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Hotel and Gastronomy Seminar Series

Hotel and Gastronomy Seminar Series

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14 November 2019

Ms. Ufuk Tarhan

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2020 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the Founder of Futurist, Economist, Author, Head of Software Company, Ms. Ufuk Tarhan as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 14 November 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Futurist, Economist, Author Ms. Ufuk Tarhan graduated from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Economics. Between 1982-2005, she worked as the Top Executive, General Manager and Board Member in various companies and industries mainly in IT and telecommunication sectors. She founded M-GEN Future Planning Center in 2006 and M-GEN Software and Digital Communication Services Ltd. in 2011. In 2002, she was awarded as “The Most Successful Businesswoman in the IT Industry”. She is ranked among Futurist Influencers, “All Futurists” Google Search, top 100 female futurists in the world lists and known as the Business Designer and Avatar. Ms. Ufuk Tarhan is giving conferences and lectures like “Be a T-Human”, “Get Prepared for Digital, AI, Robotic, Energy Revolutions”, “Future” etc. She is the Former President of the Futurists Society (TFD) in Turkey and still the only woman futurist keynote speaker, moderator and facilitator in Turkey. She is one of the well-known bloggers and shown in lists among 30 social influencers and writes articles at various online and published business magazines. She is giving lectures about “Future Studies” in METU and various universities. Ms. Ufuk Tarhan took the master degree on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at Bahçeşehir University. She took active roles as the Member of World Future Society and Association of Professional Futurists. She was the Board Member of Kagider. She wrote the preface for the Futurist Dr. Verne Wheelwright’s book “O Senin Geleceğin – It’s your Future” and contributed to the translation into Turkish. She is the author of two books titled as “Your Dream Future” about future planning for high school students and Winner of the Most Successful Innovative Business Book Award (2017) “T-Human” about the successful human model of the future for adults and young adults. Ms. Ufuk Tarhan is going to make a presentation about “Future” in the Seminar course.

7 November 2019

Ms. Pelin Omuroğlu

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2020 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the Founder of OLIVURLA, Ms. Pelin Omuroğlu as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 7 November 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Ms. Pelin Omuroğlu graduated from Ege University, Vocational School, Greenhouse Department in 1994. Between 1996 and 1997, she took courses from the Departments of Botany and Horticulture at the Davis Campus (UC Davis), University of California, USA, and completed an internship in the orchid botanical greenhouse. She learned about organic farming by visiting and researching organic farming farms in the university and California region. Between 2000-2001, she studied Pre MBA - PROCADE at İzmir 9 Eylül University. In 1998, with his father, Mr. Erdinç Omuroğlu, she started to build their olive groves in Ayerya Windy Valley Farm in Yağcılar Village, Urla. In 2003, she made certified organic sheep farming, which is Turkey's first attempt, by taking Organic Agriculture Certification. She continues production of organic olive, horticultural plants and orchids. In 2002-2003, she was the president of Alsancak Rotarakt Club. Between 2009-2015, she became an active member of Urla Union - Slow Food group. The products of 10,000 olive trees planted in Ayerya are marketed under the brand name OLIVURLA. In 2013, Omuroğlu Family, who established Turkey's first solar powered Turla Organic Olive and Olive Oil Plant with the support of IZKA, is converting their products to organic olives and olive oils here. Turla Company has Ayerya Organic Products Store and Cafe in Urla. Ms. Pelin Omuroğlu organizes events and tastes of olives and olive oil within the framework of gastronomic tourism. Ms. Pelin Omuroğlu has been working as the Director at TURLA Tarım Gıda Ltd. Şti. since 2008. Ms. Pelin Omuroğlu is going to make a presentation about “Olive Oil and Food Pairing” in the Seminar course.

24 October 2019

Ms. Adviye Bergemann

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2020 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the Chair of Aida Tours, Ms. Adviye Bergemann as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 24 October 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Ms. Adviye Bergemann was born in Kuşadası, Aydın in 1972. Since 1985, she has worked in the tourism sector and held various positions throughout her early career which lead into senior management roles. In 2003, Ms. Adviye Bergemann chose to focus on developing luxury tourism in Turkey and so Aida Tours was established. Working with high end travel companies from all over the globe, Aida Tours has since been promoting Turkey as a luxury destination and strives to increase international investment in our country. After many years of promoting firstly Turkey as a luxury destination, Ms. Adviye Bergemann recognised that by collaborating with the partners in Turkey to focus on destination-orientated marketing as a collective, this would be far more effective. Thus, in 2014, LuxinTurkey (Turkey’s Luxury Tourism Platform) was established and has grown to be one of the most successful marketing platforms for the luxury tourism sector in Turkey. She is also the Founder and President of USTUD (International Association of Sustainable Tourism). Ms. Adviye Bergemann is going to make a presentation about “A New Kind of Luxury” in the Seminar course.

10 October 2019

Mr. Sinan Köseoğlu

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2020 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus, Mr. Sinan Köseoğlu as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 10 October 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Sinan Köseoğlu graduated from Hacettepe University Department of Hotel Management and Cornell University Hotel Management Program. Mr. Sinan Köseoğlu started his career in tourism sector at Ankara Hilton Hotel in 1989 and worked as the Operations Director at Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel. In 2014, Mr. Sinan Köseoğlu, who was in the Management Team in the food and beverage division of the Sofitel Hotel chain located in Bahrain, Vietnam, Thailand, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, was appointed as the General Manager of the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel. Mr. Sinan Köseoğlu, who started his career as the General Manager at Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel in 2016, returned to be the General Manager of Turkey Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center and Lugal, A Luxury Collection Hotel Ankara in 2017. He was deemed “the General Manager of the Year” by Marriott International for his outstanding service achievements. He was appointed as the General Manager of Sheraton Istanbul City Center, which opened its doors to the guests in July 2019, and JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus, which is expected to open with enthusiasm at the end of the year. He is fluent in English, German and Russian. Mr. Sinan Köseoğlu is going to make a presentation about “Hotel Development Process” in the Seminar course.

16 May 2019

Mr. Cem Çetintürk

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2019 – 7. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the Regional Vice President of ‘TravelClick’ – Middle East & Africa, Turkey, Mr. Cem Çetintürk as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 16 May 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Cem Çetintürk has 31 years marketing and sales experience in the leadership roles at life insurance and hospitality companies like AIG, Commercial Union, Swissotel and with TravelClick for the past 19 years. Originally with Mechanical Engineering background (M.Sc.) he also holds Post Graduate in Business Administration. Mr. Cem Çetintürk has developed businesses in many countries and has vast country experiences in a very wide range from Finland, Middle East, Turkey, Russia to South Africa. Since 2006 he resides in Dubai and is responsible from Middle East, Africa and Turkey as the Regional Vice President for TravelClick. As an early adaptor of big data and online marketing, Mr. Cem Çetintürk is a well-known BI consultant to hotels and he is advising on e-distribution and digital marketing in the hospitality. He is a member of SKAL Club Istanbul, Propeller Club of U.S., Istanbul Port, and Les Amis des Vins Turkey chapter. Mr. Cem Çetintürk is going to make a presentation about ‘Selling Hotel Rooms vs Strawberries…’ in the Seminar Course.

25 April 2019

Prof. Dr. Nicola Perullo

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2019 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Prof. Dr. Nicola Perullo from University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 25 April 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Prof. Dr. Nicola Perullo is working as the Professor of Aesthetics in University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy. He is in charge of various professions such as: Director of the PhD Program in Ecogastronomy, Education and Society, Director of the Master of Gastronomy: Ecology and Education program, Rector’s Delegate to International Academic Relations, Scientific Coordinator of the “Diffuse University” project. Prof. Dr. Nicola Perullo is going to make a presentation about “When food can be an art?” in the Seminar course.

