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Republican Competency Center's first training completed

The Kyrgyz school cooks were busy this summer. While children were enjoying holidays and gaining strength for the new academic year, the cooks from schools in Bishkek and other areas improved their knowledge and skills in preparing healthy and delicious school meals.

More than 100 people applied for the refresher training at the Republic Competency Center for School Feeding that opened at the Kyrgyz Razzakov State Technical University last autumn.

The attendees were divided into 5 groups, who took the course in succession during July and August. The first group received state-issued certificates for completing the “Safety of food staples and products” program on July 6. The provost for academic affairs, Rimma Elemanova, handed out the certificates.
The training program structure

The trainees attended the course from Monday to Thursday. On the first day, senior lecturer on mass catering products technology Ekiza Abakirova hosted a training on the Healthy Eating Concept.

The second day was dedicated to the workplace layout in a catering facility.
The theory lessons were followed by practice. The attendees drew the outline of their school canteens to reveal unacceptable workflow intersections and control points in each phase of the technological process, as well as to find solutions to the existing problems.

Guided by professional chef Ilhom Ikramov, they learned to cook soups, second courses, pastries, and hot beverages using the equipment usually installed in school canteens.
Upon completion of the training, all participants were tested and received relevant certificates.

“Our mission to train cooks and improve the quality of food in schools in Kyrgyzstan continues,” says Munara Azisova, the director of the Republican Competency Center.