Chef Training Project

This project is part of Cittaslow Best Practices Contest 2017

Participated by Yaxi

Policies for hospitality, awareness and training

Summary project
In order to enhance the quality of chef and service, Gaochun Human Resources Bureau implemented  a project to train all the chefs in Gaochun. The special class for chefs in Yaxi lasted from Feb. 27 to March 15, and about 40 persons attended the class. The teachers made lectures on theoretical knowledge on cooking, ingredients, the skill of cutting up vegetables and meat, food security and tourism catering service. In addition to the theory, all the trainees made practice too. They cooked local dishes under teacher’s guide. Though they knew how to cook these dishes, they still learned from each other and teachers to achieve excellence to treat all the tourists coming to Yaxi. They held a Slow Food Contest as a conclusion to the training. All chefs made dishes for being  graded. The dishes not only had a good look but also tasted good. It is a good way to display the local food and test the chefs skill.    
Goal project
The goal of this project is to prompt local food and enhance the chef’s skill. This project is helpful to standardize the service and build the brand image. 

Result project
The project enjoyed popularity in the county. The cooking skills and quality of chefs are greatly enhanced. 

Finance (costs and benefits)​
This project is implemented by the Human Resources Bureau with a investment about RMB 50,000. Chefs attended class for free. 

Motivation for the awards
The link between Cittaslow and Slow Food is one of the main aims from the beginning of the Association. In China putting in value the huge local food culture is one of the most important commitment for each Cittaslow, to preserve the local cultural heritage and assure biodiversity to the planet. This experience is very important also because it opens a new perspective of cooperation between different Cittaslow realities. In order to enhance the quality of chef and service, Gaochun Human Resources Bureau implemented  a project to train all the chefs in Gaochun. The special class for chefs in Yaxi lasted from Feb. 27 to March 15, and about 40 persons attended the class. The teachers made lectures on theoretical knowledge on cooking, ingredients, the skill of cutting up vegetables and meat, food security and tourism catering service. In addition to the theory, all the trainees made practice too. They cooked local dishes under teacher’s guide. Though they knew how to cook these dishes, they still learned from each other and teachers to achieve excellence to treat all the tourists coming to Yaxi. They held a Slow Food Contest as a conclusion to the training. All chefs made dishes for being  graded. The dishes not only had a good look but also tasted good. It is a good way to display the local food and test the chefs skill.  

The goal of this project is to prompt local food and enhance the chef’s skill. This project is helpful to standardize the service and build the brand image. 

The project enjoyed popularity in the county. The cooking skills and quality of chefs are greatly enhanced.