Why Culinary Arts in Israel?
Israeli Chefs now World Reknown
Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine continues to celebrate unparalleled success across the globe. With an influx of transatlantic restaurants, Israeli cuisine-inspired eateries are a widespread trend on the rise.
From award-winning restaurants - Chef Alon Shay’s Shaya, winner of the James Beard Award for America’s best new restaurant of 2015; to international hotspots Timna in New York, Zahav in Philadelphia and The Palomar in London; and renowned chefs Yotam Ottolenghi, Ron Ben-Israel and Michael Solomonov, Israel has and continues to produce some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs to date.
More so, labeled as the ‘World’s Vegetarian Food Capital’ by Conde Nast Traveler, Israel has the largest vegan community worldwide. Not surprisingly, the number of sushi restaurants are the highest in the world per population ratio – no country parallels Israel’s advancement and success within the culinary and hospitality industries.
For those aspiring in the field, studying in Israel offers you the chance to experience a fine display of culinary offerings, a wide range of cuisine influences, and vibrant palates -- All while witnessing chefs’ innovative takes on traditional tastes and dishes from around the world.
A 5-6 -MONTH ALL-INCLUSIVE PROGRAM FOR $1,500
Shlomo “Momo” Lifshitz, head of Lirom Global Education and Study in Israel has found a way to combine passion for good food and fine hotel hospitality with academic excellence: “Eilat is called the Cancun of the Middle East. It’s one of Israel’s best tourist hotspots. Here the hotels are eager for international interns. Combine that need with the academic experience and state-of-the-art facilities at Ben-Gurion University’s International School ofHotel Management and Tourism, and we can offer a 5-month all-inclusive program for $1,500 for Jews and Non-Jews alike!”
Set in the county’s most southern point – Eilat – students studying the subjects of culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism have a unique opportunity for industry enrichment in the form of four days of internships each week, while enjoying one of Israel’s most popular resorts. Participants in the Study in Israel Academic Internship through Ben-Gurion University-Eilat choose from two tracks: 8-12 credits worth of academic hospitality and tourism classes or a certification in Israeli, Middle-Eastern, & Mediterranean cuisine. Both tracks include a five-month internship placement within Eilat’s four and five-stars hotel, during summer and fall semesters.
Eilat’s Culinary & Hospitality Industry
Given Eilat’s scope of fine dining restaurants and luxury hospitality, the city provides an ideal setting for the program. The academic portion of the internship takes place at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – one of Israel’s premium research universities and an institution ranked among one of the top 250 in the world.
The International School of Hotel Management and Tourism is fully equipped with state of the art kosher-certified teaching kitchens and is verified as an official school for culinary arts and professional training.
The highly affordable price tag of $1,700 for the tuition and registration also includes a monthly stipend, 3 daily meals, medical insurance, accommodation, Israel & Middle Eastern studies and tours, field trips, and the option for English or Hebrew lessons. The internship and academic studies provide you with many essential skills for advancement in your future career.