U.S. Consulate General Kolkata Hosts “Food Diplomacy: A Recipe For Entrepreneurship”

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The U.S. Consulate in Kolkata hosted a two-day workshop for 22 budding food entrepreneurs from East India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka at the American Center and a one-day expo at the J. W. Marriott Hotel in Kolkata to connect food entrepreneurs with food industry professionals and investors. Two American food entrepreneurs and celebrity chefs Jay Ducote and Tiffany Derry- conducted the two-day workshops and participated in the final expo. This entrepreneurship program used American and regional expertise to equip budding food
entrepreneurs. The program is an effort by the U.S. Government to support food entrepreneurs from East India and the region to create a network of entrepreneurs, innovators and incubators in the food industry who, through new skills knowledge, and partnerships, will boost prosperity in their communities and strengthen economic ties with the U.S.

Twenty-two business professionals from the food industry hailing from the Indian cities of Kolkata, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, and Kohima as well as others from Nepal and Sri Lanka, participated in the workshop led by internationally acclaimed American chefs Jay Ducote and Tiffany Derry. The workshop highlighted the latest trends and challenges faced in the world of food entrepreneurship, cultural diversity creates innovation in food and can revolutionize the culinary sector, and best practices in food safety, packaging, and marketing hop sessions also included communication skills building activities, sustainable food sourcing tutorials, and lessons on branding.

Following a pitch session where participants honed their elevator pitches to
potential investors, Consul General Patricia Hoffman said, “I am thrilled to welcome food entrepreneurs from the United States, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Northeast to the American Center for this event, a first of its kind initiative for U.S. Consulate Kolkata, and each one of you bring a wealth of information, expertise, and entrepreneurial experience to this room.”

The Expo at the JM Marriott on May 22 have witnessed approximately 120 food industry insiders, investors, bloggers, and distributors were invited to meet and enlighten the 22 workshop participants at a day-long expo. The expo included sessions by industry stalwarts on the “business of food” and American food suppliers were on-hand to showcase their products.

The U.S. Department in Kolkata facilitated a two-day workshop for 22 sprouting nourishment business people from East India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka at the American Center and a one-day expo at the J. W. Marriott Hotel in Kolkata to interface nourishment business visionaries with sustenance industry experts and financial specialists. Two American sustenance business visionaries and big name gourmet specialists Jay Ducote and Tiffany Derry-led the two-day workshops and took part in the last expo. This business enterprise program utilized American and local ability to prepare sprouting nourishment business people. The program is an exertion by the U.S. Government to help nourishment business visionaries from East India and the locale to make a system of business people, trend-setters and hatcheries in the sustenance business who, through new abilities learning, and organizations, will support success in their networks and reinforce monetary ties with the U.S.

Twenty-two business experts from the sustenance business hailing from the Indian urban communities of Kolkata, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, and Kohima just as others from Nepal and Sri Lanka, took an interest in the workshop driven by globally acclaimed American culinary specialists Jay Ducote and Tiffany Derry. The workshop featured the most recent patterns and difficulties looked in the realm of nourishment enterprise, social decent variety makes advancement in sustenance and can upset the culinary area, and best practices in sanitation, bundling, and advertising bounce sessions additionally included relational abilities building exercises, economical nourishment sourcing instructional exercises, and exercises on marking.

Following a pitch session where members sharpened their lift pitches to potential speculators, Consul General Patricia Hoffman stated, “I am excited to invite nourishment business people from the United States, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Northeast to the American Center for this occasion, a first of its benevolent activity for U.S. Office Kolkata, and every single one of you bring an abundance of data, mastery and innovative experience to this room.”

The Expo at the JM Marriott on May 22 have seen roughly 120 nourishment industry insiders, financial specialists, bloggers, and wholesalers were welcome to meet and illuminate the 22 workshop members at multi day-long expo. The expo included sessions by industry stalwarts on the “matter of sustenance” and American nourishment providers were available to grandstand their items.

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