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TuttoToscana 2017, Special Event Management Program in Florence Italy and NYC
Fall Semester 2017
This specially structured program takes place for 3 weeks of learning in Florence and 1 week of events in New York City. The program focus is event production from the perspectives of event management, communications & public relations, food & wine management, art direction. Final exams are held online in the 5th week. Alternately, NYC event week-only and final exam options are also offered, see below for details.
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Apicius International School of Hospitality Summer 2017 Programs. Study Abroad Culinary art, Italian Baking and Pastry or Restaurant Management.
9 Week Graduate Hospitality Apparenticeship in the Restaurant Industry
Summer 2017
Program Details The Summer Post Graduate Apprenticeship program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the world's largest and fastest growing industry. The Florence experience is a unique opportunity that is open only to a limited number of students who already possess a professional and advanced educational training in the culinary field.
 

TuttoToscana 2017, Special Event Management Program in Florence Italy and NYC

APICIUS International School of Hospitality

Program Overview

TuttoToscana offers the exciting opportunity to study event management and production in Florence, Italy, and to conclude the program with real life events showcasing authentic Tuscan cuisine in New York City at prestigious locations such as the James Beard Foundation.

Program Structure

This specially structured program takes place for 3 weeks of learning in Florence and 1 week of events in New York City. The program focus is event production from the perspectives of event management, communications & public relations, food & wine management, art direction. Final exams are held online in the 5th week. Alternately, NYC event week-only and final exam options are also offered, see below for details.

FALL 2017 ACADEMIC DATES

DATES: 4 weeks in the Fall 2017 Term

(NYC only option available, see PROGRAM OPTIONS below)

Students arrive Sunday Oct 2nd

Orientation/Final Registration Monday Oct. 3rd

Classes start Tuesday Oct. 4th

Classes end in Florence Thursday Oct. 20th

Housing check-out ( by 10 am ) Friday Oct. 21st

Orientation in NYC Saturday Oct 22nd

Classes & Events in NYC @ JBF Saturday Oct 22nd through Saturday Oct 29th

Friday Nov 4th - final papers due

Nov 9-10-11 Online oral presentation of papers

Event Locations

Events take place each year at the James Beard Foundation. Other locations have included the Astor Center and Macy's at Herald Square. Typically an average of 4 total events are planned and produced by FUA students and faculty for the New York public.

Students may choose from 5 different areas of event organization and production:

1.Event Planning & Communications

• Planning event logistics, managing communications between Palazzi and the various entities involved in the events including locations and the media.

• Coordinating and managing internal project production and communications between

team members.

• Specialize in international and cross-cultural communications for events involving more

than one country.

2.Art Direction, Digiatl Media

• Creating and producing all materials related to the event concept and image.

• Manage production projects involving specific skills in videography, photography, video

making.

• Preparing, revising and editing graphic layouts for print and online publication.

• Deepen knowledge and visual approaches to specifically targeted events and event

concepts.

3.Food & Wine Management

• Successfully coordinate Italian menu and wine list development.

• Manage food & wine logistics from abroad for the New York events.

• Directly communicate with wine producers.

• Create meaningful wine profiles and presentations for the American public

• Develop strategies for presenting Italian wines in international settings and impart the

approach to the Wine Service Team.

4.Food Production

• Collaborate in a professional Italian kitchen brigade for large scale events.

• Apply food production skills as practiced in the culinary lab in a food production facility

and demonstrate improvement in basic food production skills such as knife cuts, station

organization, sanitation, and order execution.

• Practice advanced food production skills, such as sauces, soups, daily specials, and

desserts.

• Describe the commercial food production process and experience in a detailed written

report.

5.Wine Service

• Collaborate in a professional Italian wine service team for large scale events.

• Curate wine lists, wine presentation and tastings for special events

• Investigate wine as a major flavoring ingredient

• Differentiate wines and their basic flavor profile

• Identify how to pair food with wine and successfully communicate not only the technical

characteristics of the wine but also its cultural value to special event attendees.

Florence/NYC full program

 

Program cost for one areas ( chosen from 1, 2 or 3) is $ 3450 USD ( 4 weeks, 6 credits)

Includes: accommodation in shared apartment in Florence (multiple occupancy room), lab contribution, Internet access in school facilities in Florence, Apicius Uniform (area 3 only), HTH insurance, coursework in Florence and New York, paperwork for service learning activities, group gala dinner as a guest at the JBF.

Does not include: meals, airfares, accommodation in New York

Program cost for two areas (chosen from 1, 2 or 3) is $ 5600 USD ( 4 weeks, 12 credits)

Does not include: meals, airfares, accommodation in New York

Program cost for areas 4 or 5: 1650 USD 

Includes: lab contribution, Apicius Uniform (area 4 only), coursework in New York, group gala dinner as a guest at the JBF.

Does not include: meals, airfares, accommodation 

 

Price: 3,450 $
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