Level 1 Award:

First Certificate in Mediterranean Cuisine (FCMC)

The easiest way to learn Mediterranean Cuisine

This online course aims to familiarize participants with the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. It delves into the fundamental ingredients and techniques while exploring the profound impact of history, geography, and culture on shaping recipes and eating habits. Renowned as one of the oldest cuisines globally, the Mediterranean diet is celebrated for its health benefits, rendering it a highly coveted culinary style worldwide.

Practice our recipes in your own kitchen

Enrollees in this course will acquire a blend of theoretical and practical skills encompassing numerous traditional and contemporary recipes. The online program incorporates video presentations, lectures, and instructional cooking videos. Each lecture is accompanied by printed recipe materials. Upon successfully finishing the course and submitting their work for the final assessment, participants meeting the Culinary Institute of the Mediterranean’s Level 1 Qualification standards will be awarded the “First Certificate in Mediterranean Cuisine” (FCMC) in both printed and digital formats.

Attain a certificate to boost your career

The course encompasses 12 online video lectures, complemented by 6 virtual meetings dedicated to discussions, Q&A sessions, goal setting, and mentoring. It also includes a comprehensive online test featuring short answers and multiple-choice questions, as well as a practical final assessment project. The entire course spans 6 weeks, with an additional 10 days allocated for the final assessment project and online test. Each week consists of two 3-hour video lectures and one 2-hour online meeting. Following each set of lectures, participants are encouraged to recreate and engage in hands-on practice with the demonstrated recipes, presenting their work for discussion during the subsequent online meeting.

Qualification Aims

The Culinary Institute of the Mediterranean Level 1 Award is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge on the cuisines of the Mediterranean region. It is suitable wherever a good level of Mediterranean Cuisine knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in cooks in all positions, in food production professionals, in the customer service and sales functions of hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in food and cooking and wish to broaden their knowledge. Successful candidates will be able to describe and compare the styles of regional Mediterranean cuisines, be able to recreate popular recipes according to the regional traditions, be able to create a Mediterranean cuisine menu for a food service event, be able to understand basic wine styles and food pairing in order to cooperate and communicate with sommeliers, as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation.