CETT students participate in the Erasmus project Taste Europe on the go!
CETT students will participate, between November 2 and 9, in the Erasmus Taste Europe on the go!, a project for students of hospitality and business schools from four European countries to improve their entrepreneurial skills, developing the feasibility plan of a restaurant business based on the street food model. This is an Erasmus educational collaboration in the area of Vocational Training, financed by the European Union.
The Erasmus Taste Europe on the go! will take place these days in Barcelona after the project has already passed through Helsinki (Finland), Bardolino (Italy), and Breda (Netherlands). In the case of Barcelona, CETT students from the Higher Technical Degree in Cuisine Management and Higher Technical Degree in Catering Management will participate, together with students from seven European schools: Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College (Finland), Mercuria Business School (Finland), Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Col·legi Badalonès (Catalonia), Istituto di Istruzione Superiore De Amicis (Italy), Istituto Professionale per i Servizi Alberghieri e della Restaurazione Luigi Carnacina (Italy) and Breda University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands).
Street food at Palo Alto Market
Supervised by their instructors, the students work collaboratively in English through an online platform and social networks. This business is implemented in each of the four countries in a pop-up format. Thus, in each international experience, all the students and teachers of the countries involved in the project took part.
CETT and Col·legi Badalonès form the Barcelona team. They will host around 25 students and 12 teachers from Finland, Italy, and Holland, who will be staying at Alimara Barcelona Hotel and Àgora Residence. The whole team will finalize the last preparations at CETT facilities before launching the business they have designed. It will be open to the public on November 6 and 7 at Palo Alto Market, with a delicious gastronomic street food offer.
The cookery teacher Alberto Martínez Ripa is the teacher in charge, and Isabel Lugo is the project coordinator at CETT. According to Lugo, "participating in this international experience has been enormously beneficial for our students. The Erasmus Taste Europe on the go! has allowed a total of 12 CETT students to improve their entrepreneurial skills, travel to other countries, meet other cultures and integrate into an international collaborative learning model. Furthermore, being now the hosts of the project's first workshop will allow all of us to welcome and live this international experience at CETT".