RACA welcomed over 50 individuals from different ages and backgrounds, who are united by their passion for culinary arts and Food & Beverage Management and their eagerness to learn hard in order to start their rewarding careers in the hospitality industry.
Enrolled students of the BA Program in Food & Beverage Management and the Two-Year Diploma Program in Culinary Arts went through the Induction Week as a mandatory kick-start for their journey at RACA. Firstly, they were welcomed by RACA’s Director Chef Jacques Rossel, and then they received their equipment such as knife sets and iPads.
New students met their instructors and fellow classmates through team-building activities organized by RACA’s faculty and staff. After that, they thoroughly discovered the campus in order to be familiarized with what will be considered to them as their second home.
A lot of valuable information was delivered to the newly enrolled students during the induction week through specialized lectures where Chef Jacques Rossel informed them about RACA’s values, mission and vison and the study plan for both of our programs: the BA in Food & Beverage Management and the Two-Year Diploma in Culinary Arts. New students were also informed about RACA’s standards in terms of personal grooming and dress code, in order for them to start adopting the hospitality mindset.
Moreover, they learned about personal branding and they met one of RACA’s alumni, Ms. Haya Jaber, where she shared her experience with them about the time where she was a student at RACA and about her journey after RACA which has led her to her current position in the Events & Conferences at the Intercontinental Amman.
The Induction Week was concluded by a motivational presentation delivered by the first female executive chef in Jordan, Chef Mariangela Ruggiero who is the current executive chef for Hilton Dead Sea, where she encouraged the new students or their decision to enter the industry and also shared many stories she experienced from all over the world.
Lastly, students got the chance to do field visits to Four Seasons Hotel Amman and Intercontinental Hotel Amman where they did a tour around the hotels and they had a brief discussion with the hotels’ executive chefs.
Wishing our new RACAteers all the best and success for the start of their chapter at RACA!