There are many benefits of studying in the Culinary Arts Institute at Varna University of Management and the most significant one is the numerous career opportunities, both in Bulgaria and abroad. During their study term with us, students receive a number of privileges that help them lay the foundations for their dream culinary career. The practical focus of the programmes includes up to 500 hours of hands-on training and organization of public events every week which helps students to acquire practical skills in a real work environment and builds competences to successfully manage time and teamwork.
A key advantage of studying at the Culinary Arts Institute at VUM is the opportunity our students to spend up to 12 months in practical training abroad and to join the teams of some of the best restaurants in the world. We believe that working with world-famous and recognized chefs in high – end and Michelin-starred restaurants is the best medium not only to professional growth but also for creating valuable business contacts.
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.
At CAI we prepare our students for the highly competitive global labour market and provide them with practical advice and expertise. During the training process, or even after graduation, as members of our Alumni network, our students can rely on the professional support of VUM’s Career Center. Our Career Centre offers full assistance to students in finding the most suitable place for internship, supports them during the term of their placement, provides free career management and recruitment services – CV design, job search advice, interview performance, legal advice of employability in different countries and more.
The University maintains excellent contacts with the industry in Bulgaria, Europe, the USA, and more, thanks to which our graduates have the opportunity to have their practical training and to successfully start their career in various hospitality organizations all over the world.