Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

New Food Ambassadors set to celebrate local produce

1 Mins read

The rise of ‘foodie tourism’ means many people now choose to visit a destination specifically to experience its local food and drink.

In the Causeway Coast and Glens, a wealth of local producers, food experiences and high quality eateries is helping to attract this type of visitor. In order to meet their expectations, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, in association with Tourism NI, recently organised World Host Food Ambassador training for tourism trade members. This accredited programme has been created specifically for Northern Ireland’s acclaimed food and drink industry to ensure that visitors enjoy the best possible experience.

30 participants took part in the latest round of training, enhancing their skills to ensure guests receive a warm and friendly welcome, developing their knowledge of the wide variety of local produce on offer and learning how local food stories can create memorable food experiences.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Sean Bateson said: “I am delighted to see the industry avail of this tailored training opportunity to become Food Ambassadors for our area. The Causeway Coast and Glens is home to an outstanding array of award winning food and drink products, which are proving to be a significant draw for potential visitors. It’s important that we capitalise on this, and that everyone from the producers themselves to frontline staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make this a truly stand-out destination.

“I would like to offer my congratulations to everyone who has a role to play in showcasing our produce whether in a restaurant, as part of a food tour or at one of our local markets.”

Kerrie McGonigle, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Destination Manager said: “The training was organised as part of our Taste Causeway 2019 event and the ongoing Taste the Island celebrations which are both built around our fantastic local food and drink sector. It gave our participants a chance to network in a learning environment, to pick up simple and effective ideas to bring back to the workplace and to gain a recognised qualification. Congratulations to all our new Food Ambassadors who attended the training at Portrush Atlantic and The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle and to our partners who delivered this training, Causeway Coast Foodie Tours and Chambers Consulting.”​

11142 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

Man is accused of assaulting a woman

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA MAN is accused of assaulting a woman and attempting to cause criminal damage to a car door at Ramoan Road in…
Local News

Man is charged with driving whilst unfit in Coleraine area

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA MAN is accused of driving whilst unfit at Newbridge Road, Coleraine. Patrick McSeveney (40), with an address listed as Main Street…
Local News

Do things differently this Halloween and put safety first for all: An appeal from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppThe safety of our families and the wider community must be our main priority this Halloween, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *