Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Faculty Member and Expert Pastry Chef Pınar Barut won the gold medal at the Villeroy & Boch World Culinary and Pastry Cup lately held in Luxemburg.
Barut competed at the quadrennial Villeroy & Boch World Culinary and Pastry Cup that is considered as the most difficult culinary competition in the world. At the competition, in which many teams and individuals from 5 continents and 75 countries competed, Barut earned the gold medal by winning first place in the “Pastry Artistic” field.
In her statement, Barut said: “I am extremely happy for winning the gold medal that I missed in the last years. Mostly, I am proud of representing EMU and TRNC”.
In his statement, EMU Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç said that he previously mentioned Barut’s potential for setting a higher standard at the competition and that this victory did not come as a surprise.
Mentioning that their aim is to achieve the same success at the World Culinary Olympics in 2020, Prof. Dr. Kılıç said: “We are certain of Barut’s upcoming success.
When they announce the results, her victory will not be a surprise”. Lastly, Prof. Dr. Kılıç thanked EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam for EMU’s moral and financial support in enabling their attendance in such international competitions and events.