RACA Hosts seminars of “Food as an Instrument for Social Change” in collaboration with the US Embassy in Jordan


On Sunday 6th of November 2022, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts hosted Professor Johanna Mendelson and Chef Angela Garbaczduring their Culinary Diplomacy in Jordan Tour on using food as a tool for social cohesion, organized by the US Embassy in Jordan.
During their visit to RACA, the two guests toured the campus and were exposed to RACA’s facilities and academic programs: Bachelor’s in Food & Beverage Management, and Diploma in Culinary Arts. After that, they met RACA’s students in two discussion sessions specialized in talking about food as an instrument of social change.
Professor Johanna Mendelson, specialized in Food Security, spoke to students about food as a soft power, in terms of conflict resolution, social cohesion, resilience, and civic engagement. Whereas Chef Angela Grbacs, who’s specialized in Pastry, spoke to students about the pathways, challenges, and opportunities in Food Entrepreneurship.
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts would like to thank the US Embassy in Jordan for organizing this visit, which had enriching information and experience to our students.

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