Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Tourism Faculty, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts teaching staff professional Cake Chef Pınar Barut, for the first time competed in the World Chef Olympics in Germany’s city of Stuttgart, and achieved first prize in representation of EMU.
Barut, who received a gold medal when she took first prize at The Villeroy & Boch World Chef and Cake Competition in 2018 that took place in Luxembourg, also took first prize for the category “Pastry Artistic” at the olympics she competed in for the first time ever. Teaching staff Barut advised that the competition was very competative and that she is currently still feeling the excitement, and although she entered the competition for the first time, that the achievement is a great source of pride fo EMU, TRNC and herself.
In an announcement made in relation to this achievement, EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç explained that the success that Cake Chef Pınar Barut has displayed over the recent years is not a coincidence and that the achievement she has obtained from the olympics is a very proud one.
Prof. Dr. Kılıç advised that the IKA Culinary Olympics that takes place every 4 years and was organised at Germany’s City of Stuttgart for the first time, saw over 2,000 chefs competing from over 70 countries. Prof. Dr. Kılıç went on to state that Pınar Barut’s achievement at the Chef Olympics, which is accepted as the worlds biggest and hardest competition, is important as it also carries with it an element of prestige.