two weeks kitchen management training programme for the young Gambian chefs was
Friday wrapped up at the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute, Kanifing.
The two-weeklong training was organised by the Gambia Hotel Association in collaboration with PUM – Netherlands.
During the course of the two weeks training, 80 chefs were trained by the PUM expertise in different areas which include food and beverage cost control, customer relations, sales and marketing and as well on travel life.
Trainees were selected from different hotels and some staff of the Gambia Tourism and hospitality Institute (GTHI).
Commenting on the training, Johan Spape – a senior expert in Hospitality/Vocational Training PUM, disclosed that the trainers have delivered to the expectation, “they covered different courses within the two weeks and they trained the trainees on how to work with Dutch pastry recipes which they can make tasty and quality cake in half an hour.”
The senior expert noted that the training programmes developed by PUM in collaboration with the Gambia Hotel Association will run for about three to five years and the experts will be coming about every six weeks to train the trainees except during the high season.
He applauded the trainees and congratulated them for the successful completion of the course. Sharing his and the PUM team of expert experience about the country, he said: “the people have a natural talents for hospitality, they are very friendly, open to tourists, willing to provide services for us to add a little bit more knowledge to their talents.”