Eurotoques Collaborate With Cork IT's Tourism And Hospitality Department
Published on Oct 7 2013 2:43 PM in Technology
Euro-toques Commissioner-General, Wade Murphy visited Cork Institute of Technology to sign a Memorandum of Understanding establishing an immediate alliance with the Tourism & Hospitality Department at Cork Institute of Technology.
Euro-toques, the European community of culinary professionals, will now collaborate with the department to advance culinary education in Ireland by supporting areas such as curriculum development, organising industry, relevant workshops and capitalising on research opportunities.
“I am delighted to welcome the Commissioner-General here today and thank him for giving up his valuable time to meet with the students and speak to them about the fantastic opportunities that lie ahead for them as graduates.” says Adrian Gregan, Head of the Department of Tourism & Hospitality.
Wade Murphy, along with local Euro-toque representative and CIT graduate Kate Lawlor, provided a series of culinary demonstrations to the students. Today’s theme for 1st year culinary students concentrated on taste, flavour and organoleptics.
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality at CIT includes the areas of Culinary Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Bar Management. It has over 700 students and a team of dedicated lecturers across these disciplines and is located on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus.
Euro-toques has over 3,500 members with many branches in Ireland and around Europe.