“Hospital  Gastronomy” awarded from the Ministry of Education in Portugal and the Foundation Ilídio Pinho.

“Hospital  Gastronomy” awarded from the Ministry of Education in Portugal and the Foundation Ilídio Pinho

Hospitality Vocational School of Fátima, a VET school in Portugal and member of EfVET, received a prize award for the project “Hospital – Gastronomy”, which was included among the 50 best projects by the Ministry of Education.

The 16th edition of the “Science at School – Development of Portugal” prize award ceremony took place on the 12th of February 2020, in Aveiro, and Fátima’s Hospitality Vocational School was awarded by the Minister of Education, Mr. Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, and by Mr. Ilídio Pinho, the President of the Foundation bearing his name.

“Hospital – Gastronomy” is a project that makes the whole educational community proud, especially for the recognition of the entire year of work and innovations that involved the technical area of Cook and Pastry, together with the company Trivalor.

Hospitality Vocational School of Fátima received an Honorable Mention that above all rewards the work developed in the community in a collaborative way, with companies and institutions that are of significant importance in the medical sector and in the society.

The partnership of this project allowed students and trainers in the technical fields to be innovative, by designing and applying medically and nutritionally validated menus for patients, with special needs in terms of food and nutrients.

The final result of the entire project was intended to be different from the traditional “hospital food” and also aims at improving the lives of patients in hospitals.