A Vice-Minister of Japan Chiromichi Matsushima visited a college of vocational education in Tsaritsyno, Moscow. During the visit, the delegation examined the classrooms and equipment of the educational institution and delivered various lectures and master-classes.
The Vice-Minister for International Affairs of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was impressed by the size, technical equipment and government support for Moscow colleges. “300 employees and 2500 students – it’s a really big college and I was pleasantly surprised. There are some culinary institutes (colleges) in Japan but they are smaller and private as a rule, there is no such government college in Japan, that’s why I was impressed’, said Mr Matzushima.
Cuisine secrets from Japanese chefs
A training session was prepared by the Japanese side. Chefs from Japan delivered lectures and master-classes for students and teachers of Moscow College of Management, Hospitality and IT-technologies and teachers from other Moscow colleges. “As for the technical part, the equipment is new and modern, the kitchen is spacious, I was pleased to see that the authorities had created favourable conditions for teaching,” the official commented. The participants learned the secrets of traditional Japanese cuisine and took part in the cooking process. “Japan is a great country with a unique culture and traditions, including cooking, serving and decorating food. We were impressed by the number of chefs who had come to the college to deliver master-classes,” said the director Natalya Sedova.
Japanese chefs showed the tricks of cooking such dishes as misoshiru soup, ocha-soba, yasai (fried vegetables) and others. “During the master-classes, I got acquainted with the Japanese culture, Japanese cuisine, its gastronomic aspects and food I’d never seen here before”- shared his impressions Artem, a second-year student of the faculty of Technology of public catering production.
The training programme was presented in the frames of the Cross Years of Russia and Japan and for the Russian Agricultural Exhibition “Golden Autumn – 2018”.
Source: “Arguments & Facts” newspaper October 15, 2018