School to train chefs in cuisines
The government plans to open a college that teaches students how to cook international food.
The International Cuisine College will cost HK$500 million. It will open its doors in 2014, the Vocational Training Council says.
Each year the college will have 2,000 students. About 1,600 of them will be those already working in the food industry, while 400 places will be allocated to new graduates.
Students that finish the course will receive a certificate or diploma.
The training will include foods from Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia and the Mediterranean.
VTC chairman Dr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said the move was meant to boost Hong Kong's reputation as a diners' paradise.
'We must keep up with the industry demands for professional chefs proficient in international cuisines,' he said at a press conference.