Competitions

What is EURHODIP Gastronomic International Competition (EGIC)?


It is a gastronomic competition “EURHODIP GASTRONOMY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION”. In this event, the different abilities and skills of the students from EURHODIP schools that participate will be evaluated on the disciplines of: Cuisine, Patisserie, Restaurant services and Sommelier.

Which schools are allowed to participate?


This event is limited to ten schools that must be members of EURHODIP. Once the registration period is over, if there were more than ten schools, there will be a public draw in which the ten participating schools will be chosen and another three schools will stay on hold in case some of the selected schools wouldn’t be able to assist.

1. Responsability

Each participating school will be responsible for the students they present. For the competition, each school must register 3 representatives: 1 student for the cuisine discipline + 1 for patisserie + 1 for restaurant services and sommelier. Within each category there will be another back up student in the event of an unforeseen problem that leads to the main representative not being able to assist. The participating and the back up students must certificate that their academic training is above 2 years within the school and a level of English of B2 or higher.

The inscriptions forces the student’s participation in all of the stages of the competition as a way of promoting the exchange of experiences, knowledge and innovation. For that, it is necessary that the teams are constituted by students from different schools sorted by a draw that will take place at the initial meeting room. It will not be allowed to form teams with more than 1 student from the same school. Each school and participant are assigned with a number sorted by the inscription order.

2. Application process

When EURHODIP make public the opening of the competition, each student, through their school, must send their curriculum along with a motivation letter to the organizing commission EURHODIP (bruxelles@eurhodip.com)

3. Deadline

If there are more than 8 applicant schools, the definitive participants will be sorted by a public draw.

4. Obligations and tasks for the schools and participants

Obligations and tasks for the schools and the participants:

4.1- Each school will be in charge of the student’s transportation to the conference, with the possibility of using local sponsors for each school as travel grants. The sponsors will have the right to use their brand throughout the competition, the dinner party and the award ceremony. The EURHODIP organization will get in contact with each of the sponsors to give them proper instructions about the placement of their brands.

4.3- Each participating school will be responsible of the health coverage of their students.

5. Obligations and tasks for the hosting school

Obligations and tasks for the hosting school:

5.1- The hosting school and its sponsors will be responsible for the lodging and maintenance costs of all the participants.

5.2- The hosting school will provide the 70% of the members of the jury.

5.3- The school’s facilities will be at the event’s disposal. All of the equipment, tools or utensils needed for the development of the competition.

5.4- The host school is allowed to receive the financial support of sponsors that might be interested in helping in the development of the activities of the competition.

6. Eurhodip obligations

EURHODIP obligations:

6.1- EURHODIP organization will provide the 30% of the members of the jury

6.2- Evaluate the curriculum and the motivation letter of each student that participates.

6.3- There will be 3 coordinators. One of them will be a link between the schools and the organization and the other two will be designated by the hosting school and EURHODIP respectively.

Example of development of the competition


Day 1. Stage 1

– Arrival of the participants of EGIC
– Master Class
– Tasting Session
– List of Ingredients
– Creation of the groups

Day 2. Stage 2

– Market to see local products
– Teambuilding lunch
– Presentation and description of the Menu project

Day 3. Stage 3

– Cooking time
– Cocktail competition
– Service competition
– Interview with the jury

Day 4. Gala Dinner

– Jury’s decision and award ceremony.

Eurhodip Startup Challenge (ESC)

The ESC is a call for students from all the International Association Eurhodip schools with the aim to create scalable, repeatable and profitable business models.

General Information

The challenge takes place during the EURHODIP conference, with coaching of delegate’s groups by EURHODIP members. The groups of delegates are drawn and the number of candidates per group depends on the number of registered delegates (max 5 people). The jury is composed of EURHODIP Board Member under the chairmanship of the partner / sponsor, who has defined the specifications of the work to be done. The best team will be awarded according to the evaluation’s criteria given during the launch of the conference.