11 April 2019

Prof. Dr. Hervé This

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2019 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome Prof. Dr. Hervé This, world-renowned academician and the father of ‘Molecular Gastronomy’ as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 11 April 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

As part of Özyeğin University’s 10th anniversary events, the Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts at the School of Applied Sciences welcomes Prof. Dr. Hervé This, the world-renowned academician and the father of “Molecular Gastronomy”.

A member of AgroParisTech-INRA, and Academic Director of the Department of "Food Science & Culture" at the French Academy of Sciences, Prof. Dr. Hervé This teaches molecular gastronomy in Collège de France. Renowned for his innovative practices in gastronomy, he has been a source of inspiration for world-famous Michelin-star chefs, from Ferran Adria to Pierre Gagnaire and to Heston Blumenthal.

04 April 2019

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2019 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome OzUMorfoz, the President of HoT Club, Mr. Doğukan Doğan and the President of OzU Cuisine, Mr. Tunç Aygün as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 4 April 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

In the Seminar course organized by OzUMorfoz, HoT Club and OzU Cuisine; OzUMorfoz, Doğukan Doğan (President of HoT Club) and Tunç Aygün (President of OzU Cuisine) is going to be on the stage to share their experiences from EMCup’19, Safranbolu Event and Swedish co-project with you.

28 March 2019

Mr. Ömer Güran

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2019 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Founder and CEO of İcat Medya, Mr. Ömer Güran as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 28 March 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Ömer Güran graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geophysics. After the university education, he worked in many different positions in the media sector. He worked in Akşam Newspaper, Ströer Kentvizyon and Doğan Online - Adnet as the Advertising Sales Director, Makroo Dijital as the Assistant General Manager, Deskfive Turkey as the Country Manager and Crm Medya as the COO, respectively. He is the Founder and CEO of İcat Medya. Mr. Ömer Güran is currently giving Digital Media and Digital Advertising lectures in Bahçeşehir and Beykoz Universities. Mr. Ömer Güran, who speaks English and German, is going to make a presentation about “Digital Transformation” in the Seminar course.

07 March 2019

Mr. Tarek Mourad

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2019 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of Four Seasons Istanbul At The Bosphorus, Mr. Tarek Mourad as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 7 March 2019
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Tarek Mourad was born in Egypt, in 1963. Having moved to Bay Area in 1987, he worked in many capacities at many luxury hotels, for 13 years. In 1999, he joined the Four Seasons Family, working at Four Seasons Hotel Cario, Egypt and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Mr. Mourad took a role in the opening of Sharm el Sheikh; was the general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Riyad in the years of 2001-2004, just before moving to Damascus, to open his 3. hotel. Then, September 2007 on, he served as GM of Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul, Sultanahmet; then at Raffles Istanbul. Currently, he is the well-known and esteemed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at The Bosphorus.

28 February 2019

Mr. Harun Dursun

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2019 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Mr. Harun Dursun as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 28 February 2018
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Harun Dursun took an undergraduate diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management from Çukurova University in 1994 and completed his master degree in International Hospitality Management at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland graduating with distinction in 1997. In 1998 he joined the Hyatt Group where he became the first Turkish General Manager of the company in 2010 at Park Hyatt Istanbul. Mr. Harun Dursun was the first official ‘Sommelier’ of Turkey, a founding member of the Turkish Sommelier Association and held the position of Vice President, competing in three European and two World Championships for his country where he became three times a semi-finalist during European competitions. His extensive work experience spans the globe for various task forces of managing four renovations as well as opening hotels in Turkey, UK, Jordan, UAE, and Russia. He joined Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum on 01 May 2018, where he brings 20 years of senior management experience to the group working with Hyatt Hotels in Turkey, UK and Jordan. He was most recently holding the position General Manager at the Grand Hyatt Amman in Jordan between 2013 to 2018. Mr. Harun Dursun, who speaks fluent English and German, is going to make a presentation about “3D” in the Seminar Course.

27 December 2018

“Movie Tasting” Event

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2019 – 7. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed about the "Movie Tasting" seminar is going to be organised by ‘GARM 362 Food Events and Organisation’ students and supported by ÖzÜ Cuisine Gourmet Club.

Date: Thursday, 27 December 2018
Time: 14:40-17:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

The last seminar is organized by GARM 362 Gastronomy Food Events and Organization' students. For 'Movie Tasting', participants of the seminar are going to watch 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' movie and make an analysis of the relationship between gastronomy and fine arts. In addition, participants will be experimenting the cultures and tasting the cuisines of both French and Indian nations.

20 December 2018

Mr. Emrullah Akçakaya

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2019 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International, Istanbul, Mr. Emrullah Akçakaya as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 20 December 2018
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Emrullah Akçakaya graduated from Mersin University, Tourism and Hotel Management Department in 1990. He started his career in Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Mersin as the Front Office Manager and continued in Hilton Konya as the Director of Sales. He worked as the General Manager in Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International, Dedeman Konya. After then he was assigned to the General Manager position in Swissotel Hotels and Resorts, Swissotel Gocek and Swissotel Ankara respectively. Mr. Emrullah Akçakaya has been working in Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International, Istanbul as the General Manager until 2014. He attended some projects such as developing Park Dedeman and Dedeman Smart brands, launching Dedeman Central Reservation System and Dedeman Executive Academy to raise hospitality leaders of tomorrow. Mr. Emrullah Akçakaya is going to make a presentation about “ Tourism of Turkey, Trends and Suggestions” in the Seminar course.

13 December 2018

Mr. Levent Kömür

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2019 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of Mey / Diageo Turkey, Mr. Levent Kömür as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 13 December 2018
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Levent Kömür was born in Istanbul in 1970. He graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University in 1992 and started his professional life in Procter & Gamble as the Brand Manager Assistant. In 1999, he moved to Brussels as the Regional Brand Manager responsible from Central & Eastern European countries in Procter & Gamble and was promoted to the Marketing Director in 2001. He was appointed to Procter & Gamble Egypt as the Near East (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq) Marketing Director in 2003. Between 2005 and 2009, he was appointed to Procter & Gamble Turkey as the Marketing Director. In 2009, Mr. Levent Kömür was appointed to Procter & Gamble South and East Africa as the Marketing Director, where he continued his work for almost two years. In December 2010, Mr. Levent Kömür founded and worked as the General Manager of the Istanbul Office of Integer Group, one of the leading shopper marketing agencies in the world. In 2012, Mr. Levent Kömür joined Mey / Diageo as the Marketing Director. In August 2016, he was appointed as the Sales and Distribution Director. As of October 1, 2017, he has been appointed as the General Manager at Mey / Diageo Turkey. Mr. Levent Kömürcü is going to make a presentation about "Reloading Tradition for Generation to Come" in the Seminar, which is organized by ÖzÜ Cuisine Gourmet Club.

