World Association of Chefs to meet in Cuba next April to discuss tourism

Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

World Association of ChefsIn order to exchange with tourism and trade authorities, a delegation from the World Association of Chefs (WACS) will visit Cuba next April, Bernama News reported.


The president of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (Facrc), Eddy Fernández, said that the visit is scheduled from April 1st to 6th, during which they will contact their Cuban counterparts and other directors of the country’s recreational sector.


He said that the group will be composed of WACS Continental Director for the Americas, Claudio Ferrer; Secretary General Cornelia Volino and the organisation’s director Ragnar Fridriksson.


During their stay, the executives will meet with Cuban ministers of Interior Trade and Tourism, Mary Blanca Ortega and Manuel Marrero, respectively.


They will examine the possibilities of exchange of chefs of the United States and Canada with Cuba.


The agenda of the visit will also include knowing the potential and steps of the progress of Cuban cuisine as a benchmark of national heritage and evaluate the creation of a team of young Cuban chefs to face the WACS. Such a team would be trained to take part in events and competitions both international and Pan-American.


The program of the delegation includes attending a sample of Cuban stylised cuisine to be held in Havana, and another artistic cuisine planned for the Varadero spa. These meetings will be attended by dozens of exhibitors from the island.


Fernandez added that the WACS representatives will meet with the National Executive Council of the Facrc.


In their meetings, the experts will exchange ideas on tourism and gastronomy.


The World Association of Chefs is a professional organisation founded in 1928 in Paris, France, dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the culinary standards of world cuisine, which is represented by 93 countries and groups more than 10 million specialists.


Cuba is a member of this organisation, and of the Association of Gastronomic Restorers of the Americas (Aregala), founded in 1987.


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