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Gastronomy and Culinary Arts

About the Department

The School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Gastronomy program aims to train future chef candidates. The program achieves this through honing and harmonizing the theory and practice utilized in the gastronomy sector. The program also concentrates on the deliverance of materials that focus on local and world cuisines and leadership styles which will lead students to possess nationally and internationally competitive and competent skills. The Gastronomy bachelor’s program aims to nurture individuals who are expert and possess the abilities of know-how in the field. It is one of the targets of the program to develop students who are aware of the world developments in their fields and who can create networking with the sector. In order to increase culture and cuisine appreciation, students attend workshops and seminars that are organized throughout the program.  


Educational Opportunities

The Gastronomy program is designed to enhance and maintain the aesthetic level of the intended culinary culture. Gastronomy is an ideal place for those who want to improve themselves in both cooking and business. The Gastronomy program of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management provides a superior infrastructure and superstructure for those who are interested in the sector. It offers students opportunities to work at famous restaurants in the country or abroad. The program offers students the opportunity to blend theoretical knowledge with applied practicums. In addition, a new fully-fledged kitchen investment has been developed for the students. There is also a restaurant and guest house within the university where students work within the weekly work experience/internship course.


Career Areas

Gastronomy experts are employed in the tourism, travel or transportation sectors, where plenty of posts are available in restaurants or hotels which are highly competitive in finding the best gastronomes on the market. Students have the opportunity to work in large restaurants or banquette hauls. Gastronomy specialists can also work in food factories where there is a need for sustainable healthy produced foods. In addition, our graduates may find jobs in the catering or food manufacturing industries. Students may also pursue a doctoral title in this area by completing additional masters and doctoral degrees. Further opportunities arise in the areas of sustainable food, food journalism, food policy and tourism.



School of Tourism and Hotel Management

Çevik Uraz Center, A241

99258 Nicosia/North Cyprus

Mersin 10, Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 (Ext: 2201)

Fax:+90 392 671 1122

School E-mail: secretary-sthm@ciu.edu.tr

Director E-mail: ouludag@ciu.edu.tr