Burç B. Karakaş · Aug. 1, 2020
To preserve the international kitchen culture in academical ways Gastronomy Department was build. Today Gastronomy is considered as “Art” rather than just being another job tittle in people’s mind.
Department is a 4-year study, teaching the students everything from the beginner to advanced level of food business and food industry. Lessons done in technical explanations as well as practical ways.
1- What is the goal of the Gastronomy Department?
The main goal of the Gastronomy Department is to increase and preserve the esthetic kitchen culture state. Gastronomy is the perfect department for those who want to improve themselves in the area of entrepreneurship and cooking. It’s also ideal department for those who have interest info different types of food as well as for those who want to work abroad in popular restaurants or hotels.
2- What is the working environment of the Gastronomy department?
Graduated students can become a Kitchen chef or they can start their own business by opening up a café or a restaurant with the diploma they got from the university, aside from being a chef or opening a business, it’s also possible to become a teacher as well. Generally, it’s normal to work at a popular restaurant where they have special portfolio of customers, where they conduct meetings and such, but sometimes it’s also a not rare to see people working at places where the consumer receives the food products instantly.
3- What are the requirements for the Gastronomy department.
Some of the specialties that are expected to be had in a Gastronomy studies are as follows; Being open minded about the new ideas and changes, being meticulous, getting the job done on time and being able to multi task with ease. Being able to focus under extreme pressure and stress is one of the most important things for a gastronomy student.
4- Internship as a Gastronomy student.
In order to increase the knowledge of the industry and hone the skills students must go through minimum of 60 days of internship after their 2nd year, with this Gastronomy students can learn about the industry they will be working in at the same time learn more about the working environment.
5- Which university to chose to be a Gastronomy student?
There are a lot of universities to recommend when it comes to Gastronomy Department, some of the private ones that are popular in terms of this department are Yaşar University, İstinye University, Yeditepe University, Özyeğin University, Bilgi University and Okan University. In terms of public universities, it would be a nice idea to check out Çanakkale 18 Mart University, Gazi University, Gaziantep University, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Konya Necmettin Erbakan University, Afyon Kocatepe University, Akdeniz University, Anadolu University, Atatürk University, Balıkesir University, Mersin University, Pamukkale University.