At CiCO, the new canteen of the Cingel College in Breda, you won’t find freezer fries and satay sauce from a bag being served by a working student. Because, as we are happy to report, the food service profession is finally being treated as a mature industry in the Netherlands too. Companies (and customers!) are choosing for quality now. And staff with professional serving skills is duly appreciated.
Quality begins with staff. That’s why a good chef always makes sure that his crew sits down for a pleasant and satisfying meal before the first guests arrive. We should do the same at our college for tourism, hotel & catering, theBreda ROC must have thought. So they asked us to transform the canteen into a worthy CiCO Canteen. Not with a huge renovation but by reusing the existing furniture and means as much as possible. This transformation shows how limited resources can still result in a place that in look & feel easily matches what one would expect to encounter in a modern urban environment.
ROC West Brabant
Cingel College in Breda (in the southwest of The Netherlands) is a school for secondary vocational education specializing in tourism and the hotel and catering industry. Around 700 students aged 16-20 years learn about their future careers through hands-on experience in and outside of the school. There are also exchange programmes with schools and organizations outside of The Netherlands. Graduates can either work or study further in higher professional education (HBO). Cingel College is part of ROC West-Brabant, the largest vocational institution (practical education vmbo and mbo) in the south of the Netherlands, firmly joined with the regional workfield.