The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) in collaboration with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) conducted two Food Safety Supervisory Training in Advance Catering (FoSTaC) programmes on 9th and 10th February 2023. The former was held at the D. Y. Patil School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies in Navi Mumbai and the latter at the IHM in Dadar. 69 hospitality professionals, 40 in Navi Mumbai and 29 in Mumbai, participated in the training programmes that were conducted by Mr Praveen Andrews.
The training programme at the D. Y. Patil School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies was inaugurated by Ms Aarti Pandirkar, Vice Principal; Ms Padmaja Binakar, Asst. Professor; Mr Praveen Andrews, Trainer; Mr Hemanshu Chauhan, Assistant Secretary General – HRAWI and Ms Manasi Parab, Admin Assistant – HRAWI.
The training programme at the IHM was inaugurated by Mrs Neelam Nadkar – HOD, Food Production; Mrs Shilpa Madkar – HOD, Food & Beverage; Mr Asit Mishra – HOD, Rooms Division; Mr Francis Thomas – HOD, Management Studies and Mr Praveen Andrews, Trainer.
“It has been close to six years that HRAWI has been conducting FSSAI’s FoSTaC programmes and we’ve received only positive feedback from hospitality professionals who have attended them. FoSTaC is an initiative of FSSAI for maintaining the best levels of safety and hygiene standards among the food handlers in hospitality and HRAWI is committed towards propagating this to its members. The plan is to ensure that hospitality professionals are kept abreast of the developments in hygiene, food safety and hospitality trends across the world. With greater participation, we feel encouraged to host these programmes more frequently, so that the maximum number of hospitality professionals can benefit,” says Mr Pradeep Shetty, President, HRAWI.
HRAWI has successfully trained and certified 2466 hospitality professionals across India’s Western region in FoSTaC and FSSAI’s Management Training Program.