D eclared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, “the Mediterranean diet is characterized by a nutritional model that has remained constant over time and space, consisting mainly of olive oil, cereals, fresh or dried fruit and vegetables, a moderate amount of fish, dairy and meat, and many condiments and spices, all accompanied by wine or infusions, always respecting beliefs of each community. However, the Mediterranean encompasses more than just food. It promotes social interaction, since communal meals are the cornerstone of social customs and festive events”.
Mediterranean lifestyle is not only about healthy dietary habits, but also about culture and tradition. In the Mediterranean way of life, every meal implies an opportunity to relax and share a meal with friends and family, promoting the social bonds. Contrary to fast food, prolonged duration of meals relieves the daily stress and stimulates sociability.
The mission of Centro Superior de Hostelería del Mediterráneo is to transmit and share these healthy eating habits and lifestyle, and therefore improve people’s quality of life.