Mr Martin Caldwell is the Restaurant Training Officer of the award winning Academy Restaurant within the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department.
Martin studied International Hotel Service Management at Baduberkingen Hotel School Germany in 1986. In 2001 he completed a BA Hons Hospitality Management at Ulster University, an MSc in Education at Ulster in 2003. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Fellow of the University’s Centre for Higher Education and Research Practice.
He joined the University in 1994 from working in International hotels and restaurants in Germany, Exclusive Hotels and Venue group south of England. Martin’s main research areas are food and beverage service skills, online learning, digital media and wines and spirits education. He is a current WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) assessor for the department and has presented at a number of hospitality related conferences on aspects within the realm of food and beverage practical skills training within higher education.
He has also been involved in a number of digital learning projects that support students learning at Ulster, Martin is responsible for the co-ordination, teaching and assessment of food and beverage (F&B) service practical operations and supervisory management development of undergraduates studying BSc Hons International Hospitality Management and BSc Hons Culinary Arts Management at levels four, five and six.
Martin has participated in many local, national and international food and beverage service skills events / competitions and been involved in their organisation and adjudication.
His current role incorporates consultancy activities and he has delivered numerous customer focused training courses to the hospitality industry. In 2013, he was nominated for a Janus Award for Professionalism in the category of Educator of the Year. In 2014 as part of The Academy team, he received the Ulster University’s Distinguished Service Award.