Chefs and cooks from Iztapa graduate from a Diploma in Gastronomic Diversification promoted by Fundazucar
Chefs and cooks from Iztapa graduate from a Diploma
in Gastronomic Diversification promoted by Fundazucar
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry, through the Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar-, in alliance with the Ministry of Economy and the local government of Iztapa, Escuintla (located 116 km from Guatemala City), carried out the diploma: Gastronomic Diversification and today 34 chefs and cooks from 10 restaurants in the town, who also received a scholarship to continue their studies.
This training is part of the strategy to promote the economic reactivation of the South of Guatemala through tourism, through the processing and transformation of products from artisanal fishing and their transformation into gourmet dishes so that tourists can enjoy the best sea dishes of the world.
In this course the chefs and cooks learned the best practices in the preparation, management of the cold chain and marketing of their dishes and products. They will continue their training at the Technical Institute for Training and Productivity –Intecap- with a scholarship for the Diploma “Seafood Cuisine” awarded by the Sugar Foundation as part of the inter-institutional alliance.
With this knowledge acquired, chefs and cooks will be able to present innovative dishes based on seafood from the region to their clients and thus expand the gastronomic offer for tourists visiting the town.
The Gastronomic Diversification Diploma has been given in the beach towns of Escuintla, Santa Rosa, and Retalhuleu and more than 200 chefs and cooks have graduated.