Zurich, 13 July 2021 – Blue Horizon, a pure-play impact investor in the future of food, and Swiss Education Group (SEG), the largest hospitality, business, and culinary education group in Switzerland, partner up in order to integrate the latest food technology trends into the master programs offered through Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (CAAS) a member of SEG.
This partnership aims to integrate Blue Horizon’s expertise into food trends, entrepreneurship, and alternative protein components offered within CAAS programs, including the Master of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Arts in Vegetarian Culinary Arts, Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management. Blue Horizon will also open the door to exciting internships for SEG students within their portfolio of start-ups. This will be an opportunity for these start-up and fast- growing companies to exchange knowledge and ideas with future culinary leaders.
One of the most significant shifts in the modern food industry, is the vegan movement. Alternative proteins have morphed from a rare product to a mainstream phenomenon. Blue Horizon invests in companies leading these transformations: plant-based alternatives to meat grown from animal cells. The future leaders in the culinary industry will need to know about the latest developments and innovations in this space.
Yong Shen, CEO of Swiss Education Group, states: “We are very excited to partner with Blue Horizon, a leading investor in the alternative proteins space. They can offer privileged access to the most innovative companies in the market and allow our students unique insights into the latest developments and trends in this space.”
Björn Witte, Managing Partner and CEO of Blue Horizon, said: “We predict that by 2035, every tenth portion of meat, eggs, and dairy eaten around the globe is very likely to be alternative, i.e. not animal- based. That is a lot. Aside from the health benefits for us as consumers, this protein transformation can also make an enormous contribution to combat climate change. We, therefore, believe our partnership with SEG is highly valuable as it will expose the future leaders of the hospitality industry to megatrends that are just about to take off.”