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University Microcredential in Gluten-Free Menu Design in Restaurants

Own Teachings
Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Academic direction: Visitation López-Miranda González

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Basic Information


Celiac disease is an immune system condition in which people cannot consume gluten because it damages their small intestine. There is no known cure and it can occur at any time. In the gastronomy sector, the consequences of failing to properly care for a celiac customer can lead to the appearance of serious symptoms. It is very important that professionals have not basic, but expert training in this matter, as well as an adequate attitude, sensitivity and awareness to be able to care for and provide service to a celiac client with total professionalism and safety. There cannot be a single professional dedicated to the gastronomic world without expert training on this subject. Beyond this knowledge, it is advisable for the gastronomic professional to be able to prepare special menus for consumption by people affected by this disease and the Aranjuez campus could become a reference for this training, also including instructions for the creation of new gluten-free dishes. counting, as it could not be otherwise, on the local products of the Arancetana town.


Know perfectly the symptoms and characteristics of celiac disease. 

Understand that celiac disease is a common disease, regardless of age. 

Know all the foods that cannot be consumed by people affected by this disease. 

Be able to prepare a special menu for celiacs at any type of event, avoiding cross contact.



  • UNIT 1: Symptoms, causes and effects of celiac disease. 5h
  • TOPIC 2: Nutrition in people with celiac disease. 5h


  • 2.1. TOPIC 3: HACCP and cross contact at home and in the professional field. Regulations in force. 4h
  • 2.2. SUBJECT 4: Foods that contain gluten and possible substitutes. Culinary processes in catering and food industry. Gluten-free recipes and menus. 6h


access requirements

This course is aimed at professionals in the world of gastronomy, as well as hospitality entrepreneurs who wish to expand their knowledge or that of their staff in this area.  

No university degree is necessary. 

Selection criteria

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered, a selection will be made based on the following criteria:  

  • 40% Curriculum Vitae. 
  • 40% Hospitality degree. 
  • 20% Be in possession of the food handler card. 

No university degree is necessary. 

Number of Places: 25 (16 minimum)

Academic Management and Faculty

Academic direction: Dr. Visitación López-Miranda González. University holder.

  • Doctor in Pharmacy.
  • Professor of subjects in the Area of ​​Nutrition and Bromatology at the URJC


Dr. Visitación López-Miranda González.

Dr. Esperanza M. Herradón Pliego. Contracted Professor Doctor.                                          

  • Doctor in Pharmacology.
  • Professor of subjects in the Area of ​​Nutrition and Bromatology at the URJC

Blanca Mayandía Briones. Associate Professor.

  • Cook and gourmet.
  • MagIC Coordinator.
  • Higher Technician in Kitchen and Kitchen Management.
  • Director of postgraduate degrees in Gastronomy UCH-CEU. 
  • Teaching experience in the Degree in Gastronomy UCH-CEU: English and Spanish lines.

Mateo Sierra Ballarin.

  • Chef and food writer.
  • Gluten-free food and cooking expert.
  • Consultant for agri-food and hospitality companies.

Duration and development

Modality: online

Number of credits: 2

Contact hours: 20 (online)

Place of delivery: URJC virtual classroom

Start and end date: October 2024

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: until September 19, 2024

Enrollment deadline: September 23 – 29, 2024

Title price:  151,00€

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable): yes

Pre-registration: €0. This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be returned if your academic request is not accepted. If, once the student's application has been admitted, the enrollment is not formalized, the amount deposited for pre-enrolment will not be returned.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.



Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Bachelor, Architect, Engineer, Doctor...) that gives access to studies of own postgraduate degrees
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.