Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Tourism, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department academic staff members Hakan Açıl and Pınar Barut received invitations to Turkey’s Culinary National Team by the Cooks and Chefs Federation of Turkey (COCFED).
In a statement he released, EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç indicated that the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department’s quality of education is constantly on the rise emphasizing that it has reached international standards which has been proven by their success in gastronomy competitions during the last two years.
Prof. Dr. Kılıç noted “The invitations received by Hakan Açıl and Pınar Barut are substantial indicators of the importance of the role of our academic staff member chefs who prepare our students for these competitions”. Prof. Dr. Kılıç also expressed his pride in the two master chefs competing for the national team in the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic (HKICC) as part of HOFEX 2017. The competition will be taking place in Hong Kong from the 8th to the 11th of May 2017.
Prof. Dr. Kılıç concluded by stating that EMU Faculty of Tourism will continue to invest in academic and physical infrastructure in line with the vision of the Rector’s Office, underlining that they will continue to create chefs educated in the ever more popular fields of gastronomy and tourism.