Students of the Faculty of Tourism, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts of the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) realized a project on the World Celiac Day on May 9th to raise awareness of the people who live in Cyprus and who have gluten intolerance. The project realized within the scope of GAST 306 Banquet Management course given by Expert Koral Karamanoğlu. EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç stated that "This disease is known as ‘Celiac Disease’ in society and we aim to bring awareness on the principles of nutrition of the people who have gluten intolerance with our prospective chefs. For this reason, we initiated the project called “Support for the gluten-free life style”."
Within the scope of this project, EMU Faculty of Tourism, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department Expert Chef and the first and only Gluten-free Chef of Turkey Süleyman Engin participated as speakers at the seminar which took place on Friday, 11 May 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Following the seminar held at the Tower Restaurant, a cocktail took place where gluten-free snacks prepared by students of the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department were served. EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof Dr. Hasan Kılıç noted that they aimed to support the gluten-free life style by sharing the videos and pictures taken during the seminar on the social media and he also highlighted to support it both in print and visual media.