ESTADÃO Recognizes the Success of Laureate’s Gastronomy Programs in Brazil

Rosa Moraes wears many hats within the Laureate network.

As Hospitality Director and PR, Communications and Social Impact Director for Laureate Brazil, Moraes has seen the organization grow and expand over the span of two decades.

August 2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of the first superior course of Gastronomy in Brazil; Moraes implemented this groundbreaking program first at Universidade Anhembi Morumbi in Sao Paulo. Today, the gastronomy program has expanded to eight Laureate universities in seven Brazilian states.

In addition to gastronomy, Moraes oversaw the addition of training in hospitality management and tourism. Beyond simply teaching students how to cook or serve food to others, the aim is to provide a comprehensive program that trains gastronomy students so they are capable of running a business, acquiring important management and human resources skills during the process.

Moraes was recently described as the “Godmother of the Gastromotiva social project,” in ESTADÃO, one of the most prestigious newspapers in Brazil. The Gastromotiva program offers four-month courses for low-income youths who graduate the program ready to work as assistants in the service industry.

“Working with education has changed my life,”

Moraes told Estado de São Paulo.

The gastronomy program for Laureate Brazil has been instrumental in helping educate some of the greatest chefs in the country.

To read the full profile of Moraes, visit here.