What is Fedora?
Fedora is the pastry shop open to the public that showcases the projects of Apicius students and faculty of the Baking and Pastry Department. All Fedora projects and activities are managed by the Fondazione di Partecipazione Palazzi - Florence Association for International Education. Located at the via Guelfa location along with Apicius School of Food and Wine Studies, the pastry shop is a part of the Apicius campus facilities and is open to the public during daily hours of operation. The selection of products available to the public is decided and prepared by the students under the supervision of the Baking & Pastry department faculty.
Students learn in a professional environment and are involved in all operations in baking and pastry production – ingredient selection and orders, food cost, European HACCP standards of hygiene control, product packaging, customer service and communications, front and back of the house operations. The faculty members are professional pastry chefs coming from backgrounds at 5 star hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, and culinary award winners. Fedora facilities include classroom/lab spaces for learning and are equipped to offer professionally prepared baked goods and pastries of the highest quality.
The public, FUA students, staff, and faculty may purchase meal plans that can be used everyday at Fedora during service hours.
Get involved in the Fedora team!
In addition to Apicius students who are already academically involved at Fedora, anyone who seeks a professionalizing community experience can get involved as well. Through enrollment in Learn and Serve courses, team members may assist with the areas of Fedora operations and management, such as food safety and planning, guest service and relations, sales, HR, dining setup and service, menu planning, wine list development, and cellar management. Learn and Serve is fully supervised and coordinated by instructors and offers the unique experience of professional integration and development for all individuals, whether they be students, alumni, or members of the local community. Courses may be enrolled on a credit or non-credit basis.
Contact Info and Hours of Operation
Via Guelfa 116
50129 Firenze Italia
+390552633164 (Fedora lab) or +390552658135 (Apicius main line)
Monday through Friday 7:30AM - 3:00PM