Within the scope of the 8th International Career Days organized by the Alumni Communication and Career Research Directorate (MIKA) of the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), the Tourism Faculty hosted Masterchef Turkey’s jury member Somer Sivrioğlu who delivered a presentation on his “Career Journey” from Bilkent University to Sydney, Australia. The said presentation commenced at 14:30 on Monday, the 16th of December 2019 at the Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall.
The said event received a lot of interest from EMU Tourism Faculty, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts students and alumni. During his presentation, the experienced chef stated that he took his first steps into the restaurant business 25 years ago when he travelled to Australia for his MBA. Indicating that initially things didn’t go as planned Sivrioğlu stated that he didn’t give-up and now owns 2 successful restaurants. Sharing his experiences with the students in attendance Sivrioğlu emphasized that being a good chef and manager requires cost control and loss/profit calculation in addition to expertise, experience and kitchen knowledge. Chef Sivrioğlu advised that students pay close attention to these courses.
EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç voiced his satisfaction regarding their Career Days guest Master Chef Somer Sivrioğlu receiving a lot of attention. Prof. Dr. Kılıç went on to relay the good news that they obtained a promise from Sivrioğlu that he will be an instructor at their faculty next year. At the end of the conference, honour and high honour certificates were presented to students for the 2018-2019 Academic Year Spring Semester. Students received their certificates from Chef Somer Sivrioğlu.
Visit to EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam
Chef Somer Sivrioğlu visited EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam before the event and received information about the university. Prof. Dr. Osam stated that he is happy to be hosting Sivrioğlu at EMU. EMU Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Halit Tanju Besler, Prof. Dr. Sonuç Zorlu Oğurlu, Prof. Dr. Hıfsiye Pulhan, Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç and Vice Dean Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Güven Ardahan were also present at the meeting.