Nestlé Professional conducts first-ever ‘Specialised Nutritional Training’ programme

by Dina Maaty | Published 5 months ago

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In line with Nestlé’s Purpose of “enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future”, Nestlé Professional conducted the first-ever Specialised Nutritional Training programme designed and specifically developed to educate and enrich the knowledge of young chefs and support them in offering more nutritious, healthier dishes.

Moreover, how chefs can positively impact the out-of-home environment and help improve the health of individuals in the Middle East. The specialised course is being implemented and delivered to chefs in collaboration with Tathqeef Health Treatment Organization Undertaking Services.

Not only does it enable the chefs to learn and refresh their nutritional knowledge, but it’s also accredited by two bodies, the Department of Health (DOH), granting each certified chef 5.75 CME hours and Highfields University in the UK for its international accreditation.

The programme was split into a three module theoretical sessions led by Joumana Dabbagh, market nutritionist at Nestlé Middle East, who took the chefs through an in-depth learning on nutrition basics and practical techniques they could employ in their everyday work to provide healthier food choices.

This was then followed by a practical session conducted by Nestlé Professional Senior Advisory Chef Mohammed Al Ghazzaoui, which included multiple tasting exercises and ended with a cooking competition, allowing the chefs to experiment with the hands-on implementation of the techniques demonstrated in the theoretical session.

This course is just in the beginning of its path; there will be several sessions executed by Nestlé Professional in October and November to empower and equip a greater number of young chefs in the UAE with nutrition knowledge, leading to a positive change in the out-of-home environment.

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