The Tourism Ministry is jointly sponsoring a Contemporary Island Cuisine Training with the Ministry of Agriculture at the Dreamview Villas, Rakiraki this week.
Tourism Director-Nanise Masau says the initiative is aimed at strengthening the link between two major economic sectors of tourism and agriculture through the promotion of local Fijian produce and their use in the tourism sector.
Masau says through the trainings our local cooks and chefs have the opportunity to learn and share new skills and ideas to better their service delivery.
Renowned chef-Colin Chung says the training will help raise standards in our local cuisine for our peri-urban and rural areas from where you all come from and upgrade both the culinary skills and understanding of using local produce in modern contemporary ways. About 27 participants from resorts, hotels and restaurants within the region are part of the 5 day training.