MEB IS OPENING A GASTRONOMY HIGH SCHOOL THAT WILL PROMOTE "OUR MOTHERS' RECIPES" THE LIVING TASTES OF TURKISH CUISINE TO THE WORLDIn order to bring Turkish food culture to the point it deserves in the national and international arena, the Ministry of National Education is opening a gastronomy high school that will promote the "recipes of our mothers" and the leave-taking flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine to the world.
The Ministry of National Education is opening a gastronomy high school that will provide education in the field of gastronomy in order to move forward in the international arena by presenting Turkish cuisine in the best way.
Minister of National Education Yusuf Tekin came together with chefs, academicians, restaurant founders and NGO representatives in the field of gastronomy, such as Danilo Zanna, Cüneyt Asan, Ramazan Bingöl, Eyüp Kemal Sevinç, Nuran Özyılmaz, at the consultation meeting on opening the high school in the field of gastronomy.
Ömür Akkor, Zeki Saygı, Ramazan Bingöl, Cüneyt Asan, Nuri Develi, Eyüp Kemal Sevinç, Nuran Özyılmaz, Nevin Halıcı, Kaya Demirer, Serkan Aksoy, Danilo Zanna, Selim Yeşilpınar and Umut Karakuş attended the gastronomy high school meeting.
While training in the field of gastronomy was previously provided only in the field of food and beverage services and gastronomy application workshops as part of vocational and technical Anatolian high schools, it is planned to open a gastronomy high school in Istanbul, where training will be given to promote Turkish cuisine in the best way both in Türkiye and in the world.
Minister of National Education Yusuf Tekin stated that they will open a gastronomy high school that will provide education only in the field of gastronomy in order to bring the iconic flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine to the points they deserve in the national and international arena.
Minister Yusuf Tekin expressed that they want to carry the dishes specific to Turkish food culture, which are "recipes of our mothers", which are a source of healing, to an important point in world cuisines, with the gastronomy high school.
Stating that they will fill another important deficiency in this field with the opening of the Gastronomy High School, Tekin noted that they have included an elective course on etiquette and courtesy for students in formal education this summer holiday. Expressing that every nation has its own unique cuisine and culinary art as Turkish cuisine has, Minister Tekin underlined that they want to create literature in formal and non-formal education courses and train the qualified human resources needed by the sector.
Reminding that they had previously met with sector representatives in the field of vocational education and made the necessary arrangements to match the needs of the sector, Tekin noted that they have implemented project schools and thematic high schools such as sports high schools.
Taking the floor one by one, chefs, industry suppliers, academicians, restaurant founders, entrepreneurs and NGO representatives expressed their satisfaction in taking this first step together, shared their experiences in gastronomy and made various suggestions.