Thematic

It will be communicated at the launch of the under the chairmanship of the partner / sponsor. The objective is to define the outline of an innovative project, or product, in teams, and to present your original ideal during the conference.

The Delegation

The delegation depends on the organizer. For the edition 2019 of the EURHODIP START-UP CHALLENGE we are pleased to invite 2 student delegates per school. One faculty/staff member is very welcome join the start-up and the conference as well if interested. Every school is therefore entitled to a 3-person delegation.

The Procedure

Once your delegates are selected using the selection process we ask you to send their names and the participating faculty member’s names/e-mail addresses to the organizer. Our team will contact them soon to start the registration process.

The Promotion

In order to advertise the ESC to your students you will be sent a poster in HD in pdf Format, which can be edited and printed for marketing purpose. You will also receive our logo which you may use in presentations and communication channels. All delegates will receive at least a certificate as EURHODIP START-UP CHALLENGE’s School Representative for his participation. You may use this unique opportunity to encourage students to apply.

The Delegate Profile

The ESC is open to students from level 4 until level 7. Candidates must have completed at least 3 months of internship in the hotel and/or tourism sector in operational and/or administrative contexts. It is essential that both delegates can speak and write in English.

Behaviour, professionalism, leadership skills, teamwork, creativity and motivation should also be key factors in the selection process.

It is important to check the eligibility of students to obtain a visa to enter the ESC host country.

The candidate should preferably aim to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. Significant experience in the sector through internships is fundamental.

As the main challenge of the competition will be communicated by our partner / sponsor at the opening of the EURHODIP conference, thus launching the opening of the ESC, the key factors of success are confidence, charisma and the conviction of the students during the presentation.

Eurhodip Videocreation Competition

With the aim of promoting the cultural exchange, underlining the most important moments of each school and getting to know the inner works of each one of the participating centres, this competition aims to encourage, in a participative way, the student’s motivation, highlighting the school’s values and main attributes. In a visual format, they will be able to show the school and extracurricular activities, the day to day events or even particular stories from the course.

Having this concept in mind, The objective of these videos will be to exchange and share the things that define us as schools, as well as to bringing together all of the members of the association.

Concept

This is a call to all Eurhodip schools to present their own videos about activities carried out in their centres. These videos should convey the values of Eurhodip and the participating school itself.

Requirements

Video creations must meet the following specifications:

Content: They must reflect the development of an educational activity that has been developed within the centre assigned to Eurhodip. School logo + Eurhodip logo

Duration: Maximum of 5 minutes.

Type of file: MP4 files

Format: Panoramic 16: 9

Quality: Minimum 540p. Recommended 1024p

Announcement: The video creations should be sent to Eurhodip before competition deadline in order to be published on the platform defined by the Association.

Evaluation criteria

Differentiating criteria

  1. Use the appropriate format.
  2. Creativity (introduces the content on an innovative way)
  3. Sound record (Voice, sound level, sounds, etc.)
  4. Use of appropriate language.
  5. Suitability of title.
  6. Adequacy to the theme.
  7. Relevance of the subjects covered.
  8. Organization of the ideas.
  9. Message clarity.
  10. Use of images related to the theme.

Elimination Criteria

  1. Work that exceeds the duration stipulated in the competition regulations will be eliminated.
  2. Work that constitutes plagiarism or misuse of work or ideas of third parties will also be eliminated.

Results will be announced at the gala dinner.

Prize

  1. Winner School award: Special Certificate to be displayed in the school + 200€ Amazon Gift Card
  2. Publication on EURHODIP website, section Video and Social Media, of the five finalist videos with a special identification of the winner.
  3. Certificates to the 5 finalists.

Best EURHODIP Hotel Competition

In EURHODIP, we believe that the relationship between schools and industry is fundamental.
We teach our students the skills they need to work in the tourism industry, and we are provided with internships and jobs placement for our students.

