The 5th National Convention of Cuban Chefs in October generates great expectation, above all in the tourism markets prevailing in this island.
Experts of different countries have eyes focused on that meeting that has much to do with the development of high-flying Cuban gastronomy and thus, with a traveling style that looks to learn food traditions of the peoples. About 80 members of the Federation of Culinary Associations of Cuba (Facrc) from all parts of the country will meet in this capital from October 17 through 19 for their Fifth National Convention. The meeting looks to update and evaluate the work of the organization in the last five years. The president of the Facrc, Eddy Fernandez, informed that the convention will allow debates on Structure and Organic Operation of the Federation, Chef Ethics, Cuban cuisine as Patrimony, Women in the kitchen, among other issues. Meanwhile, Fernandez insisted that the Convention will analyze topics such as 'advanced improvement of national cuisine, the Project Artchef (restaurant and school of all the country's chefs)' and other elements included in the wide-ranging agenda of the meeting. Also they will speak about the new challenges and projections in a nation where gastronomy and tourism add new interests and potentialities each day, said the directive. Among the new aspects to emerge in this fifth edition is that Cuban chefs already have their own editorial house and through the specialized literature can show the wealth of national cuisine and culinary art. According to Fernandez, the army of white chef hats will never cease to offer the best of themselves in favor of social food, reflected in the slogan of the Convention: For profesional ehics. To the venue are invited representatives of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, the Direction of Associations of the Ministry of Justice, and other organisms and organizations identified with the work of Cuban chefs. The Cuban Federation belongs to the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), and the Association of Gastronomic Restaurateurs of the Americas and the World (Aregala). Cuban restaurateurs are also affiliated to the French Culinary Academy of the Foundation for Gastronomy, among others. Founded in January 26, 1981, at present it has over 80 thousand associates in all the country, of them 53 percent are women.