29 November 2018

Mr. Kenan Döne

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2019 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Front Office Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, Mr. Kenan Döne as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 29 November 2018
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Kenan Döne was born in 1983. He started his hospitality career when he was in high school. He was intern at the kitchens of Grand Hotel Tarabya and Swissôtel The Bosphorus, which are the most exclusive 5-star hotels in Istanbul. After the University education, he worked in the department of Front Office at The Marmara Istanbul and in the field of Spa and Fitness at Istanbul Intercontinental respectively. For 2 years, he had been the Manager of a 1750-room hotel, which belongs to MGM Group, owner of the biggest Casino-Resort Hotels in USA. After his decision to return to Turkey, he worked as the Night Manager, Manager-on-Duty and Housekeeping Manager respectively in The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, which is one of the Luxury Hotel Chain. Mr. Kenan Döne continues his career as the Front Office Manager in the same company. Mr. Kenan Döne is going to make a presentation about “WOW EFFECT” in the Seminar course.

01 November 2018

Mr. Taner İçten

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2019 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Managing Partner of 'Commaid', Mr. Taner İçten as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 01 November 2018
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Taner İçten received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Communication from Anadolu University. Afterwards, he served as the Senior-Executive and Executive Committee Member in Manajans-Thompson, Hürriyet and some media groups. He established his own marketing investment management consulting office, Commaid in 2012. He provided independent consultancy services to many international companies about marketing, brand, media and turnkey projects. In addition to consulting services, he has been developing, realizing and operating cafe and restaurant projects for some investors in the food sector for the last seven years. Some of these are; KasapDöner in Turkey and Dinehall in Georgia. He is an instructor of marketing, advertising and media courses at several universities for the last 18 years. He is currently a lecturer about Industry Dynamics of Communication at Communication Faculty of Maltepe University. He is also doing an M.A., in Journalism at the Faculty of Communication at Istanbul University. He is an Executive Coach and Certified Independent Expert about cultural production, media and communication at Ministry of Justice. He has received number of sectoral awards and certificates of achievement. Mr. Taner İçten is going to make a presentation about “Cash on the table / How to develop, operate, and manage an international café & restaurant brand project” in the Seminar course.

11 October 2018

Mr. Kaya Demirer

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2019 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Chairman of the Board of TURYİD, the CEO of Frankie Istanbul, Mr. Kaya Demirer as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 11 October 2018
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Kaya Demirer was born in Ankara. He graduated from Ankara College. He studied Hotel and Catering Management at University at Surrey University, England between 1988-1991. After a successful five-year period in restaurant management, he continued his investment and management life with the brands such as Karaf Restaurant Ankara, Havana Beach-Karaf Bodrum Gölköy, Niş Istanbul, Reina Nish and Reina G by Karaf. In 2007, he introduced Topaz to Istanbul's eating and drinking world. He opened Frankie Istanbul Restaurant on Sofa Hotel in 2012. Mr. Kaya Demirer has been the Chairman of the Board of TURYİD since 2011. At the same time, he is the Board Member of TAMPF (Turkey Shopping Centers and Retailers Association), TİK (Tourism Consultation Board) and TUGEV (Tourism Development Foundation).

27 September 2018

Ms. Melike Karaman

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2019 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome Ms. Melike Karaman as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Ms. Melike Karaman completed her education at Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics. Ms. Melike Karaman’s, who started her business life in 1992, area of expertises are hotel and restaurant automation systems; installation, implamentation, training, consultancy and support processes of these systems and increasing the operational and financial efficiency of the companies through these systems. She has spent a very large portion of her career presenting the product family as we know before MICROS-FIDELIO and at present ORACLE Hospitality Solutions. Besides this, she has held management and sectoral consulting at various hotels during her career. She worked as the CEO at PROTEL A.Ş. which presents the Oracle Hospitality Solutions to the markets of Turkey and KKTC and left the job in 2018. Ms. Melike Karaman continues her consultancy operations currently.

03 May 2018

Mr. Levent Veziroğlu

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2018 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the CEO of D-ream, Mr. Levent Veziroğlu as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date : Thursday, 03 May 2018
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Levent Veziroğlu, who was born in 1967, graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences in 1989. He took his master’s degree in the field of Economy from The American University, Washington DC. Mr. Levent Veziroğlu worked in various jobs such as the Auditor at Turkish Court of Accounts, Head of Department at Under-secretariat of Treasury, IMF Relations and Balance of Payments and the Senior Consultant, IMF Board of Executive Directors. He had worked at the Presidency Office of Doğuş Holding between 2008-2012. He has been carrying out the post of CEO in D-ream which is operating in the entertainment industry within the Doğuş Group. Mr. Levent Veziroğlu is going to make a presentation about “Gastroeconomy and Entrepreneurship” in the Seminar Course.

26 April 2018

Mr. Teoman Alemdar

Ms. Asuman Tarıman

Mr. Mert Okan

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2018 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,

You are kindly informed to welcome the Director of the School of Applied Sciences (SAS), Mr. Teoman Alemdar, the Councillor of SKAL International , Ms. Asuman Tarıman and the President of Marmara SKAL Club, Mr. Mert Okan as the guest speakers of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 26 April 2018
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium
Ms. Asuman Tarıman graduated from Gazi University, Institute of Foreign Languages, Department of English Teaching in 1973. She took Professional Tourist Guide Education from Ministry of Tourism, Ankara in 1988. She has been the owner of Asuta Tourism Limited Company since 1985. Currently, Ms. Asuman Tarıman is the Councillor of SKAL International.

Mr. Mert Okan was born in 1968 in İstanbul. After the vocational high school of Hotel Management and Tourism, he took his associate degree from Sakarya Faculty of İ.T.U. He graduated from Business Administration Department of Anadolu University. He started to work in the hospitality industry while he was a student during summer period in resort hotels. He had important management experiences for hotel opening in international chain hotels like The Marmara Hotel Taksim, Çırağan Palace Hotel Kempinski Istanbul, Polat Renaissance Hotel Istanbul and the other hotels in Istanbul and Marmaris. As the Skal International Marmara Club President, Mert Okan is also founding member of TUROYD (Tourism Hotel Managers Assocation), and Member and Hotel Controls Committee Member of TÜROB (Hotel Assocation of Turkey).

Ms. Asuman Tarıman and Mr. Mert Okan are going to make speech as the panelists in commemoration of ‘World SKAL Day’ in the Seminar course. The moderation of the panel is going to be made by the Director of the School of Applied Sciences, Mr. Teoman Alemdar. This event was organized jointly by SKAL International Marmara Club and the International Hotel & Tourism Club (HoT-Club).

12 April 2018

Mr. Jorge Costa

Mr. Marc Matar

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2018 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,

You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of The Bodrum EDITION, Mr. Marc Matar and the Executive Chef, Mr. Jorge Costa as the guest speakers of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Chef Jorge Costa is part of a new generation of contemporary Portuguese Chefs working overseas. With a great focus on preserving the authenticity of the flavors, Chef Jorge Costa’s kitchen is based on traditional cooking methods, with great respect for the products and the local environment, combined with elegant presentations. Chef Jorge Costa’s journey on the culinary scene started at EBA, at the student city of Coimbra, where he graduated as a Chef. Led by a constant desire to explore local heritages and discover new products and food preparation approaches, he had his first international experience at the mythic Schweizerhof Bern in Switzerland. Subsequently, he moved to Ritz-Carlton Penha Longa Hotel, in Lisbon, where he was part of the debut team of the Catalan Chef Sergi Arola’s first restaurant in Portugal. His journey then continued in Dubai, where he played an instrumental role in the opening of the Armani Hotel, the very first hotel of the world-famous stylist Giorgio Armani. He took his first Chef de Cuisine role and led the opening of the world’s tallest restaurant awarded by the Guinness Book of World records, Atmosphere Burj Khalifa. His interest for and expertise in openings continued to grow, so Chef Jorge Costa travelled to Asia to open the Conrad Hotel at the cosmopolitan city of Seoul. Chef Jorge Costa returned to Europe to join the Swissôtel the Bosphorus, in Istanbul. He is working as the Executive Chef in The Bodrum EDITION, Bodrum, Turkey, currently. Chef Jorge Costa, who speaks English, Portuguese, French and Spanish, is going to make a presentation about “New Generation of Food and Beverage Strategy and Partnerships” in the Seminar course.

