Thanks to COVCHEG, the EU financed project, a new Honey Presidium in Azerbaijan: conversation with Badraddin Hasratov, a beekeeper

Azerbaijan has a favorable climate and natural environment that allows for beekeeping to spread widely. The mild climatic conditions in the mountainous and middle mountainous areas of its North-Western allowed the development of this type of agriculture since ancient times. In effect, the tradition of wild “tekne” beekeeping goes far to the ancient when people in the North-West regions of […]

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Every time you shop, make a sustainable choice

A new digital campaign for the promotion of Sustainable Consumption has launched within the framework of the EU-funded COVCHEG project implemented in partnership with Azerbaijan Tourism Board. Every time we shop, remember that our individual choices can have a positive influence on the global food production system. In effect, the global food production system is based on intensive agriculture, which […]

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Vusal Talibzada

Having educational background in Culinary Chef and Pastry: Chef (Culinary Art College), Docent graduation: Food safety course (Safe Serve), Expert Graduation: Chef de Cuisine Training (Dalloyau International Lab), Kitchen Manager: Hard Rock style kitchen manager (Hard Rock International School) and Docent: Trainer Coacher (Harvard International Manage Mentor), Vusal Talibzada has around 25 years of professional experience in culinary. Vusal Talibzada […]

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Valid Talibzada

Valid Talibzada, who has 20 years of professional experience in culinary, received his bachelor’s degree (engineer-technologist) at the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry (former Azerbaijan State Oil Academy). He continued his education at Culinary College No. 10. Valid Talibzada has worked as a chef and head chef in a number of places such as Old city, Grand Hotel […]

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Abulfaz Habibov

With 10 years’ professional experience in culinary, Abulfaz Habibov has started his career at Hilton Baku Hotel. His culinary repertoire flourished at Pik Palace & Park Chalet hotel, followed by Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard as Chef de Partie, where he developed and refined his culinary techniques. Having comprehensive knowledge of culinary Arts and quality food operations, Abulfaz participated at the […]

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Food and Taste Education: a Slow Food Approach

Thanks to the European Union financed project COVCHEG: Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains area in Azerbaijan, started in 2019, and as part of the global Terra Madre event, Slow Food organised different training courses with a presentation of new training materials, now available online. Education is one of the three pillars of the Slow Food Movement’s […]

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Orkhan Mukhtarov

Orkhan Mukhtarov began his professional career at the hotel New Intourist, at the age of 15. Six years later, he became an executive chef in AZZA restaurant chain. In 2013, he became a sous-chef at the Fairmont hotel, and in 2017 he has already been appointed as a chef of the Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard and was the first Azerbaijani, […]

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