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22 January 2018

Food Bunker, A Culinary School in Nepi (Lazio), Italy


Food Bunker, a new training school for kitchen enthusiasts and aspiring chefs recently opened its doors in the lower Tuscia Viterbese between Rome and Nepi. It will be hosting cooking classes, meetings and enogastronomic events. With just about 40 kilometers of distance from the center of Rome, it presents a more tranquil atmosphere in an industrial area outside the chaos of the city.


With five years of studying and projecting the idea, Stefano De Vincenti, a young entrepreneur, finally saw the realization of his project in January 2018 when he officially opened the doors of Food Bunker to the press and to the public. He made use of his family's previous places of activities, transforming an industrial warehouse into a space of conducive atmosphere, sustainability and modern design for getting a culinary education.


The teaching staff he chose is made of professional chefs and pastry chefs with loads of experiences behind them. The cooking class will be with Chef Salvo Cravero and the pastry course will be with Pastry Chef Salvo Leanza. As for the intensive courses that will last between one to three days, the instructors will be Chef Paolo Trippini of Trippini Restaurant in Civitella del Lago and La Badia in Orvieto and Pastry Chefs Omar Busi and Luca Mannori.


There will be a wide range of themes in cooking like the early Roman tradition cuisine, cooking at low temperature, classic and trendy breakfasts, jams, pralines and a whole lot more. Cooking is so vast and they intend to cover as much as they can with the expertise of their instructors. Food Bunker offers amateur training courses and specialized courses for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a cook. The only fundamental requirement is you must love to cook and the rest will be taken cared of by Food Bunker to make you excel in the kitchen.
Salvo Leanza (left) and Salvo Cravero (right)

Combined with the use of the most modern equipment provided by the technical partners, Food Bunker aims not only to transmit the modern techniques and knowledge, but also a responsible and healthy approach to food and methods of processing. 


The Aula Cucina (Kitchen Room) has  singular workstations for the students and a main one in front for the instructor. There is also the Aula  Pasticceria (Pastry Room) that has a large central work table and the ovens and equipment around it. Both rooms will host the theoretical and practical lessons in guiding the students throughout the gastronomic process: from the ideation of the dishes, to the recognition and the choice of the best raw materials, up to the realization and its final presentation. The Aula Magna (Magna Room) instead is the main hall that has been designed to accommodate dinners, tastings and themed events that will be organized by the school.


Being outside the city, Food Bunker offers shuttle services from Rome or other meeting points in Lazio to the school and vice versa. Moreover, for those who prefer to stay closer to the school, Stefano De Vicente converted his family's villa into a guesthouse for comfortable lodging in the vicinity.


“Per noi ogni corsista è importante indipendentemente dal fatto se abbia più voglia di imparare, di divertirsi o di formarsi in maniera altamente professionale. In base ai loro obiettivi moduliamo la nostra offerta didattica in modo che sia il più ampia ed esaustiva possibile”.
- Stefano De Vicente

 "For us, every student is important regardless of whether he has more desire to learn, to have fun or to be trained in a highly professional manner. Based on their objectives, we modulate our educational offer so that it is as ample and comprehensive as possible ".
- Stefano De Vicente (translated to English)


Food Bunker

SS Cassia Km 36,400 
Zona Industriale Settevene
01036 Nepi (VT) Italy 
Tel: +39 0761 527728
Mobile: +39 338 1773698
Email: info@foodbunker.it


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