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Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

By CTA Admin | Aug 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

Driven by a passion of local cuisine, Flavours of Fiji was created so visitors could enjoy and immerse themselves in Fiji’s local culture. Local home-style cooks showcase their delicious local dishes boasting both Fijian & Indo-Fijian flavours. Offering Market Tours & Fijian Cooking Classes, guests start the day with an informative guided market tour through…

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Discover Cacao Fiji : cacao beans for craft chocolate makers of the world

By CTA Admin | Aug 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Discover Cacao Fiji : cacao beans for craft chocolate makers of the world

Interview with Arif Khan, Founder/Director, Cacao Fiji, Fiji Arif Khan, a native Fijian and founder of Cacao Fiji, saw potential for new life in this industry. After working as a realtor in California for seventeen years, Arif decided he wanted to return to his roots and pursue “something agriculture-based…and with an element of social impact.”…

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Christian Abégan

By CTA Admin | Aug 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Christian Abégan

Christian Abégan Background: Born in Cameroon, Christian Abégan has become the benchmark for African cuisine. He has been showing off his skills ever since he graduated from “Le Cordon Bleu” school in Paris. After graduating, he returned to his country of birth, from where he then embarked on a long culinary exploration which took him…

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Discover Aelan Vanuatu’s Original Chocolate Makers!

By CTA Admin | Jul 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Discover Aelan Vanuatu’s Original Chocolate Makers!

Interview with Sandrine Wallez, Manager, AELAN Chocolate Makers, Vanuatu 1) What is ‘ACTIV’, its mains activities, products and partners ? ACTIV (Alternative Communities Trade in Vanuatu) Association is a local organisation based in Port Vila the capital of Vanuatu which works for the economical, social and environmental empowerment of the marginalized and most disadvantaged small scale…

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Charles Toto

By Miri Dinamati | Jul 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Charles Toto

Charles Toto Founder of the Papua Jungle Chef Community and ambassador for traditional Papuan gastronomy Fate had a part to play when Charles Toto’s life path changed from becoming a lawyer to entering the food world. In 2006, Chef Charles established the Papua Jungle Chef Community, a network of enthusiasts from across the Indonesian region…

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Nompumelelo Mqwebu

By Miri Dinamati | Jul 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Nompumelelo Mqwebu

Nompumelelo Mqwebu Background: Hailing from the streets of Umlazi in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu never imagined her passion for cooking and food would be her passport to travel internationally. Chef Nompumelelo is an ardent food traveller – come author – who always utilised every opportunity to learn, share and unite with food and people.…

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John Hazzard

By Miri Dinamati | Jun 18, 2018 | Comments Off on John Hazzard

John A Hazzard Influencing Caribbean cuisine Barbados-based Chef John A Hazzard has keen ambitions to be instrumental in putting Caribbean cuisine on the map and is doing his utmost to make this a reality. “I hope I have some influence on Caribbean cuisine being recognised for its distinct flavours and unique taste from here in…

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Prabhat Kumar Prawin

By Miri Dinamati | Jun 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Prabhat Kumar Prawin

Prabhat Kumar Prawin Background: From the small village of Bihar, India to Melbourne, Melbourne to Darwin, and Darwin to Fiji, the culinary journey for Chef Prabhat Prawin, Executive chef for Sheraton and Westin Denarau complex Fiji has been a big learning experience. Born in a small village near Patna in India, Prabhat studied hotel management…

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Linking Agriculture and Tourism in Fiji

By CTA Admin | Feb 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Linking Agriculture and Tourism in Fiji

Linking Agriculture and Tourism in Fiji Strengthening intersectoral linkages between agriculture and tourism for a more resilient economy A two-day workshop that brings together Fiji’s tourism and agriculture sectors was held in Nadi on Friday, February 23rd followed by Suva on Monday, February 26th 2018. The Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop is organised by the Government of Fiji in collaboration…

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