The teaching curriculum is the creation of the head of the Raise the Bar Academy Kruno Jozić, who is also the marketing manager of Coca-Cola HBC for strong alcoholic beverages for the Adria business unit and a bartender with many years of experience. This year, the participants had the opportunity to meet and listen to Marko Pećnik, the ambassador of strong alcoholic beverages for Coca-Cola HBC, who with his unique approach additionally contributed to the teaching of the academy. The people who participate in teaching on the academy are Ivan Jug, Croatian sommelier champion and co-owner of Michelin star winning restaurant Noel; Andrej Čapka, director and owner of Zmajska pivovara; Andrea Klemenčić, hotel manager in the gastronomy and restaurant departments; and Tomislav Košutić, Costa Coffee brand ambassador.
In addition to the academy, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia helps raise the quality of Croatian hospitality and tourism through two other project pillars – Raise the Bar scholarships for gastronomic hopes and Raise the Bar centers through which it cooperates with centers of competence in tourism. The final selection of this year’s scholarship holders is underway, who will have the opportunity to hone their culinary and confectionery knowledge at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, such as Le Cordon Bleu.
Applications for the fourth generation of the Raise the Bar Academy will start soon. Katarina, a third-generation student who will do her internship at Noel, tells everyone who qualifies not to hesitate to apply because, in addition to being in a positive and motivating environment, you will get a unique opportunity to educate yourself and meet new people.
More information about the project can be found on the project’s website and on the project’s Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.