22 March 2018

Ms. Simge Şen

Mr. Lionel Valla

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2018 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of Six Senses Resort & Spa, Kaplankaya, Mr. Lionel Valla and the Training Manager, Ms. Simge Şen as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Lionel Valla and Ms. Simge Şen are going to make presentations about ‘Wellness and Sustainability Hospitality – The Difference’ and Six Senses Resort & Spa, Kaplankaya in the Seminar course, respectively.

8 March 2018

Mr. Altan Sekmen

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2018 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of ‘g2m’, Mr. Altan Sekmen as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Hukuk Oditoryumu

Mr. Altan Sekmen was born in Germany in 1968. After the education of primary school in Germany and middle school in İzmit, Turkey, he graduated from Bursa Işıklar Military High School. His university life began in Boğaziçi University, Physics Department. During six years in Boğaziçi University, he was interested in sport and club activities, intensionally. He was the Member and Chairman of the University Sports Board. He graduated from Tourism Management Department in 1995. He worked as the Guest Relations and Public Relations Supervisor and Deputy Manager in Hillside Beach Club Holiday Village affiliated with Alarko Tourism Group. He continued his Professional life as the Operation Manager in DiaSa / Carrefour Supermarkets and as the General Manager in Havi Logistics. Mr. Altan Sekmen was assigned to Teközel Company affiliated to Yıldız Holding as the General Manager in 2014. Since August 2017, he has been working as the General Manager in a leading company of ‘Out of home consuption’ industry, ‘g2m’ which was the association of Yıldız Holding. Mr. Altan Sekmen, who speaks English, German and Spanish, is going to make a presentation about out of home consuption industry, product and service concept, supply planning and logistics and new technologies in the Seminar course.

15 February 2018

Ms.Zeynep Naz Çelik

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2018 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Human Resources Manager of ‘D Maris Bay’, Datça Peninsula, Ms. Zeynep Naz Çelik as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Hukuk Oditoryumu

Ms. Zeynep Naz Çelik was born in 1979 in Ankara. She graduated from Bilkent University, English Language and Literature program in 2002. Also, she completed pedagogy education at the end of her university period in Başkent University. Ms. Zeynep Naz Çelik started her career at tourism sector in Antalya. She worked, in the order of, Asteria Group, Kempinski Hotels and Hilton Hotels as Human Resources Manager. Ms. Zeynep Naz Çelik has been working as the Human Resources Manager in ‘D Maris Bay’ based in Datça Peninsula, belonging to Doğuş Group since May, 2017. She possesses trainer and coaching competencies. She is dealing with transformation coaching freelance. Ms. Zeynep Naz Çelik, who speaks English, is going to make a presentation about general information about Doğuş Tourism Group and ‘D Maris Bay’, personal awareness, importance of dreaming, to do list to wake up, EQ and MT Program at ‘D Maris Bay’ in the Seminar course.

21 December 2017

Mr. Uğur Talayhan

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2018 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Mr. Uğur Talayhan as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 21 December 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

With 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry, as a veteran hotelier, holding British citizenship, Mr. Uğur Talayhan has started his career as a Chef at the age of 17. Then he moved to London where he was appointed as an Executive Chef at the age of 27, then as Food and Beverage Manager and respectively moving from London to Portugal, Dubai, China where he had various management roles and finally returned back to Istanbul after 21 years later in the mid of 2017, where his journey has started. He became a pioneer in Turkey with his worldwide achievements and initiatives in the field of hotel management. He returned back to home with a worldwide hospitality experience to be utilized at his recent appointment within the Accor Hotels, being the Regional Vice President of Luxury Brands, Accor Hotels, Turkey and as the General Manager of Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. Mr. Uğur Talayhan is going to make a presentation about “How to Provide Individualized Services to Meet the Needs of Different Market Segments” in the Seminar Course.

30 November 2017

Mr. Levent Baktır

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2018 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Managing Director / Founder of Xone Superyacht Management Company, Mr. Levent Baktır as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 30 November 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Levent Baktır is a highly qualified Master Mariner and Director, having a brilliant experience both in professional Trade and Superyacht Industry. After his graduation from ITU Maritime Faculty in 1988, he made his respected bright career starting as an Oceangoing Master on the large ships and superyachts. Afterwards, he continued his career as the Fleet Superintendent for the largest Shipping Company of Turkey. He acted as the Ambarlı Commercial Port Manager in Istanbul, Project Manager on various Superyacht refit projects and Managing Director at time of major renovation project of one of the luxuriest and most exclusive Superyacht Marinas in the World, Palmarina Bodrum. Simultaneously, at the time of marina management process, he took the role of General Manager position for Palmali Superyacht Fleet. Currently, Mr. Levent Baktır is the founder of Xone Superyacht Management Co., and Xone Superyacht and Sailing Academy, one and only LRQA and MCA approved Superyacht training center in Eastern Med. Mr. Levent Baktır is going to make a presentation about “Be a dreamer, be a wind bender, be yourself, be a master! A Journey to the Mysterious Secrets of Superyacht Industry” in the Seminar Course.

23 November 2017

Mr. Sadettin Bülbül

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2018 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Former Chairman / CEO of Merkez Deniz Acenteliği A.Ş., Mr. Sadettin Bülbül as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Sadettin Bülbül was born in Pendik, Istanbul, in 1948. He graduated from Kadıköy Maarif College and took his undergraduate degree from Istanbul University’s School of Business. He started his career path in the tourism industry in Izmir Abdullah Tourism and Travel Agency, in 1972. Then, he worked for Merkez Deniz Acenteliği ve Ticaret A.Ş., which is one of the Keytours Company’s Partner, as the General Manager, and in ICT Turizm ve Ticaret A.Ş., as the Founding Partner. Until 2008, he had been working as the CEO of Merkez Deniz Acenteliği ve Ticaret A.Ş., being one of the two great partners. Mr. Sadettin Bülbül has left professional life in 2017. Mr. Sadettin Bülbül is going to make a presentation about “Overview of Cruise Industry” in the Seminar Course.

9 November 2017

Mr. Kaan Sakarya

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2018 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Founder of BASTA, Mr. Kaan Sakarya as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Kaan Sakarya went to Galatasaray High School then took his undergraduate degree from Galatasaray University’s Faculty of Communication. After university education, he went to Ecole Ferrandi Cuisine School in Paris, France. He worked at Restaurant Maison Blanche Paris, Chef at Home TR and Gastroloft, L’Ami Jean and Nicole Restaurant Istanbul in various positions during his career. Currently, Mr. Kaan Sakarya is working as the Founder of BASTA Restaurant in Istanbul. He is going to make a presentation about “International Kitchen Experiences and Gastronomy and Cuisine Trends” in the Seminar Course.

26 October 2017

Ms. Ebru Ertek

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2018 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the Marketing Associate of Barut Hotels Grup, Akra Hotels, Ms. Ebru Ertek as the guest speaker of the seminar series. The medium of instruction will be in English.

