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Chef’s Table Culinary Academy was first founded as a training workshop by the Chef Serkan Bozkurt in Istanbul/Dikilitas in March 2011.
The academy was founded on basis of having a share and a say in the market, based on that the experiences and findings of Chef Serkan Bozkurt (www.serkanbozkurt.net) as the requirements in international culinary and catering industry tally with the potential of our country in global aspect. The workshop, the students of which started to find a place in the industry in a short time, moved in a larger building in Maslak-Istanbul in 2012 and started to award official certificate under the body of Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey. The academy, which provides training in key subjects such as Professional Cookery, Professional Pastry&Baking, and Catering Management, has gained various sponsor brands such as Metro Cash&Carry, Diversey, and Oztiryakiler since its foundation.
The primary aims of the academy are to enter the new industry in an innovative way in international culinary standards, to help the ones who would like to reach the world standards in the industry attain their goals and to train new profiles that will contribute to the structure of the developing world.
In the academy that obtained the U-training workshop system, which is considered the best education pattern in the world, in its physical building structure, the workshops has all the required systems in the training kitchens in order to combine education with technology. The academy with its boutique structure and personalized guidance system continuously monitors the personal development of the individuals and brings these individuals into the industry as the producing people with its principle aim “the longest way within the shortest time”. The students of the academy, which provides formal professional training with weekday and weekend programs in the academy for the first 4 months, complete their education by doing internship in international hotels and businesses for another 4 months. The academy, which has trainees in many leading international chain hotels throughout the world, has many students who completed their education in these hotels and who are working there as well.
A distinctive aspect of the academy is that it does not provide education with recipes in training programs, but it provides culinary education with its math and chemistry and carries theory and technique to practice.
The academy, which proceeds with the sense of professional education in recreational training as well, provides education in many subjects and also organizes culinary workshops in English in order to help foreign tourists experience the Turkish cuisine within our developing local tourism activities.
The academy, which was founded in order to train the potential people of the time in all the fields that the industry needs and to accelerate the branding in the industry, has a principle to be a post- model with its innovative (progressive and exploratory) structure.