The Art of Culinary

Welcome to the Culinary Academy

Welcome to the exciting world of hospitality!

My name is Nando Largiader. I am the Hospitality & Cookery Head Trainer at The Culinary Academy in Noosa. Swiss born and trained, I’m an industry professional with over 25 years of experience, ranging from 5-star hotels to owning my own award-winning restaurants. For the past 16 years, I’ve been following my passion for teaching gastronomy in Switzerland and my adopted home of Australia.

I’m passionate about cooking and incredibly motivated by the opportunity to train a new generation of hospitality professionals. We’ve designed our Certificate and Diploma programs to provide a pathway to the many career opportunities that our industry can offer, and not just from a theoretical standpoint – The Culinary Academy graduates are work-ready and set up to make their mark from the day they graduate.

This is a wonderful industry to work in. It’s an industry for the passionate, the creative and for those who are driven to achieve.

I look forward to starting the journey with you.

Nando Signature
Nando Largiader

28-30 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567 Australia

the Culinary Academy

Professional Chef Teaching His Two Young Trainees
Female Chef Talking With Waiter
Chef Decorating Delicious Meal

Home to some of Australia’s leading restaurants, Noosa takes food seriously. With access to premium fresh seafood, a ‘paddock to plate’ culture driven by the unspoilt Hinterland farmlands and a booming tourist industry that expects only the best, the local hospitality scene has for decades proven an irresistible drawcard for industry professionals from around the world.

Whether you’re looking for the culinary art of a Michelin-starred master, or the innovation and style of the leading new kids on the block, you can find it all in Noosa.

All our qualification courses are designed to respond to the skills needed into the booming hospitality and cookery industry. And for students of cookery, there’s nowhere better to be inspired and to learn, and at The Culinary Academy, we train you to take your place among the best.


Star premises

Purpose-built training kitchen and restaurant with top of the range equipment.



Over 500 hours of hands-on practice in our restaurant ‘Culinary Noosa.’



Restaurants & hospitality venues in Noosa for students’ job opportunities.