Author(s): Ömer Akgün TEK?N Gamze Ç?DEM

The cuisine is an important attractiveness and satisfaction factor for destinations and tourism managements. It is thought that the cuisine has an important role especially for the guest satisfaction of hospitality managements and food & beverage managements. Countries which are aware of this situation attach an importance to cuisine education. It can be seen that, the cuisine education on the level of higher education in Turkey is given generally on departments that are about tourism and given specifically on departments like Culinary, Gastronomy and Gastronomy & Culinary Arts. Students who are educating in these departments, are growing into as qualified candidates for the positions about cuisine department especially tourism industry. It is thought that to observe the attitudes of undergraduate tourism students who are educating toward culinary area is an important matter for educational institutions and establishments. In this study a scale development study was performed to measure the undergraduate tourism students attitudes toward cuisine department. At the end of the analyzes it is determined that the scale with 5 factors and 28 items is reliable and valid and the scale measures students' attitudes toward cuisine department at a certain level.


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