Nasvi, with collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, organised two 6-day training programs in Chandigarh from 16th February to 21st February and 23rd February to 28th February at Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technolgy (CISM), Sector 42 D, for orientation, testing and certification of street food vendors. The understanding with the Ministry of Tourism was that National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) will nominate these street food vendors derectly to the IHMs and FCIs and that the IHMs and FCIs will accept them for skill testing and certification under the standard 6-day programe for street food vendors. A total of 57 vendors and small traders took part in this training program. They were given training on personal hygiene, food safety, cleaniness and food preservation. Trainers from Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technolgy (CISM) provided training to the trainees. After this training course, a test was taken of these trained vendors. The satisfactory part of this test was that all the 57 vendors passed the test with flying colours. The trainers were quite satisfied with the outcome of this training course and expressed their hapiness that all the vendors are now well trained on personal hygiene, food safety, cleaniness and food preservation.
The first batch had 32 street food vendors whereas second batch had 25 street food vendors.
After successful completion of the training program these street food vendors were given certificates by the Municipal Corporation Mayor Ms Poonam Sharma. On the occasion Secretary and Principal of HTMC were also present apart from other dignitaries.
These vendors have realised that cleaniness, personal hygiene, food safety and preservation play a great role in attracting people to street food. They are sure of their culniry skill, they only needed a know-how on personal hygiene, food safety, cleaniness and food preservation. This traing course provided them all they needed to make their mark as successful ambassador of street food.