The Halal Gourmet Chef CrescentRating Accreditation Program that will be commencing in Cape Town, South Africa from 3rd to 4th October 2017 will aim to introduce those who are part of the hospitality-culinary industry to Halal food standards in daily diet and cooking. This special two-day training program focuses on the importance of the Islamic Principles that need to be applied when preparing food, and other related topics regarding the importance of Halal food for Muslim consumers.
Participants will gain valuable knowledge about the Halal food industry and learn new recipes complete with practical application from this culinary program. Another prime focus of the program is on the positive aspects of including quality Halal ingredients in food preparation and production. Chefs who apply for the program will gain better insight into the Halal industry and food preparation as well as how to create Halal menus for Muslim consumers.
The Halal Gourmet Chef CrescentRating Accreditation Program is suitable for entry-level, commis or pastry chefs as well as experienced professionals who have successfully completed relevant Food and Hygiene courses. Experienced Muslim or non-Muslim chefs who wish to enter the Halal industry or further enhance their knowledge may apply for the program as well. All workshops are set to be carried out with 10 to 20 participants.
The first day of the program will consist of two half-day theory workshops that will introduce the following topics -
- Introduction To Halal And Islamic Principles
- Halal Food: Integration Of Islamic Principles
- Identify And Recognise Halal Ingredients
- Introduction To Healthy Halal Eating
The two half-day practical workshops that will be carried out on the second day of the program will emphasise on the following activities –
- Assembling of Halal Ingredients And Equipment
- Demonstration of Halal Food Preparation and Cooking
- The Halal Gourmet Chef CrescentRating Accreditation Program will be conducted by culinary experts - Chef Muhammad Kamal Bin Khamis and Chef Javed Ahamed who will be sharing their extensive knowledge in Halal food preparation.
Chef Muhammad Kamal Bin Khamis is the President of the Singapore Halal Culinary Federation and Co-founder of KitchenSq LLP with years of expertise in the culinary industry complete with certifications in assessing, educating and training. Chef Muhammed Kamal also was also part of ‘Singapore Culinary Journey’ in 2011 as well as Halal Expo Japan and the Singapore Food Festival 2013 in United Arab Emirates.
Chef Javed Ahmed has more than eleven years of experience in Singapore starting from Rang Mahal in Pan Pacific to Song of India and is now currently the Corporate Chef at Punjabi Grill. Chef Javed has mastered his skills with years of training and is a culinary expert in Indian cuisine, who has introduced Singapore to unique culinary experiences.
All participating chefs will be awarded with certifications endorsed by CrescentRating and the chefs from Kitchen Sq who will be conducting the workshops. Additionally, those who are willing to participate in the assessment after the workshops will receive the CrescentRating Accreditation certification if they successfully qualify.
This program is designed to make an impact on the Halal food and hospitality industry through training and educating participants who are part of the culinary world.