HRAWI Ramps Up FoSTaC Programmes; Trains 69 Hospitality Professionals Over Two Days
Mumbai, Feb 14: 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
Mumbai, Feb 14: 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,”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.
About Hotel & Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI)
The Hotel and Restaurant Association (Western India) is a 72 years old Association of Hotels and Restaurants in Western India. Its members include various restaurants and smaller Hotels up to 5-Star Deluxe categories. The bulk of its members like any growth economy are made up of restaurants and budget hotels. With membership base spread across Western India, HRAWI covers Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, and is considered to be the voice of the Hotel Industry. The association is part of the national body of Federation of the Hotels & Restaurants Associations of India (FHRAI), located in New Delhi, which was originally founded in Mumbai in 1950 by the late Mr J.R.D. Tata.
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