Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In-flight chef vacancy with Etihad Airways‏

Etihad Airways, an award winning airline, recruit the best qualified chefs from all around the world.

In-flight chef is a flying position and successful candidates will be based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Qualified Chef, experience in 4/5 star hotels, fine dining establishments or cruise liners.
  • Minimum age 21 years.
  • Fluent in English; verbal, written and comprehension. Fluency in another language is an advantage.
  • Must be confident in water and be able to swim with the aid of a flotation device.
  • Able to reach 210cms without shoes.
  • No tattoos that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
  • No body piercings that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform, other than one earring in the lower lobe of each ear for females only (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
  • Educated to a minimum level of accredited secondary education or equivalent.
  • Never convicted of a criminal offence.
  • Excellent personal presentation, style and image.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Willing to comply with UAE and GCAA visa, medical and health screening requirements.

Please visit the website Etihad Airways to apply for this vacancy.

You may know that based on a worldwide assessment schedule, shortlisted candidates can be interviewed in various locations.

Good luck Alpiners! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Worldwide Scholarships Competition Announcement to study in Greece


Sponsored by:  City Unity, Hospitality & Tourism Management Department, Glyfada Campus and Alpine Center, Switzerland

Submit by: AUGUST 30, 2014

Tourism has been a growing industry around the world and in Greece. Greece has incredible beauty, culture and history.  “2014 may be an even better year for Greek tourism. A better year for Greece,” stated Mrs. Olga Kefalogianni, Minister of Tourism.

Mr. Andreas Andreadis, President of SETE-The Greek Association of Tourist Enterprises  announced that SETE’s official target for 2014 is for Greece to attract 18 million international arrivals and 13 billion euros in tourism revenue.  In 2021 Greece is anticipated to welcome 24 million tourists!

City Unity's Hospitality & Tourism Management Department has served the education sector of Tourism and Hospitality for three decades and  “established itself as the leading career-focused higher education institution with a 100% employment placement rate.  This record and reputation is a reflection of increasing competitive advantages instilled in our students, and also reflects the dynamic efforts of our Career & Placement Office.”  Sybil Hofmann FIH, President, Global Education Alliance, Alpine Center, Switzerland and Director of City Unity's Hospitality & Tourism Management Department.

In its effort and commitment to provide quality higher education and career opportunities in this sector, City Unity’s Hospitality & Tourism Management Department has announced 2 scholarships for Fall 2014:

1) One scholarship to complete an MSc in Hospitality Management or MSc in Tourism Management, validated by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and offered at City Unity College.  Duration of studies at the Master’s level is 12 months on a full-time basis, 3 years on a part-time basis.

2) One scholarship to complete a BA (Hons)  in one of the following specializations: Travel and Tourism Management, Travel &  Health Tourism Management, Events Management, International Hospitality and Tourism Management, or  Food and Beverage Management. Duration of studies at the Bachelor’s level is 3 years for full-time students.  The degree is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK).

How to Qualify?

To qualify you must submit your work in the ongoing scholarship competition which ends August 30, 2014.

The submission is a video which promotes Greece.

1) The video should not exceed 3 minutes in length.

2) It can include pictures, video recordings, animation.

3) It must be in English or have English subtitles.

4) It must be your own work. You don’t have to use expensive cameras; your phone camera will do for example. It is the creativity and the message of it that will be judged.

5) As soon as it is submitted your video becomes the property of City Unity.

6) The video must be submitted to the following address: s.hilentzaris@cityu.gr no later than August 30, 2014. Videos up to 2 GB can be submitted by using the free service: https://www.wetransfer.com/  and entering the above address as the recipient. Smaller size videos might be submitted directly to the email address given. You must include your full Name, Address and Contact information so the school can contact you. If you have any questions about the submission please contact Dr. Sofia Hilentzaris, Global Academic Director, GEA Alpine Center Switzerland  at s.hilentzaris@cityu.gr. Prospective students must have Greek or EU citizenship or qualify for student visa, submissions may be from any country in the world including Greece.

For more information about City Unity and its Hospitality & Tourism Management Department please visit www.cityunity.gr or www.swissalpinecenter.com

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gordon Ramsay Is Coming To Greece

Gordon James Ramsay, OBE is a Scottish celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality. His restaurants have been awarded 15 Michelin stars in total and currently hold 14.

Optomen Television, the BAFTA-winning producers of Channel 4’s Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, is producing a brand new series to be set in Greece. The show’s producers are currently looking for restaurants, hotels and B&B’s in Greece who would like some help from the World’s most famous chef.

Series Producer Nicola Lloyd says “This series will see Gordon travel to Europe’s holiday hotspots to help Brit-owned restaurants, hotels and B&Bs that are struggling to make ends meet.  We’d love to hear from any owners, managers or head chefs who feel they could benefit from Gordon’s help and advice.”

The series will be filmed during May and June and will be broadcast on Channel 4 later in the year.