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EMU Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Students Visit the İzmir Chocolate Festival
Published Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts students organized a cultural trip to İzmir with the aim of learning about the city’s history and cultural heritage. A total of 35 students from Jordan, Iran, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Turkey attended the trip.
Within the scope of the trip, students attended the chocolate festival in Bayraklı participating in workshops and talks as well as gaining the opportunity to taste a range of different chocolates. The workshops that were very useful for Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts students allowed them to be informed about the steps of chocolate production. During the trip students also visited historical locations such as the İzmir Clock Tower, Foça, Ayvalık, Cunda Island, Wind Turbines, Greek Houses, Şeytan Sofrası and Asansör as well as tasting local cuisine.
At the end of the trip led by EMU School of Tourism and Hospitality Management academic staff members Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazenin Ruso and Turan Değirmencioğlu the students stated that the trip was very enjoyable as well as useful. EMU Faculty of Tourism Dean and School Director Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç underlined that the organization of such trips will continue in upcoming years.