Competition rules
  1. Only hotels offering internships for EURHODIP members students can be part of the competition.
  2. The hotel candidates have to be signed up by their corresponding EURHODIP member.
  3. Up to three candidates per member.
  4. “EURHODIP HOTEL COMPETITION – APPLICATION FORM” has to be sent by email at bruxelles@eurhodip.com on due time.
Voting process

The following criteria will be take into consideration:

  • Relation between the hotel and the school
  • Number of Internships provided
  • Quality of Training during internship
  • Satisfaction of the students
  • Satisfaction of the school

 

The jury will be chaired by the president of EURHODIP or a member from the Board of Directors and will be composed of 4 hotel teachers / internships coordinator from the schools that present candidates.

The students who did internships in the hotel candidates will be part of the vote filling in an online questionnaire through Google form.

The students and the 4 teachers / internships coordinator members of the jury will be sent a personal link to vote once the application deadline is closed.

Price

The price might change depending on the year.

Eurhodip Nominee for Achievement in Tourism and Hospitality

Every year, with the Eurhodip Award, Eurhodip congratulates personalities from the world of hospitality and tourism for their contribution and their commitment

Among the Awards given by EURHODIP through the last decades, we could highlight the award given in 2017 to Mr. Andreas SCHLEICHER.

Mr. Andreas SCHLEICHER is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He has been awarded for his contribution to the education with the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

The Programme for International Student Assessment is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.

EURHODIP AWARDS
Dates Winners
2010 – ZARAGOZA

Mr. Rafael ANSON President of the Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy

Mr Ahmet AKTAS, Ph.DF ormer Director of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management of Akdeniz University of Antalya in Turkey

2011 – PARIS

Mr. Alain SEBBAN for his long-standing commitment in EURHODIP

Mr. Marjan HRIBAR for his action in favour of tourism in Slovenia and in the UE and in the UNWTO

2012 – MARTIGNY Mr. Andrew Green for his contribution to the industry for promoting the art of gastronomy and culinary skills for young people entering the hospitality and catering industry
2013 – MARIBOR

Mr Mitja Maruško, the Head of the Directorate for Investments at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Slovenia

Mr Jaume Tapiès, the International President of the brand Relais & Châteaux

Mr. Viktor Puguiev, the Head of the Holding “Central Council on Tourism and Excursions” (CCTE)

2014 – VILNIUS Mr. Valdas TRINKUNAS – INDUSTRY
2015 – TEL AVIV

Mr. Alfred AKIROV – Founder and Chairman of ALROV

Mrs. Mina GANEM – Director of Professional Training in the ministry of Tourism ISRAEL

Mr. Henri MAGNE – International Development Consultant

2016 – YEREVAN

Mrs. Amelia TOMASEVIC (CROATIA) – INDUSTRY

Mr. Levon MKRTCHYAN – Minister of Education and Science in Armenia

Mr. Taron MARGARYAN – Major of Yerevan

2017 – SEVILLE

MIGUEL VILLEGAS for his labour in the development of the Tourism Industry in Andalucía

ANDREAS SCHLEICHER – Director OECD

CEES VAN DER KLIP – HONORARY PRESIDENT

2018 – POREC CAMP POLIDOR AND FAMILY UKUCIC

Prize for Innovation in Tourism and Hospotality Eurhodip

With it we want to promote those initiatives that transcend borders and reveal new products and new ways of doing. In this way, we will encourage companies to undertake the creation of new formats for the promotion of tourism and hospitality in a time when the sun, the sea and the mountains, the historical monuments are no longer valid, the new technological era needs to provide new formats to present them.

That is why we institute this FIRST PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY EURHODIP in the tourism and hospitality industry. Each member, through their school or university, may present an application until deadline for competition that will be evaluated by a jury composed of the Executive Board or members of the Board of Directors under the presidency of EURHODIP President. The prize, a EURHODIP Cock, will be presented at the Gala diner of the congress.