Gastronomy and Culinary Management

About Gastronomy and Culinary Management

Our program trains upstanding and innovative professionals to lead a profitable culinary and gastronomic development, and educates the best chefs and entrepreneurs. When you graduate from the Gastronomy and Culinary Management program, you will have the necessary tools to represent our culinary identity and create your own style with solid arguments.

If you are passionate about cooking, curious and investigative, are an entrepreneur and intuitive for business, as well as perfectionist and persevering, this program is for you.

Which degree will be obtained?

Bachelor’s degree in Gastronomy and Culinary Management

What will the duration be?

10 academic terms in a 5-year period

Where will you be able to study?

Monterrico campus

ACPHA International Accreditation
ACPHA’s Learning Outcomes:

Operational Management

To identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary in the operations of the tourism and hospitality industry.

Hospitality/ Tourism Management

To develop and integrate the basic set of skills necessary to successfully run an organization from the hospitality and tourism industry.


To formulate business decisions in hotel and tourism management.

Communication Skill

To show the communication skills necessary in managing hospitality and tourism operations.


To assess the leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry.

Area of Application

After studying Gastronomy and Culinary Management at UPC, you will be able to work as:

  • Executive Chef
  • Food and Beverage Manager.
  • Gastronomic Businessperson.
  • Gastronomic Consultant and Advisor.

Our graduate students are the best paid in the country (Source:

+ 120

International agreements with prestigious universities.

In internationality in Peru (2014 - 2018 rankings of the "América Economía” magazine).

Among all Peruvian universities, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking Globe 2019.


The curriculum of the Gastronomy and Culinary Management program at UPC consists of courses and workshops that will motivate you to develop your creativity optimally. You will be able to take these courses:



     Food Industry




  • Introduction to Gastronomy
  • Anthropology of Food
  • Food Selection, Safety and Hygiene
  • Food Chemistry
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Language Comprehension and Production 1
  • Basic Patisserie
  • History and Recognition of Supplies
  • Basic Culinary Techniques
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Food Composition
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Language Comprehension and Production 2
  • Intermediate Patisserie
  • Food and Beverage Logistics
  • Intermediate Culinary Techniques
  • Food and Beverage Operations and Service
  • Food Industry
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Topics on the History of Peru
  • Baking Techniques
  • Menu Planning and Development
  • Advanced Culinary Techniques
  • Quality Marks and Certifications
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Economics for Management
  • Creativity Workshop
  • Advanced Patisserie
  • Costs and Budgets for Gastronomy
  • Peruvian Cuisine
  • Market Research
  • Agrifood Business
  • Fundamentals of Academic Research
  • State-Of-The-Art Culinary Techniques
  • Planificación y Diseño de Espacios Culinarios
  • Gastronomic Marketing
  • Organizational Design and Processes
  • General Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Ethics and Citizenship
  • Oenology, Tasting and Wine Pairing
  • Restaurant Management
  • Communication in Organizations
  • Applied English 1
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • International Cuisines
  • Human Capital in Service Companies
  • Product Innovation and Development
  • Applied English 2
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Creative Cooking
  • Research Methodology
  • Business Formulation and Planning
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Applied Research
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Implementation
  • Elective
  • Elective

Gastronomy and Culinary Management at UPC

See everything the UPC has to offer to study Gastronomy and Culinary Management at the university.

Gastronomy and Culinary Management at UPC, a program with a multidisciplinary approach

Discover the various disciplines and job opportunities offered by the Culinary Gastronomy and Management career at UPC.

Virgilio Martínez, co-founder of the Gastronomy and Culinary Management program

Learn about Virgilio Martínez, one of the best chefs in the world and co-founder of the Gastronomy and Culinary Management program at UPC.

UPC’s V Interscholastic Gastronomy Contest

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Gastronomy and Culinary Management at UPC


Gastronomy and Culinary Management at UPC, a program with a multidisciplinary approach


Virgilio Martínez, co-founder of the Gastronomy and Culinary Management program


UPC’s V Interscholastic Gastronomy Contest

Why study Gastronomy and Culinary Management at UPC?

UPC evolves and strives to offer the best for its students.

Highest paid graduates

UPC’s Gastronomy and Culinary Management graduates are the highest paid in the market, according to the website Ponte en Carrera.


Studying Gastronomy and Culinary Management will give you the chance to specialize in Event Management, Customer Experience and Leisure Management, and Health and Entertainment Management.

International Double Degree

You will be able to study the last year at Escuela Universitaria de Hotelería y Turismo (CETT), from Universidad de Barcelona (Spain)*, and obtain an international title. UB: one of the world’s top 100 universities according to the Best Global Universities 2020 ranking.

First-Class Infrastructure

We have first-class facilities where you can put into practice what you learn along the program. These facilities include specialized patisserie and cooking labs, as well as the K’ata restaurant, open to the public and managed by program students.

Internships in Spain:

You can travel to San Sebastian (Spain) for six months and do an internship in prestigious restaurants awarded with Michelin stars to put into practice what you have learned, along with internationally renowned chefs.


Study one or two terms abroad. You will be able to choose among
the following options:

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School of Tourism and Hospitality (CETT) - Spain


Universidad Europea de Canarias (Spain)


Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain)

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