Culinary Arts Programme

Mr Nicholas Orphanides – Programme Coordinator
Mr Nicholas Orphanides is a lecturer at the College, holding the position of the Coordinator of “Diploma in Culinary Arts” and “BA Culinary Arts Management”. He holds extensive experience in coordinating and teaching in higher education programs and possesses comprehensive expertise in presentations, lectures and teaching both in academia and the hospitality industry. He is a certified instructor with the “Human Resource Development Cyprus” (HRDA), and has served as a Secretary (BoD member) of the Cyprus Chefs Association for seven consecutive years. He studied “Hotel Management” in the “Institut Hôtelier Cesar Ritz” in Switzerland, and then he was granted the “BA in Hotel Business Management” from De Montfort University in England. He holds a MBA with specialization in Management from the University of Nicosia.

Mr Angelos Iacovides
Mr Angelos Iacovides it’s the managing director of Scenario Group. He studied Media and Communication at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom. He is a lecturer at INTERCOLLEGE teaching Marketing and Public Relations. He is also Head of Marketing and Communication for INTERCOLLEGE and the University of Nicosia – Cyprus Maritime Academy.

Mr Christos Ioannou
Mr Christos Ioannou holds a BA (Hons) in International Accounting from the University of Northampton and a Master in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Leicester. Furthermore, he holds the professional qualifications of Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Manager and Certified Financial Consultant. He is a lecturer in Accountancy at the University of Nicosia and Intercollege Nicosia and furthermore he is a Doctorate (DBA) candidate at the same University.

Ms Fani Papamichael
Fani Papamichael holds a degree in “Sociology with a minor in Political Science” from the University of Cyprus and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Cyprus Institute of Management. She is a Certified Trainer from the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus. She has been working at Intercollege and in particular in the Training and Development department since 2011. Her main tasks are organizing, monitoring and evaluating training programs within the organization’s training and development. She deals with the identification of training needs and coordinates with external consultants, trainers and collaborators for the participation of Intercollege and University of Nicosia in European and local competitions and training programs. She collaborates with local authorities in order to make offers and training programs based on current market needs. Among other things, she is responsible for the subsidized programs and proposals of the Human Resource Development Authority. In addition, she is the Erasmus mobility coordinator of Nicosia’s campus for the placement of college students for their internship abroad as part of the European Erasmus program, as well as the staff training abroad via Erasmus funding. Additionally, she teaches subjects of Human Resources Management, Communication and Behavior at Culinary Arts and Aesthetics departments of Intercollege Nicosia, at the Cyprus Maritime Academy and at the Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management Department of the Business School at the University of Nicosia. She is a member of the council at the Cyprus Sociological Association and a member of the Film Classification Board of the Press and Information Office. Her research interests focus on Social Sciences, Communication and Branding.

Ms Fotini Lappa
Ms Fotini Lappa is a Dietician / Nutritionist specializing in Sports Nutrition. She has a degree in Nutrition from the University of Surrey (2001) and she also holds a postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition with a specialization in Sports Nutrition from the University of Glasgow (2002). From 2003 until 2005, she worked as a clinical dietician at the IGEIA Hospital in Athens. From 2010, she teaches the subjects of Nutrition at Intercollege and the University of Nicosia. She also maintains her own Dietician’s office in Nicosia with her professional focus being advising athletes and patients with obesity problems, type II diabetes and cardio-vascular problems.

Mr George Georgiou
George Georgiou graduated from the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus (HHIC) with Diploma in Culinary Arts. He continued his studies in UK where he gained the “BA with Honors in Culinary Arts combined with Event Management”. And finally he gained his “Master degree of education in Culinary Arts’’ from “Middlesex University” in UK. In 2013 he was employed by the INTERCOLLEGE Nicosia as a Lecturer on Culinary Arts program.

Ms Maria Charalambous-Christodoulou
Ms Maria Charalambous-Christodoulou is a graduate of the University of Athens with a degree in Mathematics and a postgraduate degree in Applied Mathematics. She has a 12-year experience as a teacher in higher (tertiary) education. She has worked as a teaching assistant and a scientific associate in Universities in Cyprus and Greece. Since 2014 she has been teaching all courses related to mathematics in vocational training areas at Intercollege Nicosia.

Ms Maria Theodorou
Ms Maria Theodorou holds a degree in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Wales in Cardiff. She has a 17-year experience as an English teacher in secondary education and a 15-year experience in higher (tertiary) education. Since 2001, she has been working at Intercollege in Nicosia while for the last seven years she’s been intrigued in the vocational programs of the College.

Mr Nikolas Konstantinou
Mr Nikolas Konstantinou graduated from the A’ Technical School in Nicosia, from the Hotel Department as a Chef. He then studied at Intercollege, where he graduated with a Distinction in Culinary Arts Diploma. He continued his studies at the University of Nicosia, in the section of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In 2016 he graduated with a Distinction and received his degree in Culinary Arts Management of Intercollege. During the last 15 years he had been working at hotel units in various provinces of Cyprus and he is currently studying for a Master in Education.

Mr Panayiotis Theodosiou
Mr Panayiotis Theodosiou graduated from IXET Cyprus (current HHIC). Since 1986 he engaged in teaching Culinary Arts and occasionally collaborated with HHIC (Higher Hotel Institute Cyprus).. He upgraded his qualifications, obtained the Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts, and the Master in “Culinary Arts in Higher Education”. Since 2010 he works in Nicosia as a lecturer in INTERCOLLEGE teaching Cooking, Pastry and Bakery.

Mr Yiannis Kouis
Mr Yiannis Kouis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel-Restaurant and Tourism Administration from the University of New Orleans, U.S.A. and a Master’s Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in New York, U.S.A. He worked in the industry both in America and in Cyprus, holding managerial positions in hotel and restaurant businesses. From 1993 to 2006 he was the Head of the Department of the Hospitality and Tourism Program at Intercollege and from 2006 to 2009 he taught in public Technical (Hotel) Schools. From 2009 to 2013 he held the position of the Director of Administration of the Cyprus Tourism Organization, where he also served on the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2008. As from 2014, he is back at Intercollege as a lecturer in the Culinary Arts Management Program.

Ms Chrysanthi Papaioannou
Ms Chrysanthi Papaioannou holds a Bachelor degree of Arts in English Language and Literature from the American College of Greece and a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from the University of Exeter in England. She has 14 years of experience as an English teacher, 5 in private education and 9 years of experience in higher education. She has been working at Intercollege Nicosia since 2006.

Ms Helene Francois Iosifides

Mr George Kyprianou

Mr Panayiotis Kyprianou

Mr Alecos Constantinides