Date: Thursday, 26 October 2017 Time: 14:40-16:30 Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Ms. Ebru Ertek was born in Antalya. She graduated from Antalya Karatay High School and then she completed her undergraduate education in Yeditepe University’s Faculty of Communication. Thereafter she took her master’s degree from the Social Sciences Institute of the same University in the Marketing field. She attended the projects such as EU Commission Socrates Comenius Programme, EU Commission Youth Exchange Programme and European Association of Communications Agencies Summer School during her education life. She worked as the intern in Falezler Reklam Antalya, Turks.net / GlobalPiyasa.com and Vivense.com in various positions. After working in Sephora Kozmetik as the Marketing Associate, currently she works for Barut Hotels Grup, Akra Hotels. Ms. Ebru Ertek speaks English, German, Italian and Russian.

12 October 2017

Mr. Yakup Dinler

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2018 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome the President of KAPTİD, Mr. Yakup Dinler as the guest speaker of the seminar series. The medium of instruction will be in English.

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr.Yakup Dinler was born in 1980, Stockholm, Sweden as the 1st grandson of Mehmet Dinler who was one of the first Turks to immigrate to Sweden in mid-1960’s. His life and education was always a zig zag between Sweden and Turkey until 1997 when he moved back permanently to his hometown in Cappadocia: Ürgüp. After two years of education in a High School in Cappadocia he moved to Ankara to start his University studies at Bilkent University / Tourism and Hotel Management Program. Mr.Yakup Dinler graduated in 2003. After completing his military service he started to work within the family company together with his (now deceased) father Mr. Mustafa Dinler at Dinler Hotels as the General Manager of the property at that time 4* Hotel (now 5*): Dinler Hotels - Ürgüp. Mr.Yakup Dinler is now acting as the Vice President of the Dinler Group which owns and manages six hotels, a hot-air balloon company and other investments mainly in Cappadocia, Ürgüp. Mr. Yakup Dinler is also the President of KAPTİD (Cappadocia Touristic Hoteliers and Operators Association) and a Board Member of TÜROFED (Turkish Hoteliers Federation). Mr. Yakup Dinler, who is fluent in English and Swedish, is married and father of 3 sons. He is also the Candidate Honorary Consul of Lithuania for Nevşehir and Kayseri. Mr. Yakup Dinler is going to make a presentation about “The ‘First and Only’ Boutique Hotel in World Heritage Site of Cappadocia: Kayakapı Premium Caves - Cappadocia.” in the Seminar.

10 May 2017

Mr. Oral Konag

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2017 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences, You are kindly informed to welcome Asst. General Manager of Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, Mr. Oral Konag as the guest speaker of the seminar series. The medium of instruction will be in English.

Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Oral Konag took his undergraduate degree from Eastern Mediterranean University. He started his career path in Club Hotel Sera Antalya at the Front Office. Thereafter he worked at various positions in The Marmara Hotels Group, Altes Tourism & Travel Agency, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Swissotel Hotels and Resorts and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, respectively. Mr. Oral Konag is currently working in Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia (Intercontinental Hotels Group) as the Asst. General Manager.

03 May 2017

Ms. Aylin Yazıcıoğlu

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2017 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,

You are kindly informed to welcome Executive Chef of Nicole Restaurant İstanbul, Ms. Aylin Yazıcıoğlu as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

Date : Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Ms. Aylin Yazıcıoğlu graduated from Galatasaray High School. She was qualified to study for Sociology Doctorate in Cambridge University, after taking undergraduate academic degree from Boğaziçi University, Sociology Department. She had left her Doctorate education to take education from Le Cordon Bleu Paris and then decided to continue her career in the gastronomy world. Ms. Aylin Yazıcıoğlu worked in Chocolaterie Jean-Charles Rochoux Paris, Gastroloft Istanbul, Hispania Restaurant Barcelona, Restaurant Alain Senderens Paris, Patisserie Stéphane Glacier Paris and Couvert Couvert Leuven, respectively. She opened Nicole Restaurant in Istanbul with Kaan Sakarya after returning to Turkey in 2013. Ms. Aylin Yazıcıoğlu is working as the Executive Chef of Nicole Restaurant, currently.

19 April 2017

Dr. Erkan Yağcı

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2017 – 4. Seminer

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,

You are kindly informed to welcome AKTOB President, Dr. Erkan Yağcı as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

Date : Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Time : 14:40-16:30
Place : AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Erkan Yağcı is the president of AKTOB (Mediterranean Hoteliers Association) and Executive Member of Board of Concorde de luxe Resort. Mr. Erkan Yağci was born in 1979 and he graduated from Tourism & Hotel Management program from Bilkent University in Turkey. After several successful experiences in various fields of tourism management during his career, Dr. Erkan Yağcı’s passion, to have a global view and understanding of the sector, lead him to the USA where he completed his MBA degree from Northeastern University. Additionally, he holds Ph.D. degree in Tourism & Hotel Management from Akdeniz University. During this time, he had the chance to bring his management skills into perfection while being responsible for various projects including business strategies, performance and benchmark analyses. During the course of his career Dr. Erkan Yağcı became a member of various International and National Tourism Organizations. He brings excellent management and analytical skills as well as great insight into the operational and quality standards aspects of the business. Dr. Erkan Yağcı has also been merited several awards from national as well as international tourism entities.

15 March 2017

Mr. Ziya Ertekin

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2017 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the Entrepreneur of FSL Restaurant Chain / Soslu Tava Restaurant, Mr. Ziya Ertekin as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Mr. Ziya Ertekin graduated from Bosphorus University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Hotel Management in 1999 and Anatolia University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management in 2007. Mr. Ziya Ertekin started his career pathway working at Çırağan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Istanbul in various positions such as the Banquet Server, Banquet Storekeeper, Audio-Visual Service Agent and IT Assistant. He continued his working life with The Ritz Carlton, Istanbul and Bahrain, Manama as the Storekeeper, Senior Store Supervisor and Asst. Purchasing Manager in Purchasing Department, respectively. Thereafter Mr. Ziya Ertekin worked at Aydeniz Construction Co. and Divan Hotel Erbil as the Purchasing Manager. Currently, Mr. Ziya Ertekin is the Entrepreneur of FSL Restaurant Chain / Soslu Tava Restaurant. Mr. Ziya Ertekin, who speaks English and Russian, is going to make a presentation about “Entrepreneurship and Experiences about Service Sector” in the seminar.

08 March 2017

Ms. Yasemin Ataman

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2017 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the Executive Chef responsible from Turkey, Middle East and Iran at Unilever, Ms. Yasemin Ataman as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Wednesday, 08 March 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

Ms. Yasemin Ataman graduated from Bilkent University, Tourism and Hotel Management
Department in 2005 with first rank and then she took her master degree from Cornell University at the same branch. After working at Çırağan Palace in Turkey and Michelin Starred Restaurants abroad until 2001, she worked as the Executive Chef at Marriott and İstanbul Doors groups. Ms. Yasemin Ataman continues her career as the Executive Chef responsible from Turkey, Middle East and Iran at Unilever to accelerate the search and development until 2012. She is going to make a presentation about world food and nutrition trends and how businesses need to keep pace with these trends.

