The Guatemalan Sugar Industry supports the economic and tourist reactivation of the South of the country and through Fundazucar, in alliance with the Ministry of Economy -Mineco- and the Municipality of Taxisco, carried out the diplomaed: Gastronomic Diversification in which 37 chefs and cooks from hotels and restaurants in Monterrico, Taxisco, Santa Rosa.
Chefs and cooks will continue their training at the Technical Institute for Training and Productivity -Intecap- with a scholarship for the Diplomaed “Sea Cuisine” granted by the Sugar Foundation as part of the inter-institutional alliance, which promotes a strategy for the promotion local economic.
The training was completed by 37 chefs and cooks from 10 hotels and 6 restaurants in the town who completed 20 hours of theoretical-practical training, where they learned innovative recipes based on seafood from the region.
The objective of the training program is to support economic reactivation by offering added value to tourists through the processing and transformation of products from artisanal fishing, as well as to acquire knowledge in good manufacturing practices, cold chain management and marketing of the finished product.
Monterrico is located on the Pacific Ocean coast of Guatemala, popular with national and foreign tourists for its volcanic sand beaches and the annual influx of sea turtles.