GBI Program in Ghana Concludes with Cooking Competition

Dec 22, 2014
ACCRA, GHANA -- The USA Rice Federation conducted a cook-off competition with the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council, and the American Peanut Council last week.  The competition attracted more than 300 foodservice caterers, the media, and a host of high profile dignitaries including the Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy-Accra, Ms. C. Pat Alsup and the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Dzifa Gomashie, who lauded the U.S. food groups for the initiative, and said it helped sharpen the skills of traditional caterers who are an important part of the hospitality industry.
Alsup said the United States is committed to delivering high quality, safe, and healthy food products to consumers all around the world. 
"It was an over-the-top event," said Kurt Seifarth, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Regional Agricultural Counselor in Lagos, who also attended.  "U.S. products working in traditional recipes is a great story."
Prior to the competition, regional foodservice seminars had been held in three major cities to educate and inform the artisanal caterers of the high quality attributes of U.S. rice, poultry, and peanuts.
The final cook-off featured nine contestants creating traditional menus using U.S. rice, poultry, and peanut butter.
Local media was quite interested in the event, extending the reach of the promotions to the consumer segment of the market.
Contact:  Eszter Somogyi, 011-49-40-4503-8667

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