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Gastronomy and Nutrition

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Key information

100% Online
Learn at your own convenience
2 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
Live learning and discussion with instructor every week
20 Hours of Learning
4 weeks of study: 4-5 hours per week 
Euro 565
All inclusive price

Course offered in English

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • clearly understand the nutritional information required to support menus and products, and rules regarding nutrition content claims and health claims.
  • generate a greater understanding of the marketing mechanism of food and health trends
  • develop enhanced awareness of the nutritional cycle food travels through from soil to service
  • understand the drivers behind who makes a superfood super
  • discuss popular health claims on prominent menus.

It facilitates the development of participants’ knowledge and encourages further study in this complex yet fascinating area and is designed to introduce participants to the varieties, contexts and issues involving our food.


Who is this course for?

Restaurateurs, chefs, hospitality professionals, menu and product developers, food and health bloggers, retailers of edible products, fitness and wellness professionals and the lifelong learner interested in nutritional health trends.



Samantha Gowing

Before nutrition became trendy, before kale became the superfood superstar, and before the green juice Instagram selfie was ever a ‘thing’, there was Sam Gowing, spreading the word on healthy cuisine and all that it encompasses. The Chef hat-winning restaurateur, who traded her fast-paced city career to follow her passion for health and well being, retrained as a clinical nutritionist, and recently received her Master’s degree in gastronomic tourism from the prestigious, Le Cordon Bleu. She is the self-published author of The Healing Feeling, and writes prolifically on the future of food, food trends and the cult of the green smoothie. 

She has established herself as Australia’s leading spa chef, kick-starting the ‘food as medicine’ movement, which has since snowballed into a widely embraced philosophy. Today, Gowing continues to create contemporary culinary masterpieces, designed to tantalize the taste buds as well as heal the body and nourish the soul. Her global wellness company Gowings Food Health Wealth creates culinary programs for luxury hotels, spas and health retreats worldwide.


Career opportunities

Participants will depart having a greater awareness of the current and potential culinary wellness income streams, food trends to pursue and fads to avoid. They will understand the legalities around nutritional claims.

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Here is the course outline:

Introduction - Food Facts, Fads and Fiction

2 hrs, 6 min

Meet Samantha Gowing, your instructor. In this lesson, Sam shares her passion of nutritional cooking and offers an overview of popular ingredients, a brief history of food fads and explores the future of healthy food on menus.

Menus and Marketing: Claim vs Aim

1 hr, 44 min

Understand current Food Act guidelines.

Macro and Micro Nutrients

1 hr, 25 min

Learn the difference between protein and carbohydrates, how minerals are the building blocks of cellular life and how they change when cooked.

Gastronomic Nutrition

3 hrs, 4 min

How to have a healthy menu without flavour compromise and discuss and explore the future of healthy eating.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
Statement of Results
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