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The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CATIP), together with the Chamber of Tourism of Panama (CAMTUR), has organized the IV International Gastronomic Congress in the framework of the activities for the international exhibition of regional tourism “Expoturismo 2017” which will be held at “Los Tapices” Hall of the Atlapa Convention Center on Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The fair aims to promote Panama as a gastronomic destination, highlighting local traditional products and culinary traditions of the region, while contributing to the improvement and updating of professionals in the gastronomic sector.
The IV International Gastronomic Congress will have an exhibition area with access for all the participants of the exhibition “Expoturismo”, thus combining, in one place, the tourist and gastronomic offer of the country, so that both tourists and nationals can appreciate them.
Those attending the congress will be able to taste typical dishes and the wide range of flavors that Panamanian cuisine offers. They will also be able to buy products that will be on public sale. In addition, the Congress will include conferences, tastings and even a cooking show focused on chefs, bartenders, mixologists, servers, purchasing managers, food and beverage managers, travel agencies, students, dealers and restaurant owners.
Among the most outstanding activities of the event is a cycle of conferences and master classes with local chefs such as Chef Francisco Castro, winner of the “Plato de Oro” at the international fair of Gastronomy and Tourism “Xantar” 2016; Chef Hernán Correa, Winner of “TOP Chef Panama 2016” and Chef Charlie Collins, author of the book “Tach, Cocina Autóctona Panameña” (Tach, Indigenous Panamanian Cuisine).
International personalities such as the Peruvian Mixologist Aarón Díaz, considered one of the best in Latin America; Colombian Chef Federico Trujillo from the famous Argentinian-based Latin American cuisine channel “ElGourmet.com”, Mexican Chef, Patricia Alejo and Javier Gila considered one of the best sommeliers in Spain, will take part in the conferences.
Also participating in the event is the “ClubGastronomicoDePanama” (Gastronomic Club of Panama), a non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting the gastronomic profession in Panama, supporting and training professionals in the culinary arts.
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