22 February 2017

Mr. Tolga Kilit

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2017 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Board Member of Kilit Group (Crystal Hotels), Mr. Tolga Kilit as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Mr. Tolga Kilit, who’s the second and last child of his family, was born in Antalya in 1992. His family business always related with tourism because they started with selling hotel equipment to the hotels in 1955. Afterwards they entered directly the world of hospitality to become an hotelier in 2005. So on, the passion and enthusiasm of Mr. Tolga Kilit has grown up for the hotel sector. Because of his desire, he chose to attend the Hotel Management Program at Özyeğin University graduating in 2014. After two years of experience in İstanbul, Mr. Tolga Kilit considered to join Kilit Hospitality Group and started to move up . Currently, Mr. Tolga Kilit is responsible of Sales & Marketing of Kilit Hospitality Group (KHG). Kilit Hospitality Group owns and operates three different brands which are Crystal Hotels, Amara World Hotels and Nirvana Lagoon Villas Suits & Spa. Mr. Tolga Kilit speech will be about the “Digital Marketing” for the new generation and in the near future.

1 December 2016

Mr. Kaya Demirer

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2017 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome President of TURYID, Mr. Kaya Demirer as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

We will be welcoming Mr. Kaya Demirer, President of TURYID, CEO of Jamie's Italian Istanbul and Frankie Istanbul; as an esteemed guest of OzU Cuisine Gourmet Club. He will be making a presentation in English on " Restaurant Managament and Franchising in Turkey along with Crisis and Efficiency Management"

24 November 2016

Mr. Salih Çene

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2017 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Former World President of SKAL International, Mr. Salih Çene as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 24 November 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Mr. Salih Çene is born in İstanbul in 1950. After completing his high-school education in İstanbul, he moved to England for his higher education. He has a Higher National Diploma in “Hotel and Catering Administration” from Westminister Technical College-London. Mr. Salih Çene is in Travel & Tourism industry since 1969. As a “hotelier” he spent 40 years of this period at top management or partner/CEO positions of various firms, hotels and chains. Currently, he is serving the sector as a Free-lance Consultant by giving assistance on Operational Management, Project Development, System Analysis, Pre-opening, Organization & Re-organization. Mr. Salih Çene is a Skål member since 1980 and has taken office in every level of Skål International. In October 2014, he was elected the WORLD PRESIDENT OF SKÅL INTERNATIONAL - at the Skål AGM in Mexico City and delivered his Chain of office in October 2015 at the Skål AGM in Torremolinos- Spain. Also, Mr. Salih Çene hold office at various organisations such as “Professional Hotel Managers Association (POYD)”, “International Hotels & Restaurants Association (IHRA)”.

03 November 2016

Ms. Selin İstanbullu Özçağlı

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2017 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,

You are kindly informed to welcome Assistant Director of Human Resources of Four Seasons Hotel, Istanbul, Bosphorus, Ms. Selin İstanbullu Özçağlı as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 03 November 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Ms. Selin İstanbullu Özçağlı was born and raised in Ankara. She graduated from Gazi Anadolu Lisesi, followed by Bilkent University, Tourism and Hotel Management Department, and then, lastly the Culinary Institute of America. Ms. Selin İstanbullu Özçağlı started her career pathway with the inspiration to be a “Great Chef”, moved into and through the ranks of F&B service/operation. She used her vast operational background in the Learning and Development function, and found her true calling in HR. Ms. Selin İstanbullu Özçağlı consider herself as a true hotelier who has worked in best hotels in her career. Currently, Ms. Selin İstanbullu Özçağlı has been working at Four Seasons Hotel, Istanbul, Bosphorus as the Assistant Director of Human Resources.

20 October 2016

Mr. Mehmet Ergül

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2017 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Associate Professor Mr. Mehmet Ergül from San Francisco State University as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Dr. Mehmet Ergul got his BSc degree from Tourism and Hotel Management from Bilkent University and studied MBA at Baskent University. He studied MSc in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management and Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration College of Human Sciences in Texas Tech University. Dr. Mehmet Ergul, Associate Professor joined San Francisco State University, College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management Department in 2006. He is currently teaching Restaurant and Catering Management, Introduction to Hospitality Management, Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage and Culture in America and The Business of International Tourism. He also serves as a senator in the academic senate and sitting on several committees in campus. Dr. Mehmet Ergul is currently conducting research in several areas including: food and gastronomy tourism, children’s and elderly’s eating habits and its impact to hospitality industry, new food products development and sensory evaluation, social entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry.

13 October 2016

Mr. Erkan Kaya

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2017 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development of Hotel Linkage, Mr. Erkan Kaya as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Mr. Erkan Kaya got his Bachelor’s degree from Gazi University, Faculty of Commerce and Tourism Management and Master of Science degree from İstanbul University, Yield Management and Online Marketing. He also attended Online Certificate Programs in Stanford University (Technology Entrepreneurship) and Harvard University (CS 50 - Introduction to Computer Science). Mr. Erkan Kaya had started his career pathway as the Front Office, Food and Beverage & Housekeeping Management Trainee at Days Inn in 2003 and continued with IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group as the Group Sales Coordinator. He had been Lecturer at İstanbul University for about five years. He had worked with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as the Group Sales Supervisor, W Hotels as the Sales Manager, Expedia as the Associate Market Manager and Hotel Linkage as the Director of Marketing and Business Development respectively. Currently Mr. Erkan Kaya, who speaks English and German, has been working at Hotel Linkage as the Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development since August 2016.

6 October 2016

Mr. Soner Metin

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2017 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,

You are kindly informed to welcome General Manager of Sheraton Grand Atasehir, Mr. Soner Metin as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 6 October 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Mr. Soner Metin graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He had started his career pathway as the Tourist Guide at Flama Travel Agency Bodrum & Small World Tourism Agency in 1986. He had worked at Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center, Ankara in various positions such as Night Auditor, Night Manager, Guest Service Manager and Rooms Division / Front Office Manager. Mr. Soner Metin had prior experiences at Klassis Resort Hotel, İstanbul as the General Manager and The House Hotel Collection, The House Apart as the Chief Operations Officer. Currently, Mr Soner Metin, who speaks English and French, works at Sheraton Grand Ataşehir as the General Manager since March 2015.

5 May 2016

Ms. Melike Karaman

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2016 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Ms. Melike Karaman, the Asst. General Manager at PROTEL A.Ş., responsible for the Hotel Systems, as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 5 May 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Ms. Melike Karaman completed her education at İstanbul University, Faculty of Economics. Ms. Melike Karaman started her business life in 1992. Her areas of expertise are hotel and restaurant automation systems; installation, training, project and consultancy processes of these systems and increasing the operational and financial efficiency of the companies through these systems. She has spent a considerable portion of her career and currently with the ORACLE Hospitality Solutions as we recalled before MICROS-FIDELIO. Besides, she has held management and consultancy works with various hotels during her career. Currently, Ms. Melike Karaman works as the Asst. General Manager at PROTEL A.Ş., responsible for the Hotel Systems.

14 April 2016

Mr. Enis Güner

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2016 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the Board Member of Sevilen Winery, Mr. Enis Güner as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 14 April 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Mr. Enis Güner representes the third generation of Güner Family who has been running the Sevilen Vineyards & Winery since 1942. Mr. Enis Güner graduated from Bilkent University, Tourism & Hotel Management in 1991. He has continued his academic career in US. He graduated from University of California Davis’ Enology & Viticulture Department. Mr. Enis Güner started his business career in Sevilen Winery in 1995, as the Assistant Winemaker. Currently, Mr. Enis Güner continues his business life as the Board Member of the company.

7 April 2016

Mr. Adnan Yücel

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2016 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome the General Manager of Swissôtel Resort Bodrum Beach, Mr. Adnan Yücel as the guest speaker of the seminar series.

