As part of the September Tourism Month Celebrations, the Department of Tourism (DOT), in collaboration with the City Government of Batac’s Tourism and Events Section, recently conducted a two-day seminar and workshop for local food industries, aptly named “Kulinarya.”
Aimed at uplifting the standard of local culinary offerings, the “Community-Based Tourism Kulinarya Workshop” is a specialized training program from the DOT. The workshop’s core objective focuses on instilling essential food handling techniques among community members to ensure hygiene and aesthetic presentation for tourists and visitors. Chef Cocoy Ventura, a DOT-accredited trainer and tourism advocate served as the resource speaker.
Each participant was given a bag of essential kits by the City Government. In addition, the DOT further strengthened their support by distributing a set of starter kits to every attendee.
Participants unanimously expressed appreciation for the chance to refine their skills and contribute more profoundly to Batac’s food industry.
The conduct of the “Kulinarya” workshop stands out as a testament to the commitment of the City Government of Batac led by Mayor Albert D. Chua in enhancing its tourism landscape, especially in the culinary domain.