Nim Dorji | Trongsa

Twenty hoteliers and restaurant owners in Trongsa are taking part in the ongoing advanced cooking training on Indian and continental cuisines in Trongsa.

The participants will be trained to prepare about 35 dishes in two weeks.

Funded by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources and implemented by the Bhutan Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (BITH), the main objective of the training is to enhance the productivity and performance of the workforce engaged in different priority sectors through effective and relevant reskilling and upskilling.

 A trainer, Sangay Wangmo, said that since human resources development in the tourism sector is very important, their main priority is to upgrade the skills of staff and proprietors. “In collaboration with MoLHR, we are providing advance level training as they already know the basics.”

 A participant, Melam Choden, who is running a restaurant in Trongsa, said that it was a good opportunity for her to receive the training.

 She intends to prepare the cuisines she learnt during the training in her restaurant.

 Meanwhile, participants shared that the training duration of two weeks is less as they have to learn more.

Many said the training period is extended to one month in the future so that the participants could learn more.

Sangay Wangmo said that as a training provider, they aim to upskill and upgrade the participants’ knowledge. “Similar training in cooking and baking was provided in eastern and southern districts. BITH will conduct similar training in Paro.”