Chefs and cooks from the Champerico beach graduated from the Seafood Cuisine diploma
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry, through Fundazucar, awarded a scholarship for the “Seafood Cuisine” diploma to chefs and cooks from restaurants and hotels in Champerico, Retalhuleu (226 km South from Guatemala City). The diploma course was carried out in alliance with the Municipality, INTECAP and the Ministry of Economy with the aim of technifying the gastronomic offer of the place.
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 course lasted 80 theoretical and practical hours for the preparation of dishes with products from artisanal fishing.
On this occasion, 30 chefs and cooks from 8 restaurants and 1 hotel learned innovative recipes based on seafood. The “Seafood Cuisine” Diploma was taught by chef Lourdes Piedrasanta from the Technical Institute for Training and Productivity -INTECAP-.
Additionally, the participants learned how to implement good manufacturing practices and marketing of the finished product.
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.