One of the significant service sectors, tourism sector has a prominent effect on the economic, social and cultural development of countries. Cappadocia region is one of the most inportant tourist attractions located in Turkey. Many a tourist visits the region each year, due to which the quality of service being good is regarded invaluable in terms of the advirtisement of the region, making it known more widely, and its development economically. This conducted study has great importance with regard to gastronomic tourism, one of the alternative tourism types. The improvement of gastronomic tourism is closely related to the creation of quality products. Quality products are dependent upon the dedication of the cooks on their work, and their job performance (work performance) being high. Because of this fact, the study tends to define the relationship among the self-efficacy of the cooks working in the hotels in the Cappadocia region, their work-resourcefulness; in other words, job resourcefulness, and their performances at their workplaces; in other words, their job performance. The result of the study signifies a positive correlation among the pre-mentioned concepts.
Self-efficacy, Job Resourcefulness, Job Performance, Gastronomic Tourism