Leonard Cseh

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

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About

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.

Teaching responsibilities

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.

Professional interests

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.

Research interests

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

Membership of professional bodies

  • 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.

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, University of Derby

Postgraduate qualifications

  • MA Culinary Arts and Heritage Tourism, University of Derby Buxton

Recent publications

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"

Additional interests and activities

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.

Experience in industry

I have previously worked in private country clubs, Michelin starred properties and country house hotels in management positions in the UK, Italy and USA.

International experience

  • Arcola Country Club, Paramus, New Jersey, USA
  • White Manor Country Club, Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA

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