NIHOTOUR, Chinese, Spanish, Ethiopian embassies, others, partner to host 2022 Sustainable Gastronomy Day

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By Palma Ileye

National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR, has concluded arrangements for the hosting of the 2022 World Sustainable Gastronomy Day on Saturday, 18th June 2022 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Revealing highlights of the event in his office, Nura Sani Kangiwa, Director General and Chief Executive Officer of NIHOTOUR said the event will feature exhibition of indigenous cuisines by exhibitors prominent among which are, the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR, that will be showcasing indigenous Nigerian cuisines from the six-geopolitical zones of the country.

In a press release issued by Head Of Media and Public Relations, Ahmed Mohammed Sule, the Director General listed others to include the Embassies of China, Spain, Ethiopia and prominent food and culinary caterers in the Nigerian hospitality industry who are expected to bring on board their best of dishes at the event that promises to be a grandeur occasion for food and culinary tasting by guests and visitors to the event.

Kangiwa further that prominent personalities who have distinguished themselves in the promotion of Travel Tourism and Hospitality education in the country were to be honoured with the fellowship award of the Institute during the Gastronomy Observance Day in Abuja noting that the Fellowship Award was instituted as the highest honour by the Institute on individuals who have distinguished themselves and contributed greatly to the education, skill acquisition and enhanced professional practice in the Travel Tourism and Hospitality sector of the country.

“To bring greater benefits of this year’s celebration to youths undergoing training and Course Programs in Tourism, Catering and Hospitality related fields.

“Cooking and Essay Writing Competitions were embedded, organized and conducted by NIHOTOUR in the build-up to the celebration day with winners, who have already emerged, to be awarded with certificates and other forms of prizes on the D-Day.

“Gastronomy is a cultural expression of nations through their food choices, sources of ingredients and types of cuisines which thrives in culturally rich destinations,” he added.

The NIHOTUR boss also noted that Nigeria being one of the most competitive Gastronomy tourist destination in Africa because of its corresponding unique foods culture and enticing cuisines of international repute, “especially the popular Nigerian Jollof,” was poised soon to take over the centre stage in celebrating global gastronomy as instituted by NIHOTOUR.