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University Extension Course Design of gluten-free menus in restaurants

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

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Basic Information


Celiac disease is an immune system condition where people can't eat gluten because it damages their small intestine. There is no known cure and it can strike at any time. In the gastronomy sector, the consequences of failing to provide proper attention to a celiac customer can be fatal, since an ingestion of gluten can mean anything from hospital admissions to the death of the person. It is very important that professionals have not basic training, but expert training in this area, as well as an attitude, sensitivity and adequate awareness to be able to attend 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 matter. Beyond this knowledge, gastronomic professionals should be able to prepare special menus for consumption by people affected by this disease, and the Aranjuez campus could become a benchmark for this training, also including instructions for the creation of new gluten-free dishes. counting, how could it be otherwise, with 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. 

Being able to prepare a special menu for celiacs in any type of event. 



  1. UNIT 1: Symptoms, causes and effects of celiac disease. 5h
  2. UNIT 2: Food in celiac people. 5h


  1. UNIT 3: Foods containing gluten and possible substitutes. 5h
  2. UNIT 4: Gluten-free recipes. Basic ideas to create a plate. 5h


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: Visitation López-Miranda González

Faculty: Visitation López-Miranda González, Esperanza Herradón Pliego, Blanca Mayandía Briones

Duration and development

Modality: online

Number of credits: 2

Contact hours: 20 (online)

Place of delivery: URJC virtual classroom

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 12,30:17 p.m. (except October 18 and 11, from 13,30 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.)

Start and end of degree:  31 January 2023 - 21 February 2023

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: May 9, 2022 - January 9, 2023

Enrollment deadline: 13 January 2023 - 21 January 2023


Title price:  €164,00

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
  • Title of the studies carried out
  • 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
  • Title of the studies carried out
  • 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.