APICIUS.IT Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in various worldwide privacy laws and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
We do not collect information from the visitors of our site.

When do we collect information?
As stated above, we do not collect information from the visitors of our site.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you if and when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or e-mail communication, and visit the website.

How do we protect visitor information?
We do not comply with PCI standards as we do not process commerce transactions on our website. We use regular Malware Scanning and IT best-practices (including aspects of the PCI standard) for security, encryption, and storage of information. We do not force the use of an SSL certificate as we only provide articles and information, we never ask for sensitive information like credit card numbers online.

Do we use cookies?
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We use cookies to:

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If you disable cookies off, some features may be disabled however it won't overly affect the user experience.

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Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website. From time to time we may include a link offsite solely for the purpose of reference to the content of the article. For example, an article about a graphic designer may include a link to the designer’s personal website.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. See more at the CalOPPA website.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy,' and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information: By emailing us (note, this is a required verbiage for CalOPPA – as stated above we do not collect personal information so there is nothing to for which to request a change.)

How does our site handle do not track signals? We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking? It's important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)/Minors

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The United States Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13. 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Florence University of the Arts S.R.L.
Corso Tintori 21
Firenze FI 50122


Last Edited on 2015-05-11




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