Nestlé Partners Wavecrest College of Hospitality to Equip Young Chefs and Hospitality Professionals
Nestlé Professional Nigeria is collaborating with Wavecrest College of Hospitality in Lagos to help nurture upcoming chefs and hospitality professionals. The collaboration will offer the students of Wavecrest College of Hospitality the opportunity to learn from experts at the leading nutrition, health and wellness company in the world.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Mr. Wassim Elhusseini
Speaking on the collaboration, the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Victoria Uwadoka said “It is evident that young chefs and hospitality professionals own the future of the food and hospitality industry in Nigeria. We are therefore excited about this collaboration with Wavecrest to further expose them to the extensive career possibilities in the hospitality industry. Students at Wavecrest will be able to learn and apply Nestlé’s expertise in Nutrition, Health, and Wellness – developed over more than 150 years – to help individuals and families live happier, healthier lives.”
(L – R) Provost of Wavecrest School of Hospitality, Ms. Rosana Forsuelo and Business Manager, Nestlé professional Nigeria Mrs. Amaka Nwokorie
“This collaboration creates an opportunity for Nestlé Professionals to offer food solutions and practical knowledge that will help the students appreciate what is possible with food and nutrition. We will also provide the opportunity to expose them to our world class facilities. We are confident that the experience will form a strong foundation for the future careers of these young students.”
Also speaking at the event, the provost of Wavecrest School of Hospitality, Ms. Rosana Forsuelo said “I am very optimistic in forging this collaboration with Nestlé Professional, a division of Nestlé, a global industry in food and beverage dedicated to enhancing quality life and healthier future. With its 40 years of experience, Wavecrest has been at the forefront of promoting training & education in culinary and hospitality. With the current needs of our country, we must work together to empower the girl-child to gain access to education, employment and economic independence., This is therefore a critical focus area for us at Wavecrest”.
Contestants of a cooking competition as part of activities marking the 2022 Hospitality Week at Wavecrest School of Hospitalitysupported by Nestlé professional
“With Nestlé Professional sharing their expertise, world-class facilities and extensive resources, we will be able to enhance the quality of our training to “global standards”, develop best practices, and provide relevant skills, to the future workforce of Nigeria.”
About Nestlé Nigeria:
Nestlé Nigeria is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 59 years, the company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high quality nutritious food.
With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices and a head office located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE, GOLDEN MORN, MILO, MAGGI and NESCAFÉ.
Nestlé’s purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come.
About Wavecrest College of Hospitality:
Wavecrest College of Hospitality has been involved with the development of Hospitality Education since 1974. It is a project of Women’s Board – Education Co-operation Society, a Nigerian, Not-for profit organization for the development of the Girl Child.
In the world today, the exponential growth rate of graduate unemployment has become a serious cause for anxiety. It is a challenge that most economies are facing under the current economic circumstances (Oppong & Sachs, 2015). Some very well-known causes of unemployment in Nigeria include an excessive supply of university graduates as compared with available job opportunities, insufficient hands-on and practical training to match job requirements and a non-existent curriculum for training in Life Skills which is of utmost importance for survival and thriving in the work environment.
For over 40 years, Wavecrest College of Hospitality has been addressing the problem of unemployment training in Hospitality Skills and ethical integrity.