Chefs and cooks from a surfer beach graduate from the “Seafood Cuisine” DiplomaFundazucar
Chefs and cooks from a surfer beach graduate
from the “Seafood Cuisine” Diploma
Fundazucar and the Municipality of Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa graduated 24 chefs and cooks from the “Seafood Cuisine” Diploma. Chiquimulilla has a surfer beach named Hawaii located 143 km South from Guatemala City.
The diploma was given by the Technical Training and Productivity Institute -Intecap- in alliance with the Ministry of Economy and the local government.
The chefs and cooks who participated in the Gastronomic Diversification Diploma continued their training with a scholarship for the “Seafood Cuisine” Diploma granted by Fundazucar as part of the inter-institutional alliance, which promotes a strategy for local economic development.
The objective is to expand the gastronomic offer of hotels, restaurants, and dining rooms in the beach area so that they can offer it as a tourist attraction. The diploma course lasted 80 theoretical-practical hours for the preparation of dishes with products from artisanal fishing.
Additionally, the participants learned how to implement good manufacturing practices and marketing of the finished product.
The “Seafood Cuisine” Diploma is part of the plan to support the reactivation of the economy in the beach area of the South of Guatemala. On this occasion, in the Hawaii village of the municipality of Chiquimulilla, 24 chefs from 7 hotels and 8 restaurants learned innovative recipes based on seafood.
The Economic Development Strategy for Fishing and Gastronomic Tourism has expanded 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 Andres Villa Seca and Champerico, Retalhuleu.