Skills for Inclusive Growth, MJF Charitable Foundation and Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka join to reskill chefs in vulnerable communities
COVID-19 has been especially challenging for the tourism industry with many hospitality staff being made redundant and facing a very uncertain future. However, in some positive news Skills for Inclusive Growth and the MJF Charitable Foundation founded by Dilmah joined hands with the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka to conduct a training program to reskill chefs in Eastern Sri Lanka who have been especially hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis.
The five-day training program was conducted in the MJF Centre East located in Kalkudah from 13th to 17th June. The participants were given a crash course in health and safety training, basic fire safety training, and specialised professional cookery.
The program focussed on giving the participants a masterclass in different food and unique ingredients to appeal to locals as well as foreign visitors. The program was attended by hoteliers, homestay owners, guest house owners and their staff with a passion for cooking. Upon the successful completion of the course they were able to walk away with a certificate from the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka and a brand new set of skills in the field they are passionate about.
Source: Roar Media
About the MJF Centre for Dignified Empowerment and Sustainable Development – East
Established on a 23-acre site in the heart of one of Sri Lanka’s most disadvantaged areas, the Centre consists of state-of-the-art facilities which provide programmes with a focus on entrepreneurial skills development, vocational training, therapy, supplementary tools for education and life skills development.