MPOC-Cairo, in cooperation with The Egyptian Chefs Association (ECA) organized the third lecture in the educational program series on the Use of Palm Oil in Cooking for senior chefs in Sharm El-Sheikh. This Educational Program was carried out in conjunction of The Hospitality Exhibition for Hotels, Tourist villages, Restaurants and Cafes at Savoy Hotel Sharm El Sheikh from 21 till 24 April 2015 under the auspices of Sinai Governor General Khaled Fouda. Sharm El-Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. Its population is approximately 35,000 as of 2008. Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt’s South Sinai governorate, which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai. Nowadays it is a major touristic hotspot and resort city in Egypt. Sharm El-Sheikh is the most flourishing tourist destination in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).
Mr. Markus Iten, ECA’s President was invited to give the presentation and to coordinate the implementation of this program. Chef Markus has an extensive culinary background that made him a suitable presenter for this program. He was able to develop a comprehensive program based on simple and precise knowledge on palm oil through theoretical curriculum and aligning it to culinary practices to ensure the effectiveness of the overall project. Chef Wesam Masoud, a popular local chef co-participated in the presentation by handling the translation into Arabic.