Accepted to the University of Gastronomic Science in Italy!

Alrighty folks, looks like Grassroots Gourmet is in for another international facelift. After being abroad for nearly 2 months, traveling around Europe and doing almost no work at all besides eating/drinking myself to oblivion, I decided I needed to get my act together and really start planning my life around my interests!

So my final week in Italy I applied to the University of Gastronomic Science (Universita degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche) in Colorno, Italy (about 10km outside of Parma). The school was founded by Carlo Petrini, founder and mastermind behind the internationally known Slow Food movement. Not to be confused with a culinary school, the University of Gastronomic Science combines food culture, business, agricultural and ecologically sustainability practices to create a comprehensive knowledge of Italian Gastronomy.

Anyway, to my absolute delight, I was accepted to this university and will be starting classes in Colorno, Italy on November 18th 2009, the course lasts an entire year!

Click to see what my course list looks like

I will be using this blog as a space to give detailed descriptions of what I learn in and outside of the classroom. This Masters course is basically foodie paradise. I am either going to come back morbidly obese, or a total yum wine connoisseur. Let’s hope the latter.

But nonetheless I am really excited to be sharing this experience with all my readers! Get ready for foodie paradise in the Italian countryside as I earn my masters in Italian Gastronomy and Tourism!! here we goooo!!


7 thoughts on “Accepted to the University of Gastronomic Science in Italy!

  1. Soo Jin

    My name is Soo Jin from Korea.
    I’ve just found out your blog while I’m surfing Google.I am also going to study at University of gastronomic science next month and I think we will be classmates. Glad to meet future-friend here.
    hope to see you soon.

    Soo Jin

  2. Chris Stueart

    Nice blog….I’m pretty psyched about this program too, can’t wait to start. Everything here seems to be a drag right now, will be looking to you for tips on how what to do in Parma.

    Oh, and on your inner gastronome post, I read the tips about the travel too….I will definitely try to sit right next to the host! I’ll take one for the team, haha. Psyllium should help…..

  3. Lindsey

    I’m considering UNISG for graduate studies. What has been your experience? Would you recommend to others? What are you doing now? Did their program help you to get hired doing what you love? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!

  4. Ana

    Hi my name is Ana and I am applying for november 2011 masters in food culture and communication. I wanted to know your opinion on the education, internationally how does this university stand?

    1. StefiD

      Hi there Ana, I am also looking into the program. Have you applied yet? Have you heard anything more about the program? The curriculum sounds too good to be true, and with the program being so new, I worry about the reputation of the school and the quality of the program. Can anyone fill me in on this?

  5. aarti mahajan


    I am also considering to join masters in gastronomics and Italian tourism or food culture and communication. how was your experience and what are the job prospects after the completion of the course ? can u stay in the country and look for job in Italy ? has campus changed from outside parma to Bra in pideomont?

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