MINISTER ÖZER: WE WILL INAUGURATE 10 GASTRONOMY INSTITUTES UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBERMinister of National Education, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirişçi and Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy attended Tokat Harvest and Gastronomy Festival which was participated by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spouse Emine Erdoğan.
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said during his speech at the festival that Tokat has been gastronomic service to its region for years with its agricultural products adding that, "Our Ministry is allocating its means in order to raise quality of human resources in gastronomy and food and beverage sector."
Noting that agriculture and food sector emerged as a crucial sector like energy due to problems in the supply chain, Özer stated, "Within this framework, we cooperated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in an effort to inaugurate 23 new agricultural vocational and technical Anatolia high schools and increase total number of these schools to 146 in the 2022-2023 school year and update their curriculum together."
10 new gastronomy institutes
Minister Özer said that his Ministry has been carrying out R&D activities in approximately 4 million square meter agricultural land upon the suggestions of the Ministry of Agriculture and went on to say that, "57,000 students are studying in 563 vocational and technical Anatolia high schools specialized in food, beverage and gastronomy. Mrs..Erdoğan specifically asked the Ministry of National Education to inaugurate a gastronomy institute with the purpose of introducing Turkish cuisine, tradition food to the whole world. With Allah's permission, we will open 10 new gastronomy institutes, two of them in İstanbul, two in İzmir, one in Bursa, one in Tokat, on in Nevşehir, on in Hatay, one in Gaziantep and one in Van until the end of September. These institutes will make an important contribution to adapt innovative approaches in our gastronomic culture."