A two-day free cooking class for young entrepreneurs finished yesterdayin the National Museum grounds.
[email protected] Youth Market Officer Linda Rande said, the training helped young entrepreneurs who will sell food at the upcoming Youth Market.
“It is for youths who are young entrepreneurs in the previous and the upcoming Youth Markets, helping themtoimprove their cooking skills with a focus on cooking local food,” she said.
“Participants learned the basic theory behind cooking and got to apply this theory practicallyas well.”
Linda said she is happy with the good turnout of young entrepreneurs and other interested youths.
“I am happy to see that the attendance of young entrepreneurs was healthy with a number of other young people who are keen to learn more about cooking.”
Participant Apalisky Ilopiqe said she has gained a lot of valuable knowledge on the basics of cooking and food safety.
“This training has given me more insight into the basics of cooking, especially food safety and hygiene, and I’m learning more about cooking in different styles.”
Training facilitator Lisa Sibisopere said the training was like food tourism, teaching participants how to prepare local food and present it like in a hotel, with an entree, main and dessert.
“This is so they understand if they start their own catering business,it is important they present food in a formal way.”
The cooking class was arranged by the Youth Market department of [email protected]