About the Department

Gastronomy program of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management aims to train future chef candidates. The program achieves this goal through harmonizing 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 national and international competitive and competent skills. Gastronomy Bachelor’s Program aims to nurture individuals who are experts and possess the abilities of the know-how in the field. It is one of the targets of the program to train students who are aware of the global developments in their fields and can establish a network with the sector professionals. In order to increase culture and cuisine appreciation, students attend workshops and seminars that are organized throughout the program.

Educational Opportunities

Gastronomy Program is designed to enhance and maintain the aesthetic level of the intended culinary culture. Gastronomy is an ideal choice for those who want to improve themselves in both cooking and culinary business. 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 chance to blend theoretical knowledge with applied skills. In addition, a new fully-fledged kitchen investment has been made for the students. There is also a restaurant and guest house within the university where students work as part of 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 gastronome experts on the market. Students have the opportunity to work in large restaurants or banquette halls. Gastronomy specialists can also work in food factories where there is a need for sustainably healthily 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.


Cyprus International University
School of Tourism and Hotel Management
Çevik Uraz Center, CU241
99258 Nicosia/TRNC
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2201
Faculty E-mail: secretary-sthm@ciu.edu.tr
Director E-mail: ouludag@ciu.edu.tr


4 years