UNISG Info Sessions: NY & CA

19 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

For those of you familiar with the unique study programs put together by the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy (or, heck, those who are unfamiliar, as this is an info session), here’s your chance to learn more:


On May 1st, 2008, Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences will hold information sessions in Manhattan, NY, and Berkeley, CA, for prospective students interested in learning more about the school’s programs and application procedures. Staff and alumni will be on hand to explain the educational philosophy of the university, present the undergraduate and graduate degrees, discuss internships and work opportunities post-graduation, and answer all other questions.

Co-founded in 2003 by the international non-profit Slow Food and the Italian regions of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna, the school’s innovative approach is to create a new understanding of gastronomy, linking the act of eating with the act of producing, along with all the phases in between. Four programs at two Italian campuses follow a multidisciplinary learning model, merging science with humanities, sensory training with communications, classroom study with field seminars (including travel to five continents).

The two information sessions will take place as follows:

New York
May 1, 2008
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Murray’s Cheese
254 Bleecker St.
New York, NY

May 1, 2008
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave., Ste. H
Berkeley, CA

To attend one of the sessions, email your name and phone number to [email protected] (Last-minute attendees are also welcome.)

For more information about the University of Gastronomic Sciences programs, visit

For more information about Slow Food USA, go to For international Slow Food, visit


Psst, I did a show about UNISG and its Wine Bank after my trip to Piemonte, so take a tour with me. The Wine Bank is currently holding an online auction of its treasures, so if you’re interested in bidding you can find it here.