The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR is set to unveil mobile training kitchens at the 2022 World Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebration.
The Director General, NIHOTOUR, Nura Sani Kangiwa, said the institute acquired the mobile kitchens in order to up its skill acquisition and training outreach programs to Nigerian youths in the nooks and crannies of the country.
Kangiwa noted that the Sustainable Gastronomy Day which is expected to hold on Saturday, June 20, 2022 in Abuja will recognize the practices and principles associated with sustainable food consumption combined with the art of collecting, preparing and consuming the food we eat.
He stated further that the observances of the day acknowledges the social, cultural and artistic expression related to gastronomy that defines the three dimensions of sustainable development which are; people, planet and profit (benefits).
Gastronomy is a cultural expression of nations through their food choices, sources of ingredients and types of cuisines which thrives in culturally rich destinations and Nigeria being one of the most competitive Gastronomy tourist destination in Africa because of its corresponding unique foods culture and enticing cuisines of international repute.
The occasion will also feature the presentation of a paper to mark the observance Day to be delivered by Olufemi Falebita titled ‘Marketing Nigerian Foods Abroad’
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed World Sustainable Gastronomy Day in December, 2016 and first celebrated it in 2017. NIHOTOUR celebrated the maiden edition of the Day in Nigeria in 2021, promoting the United Nations goals of the observance in sustainable food production and consumption that seek to improve efficiency in the use of agricultural resources, conservation and protection of natural resources and responding to the changing needs of people, communities and the ecosystems among others necessary to sustain agriculture.
Prominent personalities who distinguished themselves in the promotion of Travel Tourism and Hospitality education in the country are to be honoured with the fellowship award of the Institute during the Gastronomy Observance Day. The Fellowship Award was instituted as the highest honour by the Institute on individuals who have distinguished themselves and contributed greatly to the education, skill acquisition and enhanced professional practice in the Travel Tourism and Hospitality sector of the country.