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Molecular Gastronomy, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
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You will learn whether the focused control of these complex physical and chemical processes is possible or cooking is the high art of avant-garde gastronomy though.

During the Molecular Gastronomy program at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) students are engaged with interactive lectures and training cooking classes with tasting sessions. 

These classes are designed to provide students with the new skills of cooking popular dishes of traditional and modern Russian cuisine.

Key facts:

Students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience of:

  • Running Physico-chemical processes in cooking;
  • Developing innovative technologies in modern and avant-garde gastronomy;
  • Making fermented milk products;
  • Cooking some traditional Russian dishes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Credits
    4 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science in the Kitchen or physico-chemical processes in gastronomy
  • Development of flavor, color, and texture during food preparation
  • Avant-garde gastronomy
  • Innovative technologies and ingredients in avant-garde gastronomy
  • Preparation of dishes, products, and drinks of Russian cuisine
  • Preparation of flour products of different national cuisine
  • Presentation and tasting individual project (dish, product)
  • Intensive course of Survival Russian


  • Dr of Science Yulia Bazarnova
  • PhD Svetlana Eliseeva
  • PhD Nadezhda Zhilinskaya
  • Kirill Klukvin (Chef)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
  • Applicants are expected to have at least 2 years of University level studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    512 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 512 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National

    512 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 512 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Early bird registration fee:38 800 Rubles
  • Regular Registration fee: 41 000 Rubles

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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