Scholarship applications for training at the world’s best gastronomy schools provided by Coca-Cola HBC Croatia through the Raise the Bar project are open until the end of the year!
The Raise the Bar project was launched with the aim of increasing the quality of Croatia’s hospitality sector and its three project pillars – the Raise the Bar Academy for waiters, bartenders and baristas, cooperation with competence centers in tourism and Raise the Bar scholarships for gastronomy talents – aim to comprehensively address the lack of an adequately trained workforce in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Applications for Raise the Bar scholarships opened just over a month ago, i.e. October 5. The scholarships are intended for chefs, pastry chefs and restaurant serving staff. To apply for the project, applicants need to be of legal age and must have at least one year of experience in the hospitality sector. A strong desire, will and motivation for further training and development are, of course, required in addition to all the aforementioned.
The scholarship program was launched last year when Raise the Bar awarded in cooperation with the Budi Foodie Foundation scholarships for training at prestigious schools to as many as three young talents: Nikolina Putica, Marina Levak and Tibor Valinčić. Nikolina had the opportunity to develop her culinary skills at Le Cordon Bleu in Istanbul, Marina brushed up her patisserie know-how at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Patisserie – Ducasse & Thuries, while Tibor Valinčić learned about restaurant management at the Intrecci Alta Formazione Academy in Italy.