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15 August 2007 | Kenya

Ghanaian chefs win six medals in Kenya cooking competition

Accra Mail



Members of Ghana Chefs Association who participated in an International Cooking Competition in Kenya have returned home with six medals - three silver and three bronze.

The competition held in Kenya last week was in three categories - Starters, Main Meals and Desserts.

The Ghanaian chefs competed with their Kenyan counterparts in three rounds in the preparation of the three categories, which make a whole course meal.

Mr Stephen Dzilah, President of Ghana Chefs Association, told Ghana News Agency on their return that their ability to win the medals was very significant to the association.

"For the Ghana Chefs Association, which is only two-and-a-half years old, to be able to compete with Kenya, which has been participating in this competition for years, and be able to bring back home such honours is no mean achievement."

The association has been made a member of the African Chefs Association.

Mr Dzilah announced that there was another opportunity for the association to compete in South Africa in December, this year, and further join the World Association of Chefs' Societies Congress in Dubai in March, next year.

He said the association was poised to achieve excellence in the hospitality industry by sharpening their cooking skills and offering quality and safety foods to the Ghanaian consumer and tourists.

Mr Dzilah reminded Ghanaians that food formed an important component in the hospitality industry in addition to its importance in health.

"Food also forms an important part of the tourism industry," he said.

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