CORE – Final webinar 12.5.2021
Keynote speakers and panelists
For the past two and a half years, the Erasmus+ KA3 project “Cooking for the future" (CORE), has been working on creating open-source material for future cooks’ qualifications.
Come and join us as we present our outcomes and materials. The event will be held in English and will take place online through Zoom/Teams on Wednesday 12th May 2021 at 12-15 CET.
In this event you’ll meet the international top chefs, restaurant professionals and culinary experts.
First, we hear greetings from project adviser Ms Hélène Barry from the financing body Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency EACEA.
Our Keynote speakers are Dr. Vesa Heikkinen, Future Researcher in the fields of tourism hospitality, food industry and services and Dr. Aarni Tuomi, AI and Service Robotics Researcher. They will talk about the future of Gastronomy and Hospitality.
The expert panel of professionals includes Michelin star chef Sasu Laukkonen from restaurant Ora, who has also been awarded with a Michelin Green Star for Gastronomy and Sustainability since 2020, Culinary Arts Teacher Josu Biritxinaga from the Leioa Culinary School in Basque Country, Head Chef Pauli Hakala from restaurant Spis. Mr Hakala’s has gathered experience from golf course to Michelin star restaurants from Finland to Denmark via Japan. Chef Antti Tynkkynen from Compass Group (former Fazer Food Services) has graduated from Omnia 7 years ago. Nowadays he is part of Compass Group Culinary Team Finland.
The panelists will discuss about the future of gastronomy and the changing image of a professional cook.
We will also hear what the future of ThingLink in education means from Ms Ulla-Maaria Koivula who is the Founder & CEO of ThingLink education technology company for building visual learning environments in the cloud. Dr. Koivula is also a winner of UNESCO’s ICT in Education Prize.
The webinar also includes presentations about the results and outcomes of the project, Quality and Evaluation aspects in transnational cooperation and how students can be engaged in transnational development work.