Yerevan’s First Ever Culinary Art and Hospitality Academy Opens

Davit Yeremyan pictured with culinary students from the academy
Davit Yeremyan pictured with culinary students from the academy

Davit Yeremyan pictured with culinary students from the academy

YEREVAN—The Yeremyan Culinary Art and Hospitality Academy of will train staff of high-end restaurant and hospitality sectors for both the local and international labor markets.

The academy will hold special culinary and hospitality classes for both beginners and active professionals of the sphere.

The inauguration of the academy, located at 91 Teryan Street, Yerevan, was held on April 8.

“We dreamed of creating a facility as such, with the hope of passing our years of experience down to the generations to follow. The finest chefs of the city have joined us, and will help in conveying knowledge and skills to our young learners, who will be our ambassadors abroad—representing the Armenian cuisine,” said Davit Yeremyan, General Director of Yeremyan Projects.

Director of the academy Nazeli Navasardyan explained how they will train chefs, waiters, and service personnel. “We have different programs for beginning chefs, waiters, and all culinary professionals willing to train and improve,” she said. Navasardyan stressed that the uniqueness of the academy is in the fact that professionals will obtain both a formal and an informal training during the education process, known for its high efficiency throughout the world.

The director emphasized that the educational programs of the culinary academy are approved and ratified by the United Kingdom’s Activate Learning Group, City of Oxford College.

Upon graduation the participants will be awarded joint diplomas by the City of Oxford College, by Yeremyan Projects Culinary Art, and by the Hospitality Academy.

“I’ve traveled to many different countries, where I’ve been able observe and learn more about the culinary world. The conditions that have been created in this academy, in terms of education, are indescribable.

The academy has two important aspects that will help the students achieve success I the culinary world: exemplary working conditions and a supportive working team. The students will see what it means to transition from education to a secure working position. I am proud to be here today, and I am happy with our joint cooperation,” said Francis Lawson, City of Oxford College Director for International Cooperation.

Educational programs of various lengths and formats will be implemented in the academy. The duration of the most basic general educational program (Culinary Art) is 6 months, while the special training courses ranges between 1 to 3 months, and the restaurant management and service classes are between 1 to 2 months.

Students and the academy will acquire skills in both specialized professional theoretic and practical subjects, as well as leadership and communication skills. They will learn foreign languages, interact with the foods of various cultures, and will gain other skills that are in-demand in the culinary and service sectors today.

The academy provides students with special uniforms, educational materials, and food.

Internships will take place in popular restaurants of Armenia.

The academy is equipped with innovative equipment currently in-use in modern kitchens of the world’s leading restaurants. Such equipment will create an easier and more effective work environment for our chefs.

At the academy’s Laboratory’ Café, visitors and guests will be able to preview the skills of the future chefs and waiters, as well as certain aspects of the educational process.

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