Botswana Chefs Association welcomes new members

Botswana Chefs Association PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.
Botswana Chefs Association PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.

Botswana Chefs Association (BCA) held a ceremony on Saturday at the Grand Palm Hotel to celebrate, award certificates and welcome new members. The association was established last year and held the ceremony for the second time this past weekend. The BCA is a non-profitable organisation run by executive members and is spearheaded by chef Thuto Masala who is the president of the association.

Despite being in existence for only a year, the association's membership is currently at 400 people. “The organisation aims to make it easier for chefs in Botswana to be able to act accordingly in the professional world, help them unleash their talent and showcase it and for them to be able to make a living out of it. And also be able to raise Botswana's flag up high out there. That will enable the world to realise that Botswana as well has some good chefs. This will also help with gastronomic tourism in Botswana,” Masala said.

Chef Shawn who is the president of African Chef Alliance Chef Association advised that Botswana should invest in culinary arts. He also indicated how education is really important in culinary arts. He gave examples of how students can learn not to throw away food and come up with new ideas of how it can be further used to make other products.

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