Excellent faculty
Technologically advanced laboratories
Active participation
Personalized internship
Job Placement
Lifelong learning

“Our centre is at the cutting edge of research, professionalism, technology and art in all culinary disciplines. We are the cornerstone of the whole sector, offering professional skills through rigour and passion.”

Vittorio Santoro, Founder and CEO

CAST Alimenti, i.e. “Centro Arte, Scienza e Tecnologia degli Alimenti” (Food, Art, Science and Technology Centre), is one of the best Italian training and specialization schools and was founded in Brescia in 1997. It is the only centre in Italy providing specific courses in all "mestieri del gusto" (culinary arts) from specially equipped classrooms and laboratories. CAST Alimenti encompasses young students and established professionals alike, providing both educators and equipment to integrate knowledge and know-how. Great attention is given to "Made in Italy" products, which are favoured during all didactic programs and practical lessons. CAST Alimenti is also the School of World Champions: a training center for individual professionals and teams attending national and international competitions in all Culinary Arts (cuisine, pastry, gelato and bakery).

Over the years the quality of teaching has always remained at the highest levels, thanks to a rich Faculty composed of professionals and chefs, considered among the best in the pastry and culinary sectors. A Technical and Scientific Committee is responsible for the accuracy and the correctness of all programs offered by CAST Alimenti. Comprising of:

Vittorio Santoro

Founder and CEO of the School

Master Iginio Massari

Founder and Honorary President

Master Gabriele Bozio

teacher and Executive Manager


professionals who pass through CAST Alimenti each year


annual participants in our training proposals


annual participants in specialization courses


annual participants in Advanced Diploma courses


annual students and professionals from abroad


World Titles won by teams and individual professionals trained in CAST Alimenti

Our mission

CAST Alimenti mission is to constantly raise the quality standards of all professionals, focusing on values such as:

  • Knowledge and practical skills
  • Innovation and excellence
  • Passion and rigour
  • Experience and networking
  • Specialization

Certifications and recognitions

CAST Alimenti is:

  • Recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research
  • Recongnised by the Region of Lombardy
  • Certified according to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality System certification
  • Authorized to issue Formative Credits for members of the Lombardy Technological Food Order