The vocational sector of Hospitality and Catering is truly international. Today employees do not only require excellent professional skills, they must also be able to operate successfully in a multicultural working environment. This project offered students the opportunity to meet other young, future professionals from their vocational sector.
Participating in this project helped trainees to understand different working methods and working cultures in different countries, e. g. work roles in a restaurant kitchen or in a hotel restaurant. This cooperation showed trainees that other countries and cultures have different preferences in relation to food and drink.
Students participating in this project have been provided with the chance to broaden their culinary and personal horizons, while enhancing the quality of their learning and our teaching experiences. In particular, students from disadvantaged social backgrounds, who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to travel abroad and encounter and interact with other cultures, have benefited from this project.