Position: Senior Lecturer/Link Tutor (Culinary/Hospitality, Mediterranean College, Greece)
College: College of Business
Department: Hotel, Resort and Spa Management
Subject area: Hospitality and Culinary Arts
I am a lecturer on our culinary & hospitality programmes. I am also a link tutor for our colleagues at Mediterranean College in Greece. I also work with employers predominantly in the USA regarding placements and graduate internships.
My teaching responsibilities include experiential learning on our Hospitality pathways for developing professional standards and employability within our student body. I work with internal and external partners in order to provide our students with real world learning opportunities in order to develop their academic and professional skills.
I teach on modules from levels 4 - 6 including Professional Kitchen 1 to Anthropology of Food
I also supervise Independent Studies.
I am an external examiner for 2 other higher education institutions. As an external examiner I review sample scripts sent by the HEI. This is to ensure that staff maintain nationally (and internationally) comparable standards in undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degree programmes.
I am a keen advocate of professional industry exposure. I am always talking to industry regarding professional developments, placements and graduate opportunities.
I have a keen interest in the anthropology of food with particular emphasis on the psychology and causal patterns of consumption habits and rituals. I have submitted papers to research conferences. I have also had papers accepted into peer reviewed academic journals
- I am a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality
- I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- I am member of the Craft Guild of Chefs
- I sit on the industry engagement forum.
- BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, University of Derby
- MA Culinary Arts and Heritage Tourism, University of Derby Buxton
Alonso, A.; Sakellarios, N. & Cseh, L. (2015) The Theory of Planned Behavior in the Context of a Food and Drink Event: A Case Study, Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 16:3, 200-227, DOI: 10.1080/15470148.2015.1035822
Alonso, A., Cseh. L, Sakellarios, N., Jones, C, & Cooper, S. (2016) "‘Value for money’ and the restaurant experience: A case study of supply and demand stakeholders"
I am a keen Derby County fan and enjoy attending games when possible. I have recently taken up boxing (purely for pleasure) which is an enjoyable and energetic past time. I also enjoy rugby although my playing days are sadly behind me.
I have previously worked in private country clubs, Michelin starred properties and country house hotels in management positions in the UK, Italy and USA.
- Arcola Country Club, Paramus, New Jersey, USA
- White Manor Country Club, Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA