SOFT SKILLS IN THE RESTAURANT AND CULINARY BUSINESS
The first of three events dedicated to the soft skills of restaurant and culinary business personnel took place on 20 and 21 February 2018. During the seminar the participants were acquainted with the objectives and activities of “Integrated culinary arts and restaurant sector employment solutions for a skilled and inclusive Romania-Bulgaria cross-border region” Project (ICARUS). The event objective is to identify the employers’ requirements toward the soft skills their perfect employee shall possess. To that aim was presented a lecture “Individual skills necessary in the restaurant sector”. During the second day of the seminar took place the study, i.e. fulfillment of especially developed questionnaires. The basic qualities the employers require from both sides of Romania-Bulgaria cross-border region were summarized. A culinary demonstration performed by students and teachers of “Culinary Arts Institute” in Varna contributed for the successful implementation of the event.