Gastronomy and Culinary Arts

The Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts founded in 2013. This undergraduate Program is designed for students who aspire to have careers in the fields of culinary arts and management. Our aim is to educate students to have the knowledge of cuisin as well as preservation and advancement of the rich Turkish culinary culture in an academic milieu. The program is enriched with courses, sectoral workshops and a 60-day compulsory internship in order to develop students' skills while preparing them for professional life. Through its experienced faculty members, the program provides courses on advanced culinary techniques. The department is offering a rich curriculum and students are being equipped with various skills; such as food culture, food science, new product development, food styling, baking and pastry, patisserie art, modern culinary techniques, food hygiene, world culinary cultures, food and beverage management, marketing, growting organic vegetable  in greenhouse, food and media. Following their first theoretical training, students start preparing the reciepts in the Main Kitchen and Patisserie Kitchen. Students serve the food to their guests in our 30-person demonstration field. Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts has agreement with the Dockland Academia London(England). Students take one of their culinary art course directly from Dockland Academia’s founder/instructor. This agreement and internships help them build their own professional network before their graduation.
 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Özlem AYTÜRK

Head of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department

 

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