Ciaran McGregor, from Midleton, second year student in Culinary Studies in Cork Institute of Technology has been awarded a silver medal at the annual European Associatio
n of Hotel & Tourism Schools (AEHT) competition in Leeuwarden in The Netherlands. The Annual Conference is the AEHT’s flagship event and is held once a year in a different country; the programme includes meetings of the Presidium, the Executive Board, and the General Assembly, as well as a series of competitions, which enable students to compete with each other in a variety of disciplines.
This year’s conference took place in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden. The conference provided an opportunity for a rich exchange of socio-cultural knowledge, of teaching materials and of professional knowledge and skills, as well as for the promotion of hotel and tourism training in Europe. Ten competitions with 280 competitors took place during this year’s conference in the areas of pastry, culinary arts, decathlon, restaurant service, wine service, cocktail, barista, front office, tourism destination and hospitality management.