Cooks and chefs from the beach area in Iztapa conclude the Seafood Cuisine Diploma
The Seafood Cuisine Diploma was held in the municipality of Iztapa, Escuintla (122 km South from Guatemala City,) aimed to chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, and hoteliers from the beach area. The course was given by Intecap in alliance with the Municipality and with scholarships granted by the Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar-.
The “Seafood Cuisine” Diploma was held to expand the gastronomic offer of hotels, restaurants, and dining rooms in the beach area as a tourist attraction and thus provide added value.
The 34 chefs and cooks from 1 hotel and 9 restaurants learned 18 innovative recipes based on seafood from artisanal fishing. They were also trained in good manufacturing and marketing practices for 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. 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.