Lejona School of Hospitality

The School of Hospitality of Lejona. It is a public professional training center that deals with the professional families of Hospitality and Tourism and Food Industries and that provides quality education whose objective is to train professionals capable of carrying out with satisfaction the specific work of each specialty.


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  • 1 Opening
  • 2 Training offer
  • 3 Other services
  • 4 Directors of the center
  • 5 Sources


The center opened in 1981 due to the high demand for chefs. Its first location was a residence next to the Plencia estuary, where 22 students studied cooking. Subsequently, the school settled in Lejona Vizcaya in 1983 and opened its current headquarters in 2003. The center is located on the campus of the University of the Basque Country. In it more than 1,500 graduates have been trained in different branches related to gastronomy. Currently (2010), there are almost 400 students enrolled in the school.

Training offer

It offers training courses for the Middle Grade of Cuisine and Gastronomy , Catering , Bakery , Pastry and Delicatessen-Butcher, and [[Higher Grade of Restoration. Teaching is bilingual:

  • Spanish
  • Basque .

Other services

Among the services it offers there are three menu , buffet and à la carte dining rooms , as well as a cafeteria-bar, which make up a varied and exquisite offer that ranges from the modest sandwich to the most elaborate dish.

Center directors

  • Ramón Zúñiga, first director.
  • Joseba Gezuraga, director in the academic year 1995-1996.
  • Mikel Valcárcel, director between 1996 and 2005.
  • José Miguel Santamarina, current director (2010).


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