The ability of creating taste at a visual level represents an added value to the dish we are preparing, blending aesthetics and emotions. The design of a dish shows not only the culinary and gastronomic skills of a chef, but also his/her personal creativity and aesthetic sense. The courses of IFSE have the objective of conveying knowledge and instruments to all those wishing to develop their skills in food-design, a recent subject which is attracting an ever increasing number of food professionals.
The Italian style is internationally recognized as a guarantee of quality, creativity and originality. This is true for a number of different fields such as fashion, architecture, art and, last but not least, our cuisine. The Italian culinary style, elaborate and varied, notwithstanding its different regional traditions boasts international features that meet with an indisputed success world-wide. The high-level of the individual design and performance is perhaps the most distinctive feature of a style that is deeply tied to the creativity of each single artist. The courses designed by IFSE consider the Italian style as a unique resource to create top-level artistic culinary products
The mainstays of Italian fashion, such as elegance, style and quality, represent a point of reference also for a chef wishing to handle food as a stylistic material. Being able to interpret current trends and turn them into culinary concepts is one of the objectives of IFSE courses, following the world of fashion and new trends in order to achieve a constant and updated paralle between cooking and elegance. In the same way as the Italian fashion interprets the current styles of clothing at their best, Italian haute-cuisine expresses current tastes through a search for style and personal interpretation.
The variety of tastes, ingredients and flavours offered by the Italian cuisine makes it unrivalled in the world and identifies it at its best in the Mediterranean diet. Italy therefore plays the protagonist’s role in a food concept that has been rediscovered over the past years and is considered to be the perfect example of the ideal diet. The education to a correct food culture is also conveyed through a proper knowledge of food from a nutritional point of view. The IFSE proposes itself not only as an educational association through which you can achieve a in-depth knowledge of the world of food, but also as a promoter of a healthy diet, bringing food under the spot-light, as a nourishing experience which is closely connected with our well-being and health.
The beauty of its countryside, of its lakes, mountains, rice fields, parks and towns of art. The excellence of its precious truffes and mushrooms, of its great wines and its entire cuisine, offering numberless specialties that were once “poor” preparations but are now considered refined dishes.