Maria Charitou holds a Master of Science in Management with Enterprise & Business Growth (with merit) from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management (with distinction) from Johnson & Wales University in the United States of America. She also earned a Diploma in Culinary Arts from the Higher Hotel Institute Cyprus. In addition, she has participated in several Culinary competitions and was one of ten members in Cyprus’ National Junior Culinary team during 2014 – 2015. Maria has worked in four- and five-star hotels in Cyprus and the United States of America. Ms Charitou joined the faculty of Intercollege as a Culinary Arts Instructor in September 2022.