Culinary Arts Institute at VUM

Culinary Arts Institute offers the unique combination of academic studies, practical training experience next to renowned chefs around the globe and management skills coaching to lay the foundations of a successful culinary career for our graduates.

Master's Programmes



In year 2007, Varna University of Management, known as International University College at that time, took the first step towards to what we have today as leading culinary arts programmes in this region. Together with partners we established the first ever international vocational culinary programme in Bulgaria that attracted students from 4 continents.


Today we offer two undergraduate programmes that lead to the award of recognized Bulgarian and British degree. We partner with more than 80 Michelin-star rated restaurants in Europe to offer the industry top internship experience for our students and focus on every detail in the actual operation of a restaurant and catering business thus shaping the values and skills required of the future entrepreneurs and leaders in the food industry.


Our graduates find successful realization within all the sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry. By completing one of our culinary programmes they are practically prepared for professional and career development as executive chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant and hotel managers, F&B managers, business consultants and entrepreneurs in the fields of hospitality, gastronomy and culinary arts.

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Campus life

Our Main Campus is located in the central part of the city of Varna.The exact address of the Main Campus is 13 A Oborishte street, which is 10 minutes away from the beach and the Sea Garden of Varna.

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