Focus group discussions in Spain

15 April 2019 News 6 Views

In Spain FASE organized two focus groups discussions involving a total of 75 participants. Theprofile of the engaged participantswas varied: owners of culinary arts business, VET trainers in hospitality, trainees in hospitality, culinary art critics in the media,  researchers in agrifood, public workers in the regional service for employment, food producers, representatives of professional association of restaurants.

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The 2nd Steering and Evaluation Committee and Expert Workshop was held in Zaragoza

12 April 2019 News 9 Views

The second meeting of the project partner organizations was held on April 9-10th, 2019, in Zaragoza, Spain.

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Focus group discussions in Italy

01 April 2019 News 8 Views

The Chefs say that: "While they are still attending school, students should have more opportunities to interact with the world of work".

"Chef: he is a person who has all-round skills and knowledge about everything in the kitchen".

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Focus group discussions in France

29 March 2019 News 8 Views

Three focus groups have been organised in France to evaluate the needs of the culinary sector in terms of job profiles and competences.
They have been organised in vocational high schools specialised in hospitality and culinary arts. All restaurant managers and chef de cuisine from two employment areas (LePuy-en-Velay and Brioude) have been invited together with the main union of employers for hospitality and restaurants, training funds in charge of hospitality and catering, employment agency and the inspector of Education.

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Focus group discussions in Bulgaria

15 March 2019 News 9 Views

Three Focus Group Discussions were held in Bulgaria in February and March – 1 in Dobrich and 2 in Varna organized by the project Coordinator – International College.
The purpose of the seminars was in open discussion with the participants to explore the specific needs of tourism and hospitality businesses and to define their requirements towards the professionals working in the culinary arts field. As a result from the events, were formulated concrete suggestions were formulated regarding the specific knowledge, skills and competences that the modern chef should posses in order to meet the expectations of the employers and to keep up with the latest trends and innovations in gastronomy.

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Focus group discussions in Turkey

01 March 2019 News 8 Views

Three focus group discussions were held in Turkey, dated 12,19 and 26 of February 2019. The events were hosted by the Turkish partner Mugla Provincial Directorate of National Education (MEM).

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Focus group discussions in Portugal

28 February 2019 News 8 Views

In Prtugal the three Focous Group Discussion were organized and conducted by Proandi in February 2019. A total of 87 participants were present in these three events, among them: representatives of Teaching and Vocational Educational Training entities, hospitality, tourism and catering companies, trainers/teachers of secondary level, higher education institutions, hospitality schools, and representatives of national entities from the delegations of the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training, trainees from the Cooking/Pastry and Catering areas, consultants and other interested parties. The effectiveness and dynamics of the events were ensured through the involvement of European expert in the field - Carlos Ribeiro. The events took place at the Hotel Axis Vermar, in Póvoa de Varzim, and had the collaboration of the other Portuguese partner -ADRAT.

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A cycle of Focus Group Discussions starts in February 2019 in all partner countries under CULINART project

08 February 2019 News 121 Views

A total of 18 such discussions will be held in February and March 2019, three events per each of the six partner countries.

The aim of the seminars is scrutinizing business’ assessment of the existing VET qualifications in culinary arts in each country through an open discussion and to survey the skill requirements towards the culinary professionals.

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Round table on ECVET in Bulgaria

19 December 2018 News 123 Views
In December 2018, Klara Dimitrova the CulinArt Project manager and Director of International college, took part in a round table with the Ministry of Education and Science focused on the "Measures to enhance the implementation of ECVET in the VET system and its application in Bulgaria". 
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Kick-off SECE Workshop

07 December 2018 News 141 Views

The European Commission funded project “CULINART: Designing a Joint VET Qualification in Culinary Arts and Pilot Pathways for Continuing Training”, No. 2018-1739 / 001 – 001 has just started with Kick-off Steering and Evaluation Committee and Experts Workshop conducted on 4th and 5th of December, 2018 in Varna, Bulgaria.

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