'Culinary Arts and Hospitality' Association is a culinary and hospitality sector cluster for Northeaster Bulgaria. Its main objective is to contribute to the development of comprehensive high value-added tourist products in its region of operation and to build a lasting and strong relationship between education and business in support of regional economic development and social cohesion. In view of contributing to the development of the right skills and to the creation of new jobs in the hospitality and culinary sector, the Cluster promotes innovations by facilitating the knowledge-transfer links between training institutions and business entities operating in the sector or in other related sectors.
CAHA supports the economic development of the region through organization of staff trainings, transfer of expertise and know-how, promotion of innovations and product diversification in the fields of tourism and culinary arts, encouragement of the use of advanced technologies, social media and IT resources, promotion of rigorous quality standard, etc.
In the recent years, the experts contributing to CAHA’s work broadened further their expertise in the field of tourism and culinary arts through participation in thematic workshops, national and international competitions and exhibitions, through providing consultations and know-how to the cluster members, exchange of good practices with similar structures in Europe, and through working in or in close cooperation with training institutions.
Following its mission, CAHA has also been involved individually or as part of international consortium in a number of projects funded under different programs such as Erasmus +, INTERREG Balkan-Mediterranean, etc.