The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) in collaboration with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) conducted its latest Food Safety Supervisory Training in Advance Catering (FoSTaC) programme on November 26, 2022, in Goa.

Some 36 hospitality professionals from W Hotel Goa participated in the training programme. Guest of honour Carl Costa – HRAWI Goa state coordinator and director of Fortune Miramar, and Menino Proenca – director of Resorte Marinha Dourada, inaugurated the programme. From the team of W Goa, Tanveer Kwatra – general manager, John D’Souza – director of human resources, and Trisha Eduljee – manager training and HR, hosted the training session. The training was conducted by Praveen Andrews with a focus on health and food handling practices for hospitality personnel.

“HRAWI is thankful to the hospitality establishments in Goa for proactively enrolling their personnel in the programme. We have made tremendous progress over the last few years with the programmes and the latest training programme too was a big success. The topics covered under FSSAI’s training programmes are a big value-add to all hospitality professionals. Prioritising education in food safety and handling SOPs amongst hospitality professionals is an ongoing endeavour and we will continue to organise the programmes as often as we can,” says Pradeep Shetty, president, HRAWI.

HRAWI has successfully trained and certified 2,357 hospitality professionals across India’s Western region in FoSTaC and FSSAI’s Management Training Program.