22 Sep 2023
New Delhi, September 12, 2023 - The International Institute of Culinary Arts (IICA), New Delhi, the premier culinary institute in India, has announced a partnership with the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi to launch the ICEX Spanish Pantry program in India.
The partnership was formalized on 11th September 2023 by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Mr. Arjun S Datta, Managing Director & COO of IICA, and Ms. Lucía Paternina, Chief Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi, along with other officials from both sides. The Dignitaries that graced the occasion were Mr Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA), Mr Victor Sinovas, Commercial Attache, Embassy of Spain in New Delhi, Ms Clara Antúnez & Mr Diego Moreno, International Trade and Investment Advisors, Embassy of Spain in New Delhi.
The ICEX Spanish Pantry program is the first official course to offer total immersion in the most emblematic food products to be found in the Spanish pantry. It is aimed at professionals working in the food and drink sectors who want to discover the quality, variety, and authenticity of Spain’s food products, as well as their culinary uses.
The course, which is delivered online and entirely in English, covers topics such as olive oil, cheese, wine, ham, saffron, paprika, and more. It also features cooking techniques and recipes from traditional and modern Spanish gastronomy.
IICA students and faculty members will have a privileged access to the course as part of their curriculum and professional development
“The partnership is a significant step for IICA and its mission to provide world-class culinary education in India” said Mr. Virender S Datta. He said that the program will enrich the knowledge and skills of IICA students and faculty members, as well as create awareness and appreciation for Spanish cuisine among Indian consumers.
Ms. Paternina said that the partnership is a testament to the strong bilateral relations between Spain and India, especially in the field of gastronomy. She said that the program will highlight the diversity and richness of Spanish food products and culture, as well as foster collaboration and exchange between Spanish and Indian culinary professionals.
The first batch of the ICEX Spanish Pantry program is expected to start in October 2023 at IICA, New Delhi.
For more information about IICA, visit www.chefiica.com.
For more information about ICEX Spanish Pantry program, visit https://www.foodswinesfromspain.com
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