Tourist reactivation: 38 chefs and cooks graduate in the first promotion of Seafood CuisineFundazucar
Tourist reactivation: 38 chefs and cooks graduate
in the first promotion of Seafood Cuisine
On January 21st, 38 chefs and cooks from restaurants and hotels in Sipacate, Escuintla, (132 km South from Guatemala City) graduated from the “Seafood Cuisine” course, through a scholarship granted by the Sugar Foundation –Fundazucar- in alliance with the Ministry of Economy and the local government.
This diploma course is part of the Economic Development Strategy for Fishing and Gastronomic Tourism that seeks to support the economic reactivation of municipalities on the South of Guatemala that have tourism potential due to their beaches. The course was completed at the Technical Institute for Training and Productivity -Intecap- and lasted 80 hours and included good manufacturing practices and marketing of the finished product.
This is the first promotion of the “Seafood Cuisine” diploma course, in which chefs and cooks received knowledge to prepare innovative recipes based on seafood and thus expand the gastronomic offer to national and foreign tourists, with which it is provided an added value since the products they will use are purchased from artisanal fishermen. This is the second diploma course taken by these chefs and cooks since last year they took a diploma course on “Gastronomic Diversification” taught by Fundazucar.
The Economic Development Strategy for Fishing and Gastronomic Tourism aims to expand the gastronomic offer of hotels, restaurants and dining rooms in the beach area of the municipalities of Iztapa and Sipacate, Escuintla; Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa; and San Andrés Villa Seca and Champerico, Retalhuleu.