Nestlé Professional Nigeria is collaborating with Wavecrest College of Hospitality in Lagos to help nurture upcoming chefs and hospitality professionals.
The collaboration, Nestle said in a statement on Friday in Lagos, would offer the students of Wavecrest College of Hospitality the opportunity to learn from experts at the leading nutrition, health and wellness company in the world.
The Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nigeria Plc, Victoria Uwadoka, said: “It is evident that young chefs and hospitality professionals own the future of the food and hospitality industry in Nigeria.
“We are therefore excited about this collaboration with Wavecrest to further expose them to the extensive career possibilities in the hospitality industry.
“Students at Wavecrest will be able to learn and apply Nestlé’s expertise in Nutrition, Health and Wellness – developed over more than 150 years – to help individuals and families live happier, healthier lives.’’
She added that the collaboration created an opportunity for Nestlé professionals to offer food solutions and practical knowledge that would help the students appreciate what is possible with food and nutrition.
“We will also provide the opportunity to expose them to our world class facilities. We are confident that the experience will form a strong foundation for the future careers of these young students.’’
Also, the Provost of Wavecrest School of Hospitality, Ms. Rosana Forsuelo said: “I am very optimistic in forging this collaboration with Nestlé Professional, a division of Nestlé, a global industry in food and beverage dedicated to enhancing quality life and healthier future.
“With its 40 years of experience, Wavecrest has been at the forefront of promoting training and education in culinary and hospitality.
“With the current needs of our country, we must work together to empower the girl-child to gain access to education, employment and economic independence. This is, therefore, a critical focus area
for us at Wavecrest.
“With Nestlé Professional sharing their expertise, world-class facilities and extensive resources, we will be able to enhance the quality of our training to global standards, develop best practices, and provide relevant skills, to the future workforce of Nigeria.’’