The premier culinary school in Eastern Europe

Founded in 2007, HRC Culinary Academy has trained over 800 students to date. The Academy offers a 2-year course in Culinary Arts and a 3-semester course in Hospitality Innovation and Management, developed by leading international specialists in the culinary and hospitality industries.

It is among the few educational institutions in Europe that prepare its students for one of the most sought-after professions today – that of a top chef or master chef, and by far one of the most affordable, high quality culinary educational programs on the globe.

Our facility in Sofia is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in our kitchen laboratories, demo theatre, teaching restaurant Talents, and everything else you need to get the best learning experience. Moreover, we have your housing covered: next to the school you will find our campus hotel Kitchen 59. A beautiful place for our student rooms, with just the right vibe. And good to know: it is the only student housing with a rooftop swimming pool!

During the study program, the students have a chance to experience Europe and the USA all at once! Our internships around the world take place at some of the finest hotels and restaurants and prepare our students for a truly international career as a Chef. And guess what? All of ourinternships are paid: our unique US internships provide allowances in average of USD 2.500 per month!

Our diploma is internationally accredited by the American Culinary Federation and the World Association of Chefs’ Societies. We are so confident about the quality of our program, that we even guarantee you will find a job within 6 months after graduation.

Our HRC Academy Foundation operates a scholarship program to support our students.

Applications are accepted year-round and students from all corners of the world may apply.

Some reasons why HRC Culinary Academy should be your No.1 choice for education:

Indisputable value

  • HRC Academy provides by far the best value for money and is one of the most affordable, high quality culinary educational programs on the globe.
  • Industry placements: the Academy provides 2 internships at some of the best restaurants and hotels worldwide. And guess what?
  • All of our internships are paid: our unique US internships provide allowances in average of USD 2.500 per month!
  • The diploma: We are the first culinary school in the European Union that is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Our diploma is also recognized by the Hotelschool Ter Duinen in Belgium.
  • Facilities: Our brand new 2.500 sq. m. training facility provides state of the art kitchen labs, a 100-seat Demo theatre, bakery kitchen, a chocolate atelier, didactical wine cellar and everything else you need to get the best learning experience.
  • Accomodation: we have your housing covered: next to the school you will find our campus hotel Kitchen 59. A beautiful place for our student rooms, with just the right vibe. And good to know: it is the only student housing with a rooftop swimming pool!
  • Financing: The academy offers great scholarships of up to 2.000 EUR  Click here

It's hard work but also fun!!

 

  • Career opportunities and our vast professional network: Our sister company HRC International has over 20+ years of experience in creating successful careers in hospitality. Our in-house HRC Career office is at your service not only during your studies, but after you graduate as well.
  • The program: Being a chef is not just a job, it is a craft and we pay particular attention to the practical part of the education. At the Academy students learn everything from knife skills and sauce making up to cost control, menu engineering and many more business skills.
  • We keep promises:We’re so confident about the quality of our program, as well as your future job outlook, that we guarantee you will find a job within 6 months after graduation. And if not we will simply refund EUR 1000 in tuition fees. Learn more here.
  • Education in English: communicating with international instructors and students from over 20 countries. Upon graduation, you will speak English fluently, which makes you ready to further explore the world.
  • Location: Bulgaria offers a great variety of outdoor and cultural activities. Not only it is culturally diversed but has also recently seen a massive interest by young people from all over the world relocating here for their studies or exploring business opportunities.