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Maximum Exposure for Local and International Suppliers at HOTEC 2018

The annual tourism industry’s sup­plier trade show – HOTEC 2018 is on at the Denarau Convention Centre at the Sheraton Fiji Resort next week. The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association
25 Oct 2018 11:00
Maximum Exposure for Local and International Suppliers at HOTEC 2018

The annual tourism industry’s sup­plier trade show – HOTEC 2018 is on at the Denarau Convention Centre at the Sheraton Fiji Resort next week.

The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association (FHTA) is ensuring the trade show provides maximum exposure and interaction for lo­cal and international suppliers to the hos­pitality industry to maximise interaction with industry stakeholders.

This year there is an exciting line up of events taking place during the two days ensuring there is something of interest for everyone.

This includes a number of workshops and awareness sessions as well as a series of competitions.

To showcase the culinary skills and tal­ents of local chefs while promoting the use of locally grown produce that will also be on display at the trade show, the cooking competitions will include three local dishes to challenge our chefs to provide their ver­sions of the best Fijian cuisine menus.

There is also a wedding cake decorating category in response to the high demand for wedding cakes at resorts around the coun­try in support of Fiji’s popularity as a wed­ding destination.

As well, several executive chefs have of­fered their time to provide cooking displays in their areas of expertise.

Other competitions:

Other competitions include the Barista Competition, Napkin Folding and Bed Mak­ing Competitions that are open to hotel and resort staff to test their skills and learn from one another and lift their standards.

FHTA in partnership with Fiji Coffee and FRANKE Coffee Systems of Switzerland, is pleased to announce the staging of an an­nual National Barista Competition on the two days.

FHTA chief executive officer Fantasha Lockington said: “We are delighted to se­cure such stakeholders as Fiji Coffee and FRANKE for this competition and their partnership with us will ensure that our Ba­rista’s continue to improve their skills and delivery of outstanding coffee.”

Fiji Coffee’s Neil Underhill said the com­pany would contribute cash prizes of $1,000 for first place place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.

He said FRANKE would also contribute prizes for the event.

He said one of the objectives is to eventu­ally get baristas skilled to the point where­by they could compete in the World Barista Competition.

The three judges for the 2018 event are: Jen­ita Devi, Retail Shop manager for TOTAL David Downing GM Oceania for FRANKE, Shakil “Zoro” Bhamji Barista Trainer – Fiji Coffee. The competition is open to staff em­ployed by Full Members of the FHTA and will be limited to 20 participants, on a first come, first accepted basis, with the Entry Form available on the Association’s web­site.

Competitors will serve one beverage from all three categories of drinks (espresso, milk beverage, signature beverage) to each of the three judges, the competitor decides which order the beverages are served.

Five competitors will move into the second round, to be held on Day 2 of HOTEC with the winners announced at the prize giving ceremony.

 



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