MSA Turkey

About Us


A private school, approved and supervised by the Turkish Ministry of National Education, MSA is also the only international culinary school in Turkey qualified by City & Guilds, the leading UK accrediting agency. The MSA campus includes professional culinary and professional pastry & bakery kitchens, bartending and mixology class, a full equipped barista class, special artisan classes for chocolate, bread making and butchery, a prop room and a studio kitchen designed especially for both photo and video shootings, activity kitchens designed for culinary enthusiasts, conference rooms, Turkey’s only culinary auditorium, “The Library of Food & Beverage Expertise and Rare Books” and a thematic museum with a special collection on food & beverage history, and the kitchen lab for R&D studies. Every year, committed to its mission of improving the industry through a highly educated workforce industry, MSA graduates more than 1200 professional chef candidates who are prestigiously certifies and qualified to work anywhere in the world. Professional Culinary, Pastry and Bread Making, Bar and Mixology programs are accredited and certified by City & Guilds and Professional Pastry Art by MSA diploma. Professional Food & Beverage Management supplying training for entrepreneurs who wish to start their own food & beverage businesses offers a graduation certificate approved by the Turkish Ministry of Education, Professional Barista program offers the international professional barista certificate by Pearson as well as the joint graduation certificate by the Italian Mumac Academy and ProChef program, in which the participants are eligible to receive the certificate of the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH) certificate which is a qualification-awarding and membership body for the hospitality industry. In addition to the professional programs, MSA offers workshops designed for culinary amateurs. Every year, the school’s professional chef rooster teach the techniques and methods of culinary arts to more than 20.000 kitchen enthusiasts in 750 workshops. A menus are developed for each occasion. Groups of 28 can work with professional instructor chefs simultaneously during motivational meetings, press launches or products demos. Electrolux Auditorium located at the MSA Campus, is open to all MSA students and alumni as well as to industry professionals and leaders. The auditorium boasts cutting-edge technology, the latest kitchen equipment and a one of a kind infrastructure. More than 300 brands teamed up with MSA for corporate events and special culinary projects. The school extends its services far beyond the scope of education by also focusing on R&D projects, menu and product development and human resources.


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MSA Professional Barista Program

An exclusively hands-on program on coffee, the Professional Barista program is geared toward the participants already working or seeking a professional career in the coffee business. It offers the international professional barista certificate by Pearson as well as the joint graduation certificate by the Italian Mumac Academy & MSA. The program is based on a 54 hours mostly practical schedule with various professional barista equipment.

“The professional Barista program includes a plethora of detailed information on coffee where participants learn the theory of coffee from harvesting to brewing and all the practical applications from roasting and espresso-based recipes to cold coffee selections and latte art.

Pınar Özdemir – Professional Coffee Instructor

This one-of-a-kind program by MSA foresees and meets the qualified staff needs that came upon through the exponential growth of the coffee business.

Musa Gümüştaş – Professional Coffee Instructor”


Course Subjects

  • Introduction to coffee
  • Equipment, Technical Training & Basic barista hygiene rules
  • Turkish coffee
  • Filter coffee, French press, Moka pot, 3rd Wave Brewing techniques
  • Espresso techniques
  • Cappuccino Techniques
  • Cupping, Blending & Roasting
  • Latte Art
  • Food pairing, customer satisfaction training
  • Coffee Shop Management


MSA graduates are eligible for below listed leading vocational diplomas


Certificate Mumac Academy is a Coffee Equipment Museum & Coffee Academy, established by Italy’s number one coffee equipment manufacturer La Cimbali together with other equipment and coffee producers.


Professional Barista Certificate Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Barista Skills Pearson is one of the leading international companies committed to the effective measurement of educational success and within the realm of BTEC, offers academic and vocational education programs that are approved and valid across the world.


Contact information:

Students Affairs Department

Professional Education Programs Coordinator Mrs. Zeynep Tunç

Telephone: +90 212 290 35 50

Address: Meydan Sokak Beybi Giz Plaza B Blok D: 123 – 136 Maslak – Sarıyer / İstanbul

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