The Bachelor's Degree in Gastronomy is the result of an in-depth social, cultural and business study on the current situation of culinary practice and how it has developed in both gastronomic and commercial terms. The main conclusions drawn from the study were as follows:
--There is an increasing trend towards the requirement for professional qualifications in the gastronomy sector. This professional approach means that training is now required in a series of related technical areas.
--Nowadays gastronomy needs to be seen from a perspective that goes beyond the practice of food preparation. This means that there is now a need for suitable learning environments that can successfully combine gastronomy and business, cooking and return on investment.
--The development of gastronomy has resulted in the involvement of a series of scientific and technical issues that only a few years ago had nothing to do with cooking as a profession.