We believe in the unifying power of tables! We are responsible for establishing an ecosystem that offers international service, quality, and experience and where gender balance is observed. We see ourselves as an important component of gastronomy in Turkey and the world, rather than a company that produces and sells liquor. We believe that being in solidarity with the gastronomic ecosystem will contribute to the development of both our company and the ecosystem.
One of our biggest investments in this field is the tens of thousands of waiters and sommeliers we have trained so far within the scope of the International Wine & Spirits Academy (IWSA), our MEB-approved institution, which we established to train tourism and gastronomy professionals and to raise the service standard of sector employees. passed.
As a training and application center where all kinds of information about fermented and distilled beverages can be found, the center, which aims to close a big gap for the Turkish gastronomy sector, supports a holistic food and beverage education.
The International Wine and Spirits Academy (IWSA), founded by Mey|Diageo and starting its activities to meet the need for qualified personnel in the tourism and gastronomy sectors, is a career that will contribute to the development of those who are looking for a career and specialization in the food and beverage sector. As a training center where all kinds of information about fermented and distilled beverages can be found, the center, which aims to close a big gap for the Turkish gastronomy sector, supports a holistic food and beverage education. With the program prepared by IWSA, sector employees can benefit from the Fermented and Distilled Beverage Service Personnel Training Course Program approved by the Ministry of National Education.
Mey|Diageo, the program representative of London-based WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) in Turkey, also continues its international programs with IWSA. In the program created by an expert training staff, in addition to the MEB practices, internationally recognized WSET 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Level Wine; Distilled Beverages 1st and 2nd Level; Anise Academy 1st Level; Anatolian Grapes seminars; and Worldclass and Diageo Bar Academy professional seminars are also offered to industry employees. IWSA operates two classrooms for 30 people, one bar practice classroom, a library, practice bar areas, a meeting room, and a restaurant practice area in Şişli-River Plaza, Istanbul's most accessible city center.