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Costa Cruises and CAST Alimenti select highly qualified pastry chefs

Costa Cruises and CAST Alimenti are organising three recruiting days to select highly qualified pastry chefs who will work on board the Italian company’s cruise ships.

Genoa, March 1, 2016 – Costa Cruises and CAST Alimenti (Food, Art, Science and Technology Centre), one of the most prestigious Italian culinary schools, will select for the first time highly qualified pastry chefs who will work on board the Italian company’s cruise ships.

Three recruiting days are scheduled on March 11, April 22 and June 18  at the CAST Alimenti cooking school in Brescia (Italy). To participate in the selection process candidates must have attended a CAST Alimenti pastry course and have at least one year of experience in the pastry sector or, as an alternative, three years of experience in the pastry sector, in addition to B1 level spoken English skills.

Recruiting days will include a presentation of Costa Cruises and CAST Alimenti, a job interview and a cooking test to show their professional skills. At every recruiting day a maximum of 15 candidates will be selected and offered an initial job opportunity on board Costa ships.

To participate, candidates must register and submit their CV in the “Recruiting Day CAST Alimenti” section of the following Internet address: http://www.career.costacrociere.it/en/work-with-us/onboard/hotel/ (for the March 11 selection, the last day to register is March 7).

The collaborative efforts between Costa Cruises and CAST Alimenti is the end result of a focus on Italian excellence: on board its ships, which all fly the Italian flag, Costa offers Italy’s finest in terms of style, hospitality, fun and gastronomy. CAST Alimenti  is a training and specialization school founded in Brescia (Italy) in 1996. It’s the only school in Italy to offer specific courses for all culinary professions in specially equipped classroom and laboratories, dealing with young students and established professionals as well. No other school around the globe holds the most world titles in gastronomic disciplines – as of today a total of seventeen. It is also considered an important point of reference and the ideal site for research and development of Made in Italy, thanks to the presence of great maestros and young professionals. The founders of CAST Alimenti include maestro Iginio Massari, Honorary President, and multiyear world champion coach in the pastry and chocolate sector.