THE Taiwan Youth Ambassadors Exchange Programme, currently being held in Saint Lucia, saw the National Culinary Champion of the Republic of China (Taiwan) display his culinary talent at a Bakery Training Workshop earlier this week.
The culinary showcase, a part of cultural exchange activities scheduled for the week-long visit, was held at Mannee’s Bakery on September 4th.
National Culinary Champion, Louis Hsieh, who represented Taiwan on the World Skills Competition in the realm of “bread-making” expressed gratitude for the chance to interact with local bakers in Saint Lucia and enhance his culinary skills.
“Because Saint Lucia is actually removed from Taiwan, there are different ingredients and knowledge utilized in bread-making. I would really like to learn more in regards to the culture and interact with locals, and in addition learn more in regards to the food and cuisine outside of Taiwan, and the way ingredients are used in order that I can enhance my culinary skills,” Hsieh said.
Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Elsie Tsai, announced that throughout the week, the scholars will engage in activities that may display their skills and areas of experience to the youth of Saint Lucia.
“The youth ambassadors are here in Saint Lucia for a one week visit. They may take part in cultural exchanges and a summer camp, and in addition the bakery workshop. This 12 months what’s special is that there are 4 culinary champions coming to Saint Lucia, so we are going to introduce them to 2 bakery workshops.
On Monday and Tuesday, they’ll take part in a three-hour bakery workshop to show them the best way to make pastries like chicken patties, in order that they’ll interact and learn new skills, and in addition bring new experiences to the local bakers and teach them the best way to make new items. It’s a cultural exchange and in addition a culinary exchange,” she said.
She added that the group of 40 students shall be displaying Taiwan cuisine on the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the Farmer’s Market later this week.