Hotel School in Villa Santa Maria (CH)

The origin of the chefs of Villa Santa Maria is very old. A legend says that the first chef  in this country dates back to the Caracciolo’s time, in fact the hotel school of Villa Santa Maria began in their castle. When Caracciolo’s  lived in Villa Santa Maria, they often organized hunts and hunters on their return,  loved to be the cooks and waiters of their dinners with excellent result. In this way Prince Caracciolo had the idea to open a Hotel School in Villa Santa Maria. In 1750, the Registers of Decurionate of the University of Villa Santa Maria talk about families and apprentices of the restaurant,  cooks, coachmen, butlers, maccaronaro (manufacturers of macaroni) and mastrodicasa (people dealing with home offices). In 1939 the " Starting Professional Royal Biennial  Course in Hospitality " named after St. Francis Caracciolo was founded. It was immediately attended by forty pupils, including two women.  In 1968 after the suppression of institutions like that, the State Institute of Professional Hospitality is founded, but still as a detachment of the Lanciano Institute for Trade which will come off only in 1976 obtaining complete autonomy and the construction of a boarding school. Six years later  the schools employees takes the chef John Marchitelli. With the reform of upper secondary schools, the school becomes State Professional Institute for Hospitality Services (IPSSAR), although the institute will be known as "hotel school". The students, after three years of study get the qualification as services catering kitchen, bar and reception hall operator, and if they wish, students can continue their studies for further two years to get the diploma of state as Food Service Technician or Tourist  Services and, if they wish to enroll at the university but also participate in vocational training as a sommelier, Food & Beverage, nutritionist Chef (Chef menu specializing in alternative metabolic diseases, including diabetes). The institute uses, during the course of the academic-educational activities, workshops kitchen, bar, reception with the front desk and back office. There are two boarding schools: one male and one female where students are trained and supervised

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