The cuisine of Mauritius is a blend of Chinese, European and Indian influences in the history of Mauritius. Dishes from French cuisine are popular.
Young Student Chefs from 67+ nations after getting selected from different colleges from 67+ nations, will fly down to India on 26th January (67th republic day for India) to represent their country in a cook-off that will last 4 days starting 29th January to 1st February. The results will be collated and the Grand Finale is scheduled on Monday 1st February 2015 at Kolkata.
I am a Students currently in second year at Ecole Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval in order to get my degree in “Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts ‘. I have done my tertiary studies at the University of Technology, Mauritius for a diplomat in Tourism and Hospitality Management. However after one year, I realized that I was much more interested especially in the culinary art, and this is the reason why now I am at the Hotel school of Mauritius.
During my past experience in the culinary field, I have developed a great sense of adaptability in culinary services, so participating in such competition would be very important and useful for my personal knowledge and even a plus on my CV. I am volunteer, serious and hard worker, I have good physical strength and sense of teamwork.
I am convinced that integrating this competition would be an opportunity for me to prove myself, thus to expand my knowledge and enhance my career in the field of catering, hotels, and also it will allow me to apply the knowledge acquired in school while perfecting them at the same time.
Ecole Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval (EHSGD) was previously known as the Hotel School of Mauritius. The institution was founded in 1971 as a joint venture between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the French Government to train the employees of the Hotel and Tourism industry in Mauritius.
EHSGD, training centre of excellence dedicated to the Hospitality and Tourism sector, has carved its reputation over the years in the recruitment of students, sharing of expertise and training of trainers in the Southern African region. The training centre, strategically located in Mauritius, is one amongst the 25 training centres falling under the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) responsible for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Mauritius. With an annual intake of approximately 1,000 students on full time basis and 1,200 students on part time basis per year, the training centre offers various types and modes of training ranging from basic to Diploma level courses. Courses are pitched up and accredited under the norms of the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) qualifications framework. The curriculum is designed in such a way as to satisfy the requirements of the local industry and international standards conducive to the worldwide employability of its students.
The training centre has close collaboration links with private local partners and has been able to secure recognition and affiliation with international partners such as; Lycée de St Quentin en Yvelines, France, ESTHUA, Université d’Angers, France, Lycée Hôtelier de Monaco, France, GOETHE-Zentrum for German language (Madagascar and Germany) and Pearson, UK amongst others.
Quality of training delivered at the EHSGD is constantly being monitored, course curriculum is regularly reviewed, competencies of trainers are regularly upgraded and ISO 9001-2000 procedures are strictly adhered to so as to ensure a healthy learning environment.