Torridge District Council has run a food hygiene course for chefs – in sylheti.
Food and Safety Manager Daryl Littlejohns invited Raza Miah, Food and Safety Officer at Worcester City Council, to Bideford, as the training provider for the 10 chefs from local Indian restaurants. The attendees responded extremely positively with lively discussions ending in a 100% pass rate.
The Food and Safety team at Torridge has trained over 300 chefs in food hygiene over the last 12 months, but had also identified a specific need for training in the sylheti language.
Daryl Littlejohns said, “We have rolled out training courses throughout the district and we arranged this one because the number of sylheti speaking chefs in the area is on the increase. Torridge is keen to support all food businesses, whatever their language.”
Ray Webster, Head of Environmental and Public Protection at Torridge, said, “We would like to congratulate everyone that undertook the training for their hard work, and would like to thank Raza for his excellent course provision.”
Further food hygiene courses for all food businesses are planned and if the demand is there, a Mandarin Chinese trainer has been located too.
For more information have a look at our website www.torridge.gov.uk/food or call the Food Safety team on 01237 428809.
Nazrul Miah from the Sagor Tandori Restaurant, and Asaddar Miah, Prince of India, Bideford, will be cooking at a Chefs’ Corner event at Bideford Pannier Market on the 24th April.
source Torridge District Council