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CAMAT Organizes Cooking Training for Youths
PAKISTAN: Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT) organized a 6-day cooking training for selected guesthouse owners from Broghil—the beautiful plateau in the extreme northern of district Chitral—in a local hotel of Chitral where 8 selected youths participated.
The training was arranged through the financial support of Aga Khan Rural Support Program’s Market Development (MD) section under its Employability and Leadership for Youths (EELY) project with CAMAT as implementing partner.
The purpose of the training was to develop cooking skills of the selected trainees largely focusing on better hospitality management and food services with improved hygiene quality in their indigenous guesthouses. This will ultimately lead to creating self-employment opportunities for youths in the said destination.
The training focused on cleanliness, better hospitality management and high service quality. The expert chef in Pakistan Tourism Corporation (PTDC) Chitral transferred his cooking skills through ‘learning by doing’ or ‘learning by cooking’.
At the end, the trainees expressed their gratitude for organizing the much-needed training for them and hoped that with this they would show marked improvement in service delivery, better taste and hygiene quality of their food, which will ultimately be instrumental in ensuring their share in tourism market.
The concluding ceremony, which was attended by officials from AKRSP and CAMAT, culminated with a vote of thanks from Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT) for considering the extremely needed intervention in improving cooking skills amongst the youths.
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