Erasmus+ 2017 Training Course Tourism & Catering

Erasmus+ Training Course

Food and Wine sector

The team of the Associazione Art. Cult. “A Rocca and Eprojectconsult International department, in cooperation with a school in Slovakia, hosted a group in the frame of the Erasmus+ programme. We hosted 2 selected participants. They participated in a training course in the field of Food and Wine.

The training course was a combination of lectures, workshop, cooking, wine tasting and food pairing exercises had been used to develop an understanding of how to pair wines with food at an advanced level.

Cultural Programme

The participants learned to prepare typical Sicilian dishes, and to combine these dishes with different wines. They also learned how to set up the famous Italian “aperitivo” and how to bake typical Italian bread. Thanks to the local restaurants they also got to enjoy many different Italian and Sicilian dishes every day. The participants also had the chance to visit some beautiful places in Sicily, including Syracuse and Noto. We hope that their experience of living abroad was unforgettable and enriching in many different ways.

General Skills and Competencies Acquired:

  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources in the field related;
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: learning on developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others;
  • Development of specialized Italian language skills;
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems;
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making;
  • Developing social perspectives and being aware of reactions of other co-workers and supervisors;
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying and taking the time to understand the points being made.

At the end of the project, participants received “A Rocca” placement certificate” and EUROPASS. Most importantly the participants gained professional experience in their sector, and will surely make use of this experience back in Slovakia. Consequently, the participants seemed to be satisfied with this project, and from their evaluations it is clear that they feel it was an interesting and useful experience. We are satisfied with the seemingly flawless success of the project and hope that we can continue our cooperation with our partner from Slovakia!

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