Mr. Adnan Yücel’s speech theme will be concentrated on “Hotel Management in China.”
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 7 April 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Mr. Adnan Yücel graduated from the University of Istanbul, French Language and Literature Department. Mr. Adnan Yücel brings over twenty years of leadership experience within the hospitality industry, which started in 1992 at Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. It is in this property that he held his first managerial position as Night Manager four years later. Since 1998 he developed his career in various properties, such as the Çirağan Palace Hotel Kempinski in Istanbul where he has been Reservation Manager until 2000. Mr. Adnan Yücel then returned to Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, as the Revenue Manager at Swissôtel Dalian in China. From there Mr. Adnan Yücel was offered the position of Front Office and Security Manager at Swissôtel Boston, Massachusetts. A year later, he returned to Europe and took on the Director of Rooms Division role at Swissôtel The Çelik Palas Bursa and Çelik Palas Bursa Hotel in Turkey. As of 2003 Mr. Adnan Yücel pursued his career with Hilton Adana and Hilton Mersin as the Cluster Director of Business Development and came back in 2007 as the General Manager of Swissôtel Göçek Marina & Resort, followed by Swissôtel Ankara, Swissôtel Makkah and finally Swissôtel Foshan in 2010. Since 2011, he worked in China for Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Wanda Hotels & Resorts and Intercontinental Hotel Group as the General Manager. Mr. Adnan Yücel is currently working as the General Manager of Swissôtel Resort Bodrum Beach.

31 March  2016

Mr. Ali Beklen

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2016 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome CTO & Founder of HotelRunner website, Mr. Ali Beklen as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 31 March  2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium

 

Mr. Ali Beklen completed his master’s degree in Economics at Computer Engineering Department and still continues to doctoral education in the same field. He worked in Engineering, Business Development, Consultancy, Management and Sales fields in IBM and YapıKredi Bank. Mr. Ali Beklen wrote a book and articles to academic journals. Mr. Ali Beklen works in HotelRunner website as CTO & Founder, currently.

3 May 2016

Mr. Alican Melen

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2016 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Flying Chef of Do&Co, The Gourmet Entertainment Company, İstanbul, Mr. Alican Melen as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 3 May 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-2 / Law Auditorium

 

Mr. Alican Melen was born in Bolu in 1981. He took his high school education in Düzce and his undergraduate education from Yeditepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department. He had worked as the apprentice and intern at Levon Patisserie, Hyatt Regency Hotel İstanbul, Yu TA Ka Japanese Restaurant, Okko Gourme Patisseire and Çırağan Palace Kempinski during his student life. He had started his professional career pathway at Levon Patisseire as the Turkish and International Cuisines, A la Carte Chef in 2009. Mr. Alican Melen worked at Caretta Restaurant as the Sous Chef and Mahal Restaurant as the Cuisine Supervisor. Since December 2010, Mr. Alican Melen, who speaks English and French, works at Do&Co, The Gourmet Entertainment Company, İstanbul as the Flying Chef.

18 February 2016

Mr. Michael Thorp

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Spring 2016 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,

You are kindly informed to welcome Medical Director of the Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort, Kaplankaya, Mr. Michael Thorp as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2016
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-3 / Law Auditorium (ScOLa 150)

 

Dr. Thorp’s formal education began as a medical doctor and later with a specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the University of Oslo in Norway. With experience at some of the world’s most renowned medical institutions, he has been trained as a sports doctor, and has been head doctor for a national team in Kickboxing. Dr. Thorp has been an advisor for healthy lifestyles and diets and has been treating patients suffering from obesity. He is a member of the Norwegian Red Cross ERU team and has experience from emergency work in Bam, Iran and Tana River Valey, Kenya. Dr. Thorp has previously worked at as a Senior Consultant and R&D Director/CTO at OxySolutions AS, at several weight loss clinics, and was serving as a doctor at the Ullevaal Hospitality in Scandinavia. Dr. Thorp is currently working at the Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort, Kaplankaya as the Medical Director.

10 December 2015

Ms. Meltem Karamenderes

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2015 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Quality & Training Manager of InterContinental Istanbul Hotel, Ms. Meltem Karamenderes as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 10 December 2015
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Ms. Meltem Karamenderes was born in Kırıkkale in 1972. She took her primary, secondary and high school education in Kırıkkale and her undergraduate education from METU, Department of Food Engineering. She had started her career pathway at YKB as the Management Trainee in Quality & Performance Development Department in 1995. She had worked in Training, HR and Quality functions in managerial positions of various national and multi-national companies which are Akbank, Crowne Plaza Istanbul Hotel, Sheraton Istanbul Maslak Hotel and Pronet Security. Ms. Meltem Karamenderes is currently working at InterContinental Istanbul Hotel as the Quality & Training Manager.

19 November 2015

Mr. Erhan Yurtsever

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2015 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Executive Assistant Manager of Rooms of  Raffles İstanbul, Mr. Erhan Yurtsever as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 19 November 2015
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Mr. Erhan Yurtsever, who has working for hotels at Melbourne and Istanbul for 21 years, was born in Melbourne in 1973. He took his primary education from Collingwood Education Center, Melbourne, Australia and got his VCE Certificate from Collingwood College, Melbourne, Australia. He had started his career pathway at Royal Parade Irico Hotel, Parkville, Melbourne as the Night Manager in 1994 and then continued as the Front Office Supervisor at Renaissance Polat Hotel Istanbul. He had worked as the Night Manager, Assistant Front Office Manager, Floor Supervisor, Front Office Manager, Rooms Division Manager, Director of Rooms at Four Seasons Istanbul. Since December 2013, Mr. Erhan Yurtsever works at Raffles İstanbul as the Executive Assistant Manager of Rooms.

12 November 2015

Mr. Güçlen Aksu

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2015 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Sales Director of  D.ream (Doğuş Restaurant Entertainment and Management), Mr. Güçlen Aksu as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 12 November 2015
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Mr. Güçlen Aksu took his undergraduate education from Mersin University, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. He had started his career pathway at HiltonSA, Mersin and then continued working in many units as the Reservation and Conference Services at Swissotel The Bosphorus. He had worked as the Banquet and Conference Manager at The Ritz-Carlton  and as the Banquet Director at Çırağan Palace Kempinski. Since September 2014, Mr. Güçlen Aksu works at D.ream (Doğuş Restaurant Entertainment and Management) as the Sales Director.

22 October 2015

Mr. Okan Karadağ

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2015 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome General Manager of  Radisson Blu Hotel, Pera, Istanbul, Mr. Okan Karadağ as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 22 October 2015
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Mr. Okan Karadağ took his undergraduate education from Bilkent University, Ankara, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management and graduate education from National University, San Diego, California in the field of Electronic Commerce. He had started his career pathway at Turkish Airlines as the Electronic Commerce Specialist in 2003 and then continued as the Sales Manager at Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel (Marriott International) and The Marmara Taksim Hotel. He had worked as the General Manager at Room Mate Hotels (Mia Pera Hotel) and Rixos Pera Istanbul. Since May 2012, Mr. Okan Karadağ, who speaks English, German and Spanish works at Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Pera as the General Manager.

08 October 2015

Mr. Melih Demirel

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2015 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Instructor Chef of İzmir Ekonomi University, Mr. Melih Demirel as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 08 October 2015
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Mr. Melih Demirel took his associate degree from The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York and undergraduate education from Ankara Bilkent University, Department of Industrial Engineering. He had started his career pathway at Westchester Country Club, Westchester, New York as the Line Cook in 2008 and then continued at Michelin stared restaurants, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Westchester, New York and Gramercy Tavern, Manhattan, New York. He opened his own restaurant, Tabla at Istanbul, Tepebasi after he had worked as the Sous Chef and the Chef de Cuisine at various restaurants in Izmir and Istanbul. He worked as the Instructor Chef at USLA, Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul. Since January 2015, Mr. Melih Demirel, who speaks English, French and Spanish, works at İzmir Ekonomi University as the Instructor Chef.

