HRC Culinary Academy

HRC Culinary Academy is an accredited culinary school in Sofia, Bulgaria. Founded in February 2008,[1] the academy has more than 300 full-time students from 18 nations.[1] HRC Culinary Academy is the first culinary school in Eastern Europe.[2]


The Academy's Culinary Arts program is a two-year course that prepares students for careers in the international hotel and culinary industry.[3] The course focuses on hands-on training. The HRC Culinary Academy program covers a curriculum from knife skills and sauce-making to budgeting and menu engineering.[1] Classes are taught by international chef instructors and guest chefs from around the world.[4] The instruction language at the HRC Culinary Academy is English.

Students at the academy have the opportunity to work in restaurant or hotel kitchens during their two paid industry placements in Europe, Middle East, South Africa and the United States.


HRC Academy facilities include training kitchens, a fine dining restaurant, a la carte kitchen, demonstration theatre, wine cellar and culinary library. The HRC Academy features branch locations in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.


  1. ^ a b c Tohara, Bennett (2008-02-06). "New culinary academy". The Sofia Echo. Economedia. Archived from the original on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  2. ^ Kok, Richard (27 June 2007). "Stagebedrijf start koksopleiding in Oost-Europ" [Internship company start cooking school in Eastern Europe]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Bulgaarse koks voor Nederlandse horeca". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Telegraaf Media Groep. 2008-06-26. Archived from the original on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  4. ^ "First See Culinary Academy Opens Doors in Bulgaria's Dobritch". The Sofia Echo. Economedia. 2008-02-06. Archived from the original on 2009-02-06. Retrieved 5 February 2009.

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Coordinates: 42°42′07″N 23°19′17″E / 42.70194°N 23.32139°E / 42.70194; 23.32139