Ganzo is the creative learning lab of Apicius International School of Hospitality. It is a project meant to promote integration in Florence, and to encourage and facilitate the communication between students and the city. All Ganzo projects and activities are managed by the Fondazione di Partecipazione Palazzi - Florence Association for International Education.
Student Academic Involvement
Apicius School of Food and Wine Studies as well as Hospitality students and faculty are involved in the daily operations of Ganzo as part of their academic coursework. Principles and practical applications of front/back of the house management, professional restaurant preparation, professional beverage management, and customer relations are practiced through experiential learning during their academic program of study.
The public, FUA students, staff, and faculty may purchase Ganzo meal plans that can be used everyday during service hours.
Get Involved in the Ganzo team!
In addition to Apicius students who are already academically involved at Ganzo, anyone who seeks a professionalizing community experience can get involved as well. Through enrollment in Learn & Serve courses, team members may assist with the areas of Ganzo 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 & Serve is fully supervised and coordinated by instructors and offers the unique experience of professional integration and development for all individuals, whether students, alumni, or members of the local community. Courses may be enrolled on a credit or non-credit basis.
You can discover many sides to Italian cuisine, art, and culture at Ganzo. Every Wednesday Ganzo offers an aperitivo-style social event to interact with the community, faculty, and students. Certain Wednesdays transform into AperiArt, where the regular aperitivo takes a creative turn by featuring art show openings. Certain Thursdays feature special themed multi-course dinners. Literary and cultural encounters take place throughout the year.
CONTACT INFO & HOURS OF OPERATION
Via dei Macci 85r
Monday through Friday 12:00PM - 12:00AM