17 September 2015

Mr. Emre Erdoğan

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences – Fall 2015 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Revenue Manager of  Hyatt Regency Istanbul, Mr. Emre Erdoğan as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2015
Time: 14:40-16:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Mr. Emre Erdoğan, who has working for Hotels at Istanbul and Bodrum for 7 years, was born in 1984. He took his undergraduate education from Gazi University, Faculty of Commerce and Tourism Education, Department of Tourism Management Education and graduate education from Istanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences, Graduate Programme of Tourism Management. He had started his career pathway at Novotel Istanbul in the Front Office Department in 2007 and then continued as the Revenue Manager at the same hotel. He had worked as the Revenue Manager at Renaissance Polat Istanbul & Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus (Marriott International) and Mandarin Oriental Bodrum. Since July 2014, Mr. Emre Erdoğan, who speaks English and German, works at Hyatt Regency Istanbul as the Revenue Manager.

6 May 2015

Mr. Selim Ölmez

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences- Spring 2015 – 6. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Marketing Director of  St. Regis Istanbul, Mr. Selim Ölmez as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Time: 13:40-15:30
Place: AB-3 / Faculty of Law Auditorium

 

Mr. Selim Ölmez, who has working for Starwood Hotels & Resorts during 17 years, was born in Ankara, in 1978. He graduated from Ankara Gazi University, Akdeniz University and Cornell University. He had started his career pathway at Sheraton Ankara in Finance Department  and then continued in Sales and Marketing Department. Prior to his appointment at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi, Mr. Ölmez worked at the opening of W Doha Hotel & Residences – Katar and W St. Petersburg – Russia which are within Starwood as a Marketing Director. Currently Mr Ölmez, who speaks English, German and Russian, has been working at St. Regis Istanbul as a Marketing Director since March 2014.

6 May 2015

Ms. Simone Eyer

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences- Spring 2015 – 5. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Recruitment Manager of  Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Ms. Simone Eyer as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Time: 13:40-15:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Ms. Simone Eyer started her career in the hotel industry with the well-established French tour operator : Club Med. Since 2000, Ms. Simone Eyer was HR Manager and Regional HR Director of Recruitment in France – Europe – Middle East and US – Canada for Club Med. Ms.Simone Eyer joined the Mandarin Oriental Group in February 2015 as Recruitment and Recreational Manager. Ms. Simone Eyer is currently Recruitment Manager at Mandarin Oriental Bodrum.

22 April 2015

Ms. Banu Kırmaz

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences- Spring 2015 – 4. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome General Manager of The Istanbul Edition Hotel, Ms. Banu Kırmaz as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Time: 13:40-15:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

A graduate of TED Ankara College and Middle East Technical University Depatment of Economics, Ms. Banu Kırmaz started to work at Coopers&Lybrand Turkey Company. Ms. Kırmaz has entered the hospitality industry after her assignments at various banks. She was appointed as Finance Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company prior to her career at The Istanbul Edition Hotel as Finance and Human Resources Manager. Ms. Kırmaz is currently the General Manager of  The Istanbul Edition Hotel, Istanbul .

01 April 2015

Ms. Funda Eratıcı

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences- Spring 2015 – 3. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Regional Director of Sales, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia & CIS countries, Ms. Funda Eratıcı as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 

Date: Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Time: 13:40-15:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

A graduate of TED Ankara College and Bilkent University School of Tourism & Hotel Management, Ms. Funda Eratıcı started to work in the hospitality industry in 1991. Ms. Eratıcı has joined Hilton Worldwide, at the Hilton Ankara in 1994 where she took various roles the hotel until 2004. Ms. Eratıcı was appointed as Cluster Director of Sales for Conrad Istanbul, Hilton Istanbul and Hilton ParkSa in 2005, prior to her assignment at Hilton Warsaw, Poland as Director of Business Development between 2007-2009.

Ms. Eratıcı was appointed as Director of Sales Turkey, Hilton Worldwide hotels in 2009 until she took her current role in 2012 as Regional Director of Sales, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia & CIS countries. She has completed 20 years of service at the Hilton Worldwide, where she is currently responsible of 13 countries which has 73 operational hotels and 3 Hilton Worldwide Global Sales Offices.

18 March 2015

Mr. Murat Köni

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences- Spring 2015 – 2. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome General Manager of the Wyndham Old City Istanbul, Mr. Murat Köni as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 

Date: Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Time: 13:40-15:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

Mr. Köni received his education at United States and England after graduating from İzmir Özel Türk High School, İzmir, Turkey and Cherry Hill East High School, New Jersey, U.S.A. At 1993, he got bachelor of science degree from Bilkent University, Tourism and Hotel Management.

Mr. Köni started his own career at Cınar Hotel İstanbul as a receptionist. He worked at multiple positions at various hotels in İstanbul, Ankara, Bursa and Aydın. Previously he was the General Manager of Elite World Business, İstanbul. Mr. Köni is recently the General Manager of Wyndham Old City, Istanbul.

11 March 2015

Mr. Fabio Brambilla

Seminar Series of the School of Applied Sciences- Spring 2015 – 1. Seminar

Dear Students of the School of Applied Sciences,
You are kindly informed to welcome Executive Chef of the Grand Hyatt Istanbul, Mr. Fabio Brambilla as the guest speaker of the seminar series.
The medium of instruction will be in English.

 
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Time: 13:40-15:30
Place: AB-1 / Reşat Aytaç Auditorium

 

With over 30 years of experience in the culinary, restaurant and hospitality industry, Mr. Fabio Brambilla continues to bring his talent and passion to the culinary world. He has had a true love of food and cooking his entire life.
Born nearby Milan in October 1965. His culinary training began at an early age when he started baking bread in a small town bakery. He worked in kitchens throughout high school and college, eventually taking seasonal jobs at restaurants in Switzerland. After graduating from the acclaimed Culinary Institute of Amerigo Vespucci in Milan, Fabio took an offer at an Italian restaurant in the United States and remained there for couple of years beyond his graduation at multiple positions, refining his skills along the way.
Mr. Fabio’s professional culinary travels have taken him to New York, Chicago, Dubai, Moscow, Warsaw, Sao Paolo, Chennai, Tokyo, Santiago - Chile, Buenos Aires, Mendoza and beyond. Chef Fabio is recently the Executive Chef at the Grand Hyatt Istanbul. Previously, he was the Executive Chef at the Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. Other prior experiences include; Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus, Executive Chef at the Grand Hyatt Santiago, Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt Milan which was named One of the world's Best New Restaurants 2005 by Esquire Magazine and has worked in many other international hotel chains all around the world. He has done countless cooking demonstrations at prestigious restaurants throughout Italy as well as writing "Party Food" and participating on writing several books such as "Olio in Cucina" and "I Formaggi Italiani".
Chef Fabio brings with him many years of experience as a highly accomplished culinary professional with passion and creativity. He continues to take pride in sourcing out only the freshest ingredients, turning them into gourmet creations and teaching them to others.
Mr. Fabio looks forward to opening a facility in the near future, continuing his dedication to quality and wholesomeness, and to pursuing the passion of teaching method and preparation to anyone with a passion for great food.