Health and nutrition awareness in hospitality and catering education: modern interpretation of traditional food and beverages
The long-term European mobility project in the catering sector envisages 22-week work placements in 8 countries, for young people, recently graduated in the field of hospitality/catering and not yet employed, willing to improve their skills in view of better employability. The participants going abroad spent the 4-week preparation period at the host schools, in multi-ethnic and multilingual groups of young people. After that, they are placed in selected hospitality/catering establishments, in the food production or bar-food service sectors, monitored by school tutors and industrial mentors. Preparation includes also pedagogical/cultural training, a social programme, practice workshops, intensive language courses. Furthermore, there are also lectures from experts on the project’s key topics (health and nutrition awareness combined with modern innovative interpretations of traditional dishes). The objectives for the participants are the enhancement of vocational, communication, language and soft skills (with a focus on English and the other seven host countries’ languages), strengthening awareness as European citizens and the development of abilities for lifelong learning.
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning