Universidad Politécnica Internacional – Faculty of Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Where your Culinary and Hospitality dreams come to life!


UPI is part of a private educational group with almost 40 years of experience. As a group we are pioneers in hospitality higher education. Throughout this time we have had agreements or worked in hand with institutions such as Cordon Bleu, EHL Consulting and École Lenôtre. Our mission has always been to work in hand with our countries work force main needs. Through this experience we have developed a number of technicians, associate degrees and bachelors programs in the hospitality fields that have been highly recognized and accepted by Costa Rica’s main hotels and restaurants.

Do you dream of becoming a renowned chef or an expert in hospitality management? UPI University gives you the opportunity to transform that passion into a successful career.

Benefits of studying at UPI University

  • Quality Training: Our programs are designed to provide you with the practical and theoretical skills you need to stand out in the culinary and hospitality world.
  • Experienced Teachers: Learn from the best, with teachers who are leaders in the industry and who share their knowledge and experiences with you.
  • State-of-the-art Facilities: Modern kitchens, interactive classrooms and spaces designed to encourage creativity and learning such as application venues and our application hotel.
  • Professional Internships: Agreements with prestigious restaurants and hotels so that you gain real experience in the work field.
  • Student Community: Join a passionate and collaborative community where you can share and learn with your classmates.

UPI University as a member of the Alliance Higher Education Network

By being part of this prestigious Network, our students enjoy additional advantages:

  • Global Connections: Access to an international network of educational institutions, which opens doors to academic exchanges and opportunities abroad.
  • Shared Resources: Access to libraries, research and educational resources from other member universities.
  • Events and Conferences: Participation in exclusive events, workshops and conferences organized by the Network.
  • International Recognition: A diploma endorsed by the Alliance a Higher Education Network, which increases your visibility and opportunities in the global labor market.

Join us and take the first step towards a bright future in the world of culinary arts and hospitality!