The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) in collaboration with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) conducted its latest Food Safety Supervisor Training in Advance Catering (FoSTaC) programme on 27th April at The Dukes Retreat, Chalet Group Hotel, in Khandala. The inaugural for the training was done by Mr Stephen Dsouza – The Cluster General Manager, Mr Rakeshwar Guleria – The General Manager, Mr Rushikesh Sanap – HR Manager and Mr Ashutosh Balodhi – Executive Chef of The Dukes Retreat. Attended by 38 participants, the training conducted by Ms Divya Bhaskaran was a resounding success. Through the initiative, FSSAI and HRAWI aim to promote safe and healthy food practices in the hospitality industry.
FoSTaC is a crucial initiative aimed at improving the quality and safety of food practices in the F&B industry. The program equips hospitality professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and mitigate potential food safety risks, ensuring that customers are served safe and healthy food.
“The importance of this training program cannot be overstated. As consumers become more health-conscious and aware of food safety issues, it is crucial for the hospitality industry to stay ahead of the curve and provide safe and healthy food options. By investing in the training and certification of employees, hospitality establishments not only improve their reputation but also provide a better customer experience, leading to increased customer loyalty and business growth. This collaboration between FSSAI and HRAWI is a valuable initiative that highlights the commitment of both organizations towards promoting safe and healthy food practices in the hospitality industry. We are thrilled with the success of this initiative and are proud to have trained and certified over 2500 hospitality professionals across the Western region. We look forward to continuing our efforts in this direction,” says Mr Pradeep Shetty, President, HRAWI.
The training program covers a range of topics including food handling and preparation, hygiene and sanitation and waste management. By learning about these key areas, hospitality professionals are trained to develop a deep understanding of food safety practices and implement them in their daily operations. HRAWI has successfully trained and certified 2575 hospitality professionals across India’s Western region in FoSTaC and FSSAI’s Management Training Program.