BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE culinary and hospitality training initiative carried out at the Honiara Hotel last week has successfully wrapped up over the weekend with certificate awards to the participants.
18 participants were taught on how to cook local food and basic hospitality.
Minister of Tourism and Culture Bartholomew Parapolo conveyed his appreciation to people who have supported the training, saying “Thanks for the support dedicated towards this very essential undertaking especially the betterment of catering and hospitality sector of the tourism industry in Solomon Islands.
“Participants you are so fortunate to be part of this training, hence I asked you to practice and use up knowledges obtained from this initiative.”
Rachel Bennett, a female participant, said the knowledge obtained on how to cook and prepare local foods will help Pacific island countries in terms of promoting local food for visitors to have a taste of the natural flavours and recipes.
“I would like to thank Chief Colin Chung to have taught us different styles of preparing and cooking of local foods as well as the hospitality,” she said.
Chef Colin Chung said a large part of this training is to empower communities to showcase the components of this country’s culture in terms of catering and hospitality.
“I believe that this initiative not only possible, but essential as selling tool and bonus to the country’s experience.”
The training was facilitated by Chef Chung.