The Italian Awards  are pleased to collaborate with the prestigious ALMA – International School of Italian Cuisine on the judging of Scotland’s Best Pasta and Scotland’s ‘Cuoco’ of the year. Finalists in these categories will be judged by a panel of professional led by ALMA Ambassador Chef Carlo Maria Ricci.

ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine, is the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine.

Located in Parma, inside the famous Italian “Food Valley”, ALMA educates chefs and pastry chefs, bakery chefs, assistants restaurant, bar managers and food & beverage managers coming from all around the world, with training programs performed at the highest level by the most awarded teachers.

For all these reasons ALMA represents a valuable investment for the future as well as an extraordinary educational experience for those who choose to work in the fascinating world of food and beverage.

Students at ALMA benefits from an outstanding team of experts in food services and food industry and academics. Courses at ALMA are inspired by the teachings which “the Maestro” Gualtiero Marchesi has bequeathed to the School, after being its Dean from 2003 to 2017. Indeed it is a legacy left to Italy as a whole, which is indebted to him for bringing its cuisine into the modern age.